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Wednesday, June 21, 2017


OTTAWA-GATINEAU - The Ottawa REDBLACKS of the Canadian Football League today announced that General Manager Marcel Desjardins and Head Coach Rick Campbell have each agreed to contract extensions that will keep them in their roles through the 2020 season.

“The results speak for themselves,” said Jeff Hunt, President of the REDBLACKS parent company, OSEG Sports. “Marcel and Rick have taken the team to the Grey Cup championship game in each of the last two seasons. They’ve shown exemplary skills assembling and leading our football operations department and making the REDBLACKS a model franchise in the CFL. Having stability in both of these roles is a tremendous asset to have - we’re proud of their work and delighted that they’ll both be with us for at least the next four seasons.”

Desjardins and Campbell joined the REDBLACKS prior to their expansion season in 2014 and built the team from the ground up. They assembled a scouting staff and coaching staff and acquired all players that have ever worn the sawblade “R” since the team’s inception.

The REDBLACKS open the 2017 season at TD Place with a Grey Cup rematch against the Calgary Stampeders Friday night at 7:30 p.m. A limited number of great seats are still available starting at $33 at, by calling 613.232.6767 X1, or in person at The Box Office at TD Place.

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