Redblacks re-sign Flanders, Saunders and Fernandez

The Canadian Press

OTTAWA – The Ottawa Redblacks have re-signed linebacker Jerod Fernandez, wide receiver Jalen Saunders and running back Timothy Flanders.

Fernandez joined the Redblacks during the 2019 season after spending time with Washington in the NFL.

He had 53 tackles and a pair of forced fumbles in 11 games and was named the Redblacks’ most outstanding rookie.

Saunders originally signed with the Redblacks last April. but didn’t get to suit up for Ottawa after the 2020 season was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

He had 1,170 receiving yards and four touchdowns as a CFL rookie with Hamilton in 2017. He had 739 yards and two touchdowns in nine games in 2018 with the Tiger-Cats before his season was cut short due to a knee injury.

Flanders had 96 carries 541 yards over the past three seasons with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. He signed with Ottawa in December 2019.