Redblacks sign offensive lineman Na’Ty Rodgers

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The Ottawa Redblacks have signed American offensive lineman Na’Ty Rodgers to a one-year contract for the 2020 season.

Rodgers was on the Winnipeg Blue Bombers practice roster last season, which is where him and current head coach Paul LaPolice became familiar with one another. He appeared in 10 games, starting eight, for the Montreal Alouettes during the 2018 campaign.

The 25-year-old was a four-star recruit coming out of high school. He transferred out of the University of South Carolina in November 2014 and spent that season at Iowa Western Community College. Rodgers finished his NCAA career at the University of Houston.

Father Tyrone Rodgers was a defensive lineman on the University of Washington’s 1992 Rose Bowl winning team. He played three seasons in the NFL with the Seattle Seahawks and one in the CFL as a B.C. Lion in 1996.

Most recently Rodgers spent time with the Seattle Dragons and Tampa Bay Vipers in the XFL. The six-foot-five, 295-pound Rodgers has experience playing tackle in the CFL.

Justin Dunk is a football insider, sports reporter and anchor.