Redblacks make offer to Canadian DL Mehdi Abdesmad

Ottawa has made an offer to Canadian defensive lineman Mehdi Abdesmad.

Martin Comtois from leDroit reports.

“The general manager [Marcel Desjardins] submitted an offer to me,” Abdesmad told Comtois. “The NFL door remains open. I proved myself. I showed that I can play in this league. ”

Abdesmad signed with the Tampa Bay Bucs after being released by the Tennessee Titans last August, but he was let go on September 2 and did not catch on with another NFL team for the rest of the 2017 season.

The 25-year-old played in two games during his rookie season in the NFL in 2016 making one tackle. Abdesmad was the only Canadian invited o the 2016 NFL combine. He went undrafted but signed with Tennesee as a priority free agent immediately after the draft.

Following a season-ending knee injury in 2014 at Boston College, Abdesmad stayed healthy in 2015 for the Eagles, playing in 11 games, notching 49 tackles, 15 for loss and 5.5 sacks.

The Redblacks selected the Montreal, Quebec native in the third round, 25th overall in the CFL draft.