Ottawa Redblacks

Nik Kowalski, Editor - Feb 8, 2019

Of all nine CFL teams, the Ottawa Redblacks could have the most high-profile free agents. Headlined by offensive studs Trevor Harris, William Powell, Greg Ellingson, and SirVincent Rogers, Marcel Desjardins has his hands full with elite pending free agents. At least one of the four could sign elsewhere, but in an ideal world Desjardins locks […]


ottawa redblacks sign
Rod Villagomez - Jan 20, 2017

The Ottawa Redblacks sign defensive back Jonte Green and running back Brandon Ross for the 2017 season. These moves come three weeks ahead of free agency.

Henry Burris
Rod Villagomez - Jan 15, 2017

With Redblacks quarterback Henry Burris’ looming decision of possible retirement, Ottawa will have to prepare for a world without their MVP.

ottawa redblacks win 2016 grey cup
Nicholas Di Giovanni - Nov 27, 2016

The team win the 2016 Grey Cup by a score of 39-33. This is the franchise’s first Grey Cup, but 11th in the city of Ottawa.

CFL Grey Cup
Thomas Gunther - Nov 26, 2016

With the Grey Cup just days away, Last Word on Canadian Football’s writers are ready with their Boldest Predictions of the year for the CFL Grey Cup.

Gina Schiltz - Nov 26, 2016

The Calgary Stampeders and the Ottawa Redblacks are both eagerly awaiting kick off to the 104th Grey Cup on Sunday. Each team has earned their spot, and each has a chance to win. The Stampeders are slightly favoured to win, but there’s no guarantee. In fact, a Calgary Stampeder Grey Cup win won’t be easy when factors other than statistics are considered.

Stampeders vs RedBlacks
Jason Buchholz - Nov 25, 2016

The 2016 Grey Cup features two of the top teams in the Canadian Football League, the Stampeders vs RedBlacks. On one side of the ball, there is journeyman quarterback Henry Burris on the Ottawa RedBlacks, having won two previous Grey Cups with Calgary, and could be at the very end of his Hall Of Fame career. Opposite […]

redblacks grey cup
Nicholas Di Giovanni - Nov 25, 2016

The Ottawa Redblacks Grey Cup loss last season could give them valuable experience heading into the 104th Grey Cup. Ottawa almost has the same players.

CFL Division Finals
Thomas Gunther - Nov 19, 2016

Last Word on Canadian Football is back with it’s Bold Predictions! After generating plenty of discussion last week the crew takes on the CFL Division Finals

CFL Check-In: Week 20
Thomas Gunther - Nov 11, 2016

The final CFL Check-In is here as Thomas Gunther wraps up the season and makes some playoff predictions in the CFL Check-In: Week 20.

East Division MOP Candidates
Thomas Gunther - Oct 31, 2016

With the 2016 season nearly over, Last Word On Canadian Football’s Thomas Gunther rolls out his list East Division MOP Candidates.

CFL Week 18 Talking Points
Thomas Gunther - Oct 24, 2016

LWOS writer Thomas Gunther is back with the CFL Week 18 Talking Points. This time Gunther takes a look at the whole weekend’s slate of games.

CFL Check-In: Week 16
Thomas Gunther - Oct 14, 2016

With the playoffs in sight LWOS takes a look at the entire league and makes some predictions in the CFL Check-In: Week 16 Season Review.

CFL Week 16 Talking Points
Thomas Gunther - Oct 8, 2016

LWOS writer Thomas Gunther is back with the CFL Week 16 Talking Points. This week Gunther covers the matchup between the Riders and Redblacks.

Matthew Bin - Oct 6, 2016

Every CFL week includes enough highlights for fans to talk about until football returns a week later, and a few lowlights that keep fans shaking their heads. The LWOS CFL team takes a look with CFL Week 15 Three and Out at the highlights and lowlights of the week that was in the CFL.  CFL Week 15 […]

Rod Villagomez - Sep 29, 2016

Despite quarterback controversies (which aren’t really controversies, but we’ll get there), a rotating door at running back and a plethora of other hiccups this season, the Ottawa Redblacks still sit atop the standings in the East, poised to make a Redblacks Grey Cup return trip. They managed to stay a point ahead by beating the Toronto […]



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