2019 Ottawa Redblacks season
Head coachRick Campbell
General managerMarcel Desjardins
Home fieldTD Place Stadium
Results
Record3–15
Division place4th, East
Playoff finishdid not qualify
Team MOPAvery Williams
Team MOCNolan MacMillan
Team MORJerod Fernandez
Uniform

The 2019 Ottawa Redblacks season was the sixth season for the team in the Canadian Football League. This was the sixth season with Marcel Desjardins as general manager and Rick Campbell as head coach.

The Redblacks were eliminated from playoff contention for the first time since their inaugural season in 2014 following a week 18 loss to the Toronto Argonauts on October 11, 2019.[1]

Offseason

Free-Agency

The 2018 CFL free agency period officially opened at 12:00pm EST on February 12, 2019.[2] Significant transactions are listed below:

Retained

Date Player Name Position Ref.
January 14, 2019 Nolan Macmillan OL [3]
January 25, 2019 Dominique Davis QB [4]
February 2, 2019 Jason Lauzon-Seguin OL [5]
February 5, 2019 Jonathan Rose DB [6]

Additions

Date Player Name Position Previous Team Ref.
January 25, 2019 Chris Randle DB Winnipeg Blue Bombers [4]
February 13, 2019 Jonathan Jennings QB BC Lions [7]

Departed

Date Player Name Position New Team Ref.
January 4, 2019 Diontae Spencer WR Pittsburgh Steelers (NFL) [8]
February 12, 2019 Trevor Harris QB Edmonton Eskimos [9]
Greg Ellingson WR [10]
SirVincent Rogers OL [11]
William Powell RB Saskatchewan Roughriders [12]
February 14, 2019 Rico Murray DB Hamilton Tiger-Cats [13]
A.C. Leonard DL Saskatchewan Roughriders [14]

Foreign drafts

For the first time in its history, the CFL held drafts for foreign players from Mexico and Europe.[15] Like all other CFL teams, the Redblacks held three non-tradeable selections in the 2019 CFL–LFA Draft, which took place on January 14, 2019. The 2019 European CFL Draft took place on April 11, 2019 where all teams held one non-tradeable pick.[16][17][18]

Draft Round Pick Player Position School/Club team Hometown
LFA 1 2 José Maltos K UANL
Fundidores Monterrey
Monterrey, Mexico
2 11 Guillermo Villalobos WR ITESM–Monterrey
Mexicas CDMX
Mexico City, Mexico
3 20 Maximiliano Esquer DE ITESM–Monterrey Monterrey, Mexico
Euro 1 8 Jordan Bouah WR Saddleback CC Rome, Italy

CFL Draft

The 2019 CFL Draft took place on May 2, 2019.[19][20] By virtue of being the 106th Grey Cup runner-up, the Redblacks had the second-last selection in each round, not including traded picks. The team traded their second-round pick to the Montreal Alouettes in exchange for Chris Ackie.[21]

Round Pick Player Position School Hometown
1 7 Alex Fontana OL Kansas Toronto, ON
3 27 Gabriel Polan RB Sherbrooke Montreal, QC
4 36 Thomas Grant DL Acadia Halifax, NS
5 45 Wesley Lewis WR Houston Baptist Houston, TX
6 54 Chris Larsen DL Manitoba Toronto, ON
7 63 Samson Abbott DL Manitoba Winnipeg, MB
8 72 Clement Lebreux DL Laval Longueuil, QC

Preseason

Schedule

Week Game Date Kickoff Opponent Results TV Venue Attendance Summary
Score Record
A Bye
B 1 Sat, June 1 7:00 p.m. EDT Hamilton Tiger-Cats L 21–25 0–1 TSN TD Place Stadium 22,318 Recap
C 2 Thurs, June 6 7:30 p.m. EDT @ Montreal Alouettes T 20–20 0–1–1 TSN/RDS Molson Stadium 13,474 Recap

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 #  Games played with colour uniforms.

