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Ottawa Returning to the Canadian Football League

CFL.ca is live in Ottawa for the official announcement of the new team name and logo.

 


On March 3, 2009, the Canadian Football League officially renewed its commitment to bringing the game back to the city of Ottawa.  On October 12, 2012 the CFL announced that it was on course to proudly add a ninth team in the nation's capital in time for the 2014 season.  This, following a vote of 21 to 3 by Ottawa City Council to proceed with plans proposed by the Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group to transform Frank Clair Stadium into a leading sports facility and surround it with an exciting new residential and retail complex.

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Reserve your spot in line to see Ottawa's new CFL team.

Ottawa's new CFL team is giving former Renegades/Rough Riders season ticket holders and new fans a chance to show their support.

Former season ticket holders can reserve their old seats, and new fans can secure a Priority Registration Number (PRN) for seats for $25 per seat. Got questions? Visit www.Ottawa67s.com or call 613-599-3267 to reserve by phone.

 

 

Ottawa unveils the REDBLACKS -
Ottawa’s new CFL team today announced that REDBLACKS will be the team’s official nickname and the logo will be a classic R on a background that represents a saw blade.
Ottawa names Desjardins GM -
The Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group officially introduced Marcel Desjardins as the club's first General Manager at a press conference.
Desjardins ready to lead Ottawa - Building a football team from the ground up is no easy task. However, new Ottawa General Manager Marcel Desjardins hs never been one to back away from a challenge.



Cauz: Excited about the return of football to Ottawa - With the latest news from last week that Ottawa is on track to return in 2014, Matt Cauz feels its time to celebrate and isn't shying away from it. Hunt offers fans glimpse into Ottawa's future - In a live chat hosted with a local newspaper, Ottawa Owner Jeff Hunt offered fans a chance to see what might be in store for their new team. Ottawa on track for 2014 return - The CFL is now on course to proudly add a ninth team in the nation's capital in time for the 2014 season, Commissioner Mark Cohon announced today.

 


Ottawa Announces New Name and Logo - The Ottawa franchise officially announced REDBLACKS as the team name and unveiled the logo at an event on Saturday. Here's some reaction after the announcement. We are REDBLACKS -  It's a name and logo to honour Ottawa's past and launch the team forward into the future. Watch as the name and logo of the new Ottawa franchise is unveiled.

Ottawa REDBLACKS press conference -Watch the introductory press conference in its entirety as the Ottawa franchise unveils the REDBLACKS as its new team name.

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Ottawa Franchise Names Desjardins New GM - The Ottawa Sports & Entertainment Group introduced Marcel Desjardins as their new General Manager at a press conference on Wednesday. Marcel Desjardins 1-on-1 - Newly appointed General Manager of the Ottawa franchise, Marcel Desjardins, spoke to CFL.ca after his introductory press conference on Wednesday. Jeff Hunt 1-on-1 - President of the Ottawa Sports & Entertainment Group, Jeff Hunt, spoke to CFL.ca about naming Marcel Desjardins the team's GM and what's next for the Ottawa franchise.



Ottawa On Track for 2014 - Ottawa City Council voted to move ahead with stadium construction which means football is track to be back in the nation's capital for 2014. Commissioner Mark Cohon on the Expansion Draft - CFL Commissioner Mark Cohon talks about the expansion draft and how Ottawa will factor into the Canadian Draft. Another Step Forward Towards Ottawa - In 2010, Commissioner Cohon commented on the Ottawa vote to redevelop Landsdowne Park including a refurbished Frank Clair Stadium that would be home to a future CFL franchise.






Marcel Desjardins named GM - Images from the press conference announcing Marcel Desjardins as Ottawa's first General Manager. Ottawa Stadium Concept - With a new stadium to be built at Lansdowne Park, here's a look at what the home of a new Ottawa team is expected to look like in 2014. Best of Football in Ottawa - With a new team set to arrive in Ottawa in 2014, here's a look at the best that Ottawa football had to offer in photos.








Ottawa will be able to select a total of eight imports and 16 non-imports, including two quarterbacks, from existing teams.

