Redblacks roll with receiver R.J. Harris for one more year

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The Ottawa Redblacks have signed receiver R.J. Harris to a one-year contract extension through the 2020 season.

Since his debut with the Redblacks in 2018, Harris has been a rising talent in Ottawa’s offence. During 14 games last season, he secured 62 receptions for 774 yards and two touchdowns. In 2019, he had his best game during Week 18 against Toronto, recording 96 yards and one touchdown on seven receptions.

In 30 games with the Redblacks over two seasons, Harris has recorded 111 receptions and 4 touchdowns, for a total of 1,471 yards.

Harris played his collegiate football at the University of New Hampshire and became one of the most successful receivers in UNH program history, setting a school record in career receptions and tying David Ball’s receiving yards mark in 2014.

The 27-year-old Harris went unselected in the 2015 NFL draft. He did sign an undrafted free agent contract with the New Orleans Saints and had a stint with the Atlanta Falcons as well. Harris inked his first CFL contract with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in 2017 while current Redblacks head coach Paul LaPolice was the offensive coordinator in the Manitoba capital.