Ottawa Redblacks sign first round for 2021

The Ottawa Redblacks announced on May 6 that the club signed its 2021 first-round draft pick linebacker Deshawn Stevens to a CFL contract.

The Ottawa Redblacks announced on May 6 that the club signed its 2021 first-round draft pick linebacker Deshawn Stevens to a contract with the Canadian Football League (CFL).

Stevens, 24, was selected sixth overall by the Ottawa Redblacks in the 2021 CFL Draft. The Toronto native came off a season with Maine, racking up 36 tackles, including 13 unassisted, in a shortened four-game season.

Stevens transferred to West Virginia for the 2021 season, and recorded 12 tackles through 10 games.

The Redblacks will begin their 2022 training camp next week. Rookies will report on May 11, with the official opening of the camp on May 14.

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