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Tuesday, March 29, 2016


OTTAWA-GATINEAU - The Ottawa REDBLACKS announced Wednesday the signing of offensive lineman Jon Gott to a two-year contract extension through the 2018 CFL season.

The Edmonton native anchored the REDBLACKS offensive line last season, helping the team to an East Division championship and the first Grey Cup appearance in club history.

Gott, 30, has been an integral part of the REDBLACKS since the team's first game in 2014 after being acquired in a draft-day deal with Calgary after Ottawa traded the rights to quarterback Kevin Glenn to the Lions for the first overall selection, which was then traded to the Stampeders for the bearded centre.

"Jon has been the anchor of our offensive line from day one," said REDBLACKS general manager Marcel Desjardins. "His contributions to the REDBLACKS both on and off the field have been tremendous and to be able to secure his services through the 2018 season is great news for our team and our city."

Gott said it was an easy decision to re-sign in Ottawa.

"I am happy and excited to re-sign and stay in Ottawa for two more years," said Gott. "I have enjoyed my time here in Ottawa so far and am happy I get to continue playing for not only a great organization, but the best fans in the CFL as well. I'm excited to build off last year as a team and bring a Grey Cup back to Ottawa! Fear the beard!"

Tickets for the REDBLACKS home opener and two others are now available.  More information on the Home Opener Ticket Pack is available at


Anonymous said...

Congratulations Jon Gott.
R Nation rules!

Anonymous said...

Best fans in the CFL????
That is a joke of joke
The same fans that have allowed 2 other CFL franchise in that City to go belly up with lack of support

Anonymous said...

R Nation Drools! (over the massive Rider Nation).

Anonymous said...

Red Blacks fans are wayyyyyy better than riders fans who only support a winner and in the 80s Sask had to have a phone telethon just to save their sorry franchise if riders fans were truly best fans than there would be zero reason to have a telethon ,so riders have no room to talk

Anonymous said...

redblack fans are definitely in the Top 10 for the CFL.

Anonymous said...

So Rider fans keep the team going with telethons and have no room to talk, but Ottawa fans let their team die twice from lack of support and jump on a one season band wagon and are the best in the world?

Nothing about that makes any sense.

Opinions are like a$$holes, you always see the stupid ones in public.