REDBLACKS extend LB Griffin, sign eight others

OTTAWA — The Ottawa REDBLACKS have extended American linebacker Frankie Griffin, the team announced on Friday. He was set to become a free agent next month.

Griffin, 27, returned to the REDBLACKS for his second CFL season in 2022, suiting up in eight games, and recording a career high 35 total tackles. A native of Spring, Texas, Griffin first signed with Ottawa on January 28, 2021.

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The REDBLACKS also announced the addition of eight additional players on Friday, including returning REDBLACKS in Global defensive back Edris Jean-Alphonse and American linebacker Patrick Nelson:

Global defensive back Edris Jean-Alphonse
: 6-0 | WEIGHT: 211 lbs | BIRTHDAY: 1996-11-05
HOMETOWN: France | SCHOOL: Laval

American linebacker Patrick Nelson
: 6-0 | WEIGHT: 216 lbs | BIRTHDAY: 1996-10-23
HOMETOWN: Chicago, IL | SCHOOL: Southeastern Methodist

American defensive lineman Wallace Cowins
HEIGHT: 6-4 | WEIGHT: 240 lbs | BIRTHDAY: 1998-08-07
HOMETOWN: Conyers, GA | SCHOOL: North Alabama

American defensive back Isaiah Huff
HEIGHT: 5-8 | WEIGHT: 185 lbs | BIRTHDAY: 1997-11-10
HOMETOWN: Windsor, CT | SCHOOL: Assumption

America defensive lineman Bryce Rodgers
HEIGHT: 6-2 | WEIGHT: 309 lbs | BIRTHDAY: 1998-04-07
HOMETOWN: Hayward, CA | SCHOOL: UC Davis

American wide receiver Malik Williams
HEIGHT: 5-10 | WEIGHT: 185 lbs | BIRTHDAY: 1999-01-14
HOMETOWN: Chester, SC | SCHOOL: Appalachian State

American defensive back Al Young
HEIGHT: 5-11 | WEIGHT: 195 lbs | BIRTHDAY: 1996-12-08
HOMETOWN: Cape Girardeau, MO | SCHOOL: Jackson State

National defensive lineman Philippe Lemieux-Cardinal
HEIGHT: 6-5 | WEIGHT: 252 lbs | BIRTHDAY: 1996-12-17
HOMETOWN: Montreal, QC | SCHOOL: Montreal

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