The Ottawa Redblacks’ potential 2024 free agent list

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The Ottawa Redblacks wrapped up their 2023 regular season on Saturday night, losing a meaningless finale 27-22 against the Toronto Argonauts.

Fans in the nation’s capital have not been treated to a playoff season since 2018, finishing dead last in the East Division in each of the last four campaigns. General manager Shawn Burke and head coach Bob Dyce are expected to be given another chance to fix the issues facing the team but a number of players won’t be so lucky, with 33 members of this year’s squad scheduled to hit the open market.

This is the third installment in a series of articles from 3DownNation outlining the pending free agents from each CFL team. We have already covered the Edmonton Elks and Saskatchewan Roughriders.

Please note that “N” denotes nationals (ie. Canadians), “A” denotes Americans, and “G” denotes Globals.


Nick Arbuckle (A)

Running back/fullback

Anthony Gosselin (N)
Ante Milanovic-Litre (N)
Devonte Williams (A)


Bralon Addison (A)
Shaq Evans (A)
Justin Hardy (A)
Siaosi Mariner (A)
Tevaun Smith (N)

Offensive line

Hunter Steward (N)

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Defensive line

Bryce Carter (A)
Lorenzo Mauldin IV (A)
Nigel Romick (N)
Michael Wakefield (A)

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Adam Auclair (N)
Dan Basambombo (N)
Kevin Francis (N)
Frankie Griffin (A)
Gary Johnson Jr. (A)
Tyron Vrede (G)

Defensive back

Hakeem Bailey (A)
Sherrod Baltimore (A)
Cariel Brooks (A)
Douglas Coleman III (A)
Ty Cranston (N)
Brandin Dandridge (A)
Justin Howell (N)
Monshadrik ‘Money’ Hunter (A)
Abdul Kanneh (A)
Damon Webb (A)


Michael Domagala (N)
Richie Leone (A)
Tanner Doll (N)

It should be noted that any player who finishes the season on the practice roster automatically becomes a free agent following a team’s final game. Quarterback Jake Dunniway (A), running back De’Montre Tuggle (A), receivers Jon’Vea Johnson (A) and Maurice Ffrench (A), offensive lineman Eric Starczala (N), Lucas Lavin (G), and Roman Wahrheit (G), defensive linemen Thomas Schaffer (G) and Tre Hornbuckle (A), linebacker Vosean Joseph (A), and defensive back Skyler Thomas (A) are free to join any other team.

Justin Dunk is a football insider, sports reporter and anchor.