Ottawa Redblacks sign 2021 No. 1 draft pick, QB Taryn Christion retires

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The good news: The Ottawa Redblacks have signed linebacker DeShawn Stevens, their first-round draft choice from 2021.

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The bad news: Quarterback Taryn Christion, who was injured last October, has retired. In his place, the Redblacks have signed quarterback David Moore (Central Michigan).

The Redblacks also announced they have released defensive lineman Esa Mrabure, linebacker Tony Anderson and running back De’Lance Turner. Also signed: Defensive backs Adonis Davis and Ky’El Hemby, linebacker Bryan Wright and defensive lineman Will Kiely.

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Stevens, a 24-year-old from Toronto was selected sixth overall by the Redblacks, coming off a season with Maine that saw him rack up 36 tackles, including 13 unassisted, in a shortened four-game season. Stevens, who’s 6-foot-2, 255 lbs., transferred to West Virginia for the 2021 season, and recorded 12 tackles through 10 games.

The Redblacks are set to kick off training camp next week. Rookies report May 11, with camp officially opening on May 14.

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