Ottawa inks LB Avery Williams to one-year extension

OTTAWA — The Ottawa REDBLACKS have locked in one of the stars of their defence, signing American linebacker Avery Williams to a one-year contract extension. 

A native of Baltimore, Maryland, Williams has been among the CFL leaders in tackle all season, currently sitting in third place with 83. The 27 year-old also has posted a sack, and a forced fumble that he recovered, along with the first interception of his CFL career.

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Williams joins star returner DeVonte Dedmon, punter Richie Leone, kicker Lewis Ward, defensive lineman Nigel Romick, running back Brendan Gillanders, and safety Justin Howell in re-signing with the REDBLACKS for 2022.

The REDBLACKS visit the Montreal Alouettes, Friday, in their final game of the 2021 season.

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