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Former Newark football star signs with CFL team

The dawn of a new football season is approaching for high schools and colleges, and the NFL is just weeks away.

While the National Football League and college football are in the midst of training camps and preseason, the Canadian Football League has been in its regular season for eight weeks in its 61st year of existence.

In third place in the East division and located in the nation’s capital are the Ottawa Redblacks, who just signed former Newark wide receiver Micah Wright to the practice squad.

Wright, who played for the University of Maine, will join the Redblacks, who will look to make a playoff run in their last 10 games of the season.

While at Maine, Wright was a three-time All-CAA selection and finished sixth on the school’s all-time receiving yardage list with 2,143 and seventh all-time with 160 catches. He also helped the Black Bears win the CAA title and reach the national semifinals for the first time in school history.

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