Coming off of a big loss to the Lions, the REDBLACKS decided to take a look and bring in some free agent talent. The biggest name is long-time CFL vet Kenny Stafford, along with fellow receivers Terrance Williams, Terry Williams, Damon Sheehy-Guiseppi, running back De’Lance Turner, and long snapper Maxine Latour.
Terrance Williams was a third-round draft pick in 2013 for the Dallas Cowboys. He spent 5 years in Dallas where he recorded 3,377 receiving yards, 20 touchdowns, on 232 receptions. He would go onto to play for the St. Louis BattleHawks in the XFL and the Massachusetts Pirates in the IFL.
Terry Williams was an All-American punt returner for the University of Tennesee at Martin. In two seasons he earned 1,317 receiving yards on 125 receptions for 6 touchdowns. He had a big year in 2019 where he returned 22 punts for 397 yards and two touchdowns.
Damon Sheehy-Guiseppi, who is best known for lying his way onto the Cleveland Browns practice squad in 2019, was an NJCAA All-American in 2016 after leading the nation in kick return yardage and touchdowns. After his time in the NFL, he then played for the New York Guardians in the XFL. He would then go on to play for the Alphas in The Spring League the same year. This year he made an appearance for the Zapper of the Fan Controlled Football League where he recorded 24 yards on 3 receptions.
De’Lance Turner went to Alcorn State where he rushed for a school record of 1,357 yards and 10 touchdowns which led him to earn All-SWAC first-team honors. was an undrafted free agent in 2018 before being signed to the Baltimore Ravens practice squad. He ending up getting a chance to play where he recorded 10 rushing yards and 17 receiving yards. He had a brief stint with the Miami Dolphins in 2019.
Maxime Latour played for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in 2019, appearing in 3 games. He also appeared in one playoff game for the Bombers and earned a Grey Cup Championship ring during his tenure.
Kenny Stafford was first an Atlanta Falcon in 2012, spending time on their practice squad before signing with the AFL’s Pittsburgh Power for the 2013 season. During his AFL season, he had signed with the Montreal Alouettes, Miami Dolphins, before finally landing with the Calgary Stampeders. From 2013 to 2021 he would bounce from Calgary to Montreal, to the Edmonton Elks. During his CFL career, he earned a 2015 Grey Cup Championship, recorded 2,260 receiving yards on 164 catches and 16 touchdowns.
The Ottawa REDBLACKS (1-4) will look to bounce back following this bye week when they host the Hamilton Tiger-Cats (2-3) in Week 8th on Wednesday, September 22nd at 7:30 PM EST.