August 22, 2014

REDBLACKS extend defensive lineman Shologan


OTTAWA — The Ottawa REDBLACKS have signed veteran defensive lineman Keith Shologan to a one-year contract extension.

The 28-year-old from Rochester, Alta., was selected by the Redblacks from the Saskatchewan Roughriders’ roster in the 2013 CFL Expansion Draft.

“We knew that Keith was an exceptional player and leader when we selected him in the expansion draft and he has proven that both on and off the field,” REDBLACKS general manager Marcel Desjardins said in a statement. “He works hard during both games and practices, and Keith is a fine representative of our team in the community as well.”

Shologan has started in all seven Redblacks games this season and has registered nine defensive tackles.

“I’d like to thank the Redblacks for this opportunity,” said Shologan.

“The fans in Ottawa and Gatineau have been tremendous and welcoming to our family. It’s truly been a pleasure to play here with a great group of teammates in front of such awesome fans.”

The REDBLACKS host Calgary on Sunday.