Eskimos sign former Redblacks receiver Josh Stangby

The Edmonton Eskimos have signed former Ottawa Redblacks receiver Josh Stangby.

Stangby played 14 games over two seasons in the nation’s capital, part of the 2016 Grey Cup championship team. During 2017 Stangby showed glimpses of becoming a reliable threat with 41 catches for 478 yards and five touchdowns.

He was released by the Redblacks in April 2018 and spent the year out of football.

The 28-year-old went unselected in the 2015 NFL draft, the Atlanta Falcons signed Stangby to an undrafted free agent contract, but he was released four days later. The Indianapolis Colts inked Stangby in December 2015, but he didn’t make it through training camp the following year.

Current Eskimos general manager Brock Sunderland was the assistant GM in Ottawa when Stangby came to Ottawa in 2016.

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