Realty One

Thursday, February 14, 2019


OTTAWA-GATINEAU - The Ottawa REDBLACKS have signed national linebacker Kevin Francis to a one-year deal, the club announced Thursday.

The Toronto native out of North Carolina A&T has been with the Saskatchewan Roughriders the past three seasons, recording 29 special teams tackles, 15 defensive tackles and two forced fumbles in 45 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.


John Knight said...

Another Rider gone. Now we have no offense, no defense and poor special teams. Likely no fans also

Ben Schuler said...

You must not be a real fan lol.. this guy has been hurt his entire 3 year career.. yah the defence will miss his 15 defensive tackles and 2 forced fumbles in 3 years pfft.. the offense signed the 2nd best running back in the league and 2 proven qbs and namaan Roosevelt and a proven Canadian wr in Cory Watson and the oline is one of the better ones in the league.. sure we lost Jefferson and antigha but we signed micah Johnson and ac leonord and a young linebacker from bc.. the dbs are solid and the linebacking core is deep.. we have 2 solid place kickers a good punter and long snapper and arguably 3 of the best returners in the league.. we just need some more recievers for collaros to throw too.. I literally have no idea what you're on about, the sky isn't falling chicken little..

Football Fan said...

Sad to see Francis go, but I was expecting this. We almost certainly have the best defence in the league right now, and great Canadian depth as well, so here he wasn't going to be more than a ST guy, and weren't going to be able to pay him much more than ST money. There has been interest in him from around the league for a while too. He's a great athlete who is still learning how to play on the D side of the ball. Good luck to him!

Another good draft pick and another good conversion project. Sigh. Let's hope those days aren't gone for good!

John Knight said...

Ben, 2 proven QBs, I realize pot is legal now but you are using too much but you are correct in one thing. We have a good punter and place kicker. Maybe we should get backups for them as they may be out due to leg fatigue