New York Jets Signs Safety Etienne Boulay

Francois GendronSenior Writer IJanuary 18, 2008

Montreal Alouettes' safety Etienne Boulay signed a NFL contract with the New York Jets earlier today.

Boulay had a tryout with the Buffalo Bills earlier this week, but they passed on the safety.

The Jets decided to take a chance and hired the 24-year-old player.

Boulay might be a bit short for the NFL at only 5’9” but as the saying goes, never say never.

His football background includes playing with the University of New Hampshire and a two-year career in the CFL with the Montreal Alouettes.

Boulay was drafted in the second round, 16th overall, in the 2006 CFL by the Alouettes.

In his second year with Montreal, a tough one for the player who had to fight off injuries, Boulay registered 28 tackles and three interceptions.

If Boulay is rejected after the next New York Jets training camp, he will have the option of staying with the Jets training squad of the or return home with the Montreal Alouettes.

(Picture: Etienne Boulay,