Ottawa Redblacks activate three from six-game injured list, including Bralon Addison

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The Ottawa Redblacks have activated American receiver Bralon Addison from the six-game injured list along with Canadian receiver Tevaun Smith and Canadian defensive back Justin Howell.

Addison was released by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in May amid his recovery from a torn Achilles, which he suffered last summer after starting eight games for the team at slotback. He signed with the Redblacks shortly thereafter and completed one stint on the team’s six-game injured list before being added back to it this past week.

The five-foot-nine, 197-pound target has made a total of 164 receptions for 2,013 yards and eight touchdowns over the course of his career and was named a CFL all-star in 2019.

Smith signed with the Redblacks last season following his release from the Edmonton Elks. The 30-year-old dressed for eight games with Ottawa and made 14 receptions for 142 yards and two touchdowns, starting three contests at slotback.

The six-foot-two, 197-pound target was a first-round pick in the 2016 CFL Draft out of Iowa. He spent three years in the NFL as a member of the Indianapolis Colts, Oakland Raiders, and Jacksonville Jaguars before signing his first CFL contract in February 2019.

Howell started the first four games of the season at safety and recorded 11 defensive tackles before suffering a hamstring injury. The native of Bradford, Ont. has dressed for 49 games with the Redblacks since being selected in the seventh round of the 2018 CFL Draft out of Carleton.

Ottawa has also added American defensive back Tobias Harris to the practice roster and released American receiver Raphael Leonard and American linebacker Ryan Saddler.

Harris started 12 games at cornerback this past year at Old Dominion University, which is located in Norfolk, Va. The five-foot-nine, 187-pound native of Pflugerville, Texas previously played at West Texas A&M where he was named a first-team All-Lone Star Conference as a junior in 2021.

The Redblacks (3-4) are scheduled to visit the Saskatchewan Roughriders (3-4) on Sunday, Aug. 6 with kickoff slated for 7:00 p.m. EDT.