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Defensive lineman Nigel Romick signs one-year extension with Redblacks

Ottawa Redblacks Nigel Romick (47) tackles Montreal Alouettes Tyquwan Glass (22) during third quarter CFL action in Ottawa on August 11, 2018. Romick signed a one-year extension with the Redblacks on Tuesday. (CFL PHOTO - Patrick Doyle)

OTTAWA – Canadian defensive lineman Nigel Romick, a member of the Ottawa Redblacks since they started play in 2014, has signed a one-year extension with the CFL club.

The native of Thunder Bay, Ont., had a career-high 21 special teams tackles last year. In 67 career games, Romick has 63 tackles on special teams.

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The Redblacks picked Romick (23rd overall) in the third round of the 2014 CFL draft out of Saint Mary’s University in Halifax.

Meanwhile, the Edmonton Eskimos released Canadian defensive back Neil King.

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The Edmonton native had 30 defensive tackles and two interceptions in 12 games in 2018, his third season with the Eskimos.

The 30-year-old King broke into the league with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in 2013.

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