April 20, 2020

REDBLACKS sign receiver Jalen Saunders to one-year deal

OTTAWA — The Ottawa REDBLACKS have added an offensive weapon to their receiving corps, signing Jalen Saunders to a one-year deal, the team announced on Tuesday.

The 27-year-old from California previously suited up for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in 2017 and 2018, where he recorded 1,909 yards and six touchdowns. In 2017 alone, Saunders had 1,170 yards and four touchdowns for the Ticats. The The five-foot-nine, 171-pound University of Oklahoma product had 739 yards in just nine games in 2018 before his season was cut short due to a knee injury

In two CFL seasons, Saunders had three 80-plus yard performances against his new Ottawa team, including an 8-for-8, 154-yard performance in 2018.

Saunders was drafted by the New York Jets in the fourth round in 2014 and would suit up for nine games with the Jets and New Orleans Saints that season. He also spent time on NFL rosters with Arizona, Seattle, New England and Chicago.