Redblacks sign LB Jeff Knox Jr.

Jeff Knox Jr. who is in talks with the Ottawa Redblacks about a contract, spent his first 3 seasons with the Saskatchewan Rough Riders. During his time as a Rider’, Knox Jr. rallied up 236 total tackles, 2 sacks and one interception. 122 of his 236 tackles came in his 2015 rookie campaign, where he was also named a West All-Star, winning Most Outstanding player on the Riders’ team. In his sophomore season, Jeff fought through injuries, which had limited him to 84 tackles. After his 2nd season in the CFL, he had been released by Saskatchewan to pursue NFL opportunities with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

TAMPA, FL – AUGUST 26: Linebacker Jeff Knox #50 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the preseason game against the Cleveland Browns at Raymond James Stadium on August 26, 2017, in Tampa, Florida. The Buccaneers lost 13-9. (photo by Matt May/Tampa Bay Buccaneers)

After Knox Jr. recorded 4 tackles in 3 pre-season games with Tampa Bay, he had been released by the team. Once he was released, it opened eyes of CFL teams to bring back a former All-Star to the league. Midway through the 2018 CFL season, Jeff had been signed by the Toronto Argonauts. After his one year deal expired with the Argos’ he recorded a total of 35 tackles and one sack in the 7 games played in double blue.

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If the Redblacks newly signed Linebacker is back to his 2015 self, this could be an extremely well pick up for the organization. Keep all eyes out for Knox Jr. this Saturday when the Redblacks face off against division rival, Montreal Alouettes at TD Place in Ottawa.

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