Redblacks release Quincy McDuffie and Josh Stangby

Ottawa has released receiver and return man Quincy McDuffie and receiver Josh Stangby.

McDuffie signed a two-year deal last August.

Stangby was headed into the third year of his first CFL contract. He played in 14 games making 43 catches for 500 yards and five touchdowns in two seasons with the Redblacks.



25 Comments on Redblacks release Quincy McDuffie and Josh Stangby

  1. McDuffie was a big dud, he was expected to be the big return guy but Spencer did that job.
    Stangby had a lot of potential so a little surprised at his release. But it looks like they have signed a lot of potential starters.

  2. Both these guys should get picked up elsewhere. they’re both talented players. I know the Als could use more import receivers

  3. Dumping a few bucks to go after Muamba ??

    • Dan Bombers // April 3, 2018 at 9:31 pm //

      Exactly what I was thinking yup

    • You could be right, they have signed SEVEN rookie WRs including a TE from Temple 6’4″ listed at 245 lbs.
      Release 3 receivers who have been around for a couple of years replace with rookies on the minimum salary.

  4. Bestcflfan // April 3, 2018 at 5:33 pm //

    Cmon Kavis sign all these guys. ( no matter who you sign it’s an upgrade to last year‘s offence )

  5. He has signed a bunch this off season

  6. Money talks and BS walks in this situation. These guys willmost likely sign elsewhere but will low bucks up front and a few incentives clauses worked in.

    • The problem with Shaw was the ACL injury, no guarantee that he can fully recover, that’s a gamble for any team.
      McDuffie couldn’t unseat Dionte Spencer as KR, a big disappointment.
      Stangby could be a good catch for another team

  7. bigplay // April 3, 2018 at 6:15 pm //

    I think it would be wise for the Cats to bring in McDuffie,He was first recruited and signed by Tillman and the Cats,Second he was not as good of a returner as Banks but back then a little better of a receiver(Banks has since improved)and lastly I remember a interview with June Jones who stated smaller and faster guys tend to work really good with his offensive system and McDuffie is only 27 worth the look and besides you will need a returner with Banks a full time receiver.

    • Steve J. // April 3, 2018 at 6:29 pm //

      The Cats are already loaded at receiver, and look for them to pick up a quality Canadian slotback/receiver to replace Andy Fantuz early during the CFL Draft. Duffie would be redundant in Hamilton’s offence.

      • Pick up a “quality Canadian” where? who is available?
        Only a couple of quality Canadian slotback/receivers in the CFL. ALL teams looking for that quality receiver

  8. greenenvy? // April 3, 2018 at 7:18 pm //

    Kenny Shaw apparently also is gone. I’m not sold on McDuffie as a receiver but I think Shaw & Stangby will get some interest.

  9. bigplay // April 3, 2018 at 7:36 pm //

    Loaded?Tasker,Banks,Saunders,Banks and yes or national(Chambers)Now you are aware there are injuries you have Tolliver but He is coming off ACL and I am not sure if He is a Great fit for this Offence, love the guy and all but he all seemed better when Collaros was in maybe a chemistry thing.You can never have enough Depth and who can always improve especially coming off a second to last place showing!

    • MJ Bandit // April 3, 2018 at 9:08 pm //

      The Ticats have 5 former CFL thousand yard receivers (Fantuz, Tolliver, Tasker, Banks & Saunders – and all did it with the Ticats) on their roster heading into TC – not sure any CFL team has ever had that before? They also have Chambers (who actually looked good in that June Jones passing offence), plus young NIs like Faubert-Lussier and last year’s draft pick Scarfone (who was a productive receiver at Guelph) + Mike Jones too maybe – but he really struggled with drops last year = i could see him getting cut.

      Fantuz & Tolliver may be question marks to return from injury? Don’t see them needing any of those RedBlacks rejects (have to think Shaw must be damaged goods after than ACL injury? – why would the RedBlacks get rid of a former thousand yard receiver when they are lacking in depth there?) Ticats could probably draft a good young receiver prospect (getting local product Petermann might be nice = maybe a potential replacement for Fantuz as a starter down the road); and they could also sign some new, young import receivers for TC. But if any CFL team is”loaded” at receiver – it is them IMO.

      McDuffie & Stangby are both no big losses for the RedBlacks IMO – neither looks like a starting calibre receiver; Shaw seemed like a good signing for them, but stuff happens. Losing Criner to the Esks was a tough blow – he is a good receiver talent IMO. I’ll guess they will have lots of TC competiton at receiver – to go with their big 3 of Sinopoli, Ellingson & Spencer; Desjardins & Campbell might think of giving another Canadian receiver a shot to start – last year’s draft pick Austen Hartley made a couple of real nice grabs in their East semi loss; and they could also use a top draft pick on a receiver.

    • Yea they could take Shaw coming off an ACL to match Tolliver coming off an ACL. A huge risk

  10. bigplay // April 3, 2018 at 7:39 pm //

    Dam Typo’s who should have been (you) a or should have been (a)man glad I am not back in School!

  11. bigplay // April 3, 2018 at 9:41 pm //

    MJ Bandit Fantuz is not signed with anyone at this time.

    • MJ Bandit // April 3, 2018 at 10:15 pm //

      Thanks – interesting; is he on the way out there? – not able to get back to form due to mileage and injury ?

      • The guy is 35 years old and coming off an ACL injury, it’s time for him to pull the plug.

    • Steve J. // April 4, 2018 at 9:21 am //

      I’m sure he will end up on the Tickets coaching staff if he does not pass a physical.

  12. Edward Leslie // April 4, 2018 at 12:48 am //

    Brock Sunderland, being an ex-Redblack executive, has picked up numerous ex-Redblacks since becoming G.M. In Edmonton: Forrest Hightower, Brandyn Thompson, Colin Kelly, Juron Criner, Jake Ceresna, Pascal Lochard, Mike Moore, Kalonji Kashama, Nick Taylor, Danny O’Brien and of course, Jason Maas. Whew!
    It’s an easy bet that at least one of the three players released will be plying their trade at Commonwealth stadium this summer.

    The Eskimos seem to have been searching for a great kick returner since Henry “Gizmo” Williams retired. So, Quincy Mcduffie, welcome to Edmonton!
    The Eskimos clearly don’t mind picking up Ottawa’s sloppy seconds.

    • greenenvy? // April 4, 2018 at 1:53 am //

      You missed Travon Van, Kevin Jackson & Marion Grice. Players like playing for Maas. With the most free agents of anyone this year Sunderland was asked about the difficulty of signing them. His response – Maas is a big selling point. He expected most of the guys he wanted to be back.

    • greenenvy? // April 4, 2018 at 1:54 am //

      Slight correction, Edward. Maas was in Edmonton before Sunderland.

      • greenenvy? // April 4, 2018 at 1:58 am //

        Well, more than one correction. Without going into details, Thompson & O’Brien, to name 2, were also there earlier but I get your point. The Ottawa connection has only increased since Sunderland joined Maas.

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