Ottawa Redblacks cut 2021 CFL interception leader Trumaine Washington

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The Ottawa Redblacks have released American defensive back Trumaine Washington as part of the CFL’s mandatory training camp roster cutdown.

A veteran of three CFL seasons, Washington broke into the league with the Toronto Argonauts in 2018. The Miami, Florida native went on to appear in 25 games across two seasons with the Argos, notching 56 tackles, five interceptions, a touchdown, and a forced fumble.

Washington joins the Redblacks following a career year, in which he suited up for all 14 games with the Elks, and matched his stat line from the combined previous two years. The 26-year-old finished the season tied for the CFL lead in picks (five), also recording 56 total tackles, a forced fumble, and a touchdown.

Washington was expected to play cornerback for Ottawa next season but got pushed out by a wave of youth in the secondary. The Redblacks recorded four interceptions in their preseason finale, with rookies on the receiving end of all of them.