Regular season

Standings

Team GP W L T Pts PF PA Div Stk
Hamilton Tiger-Cats 18 15 3 0 30 551 344 7–1 W6 Details
Montreal Alouettes 18 10 8 0 20 479 485 5–3 W1 Details
Toronto Argonauts 18 4 14 0 8 373 562 3–5 L1 Details
Ottawa Redblacks 18 3 15 0 6 312 564 1–7 L11 Details

Schedule

Week Game Date Kickoff Opponent Results TV Venue Attendance Summary
Score Record
1 1 Sat, June 15 7:00 p.m. EDT @ Calgary Stampeders W 32–28 1–0 TSN/ESPNews McMahon Stadium 26,301 Recap
2 2 Thu, June 20 7:30 p.m. EDT Saskatchewan Roughriders W 44–41 2–0 TSN/RDS TD Place Stadium 23,453 Recap
3 Bye
4 3 Fri, July 5 7:30 p.m. EDT Winnipeg Blue Bombers L 14–29 2–1 TSN/RDS TD Place Stadium 20,429 Recap
5 4 Sat, July 13 4:00 p.m. EDT Montreal Alouettes L 19–36 2–2 TSN/RDS/ESPN2 TD Place Stadium 21,536 Recap
6 5 Fri, July 19 8:30 p.m. EDT @ Winnipeg Blue Bombers L 1–31 2–3 TSN/RDS IG Field 25,350 Recap
7 6 Thu, July 25 7:00 p.m. EDT Calgary Stampeders L 16–17 2–4 TSN/RDS TD Place Stadium 22,708 Recap
8 7 Fri, Aug 2 7:00 p.m. EDT @ Montreal Alouettes W 30–27 (OT) 3–4 TSN/RDS Molson Stadium 17,498 Recap
9 8 Fri, Aug 9 10:00 p.m. EDT @ Edmonton Eskimos L 12–16 3–5 TSN/ESPN2 Commonwealth Stadium 27,951 Recap
10 9 Sat, Aug 17 4:00 p.m. EDT Hamilton Tiger-Cats L 7–21 3–6 TSN/RDS2 TD Place Stadium 23,214 Recap
11 10 Sat, Aug 24 7:00 p.m. EDT @ Saskatchewan Roughriders L 18–40 3–7 TSN/RDS Mosaic Stadium 32,328 Recap
12 Bye
13 11 Sat, Sept 7 1:00 p.m. EDT Toronto Argonauts L 17–46 3–8 TSN/RDS2 TD Place Stadium 22,489 Recap
14 12 Fri, Sept 13 10:00 p.m. EDT @ BC Lions L 5–29 3–9 TSN/ESPN2 BC Place 15,052 Recap
15 13 Sat, Sept 21 7:00 p.m. EDT BC Lions L 7–40 3–10 TSN/RDS2 TD Place Stadium 21,573 Recap
16 14 Sat, Sept 28 4:00 p.m. EDT Edmonton Eskimos L 16–21 3–11 TSN/RDS2 TD Place Stadium 23,451 Recap
17 Bye
18 15 Fri, Oct 11 7:00 p.m. EDT @ Toronto Argonauts L 21–28 3–12 TSN/RDS2/ESPNews BMO Field 10,368 Recap
19 16 Sat, Oct 19 4:00 p.m. EDT @ Hamilton Tiger-Cats L 12–33 3–13 TSN/RDS2 Tim Hortons Field 23,692 Recap
20 17 Sat, Oct 26 4:00 p.m. EDT @ Toronto Argonauts L 9–39 3–14 TSN/RDS BMO Field 12,995 Recap
21 18 Fri, Nov 1 7:00 p.m. EDT Montreal Alouettes L 32–42 3–15 TSN/RDS TD Place Stadium 24,592 Recap

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 #  Games played with white uniforms.
 #  Games played with colour uniforms.

