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Beaulieu, Uko gone: Ottawa Redblacks continue to make off-season changes

It’s still 2 1/2 months to the start of training camp, but the Ottawa Redblacks continue to make changes.

On Monday, the Redblacks announced they’d released linebacker Nick McBeath, defensive linemen Julien Laurent and George Uko, offensive lineman Stephane Nembot, fullback Jean-Christophe Beaulieu and defensive back Kishawn McClain.

Uko and Beaulieu both spent significant time as starters with the Redblacks. Beaulieu caught 22 passes for 285 yards two seasons ago. Uko had seasons of 19 and 16 tackles with Ottawa. Nembot shifted into a starting role at right tackle last season — the only American on the offensive line.

The Redblacks also announced they’d signed defensive backs Lashard Durr (Mississippi State) and Corey Moore (Georgia), along with defensive lineman Connor Flagel (Central Missouri State). All are Americans.

Last week, the Redblacks announced they’d added three more coaches — Carey Bailey (defensive line), Chris Tormey (linebackers) and Patrick Bourgon (assistant defensive backs and special teams). A defensive line coach with the Toronto Argos last season, Bailey, a former head coach at Howard University, also coached the defensive line at Richmond, Tennessee-Chattanooga, Lamar, Minnesota, Oklahoma State, Middle Tennessee State, Louisville-Lafayette and VMI. Tormey spent the last four seasons in the CFL, working with Montreal, B.C. and Saskatchewan. Bourgon was on the football operations staff when he worked for the Redblacks from 2013-15 and was an offensive assistant with the team in 2019.

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Source: torontosun.com




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