The Ottawa Redblacks potential 2023 free agent list

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The Ottawa Redblacks had another disappointing season in 2022, finishing at the bottom of the East Division standings with a 4-14 record.

New general manager Shawn Burke wasted no time putting his stamp on the team this past winter when he signed almost two dozen free agents, including franchise quarterback Jeremiah Masoli. With a search for a new head coach currently underway, he’ll have another opportunity to redefine his team this off-season as they look to show some much-needed signs of improvement in 2023.

Below is every player in Ottawa who is currently slated to reach free agency in February 2023 unless they are signed to an extension before then.

Please note that “N” denotes nationals (ie. Canadians), “A” denotes Americans, and “G” denotes Globals.


Nick Arbuckle (A)
Caleb Evans (A)

Running back

Jackson Bennett (N)
Brendan Gillanders (N)
William Powell (A)


Marco Dubois (N)
Anthony Gosselin (N)

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Darvin Adams (A)
Nate Behar (N)
Ryan Davis (A)
DeVonte Dedmon (A)
R.J. Harris (A)
Shaq Johnson (N)
Tevaun Smith (N)

Offensive line

Dino Boyd (A)
Darius Ciraco (N)
Randy Richards (A)
Hunter Steward (N)
Ucambre Williams (A)

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Defensive line

Kwaku Boateng (N)
Davon Coleman (A)
Cleyon Laing (N)
Praise Martin-Oguike (A)
Lorenzo Mauldin (A)
Kene Onyeka (N)
Nigel Romick (N)


Frankie Griffin (A)
Shaheed Salmon (A)
Avery Williams (A)

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Defensive back

Sherrod Baltimore (A)
Ty Cranston (N)
Brandin Dandridge (A)
Justin Howell (N)
Money Hunter (A)
Abdul Kanneh (A)
Antoine Pruneau (N)
Damon Webb (A)


Richie Leone (A)
Lewis Ward (N)

Long snapper

L.P. Bourassa (N)

A number of players finished the season on Ottawa’s practice roster, including quarterback Breylin Smith, receiver Anthony Mahoungou, offensive lineman Eric Starczala, defensive back Edris Jean-Alphonse, and kicker Jose Maltos. As such, they are currently free agents.

John Hodge is a Canadian football reporter based in Winnipeg.