Ottawa Redblacks sign 3, release George Uko and 5 others

Following the free agency splash the Ottawa Redblacks made by signing a group of talented players on the defensive side of the ball, the front office has slowed down their transactions. Although they haven’t made too many moves, the front office led my general manager Marcel Desjardins have been making moves with an impact this off-season. Of the moves made, the Ottawa Redblacks most recently announced the signing of 3 players as well as releasing of 6 players from last years roster.

Mentioned last week, the Ottawa Redblacks released J.C Beaulieu. In the same group of players Beaulieu was released with was George Uko, Nick McBeath, Julien Laurent, Stephane Nembot, and Kishawn McClain.

Among the group released, George Uko is the most notable.Spending 2 seasons in Ottawa, he was able to rack up 35 defensive tackles, sack the quarterback 3 times and get an interception. Uko will be missed at the defensive tackle position although with the signing of Cleyon Laing the team should be fine on the defensive line.

With the list of cuts, the team also signed a trio of defensive players, one on the defensive line along with a duo of defensive backs. At defensive back they signed, Corey Moore and Lashard Durr while at the defensive line the team added Connor Flagel.

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