Ottawa Redblacks sign veteran defensive backs Patrick Levels, Money Hunter

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The Ottawa Redblacks have signed a pair of American free agent defensive backs in Patrick Levels and Monshadrik ‘Money’ Hunter, both of whom spend the 2021 season with the Montreal Alouettes.

“These are two energetic, aggressive football players who will bring a tenacity to our defence,” said Redblacks’ general manager Shawn Burke in a press release. “We’re excited to have both guys as part of our organization.”

Levels comes to Ottawa after two years in La Belle Province and a pair of seasons with the Calgary Stampeders.

The native of Dallas, Tex. has played 55 regular season games over four years, recording 164 defensive tackles, eight sacks, two interceptions, two forced fumbles and a touchdown. Though limited to 12 games last year, Levels still put up 42 defensive tackles, three sacks, one pick and one touchdown to help the Als earn a postseason berth.

Hunter is coming off of his first career CFL all-star season in 2021 after recording 55 total tackles, two interceptions, and a sack. Prior to joining Montreal, the native of Prosper, Tex. played two seasons with the Edmonton Elks. He is the son of five-time MLB all-star Torii Hunter.