Canadian receiver Jake Harty spurns Alouettes to sign with Riders

National pass catcher Jake Harty was reportedly set to sign in Montreal as part of Tuesday’s free agent frenzy, according to Dave Naylor of TSN.

But that has changed.

Harty had 26 catches for 226 yards and one TD with Ottawa in 2017. He’s a rare Canadian receiver that can make an impact on special teams. The 27-year-old was selected in the second round, 10th overall in the 2015 CFL draft by the Redblacks.

The University of Calgary product had consistent production the last half of 2017 and it seems like he could break out soon.