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Ottawa Redblacks sign receivers Sinopoli and Ellingson and lineman Rogers

02/11/2015 10:35 EST | Updated 04/13/2015 05:59 EDT
OTTAWA - Brad Sinopoli is returning to the Canadian capital.

The Ottawa Redblacks announced Wednesday that Sinopoli, who played collegiately at the University of Ottawa, had signed with the CFL club as a free agent. Also joining the second-year franchise are receiver Greg Ellingson and offensive lineman SirVincent Rogers.

The six-foot-four, 215-pound Sinopoli had 20 catches for 197 yards and two touchdowns in 12 games with the Grey Cup-champion Calgary Stampeders. The 24-year-old native of Peterborough, Ont., played quarterback at the University of Ottawa and in 2010 captured the Hec Crighton Trophy as Canadian university football's outstanding player.

Calgary took Sinopoli in the fourth round, 29th overall, in the 2011 CFL draft. He served as the No. 3 quarterback with the club in 2011 and 2012 before being converted to receiver.

Ellingson, 26, a six-foot-three, 197-pound Florida native, had 84 catches for 1,229 yards and six TDs over two seasons with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats while Rogers, 28, of Jasper, Tex., spent the last two campaigns with the Toronto Argonauts. In 2012, Rogers played offensive lineman and tight end for the Arizona Rattlers of the Arena Football League, catching five passes for 129 yards and two touchdowns, helping his team win the Arena Bowl championship.

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