Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Grey Cup-Champion Redblacks Re-Sign Defensive Back Antoine Pruneau

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Grey Cup-Champion Redblacks Re-Sign Defensive Back Antoine Pruneau

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Redblacks re-sign defensive back Pruneau

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OTTAWA - The Ottawa Redblacks signed Canadian defensive back Antoine Pruneau to a two-year contract extension Wednesday.

The deal keeps the Montreal native with the CFL club through the 2018 season.

Pruneau, Ottawa's first-round pick in 2014, helped the Redblacks capture the Grey Cup last season, registering 58 tackles, 11 special-teams tackles, an interception and sack.

The six-foot 200-pounder had 68 tackles for the club as a rookie out of the University of Montreal.

Ottawa secured its first Grey Cup crown since 1976 with a 39-33 overtime victory over favoured Calgary on Nov. 27 at BMO Field. The Stampeders posted a CFL-best 15-2-1 record during the regular season while the Redblacks finished atop the East Division with an 8-9-1 mark.

"What we've accomplished in three years is amazing and I'm very happy to remain a part of this," said Pruneau. …

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