Redblacks’ Brock Sunderland interviews for Edmonton GM job

Ottawa Redblacks assistant general manager Brock Sunderland is interviewing for the vacant Edmonton Eskimos general manger position today, per sources.

Sunderland was a candidate for the general manager job in Montreal last December, a position that was ultimately filled by Kavis Reed. The 37-year-old also interviewed for a similar position with the Saskatchewan Roughriders in 2015.

Sunderland has played a role in the football operations staff Ottawa general manager Marcel Desjardins assembled when the franchise came to be in 2014. Sunderland’s stock is high after the Redblacks upset Calgary 39-33 to claim the 104th Grey Cup championship.

He spent four years with Montreal from 2004-2007, starting as a regional and advance scout before being elevated to director of scouting. Sunderland then moved to the New York Jets for six seasons as a pro scout prior to landing in Ottawa. That NFL experience means the University of Montana grad has lots of connections down south. His father Marv is a college scout for the Tennessee Titans who has spent 40 years in the NFL.

Current Saskatchewan Roughriders assistant general manager Jeremy O’Day interviewed on Wednesday.

Justin Dunk is a football insider, sports reporter and anchor.