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Ottawa Redblacks quarterback Trevor Harris signs with Edmonton Eskimos

Quarterback Trevor Harris has signed a two-year deal with the Edmonton Eskimos the team announced Tuesday, the opening day of CFL free agency. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

The Ottawa Redblacks are saying goodbye to their quarterback as Trevor Harris has signed a two-year deal with the Edmonton Eskimos, the western club announced Tuesday, the opening day of CFL free agency.

“The Edmonton Eskimos are excited to announce Trevor Harris as our new franchise quarterback,” said GM Brock Sunderland in a release. “He’s a talented and proven winner who’s shown the ability to lead his team to the Grey Cup.”

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Harris appeared in 17 games this past season for the RedBlacks where he completed 431 of 615 pass attempts for 5,116 yards and 22 touchdowns.

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In the East Final, he completed 29 of 32 passes for 367 yards and a CFL playoff record six touchdowns.

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In the 105th Grey Cup, Harris completed 20 of 38 passes for 288 yards and one touchdown.

“I’m excited to join the City of Champions and Edmonton Eskimos led by Brock Sunderland and Jason Maas,” said Trevor Harris in the release. “I’m very blessed to have their belief and I’m excited to get to work and start our pursuit to the Grey Cup with my teammates.”

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Earlier Tuesday, Edmonton lost their original quarterback when Mike Reilly signed with the B.C. Lions in a four-year, $2.9-million deal which would pay the veteran quarterback an average of $725,000 per year.

Harris wasn’t the only Redblack to sign elsewhere Tuesday. Wide receiver Greg Ellingson also signed with Edmonton and running back William Powell, a 1,000 yard rusher over the last two seasons, signed with Saskatchewan.

– With files from the Canadian Press

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