Redblacks place Greg Ellingson on ‘disabled’ list

The Ottawa Redblacks have placed Greg Ellingson on the “disabled” list, a rarely used designation that will limit what they have to pay the American receiver.

The move showed up on the CFL transaction wire on Wednesday night but has not been announced by the club.

Players are usually placed on the disabled list when they have a non-football related injury or are absent from the club for personal or family reasons. According to the collective bargaining agreement, players on the disabled list receive $2,000 or 60 per cent of their game cheque, whichever is less. Like the one-game injured list, players on the disabled list count against the salary cap.

But Adding Ellingson to the disabled list doesn’t preclude him from playing Saturday if he’s available but gives the Redblacks a roster spot in the meantime.

Ellingson had four catches for 37 yards in Ottawa’s 30-25 win over Saskatchewan last Saturday. The Redblacks, who are one game ahead of Hamilton in the race for the East Division title, host Edmonton on Saturday.

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