Redblacks make kicker signings official, plus ink six others

Ottawa made the signings of kickers Sergio Castillo and Richie Leone official Tuesday while adding six others.

The Redblacks also inked running back Cedric O’Neal, defensive linemen Shalom Ogbonda, George Uko and defensive backs Brandon Stewart, Aarion Penton and Damian Swann.

O’Neal went unselected out of Valdosta State in the 2016 NFL draft and spent training camps with the Eagles (2016) and Bills (2017), but did not make the active roster with either team.

Ogbonda attended New York Jets rookie mini-camp in 2017. Uko spent time in B.C. Lions training camp in 2016. Stewart was last with the Chargers. Penton spent time with the Rams. And Swann was a fifth-round pick by the New Orleans Saints in 2015 where he spent two seasons making 22 tackles and defended four passes in seven games.