Ottawa Redblacks activate DB Brandin Dandridge from six-game injured list

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The Ottawa Redblacks have activated defensive back Brandin Dandridge from the six-game injured list.

The 26-year-old recorded 13 tackles and four interceptions over seven games this season prior to suffering a foot injury that forced him to miss the club’s last two games. He has also been an effective on special teams, returning 14 kickoffs for 292 yards and 29 punts for 323 yards and one touchdown.

The five-foot-ten, 180-pound cover man joined the Redblacks midway through the 2019 season and became a full-time starter when the league returned to the field following the cancelled 2020 season. He earned an NFL opportunity with the Kansas City Chiefs in 2022, though he was waived by the team before returning to Ottawa.

The Redblacks have also moved American running back De’Montre Tuggle, American defensive back Deandre Lamont, and American defensive lineman Tre Hornbuckle to the practice roster and released Canadian offensive lineman Eric Starczala and Canadian defensive back Daniel Valente.

Ottawa (3-6) is scheduled to visit the Montreal Alouettes (5-3) on Saturday, Aug. 19 with kickoff slated for 7:00 p.m. EDT.