February 13, 2019

REDBLACKS sign trio of free agents

The Ottawa REDBLACKS announced the signing of three free agent players on Wednesday.

Philippe Gagnon, OL, Laval
Gagnon comes to Ottawa from Montreal, where the 26-year-old Laval product spent three seasons, suiting up for 36 games with the Alouettes. The 6-foot-4, 311-pound guard was selected second overall by the Alouettes in 2016. Gagnon’s contract is for two years.

Ryan Lankford, WR, Illinois
The 27-year-old Lankford joins the REDBLACKS on a one-year contract after playing the last two seasons for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Before that, Lankford, who played college ball at Illinois, spent two years with the Saskatchewan Roughriders. In 28 CFL games, the Jacksonville FL native has 44 catches for 516 yards and four touchdowns in 28 games.

Troy Stoudermire, DB/KR, Minnesota
The 28-year-old defensive back and return specialist comes to Ottawa on a two-year deal after spending last year in Calgary. In 36 CFL games with the Stampeders, Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Edmonton Eskimos, the Texas native has 1,969 kick return yards and 1,366 punt return yards in 36 games.

The Ottawa REDBLACKS will kick off their 2019 schedule with a rematch of the 106th Grey Cup game in Calgary before welcoming the Saskatchewan Roughriders in their home opener at TD Place. Fans can join Forever RNation today and experience every game at TD Place this season. Details about season-seat membership and the 2019 CFL schedule are available by clicking here.