Team

Roster

Quarterbacks

Running backs

Fullbacks

Receivers

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

1-Game Injured

6-Game Injured

Practice
  • 68 Kai Absheer OL
  • 14 Rafael Araujo-Lopes WR
  • 87 Jaelan Austin WR
  • 16 José Maltos K/P
  • 30 Nate Hamlin DB
  • 33 Denzel Johnson DB
  • 52 Nick McBeath LB
  • 41 De'Andre Montgomery LB
  • 61 DeVondre Seymour OL
  • 86 Micah Wright WR

Suspended

  • 78 Samson Abbott DL
  • 67 Colin Buchanan OL
  • 97 Thomas Grant DL
  • 76 Chris Larsen DL
  • 22 Gabriel Polan FB

Italics indicate American player
Bold indicates Global player
Roster updated 2019-11-01
Depth ChartTransactions
46 Active, 12 One-game Injured,
12 Six-game Injured, 9 Practice,
5 Suspended

More rosters

Coaching staff

Front Office
  • Owner – Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group (OSEG)
  • President – Jeff Hunt
  • Chief Executive Officer – Bernie Ashe
  • General Manager – Marcel Desjardins
  • Assistant General Manager – Jeremy Snyder
  • Director of Player Personnel – Jean-Marc Edmé
  • Coordinator of Football Operations – Joey Swarbrick
  • Video Coordinator – Colin Farquharson

Head Coaches

Offensive Coaches

 

Defensive Coaches

Special Teams Coaches

Strength and Conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning Coordinator – Nick Mercuri

Coaching Staff
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References

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  2. ^ "Official 2019 Free Agent Tracker". CFL.ca. Retrieved 2019-02-12.
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  6. ^ "REDBLACKS sign DB Rose to one-year extension". CFL.ca. 2019-02-05. Retrieved 2019-02-12.
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  8. ^ "Spencer released from REDBLACKS for NFL". CFL.ca. 2019-01-04. Retrieved 2019-02-12.
  9. ^ "Eskimos Sign Quarterback Trevor Harris". Edmonton Eskimos. 2019-02-12. Retrieved 2019-02-12.
  10. ^ "Eskimos Sign All-Star Greg Ellingson". Edmonton Eskimos. 2019-02-12. Retrieved 2019-02-12.
  11. ^ "Eskimos Sign All-Star SirVincent Rogers". Edmonton Eskimos. 2019-02-12. Retrieved 2019-02-12.
  12. ^ "RIDERS SIGN RUNNING BACK WILLIAM POWELL". Saskatchewan Roughriders. 2019-02-12. Retrieved 2019-02-12.
  13. ^ "ALL-STAR DEFENSIVE BACK MURRAY SIGNS WITH TIGER-CATS – Hamilton Tiger-Cats". Retrieved 2019-02-14.
  14. ^ "RIDERS SIGN DEFENSIVE LINEMAN A.C. LEONARD". Saskatchewan Roughriders. 2019-02-14. Retrieved 2019-02-14.
  15. ^ Dan Barnes (January 11, 2019). "'FUN ELEMENT': CFL set for inaugural draft of Mexican talent".
  16. ^ "Mexico's top talent selected at CFL-LFA Draft". cfl.ca. January 14, 2019.
  17. ^ "CFL to hold European lottery and draft in April". 3downnation.com. April 3, 2019.
  18. ^ "Full results from the first ever European draft". cfl.ca. April 11, 2019.
  19. ^ "An early look at the 2019 CFL Draft selection order". December 17, 2018.
  20. ^ "Recapping the 2019 CFL Draft". cfl.ca. May 2, 2019.
  21. ^ "Redblacks acquire Chris Ackie in trade with Als". October 10, 2018.
  22. ^ a b 2019 Ottawa Redblacks Schedule
  23. ^ CFL on TSN broadcast schedule
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  25. ^ CFL schedule through August 2019
  26. ^ RDS présente plus de 50 matchs de football de la LCF dès le jeudi 6 juin