Redblacks move starting safety Justin Howell to six-game injured list

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The Ottawa Redblacks have moved starting safety Justin Howell to the six-game injured list.

The four-year veteran recorded three defensive tackles and one forced fumble in a 19-17 loss to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers this past week. He beat out a number of veterans for the starting safety job in training camp, including Antoine Pruneau and Ty Cranston.

Howell was selected in the seventh round of the 2018 CFL Draft out of Carleton University. He has appeared in 41 career CFL games, recording 49 defensive tackles, 25 special teams tackles, three forced fumbles, and one sack.

Ottawa also promoted rookie Canadian receiver Keaton Bruggeling to the active roster and added American defensive back Douglas Coleman to the practice roster.

The Redblacks are set to host Winnipeg for the second half of a home-and-home series on Friday night at 7:30 p.m. ET at TD Place Stadium in Ottawa.