Ottawa Redblacks sign all-star receiver Bralon Addison

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The Ottawa Redblacks have signed 2019 CFL all-star receiver Brandon Addison to a one-year deal.

Addison was released by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on Wednesday after he and the team could not come to an agreement on a restructured contract for the 2023 season.

The 29-year-old is coming off a pair of injury-plagued seasons with the Ticats that saw him play in 11 of 32 games over those two seasons. The Missouri City, Texas native missed the final 10 games of the 2022 season after suffering a torn Achilles in Hamilton’s Week 9 contest against the Toronto Argonauts.

In eight games played a year ago, Addison caught 43 passes for 433 yards.

“We are happy to add a player of Bralon Addison’s calibre to our team and we are excited he chose to be here in Ottawa,” said general manager Shawn Burke. “Bralon is a skilled receiver and we are looking forward to seeing him in red and black sometime this summer.”

In 31 games with the Tiger-Cats, the five-foot-nine, 197-pound pass catcher snagged 143 passes for 2,013 yards and eight touchdowns. He also rushed the ball 53 times for 298 yards and one score.

Addison’s best season came in 2019 when he caught 95 passes for 1,236 yards and seven touchdowns, all single-season career highs. He was named a CFL all-star following the season and helped the Ticats win a franchise record 15 games that year.

He would play in two Grey Cups while in Hamilton, coming out on the losing end in both the 2019 and 2021 contests.