February 22nd, 2024

Veteran receiver Rhymes signs two-year contract with Ottawa Redblacks

By The Canadian Press on January 22, 2024.

Dominique Rhymes is officially back with the Ottawa Redblacks. Rhymes, then with the B.C. Lions, makes a reception as Winnipeg Blue Bombers' Evan Holm defends during the second half of a CFL football game, in Vancouver, B.C., Friday, Oct. 6, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

OTTAWA – Dominique Rhymes is officially back with the Ottawa Redblacks.

The CFL team announced Monday it had signed Rhymes to a two-year contract. Rhymes and the B.C. Lions mutually agreed to part ways last week.

Rhymes, a 30-year-old Miami native, began his CFL career with Ottawa (2017-19), registering 102 receptions for 1,578 yards and six touchdowns in 39 career regular-season games.

He also helped the Redblacks reach the 2018 Grey Cup game.

Rhymes joined the Lions as a free agent in February 2020 but the CFL didn’t play that season due to the global pandemic.

He re-signed with B.C. in December 2020, spending three seasons with the Lions (2021-23). The six-foot-four, 215-pound Rhymes registered 148 catches for 2,347 yards and 18 touchdowns in 36 career regular-season games.

Veteran kicker Lauther remains with Saskatchewan Roughriders

REGINA – Veteran Canadian kicker Brett Lauther signed a three-year contract extension with the Saskatchewan Roughriders on Monday.

Lauther, of Truro, N.S., was slated to become a free agent next month.

The six-foot-one, 195-pound Lauther enters his sixth season with Saskatchewan. He has made 203-of 242 field-goal attempts (84 per cent) and 130-of-142 converts (91.5 per cent) while registering 14 special-teams tackles.

Lauther, 33, was Saskatchewan’s top Canadian in 2018 as well as its outstanding special-teams nominee in 2018 and ’21. In November, he received the Tom Pate Memorial Award, presented annually by the CFL Players’ Association to the player who best combines sportsmanship with outstanding community service.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 24, 2024.

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