Ottawa Redblacks sign former Hamilton Tiger-Cats and XFL receiver Jalen Saunders

Going through this years off-season it was questioned many times if the Redblacks would attack their receiving core. Coming off a 3-15 season in 2019 where they only had one receiver go over 1,000 yards many would’ve thought they needed to bring in a big name receiver. With Derel Walker still available 2 months after free agency opened it makes Redblacks fans wonder why they wouldn’t try to bring him in for cheap but at the end of the day they did not. The Redblacks ended up signing Jalen Saunders who was made a free agent after the XFL suspended their operations.

Devonte “The Matrix” Williams 2022 Ottawa Redblacks highlight reel

Watch Ottawa Redblacks runningback, Devonte “The Matrix” Williams’ best plays from his rookie of the year 2022 CFL season in the capital. Over the season Williams carried the rock for 454 yards on just 90 carries, averaging over 5 yards a carry while adding 27 catches for 159 yards to the totals, giving him 613Continue reading “Devonte “The Matrix” Williams 2022 Ottawa Redblacks highlight reel”

Ottawa’s Zoë May punches the University of Memphis’ ticket to the AAC Championship game

On Thursday night the University of Memphis’ women’s soccer team was on the road in Orlando playing against the University of Central Florida in a big AAC semi-final game. Going into the game, UCF was the favourite to win. On paper they seemed so much better than Memphis. Having not lost a conference game, andContinue reading “Ottawa’s Zoë May punches the University of Memphis’ ticket to the AAC Championship game”

“If you do things right, things usually workout for you.” Ottawa REDBLACKS 2023 CFL off-season is officially underway

Going into the 2022 CFL season, there was a lot of talk around the Ottawa Redblacks. Yes, the previous two seasons were not great, and going into 2022 they were 6-26 since their 2018 Grey Cup appearance, but with Shawn Burke in charge of the front office, and the pieces he had brought in, thingsContinue reading ““If you do things right, things usually workout for you.” Ottawa REDBLACKS 2023 CFL off-season is officially underway”

Bob Dyce and the Ottawa Redblacks look to finish strong in 2022, “he’s more than just a coach to us”

To start the month of October, a change was made in Ottawa, and at TD Place. The Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group and the CFL’s Ottawa Redblacks made it public that the organization would be parting ways with head coach Paul LaPolice. LaPolice was hired by the Ottawa Redblacks following the 2019 CFL season, justContinue reading “Bob Dyce and the Ottawa Redblacks look to finish strong in 2022, “he’s more than just a coach to us””

“I put my head down and go to work.” D.K Bonhomme’s journey to South Alabama

In the NCAA, every Saturday this season there are thousands of players that suit up to play college football. The vast majority are American, and each have somewhat similar stories and have taken similar paths to the NCAA, but then there are also a good chunk of internationals, and recently, some Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. LastContinue reading ““I put my head down and go to work.” D.K Bonhomme’s journey to South Alabama”

If you were to look onto an article posted earlier last week about the XFL players going into free agency, Saunders was one of the group of players I thought the Redblacks would have eyes on. Nearly predicting the deal, I’m excited to have him on our receiving core alongside RJ Harris and veteran Brad Sinopoli.

For many, Saunders is a new name but after spending a few seasons bouncing off NFL teams he ended up putting up big numbers for the Tiger-Cats in the CFL. In 2017 he had over 1,000 yards and in 2018 he had over 700 yards which added to his 1,909 yards and 6 touchdowns in the CFL.

If he is given a similar role in the Redblacks offense he can end up being a very good receiver in Ottawa.

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