Interim assistant general manager Jean-Marc Edmé no longer with Redblacks

Photo courtesy: Jean-Marc Edmé (@jmedme)

The Ottawa Redblacks did not renew the contract of interim assistant general manager Jean-Marc Edmé, per source.

The 41-year-old joined the Redblacks in 2016 as player personnel coordinator and was promoted to the role of director of player personnel the following year. He held the same position until Marcel Desjardins was fired in October 2021, at which point he became the interim assistant general manager.

Edmé worked closely with Desjardins over separate stints together in Montreal (2008-12) and Ottawa (2016-21).

Edmé previously spent eight years with his hometown Montreal Alouettes, serving as a scout and defensive assistant. He also served as an intern with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats after playing fullback with the Vanier College, Alcorn State University, and at the University of Sherbrooke.

As per the team’s website, Chad Hudson has been hired as the team’s director of Canadian scouting and football analytics following a ten-year stint with the Saskatchewan Roughriders. He has fifteen years of experience at the CFL level as a scout and video coordinator.

The Redblacks hired Shawn Burke from the Hamilton Tiger-Cats as their new general manager on Dec. 19 after Desjardins was fired in October following a 2-9 start to the season. Jeremy Snyder served as Ottawa’s interim general manager after Desjardins was dismissed and he remains listed on the team’s website as assistant general manager.

John Hodge is a CFL insider and draft analyst who has been covering the league since 2014.