Ottawa Redblacks re-vamp DB Justin Howell’s contract through 2020

Since the announcement of the new head coach in Ottawa, the Redblacks off-season has been flat other than a few signings and a trade with Calgary. Today could be the turning point to the off-season action.

Today, the Ottawa Redblacks announced the agreement between Justin Howell and Marcel Desjardins which brings Howell back for another season. The Bradford, Ontario native was drafted to the Redblacks in the 7th round of the 2018 CFL draft. Before being drafted, Howell played his University career as a Carleton Raven just minutes away from TD Place.

In the past two seasons Howell has spent as a Redblack, his role has been increasing and looks to be a star safety or defensive back this coming season. Howell scored 22 total tackles along with a sack last season and will have all eyes on more in 2020.

The new deal for Howell comes just a month following the bringing in of Mike Benevides as the team’s new defensive co-ordinator, therefore with a new boss in town, Howell may have a different role than a year ago.

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