This week for the CFL’s Ottawa Redblacks has been about special teams, and locking in the special teams unit for the future. On Tuesday the team announced the contract extension of DeVonte Dedmon, arguably the best returner in the CFL, on Wednesday they extended punter Richie Leone, and today, Thursday November 4th Lewis Ward’s contract was extended. The contract, like the other two signed this week goes through the 2022 CFL season and concretes the Redblacks chances of having the best special teams unit for another season.
Over the 2021 CFL season Lewis Ward has made 27 of 30 field goal attempts and is 100% in conversions. He has a career 92% field goal percentage on 132 attempts, including the 69 consecutive made field goals from the 2018 season through the first weeks of 2019 and has clearly made a mark on the city of Ottawa, making this extension a big thing for R-Nation.
Ward and the Redblacks will play their final home game of the 2021 CFL season this Saturday at TD Place at 4:00 eastern against the Toronto Argonauts, and after the November 19th game against the Montreal Alouettes they will officially be in their off-season.