Shaq-ed up: Redblacks sign former Riders receiver Shaq Evans

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The Ottawa Redblacks have signed American receiver Shaq Evans to a one-year contract.

Evans has made 179 receptions for 2,830 yards and seven touchdowns over 52 career CFL games, all with the Saskatchewan Roughriders. He was named a league all-star in 2019 following a breakout season during which he made 72 catches for 1,334 yards and five touchdowns.

However, the six-foot-one, 210-pound target has struggled with injuries over the past two seasons, dressing for only 17 games since the league returned to the field coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic. He suffered the same injury in back-to-back years, albeit on different legs: he broke a bone in his left leg in 2021 and a broken bone in his right leg in 2022.

The 31-year-old was a fourth-round pick of the New York Jets in the 2014 NFL Draft and spent four years bouncing around the league with Jacksonville, New England, and Dallas before coming to the CFL in 2018.