Redblacks GM Desjardins: ‘There was an offer’ for Tank Reed

Ottawa general manager Marcel Desjardins feels it’s not highly likely linebacker Taylor “Tank” Reed is back in the nation’s capital.

“There was an offer for Tank, it was out there for a while, they felt they could find something better,” Desjardins said on TSN 1200 in Ottawa. “I like Tank I think he’s a good football player we just felt that he had a value that we were comfortable with and we didn’t agree on what that number was.”

Reed made a career-high 94 tackles while anchoring the Redblacks defence in 2017. Over five CFL seasons, the 26-year-old has made 315 tackles, 17 sacks, five forced fumbles and two interceptions.

Reed is the top American linebacker left on 3DownNation’s rankings of remaining free agents.