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RedBlacks Sign Canadian Defensive Lineman Stefan Charles on Opening Day of CFL Free Agency

February 10, 2021 - Canadian Football League (CFL) - Ottawa RedBlacks News Release


OTTAWA - The Ottawa REDBLACKS made their first move of CFL Free Agency on Tuesday, locking up 6-foot-5, 323-pound national defensive tackle Stefan Charles.

National defensive lineman Stefan Charles

The 32-year-old Oshawa native and University of Regina product will join his second CFL team as a member of the REDBLACKS after signing with the Edmonton Football Team late in the 2019 season. Charles had been drafted by Edmonton in 2013.

HEIGHT: 6-5 | WEIGHT: 323 lbs | BIRTHDAY: 1988-06-09

Hometown: Oshawa, ON | School: Regina

"Stefan is a proven national defensive tackle who will give us power, experience and ratio flexibility," said REDBLACKS GM Marcel Desjardins. "He's a player who was really intrigued about playing in Ottawa and we're happy we were able to come to an agreement."

Prior to joining the CFL, Charles spent time with a number of NFL teams, most recently the Atlanta Falcons. He has also been on the rosters of the Tennessee Titans, Buffalo Bills, Detroit Lions, Jacksonville Jaguars and Kansas.


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