Redblacks re-sign American receiver R.J. Harris

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The Ottawa Redblacks have re-signed American receiver R.J. Harris through the 2022 season. He briefly became a free agent on Tuesday.

“There’s no place I’d rather be,” said Harris in a press release. “See you soon, RNation!”

Born in Würzburg, Germany, Harris joined the Redblacks in 2017 after brief stints with the Toronto Argonauts, B.C. Lions, and Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Debuting in 2018, helped the team to a Grey Cup appearance that season and has been a staple of the team’s offence ever since.

Over the course of three seasons, he has totalled 2,066 yards on 157 receptions to go with 635 yards after the catch and four touchdowns. During the 2021 season, the 29-year-old hauled in 46 passes for 595 yards.