Ottawa Redblacks agree to terms with DL Michael Wakefield

Photo courtesy: Dominick Gravel/Montreal Alouettes

The Ottawa Redblacks have agreed to terms with defensive tackle Michael Wakefield, per league sources.

The 29-year-old began his CFL career with the Redblacks in 2017, playing in 39 games over three seasons with the club. He has spent the past two seasons with the Montreal Alouettes, tallying 43 defensive tackles and seven sacks in 26 games as a rotational player.

In 65 career CFL games, Wakefield has amassed 97 defensive tackles, 14 sacks and one interception.

A native of Valdosta, Ga. Wakefield played four seasons at Florida International University, finishing third all-time in school history with 17.5 sacks and 35.5 tackles for loss. He signed with the Washington Football Team as an undrafted free agent in 2016 but was released following training camp.

J.C. Abbott is a University of British Columbia graduate and high school football coach. He covers the CFL, B.C. Lions, CFL Draft and the three-down league's Global initiative.