Ottawa Redblacks re-sign Hayes, Mulumba-Tshimanga and Catalina

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OTTAWA — The Ottawa Redblacks have re-signed defensive back De'Chavon Hayes, linebacker Christope Mulumba-Tshimanga and offensive lineman Tyler Catalina.

Hayes had 22 defensive tackles and three interceptions through seven games with the Redblacks in 2019.

Mulumba-Tshimanga has 53 defensive tackles, 34 special-teams tackles, with five sacks and four forced fumbles over 43 games with Edmonton.

He originally signed with the Redblacks prior to the 2020 season that was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Catalina signed with Ottawa in February 2020 after a college career at Rhode Island and Georgia.


WINNIPEG — The Blue Bombers have signed American cornerback Deatrick Nichols.

Nichols was most recently with the NFL's Miami Dolphins.

He played for the XFL's Houston Roughnecks in 2020 and led the league with three interceptions before the remainder of the season was cancelled.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 5, 2021.

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