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February 14, 2018

REDBLACKS add defensive back Murray

Johany Jutras/CFL.ca

OTTAWA — The Ottawa REDBLACKS have signed international defensive back Rico Murray to a one-year deal, the club announced Wednesday.

Murray had 55 defensive tackles, one sack, one interception, one forced fumble and a touchdown last year with the Grey Cup champions Toronto Argonauts.

“The addition of Rico Murray brings another experienced CFL presence to the REDBLACKS,” said General Manager Marcel Desjardins. “His motor, physicality and versatility will integrate well into our defence.”

In five CFL seasons, including four with Hamilton, the two-time CFL All-Star has 235 defensive tackles, 12 on special teams, 4 sacks, 10 interceptions, two touchdowns and two forced fumbles in 68 games.

The Ohio native has also played nine NFL games for the Cincinnati Bengals between 2009-2011.