Redblacks sign star Canadian receiver Brad Sinopoli to two-year extension

OTTAWA - The Ottawa Redblacks have re-signed Canadian receiver Brad Sinopoli to a two-year contract extension.

Sinopoli is coming off three consecutive seasons with at least 1,000 receiving yards and was a key piece of Ottawa's Grey Cup championship in 2016, in which he was named Most Valuable Canadian.

"Brad has been a big part of this team both on and off the field since he came here and we're looking forward to having him back," Redblacks general manager Marcel Desjardins said in a statement. "We could not envision heading into the 2018 season without Brad Sinopoli."

In a 2017 season cut short by injury, Sinopoli had 91 catches for 1,009 yards and three touchdowns.

Sinopoli has put up 3,080 yards in 51 games since joining the Redblacks for the 2015 season.

The Peterborough, Ont., native played his first four seasons with the Calgary Stampeders, originally serving as the team's third-string quarterback before switching to receiver in 2013.

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