Alouettes reel in prized freeagent receiver Ernest Jackson

Give Kavis Reed props for this — in slightly more than two months on the job as the Alouettes’ general manager, he’s attempting to change the landscape and is giving the appearance of trying to improve a team that has missed the playoffs two consecutive seasons and hasn’t reached the Grey Cup since 2010.

The latest addition is receiver Ernest Jackson, signed to a two-year contract as a free agent on Thursday. Jackson has produced consecutive 1,000-yard seasons, was the East Division’s most outstanding player in 2016 and caught the winning touchdown in overtime in Ottawa’s improbable victory against Calgary.

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