Ottawa Redblacks agree to contract extension with receiver Chris Williams

The Ottawa Redblacks have agreed to a contract extension with receiver Chris Williams.

Williams led East Division champions with 88 catches for 1,214 yards last season, his 1st with Ottawa

Ottawa Redblacks wide receiver Chris Williams, centre, made his CFL debut with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in 2011 and captured the league's top rookie award before named its outstanding special-teams performer the following season. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld)

The Ottawa Redblacks have agreed to a contract extension with receiver Chris Williams.

Williams led the East Division champions with 88 catches for 1,214 yards last season, his first with Ottawa.

The 28-year-old American anchored a Redblacks receiving corps that featured four 1,000-yard performers in 2016.

Williams also had 57 punt returns for 338 yards and five kickoff returns for 82 yards.

The five-foot-nine, 155-pound dynamo made his CFL debut with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in 2011 and captured the league's top rookie award before named its outstanding special-teams performer the following season.

He spent time in the NFL with New Orleans and Chicago in 2013-14 before joining the Redblacks.

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