04/21/2015 11:43 EDT | Updated 07/13/2015 05:59 EDT

Chris Williams signs with Ottawa Redblacks

The Ottawa Redblacks have signed former Hamilton Tiger-Cats wide receiver/kick returner Chris Williams.

The announcement was made to Redblacks season ticket holders in an email Tuesday morning.

While playing with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, Williams earned the CFL Rookie of the Year award in 2011 and a CFL all-star berth in 2012.

Williams then left the Tiger-Cats and spent the next two seasons on NFL rosters in New Orleans and Chicago.

A news conference is scheduled for 2 p.m. ET Tuesday.