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RedBlacks Sign Three Defensive Backs

May 20, 2024 - Canadian Football League (CFL)
Ottawa RedBlacks News Release

OTTAWA - The Ottawa REDBLACKS announced the following transactions, today:


American defensive back Dishon McNary

HEIGHT: 6-0 | WEIGHT: 196 lbs | BIRTHDAY: 1997-10-27

HOMETOWN: East Pauldin, GA | SCHOOL: Central Michigan

After spending time with the Calgary Stampeders during the 2023 preseason, McNary signed with the Montreal Alouettes late last season, getting into the final three regular season games en route to a Grey Cup victory. He attended minicamp with the Chicago Bears, and New York Giants in 2022. McNary's collegiate career saw him play 11 games over three seasons with Central Michigan, from 2019 to 2021, where he recorded 31 solo tackles, 16 assisted tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss, an interception, 10 pass break-ups, and a fumble recovery. From 2017 to 2018, he played for Independence Community College, putting up 17 solo tackles, 11 assisted tackles, two sacks, and 10 pass break-ups.

American defensive back Kalon Gervin

HEIGHT: 5-11 | WEIGHT: 195 lbs | BIRTHDAY: 1999-12-23

HOMETOWN: Detroit, MI | SCHOOL: Kansas

After joining the Green Bay Packers for their 2024 minicamp, Gervin makes his way north of the border. The Detroit native played 26 games over two seasons with Kansas, racking up 28 solo tackles, seven assisted tackles, a tackle for loss, and eight pass breakups. He previously suited up in 22 games over four seasons at Michigan State, recording 35 total tackles, nine assisted tackles, four pass break-ups, and a fumble recovery.

American defensive back Jordan Jones

HEIGHT: 6-1 | WEIGHT: 174 lbs | BIRTHDAY: 1999-10-23

HOMETOWN: Brooklyn, NY | SCHOOL: Rhode Island

Jones joins the REDBLACKS after a stint with the Toronto Argonauts, that followed preseason snaps with the Los Angeles Rams in 2023. In 22 games with Rhode Island from from 2020 to 2022, he totalled 54 solo tackles, 18 assisted tackles, eight interceptions, 30 pass break-ups, 2.5 tackles for loss, and a sack. Jones was with Naussau Community College from 2017 to 2018, where he tallied 44 solo tackles, seven assisted tackles, three tackles for loss, 10 interceptions, and 24 pass break-ups in 19 games.


American defensive back Jaquan Amos

American defensive back D.J. Stirgus

American defensive back Dillon Thomas

American receiver Mike Harley

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