The Expansion Draft is divided into two main categories from which players may be selected, Non-Imports and Imports (quarterbacks, kickers, and punters are eligible for selection within the applicable Non-Import or Import category).

Ottawa will have the ability to select not more than two quarterbacks and not more than one kicker or punter (for clarity, Ottawa may not select a kicker and a punter). A Member Club cannot have both a quarterback and a kicker or punter selected from its roster. A Member Club cannot have more than one quarterback selected from its roster.

ROUND ONE:  IMPORT DRAFT

Member Clubs may protect one quarterback, and ten additional Import players.

Ottawa will select one Import player from each Member Club.

Import quarterbacks, kickers, and punters are eligible for selection (and protection), provided that:

– Each Member Club may protect a maximum of one quarterback in the Import Draft.

– All other quarterbacks on a Member Club’s roster at the time of the draft are eligible for selection in this section.

– Ottawa will only be able to select two quarterbacks in the Expansion Draft.

– If a quarterback is selected from a Member Club in the Import Draft, such Member Club will be able to protect the names of an additional two Non-Import players in the first round of the Non-Import Draft.
2013 CFL Canadian Draft

– If a kicker or punter is selected from a Member Club in the Import Draft, such Member Club will be able to protect one additional Non-Import player in the first round of the Non-Import Draft.

ROUND TWO: NON-IMPORT DRAFT

Each Member Club will protect six Non-Import players.

Non-Import quarterbacks, kickers, and punters are eligible for selection (and protection), provided that:

– If a Member Club had a quarterback selected from its roster in the Import draft, it will be permitted to protect eight Non-Import players in the first round of the Non-Import Draft (instead of six); and

– Ottawa will be prevented from also selecting a kicker or punter from that Member Club.

- If a Member Club had a kicker or punter selected from its roster in the Import Draft:

– That Member Club will be permitted to protect seven Non-Import players in the Non-Import Draft (instead of six); and

– Ottawa will be prevented from also selecting a quarterback from that Member Club.

Any kicker or punter selected in the Non-Import Draft must be selected in the first round. If a Member Club had a kicker or punter selected from its roster in the Non-Import Draft, such Member Club would be eligible to protect eight Non-Import players in the second round of the Non-Import Draft, instead of six.

Ottawa will then select one non-import player from each Member Club.

ROUND THREE: NON-IMPORT DRAFT

Member Clubs will then submit a second list of an additional six Non-Import players for protection

If a Member Club lost a Non-Import kicker or punter in the first round of the Non-Import Draft, such Member Club would submit two additional Non-Import player names for protection.

Ottawa will then select one non-import player from each Member Club.

The Commissioner will resolve any dispute related to player eligibility for the Expansion Draft process.

CFL CANADIAN DRAFT (Non-Imports)

Ottawa will select in rounds one, two, three and four of the CFL Canadian Draft in the calendar year preceding the year it begins play, possibly 2012. It will select at the ninth position in each of the first four rounds and may only select Redshirt Juniors from the NCAA. Ottawa will be able to select a maximum of four underclassmen (NCAA) in that CFL Canadian Draft.

Ottawa will have the first pick in every round of the CFL Canadian Draft in the calendar year in which it begins play, possibly 2013. That provides Ottawa with the:  

1st overall selection

10th overall selection

19th overall selection

28th overall selection

37th overall selection

46th overall selection

55th overall selection

Plus two additional picks at 64 and 65.

In addition to the Expansion Draft and selections in the CFL Canadian Drafts, the conditional Ottawa franchise may operate a Negotiation List in advance of its return to the league. Ottawa’s interim Negotiation List can include a maximum of 25 players, including a maximum of 10 quarterbacks.

RankNameSchoolPos.
1 Brett Boyko UNLV OL
2 Alex Mateas UCONN OL
3 Daryl Waud Western DL
4 Tyler Varga Yale RB
5 Nic Demski Manitoba WR
6 Sean McEwen Calgary OL
7 Sukh Chungh Calgary OL
8 Danny Groulx Laval OL
9 Addison Richards Regina WR
10 Jacob Ruby Richmond OL
 
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