Ottawa Redblacks sign dynamic return man DeVonte Dedmon to contract extension

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The Ottawa Redblacks have signed dynamic returner and receiver DeVonte Dedmon to a one-year contract extension through the 2022 season.

Dedmon’s current contract was scheduled to make him a free agent in February.

“We’re excited to keep DeVonte in red and black for next season,” interim general manager Jeremy Snyder said.

“DeVonte’s skill set is special and has the reputation of altering the game when he is on the field. He is a true threat with the ball in his hands to score at any time. This is the first step of many to build for a better 2022.”

The 2021 campaign marked Dedmon’s second CFL season, not counting the cancelled 2020 schedule. The 25-year-old from Virginia has been electric. In nine games this year, Dedmon has returned 41 punts for 637 yards and two touchdowns while also returning 41 kick-offs for 1,011 yards.

Offensively, Dedmon has turned 12 offensive targets into 10 catches for 98 yards, in addition to rushing for 65 yards and one touchdown on nine carries.