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Ottawa Redblacks hire Winston October as their new receivers coach

OTTAWA — The Ottawa Redblacks hired Winston October as their receivers coach Monday.

October joins the Redblacks after serving as the receivers coach at William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va.

October was a receiver/defensive back in the CFL with the Montreal Alouettes (1999-2000) and Edmonton (2001-2004) while also seeing time with the NFL's Washington Redskins (2001). He helped the Eskimos win a Grey Cup in 2003.

"Winston is an experienced player and coach and we’re happy he chose to join the Redblacks," Ottawa head coach Rick Campbell said in a statement. "We're excited to add a coach of Winston's calibre and I know the entire coaching staff is looking forward to working with him."

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