Capital gains: Redblacks re-sign Canadian receiver Nate Behar

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The Ottawa Redblacks have signed Canadian receiver Nate Behar to a two-year contract extension, the team announced on Friday. He was slated to become a free agent in February.

The 28-year-old is coming off the best season of his five-year CFL career, recording 59 receptions for 727 yards and two touchdowns over 13 games. The native of London, Ont. first joined the Redblacks as a free agent in February 2019.

“I’m committed to this organization, this city and RNation. I’m committed to the vision of [head coach Bob] Dyce and [general manager Shawn Burke],” Behar said in a statement. “Getting this contract figured out for two more years of playing in the capital is the best holiday present I’ve ever had! Let’s build this thing!”

The Carleton product was selected in the first round, fifth overall, by the Edmonton Elks in 2017 CFL Draft. He has made 140 catches for 1,592 yards and three touchdowns over 74 career games.