Canadian Football League

Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Howell ready jump start Canadian Football League Career.

The once burned Ottawa Renegades have once again agreed to terms with a free agent wide receiver.
According to the Ottawa Sun, the club has agreed to terms with former Blue Bomber Markus Howell.
"The paperwork is in transit, I think," Coach Joe Paopao confirmed to the Sun on Sunday night. "We've agreed to terms. I'm pretty confident things will work out."
A few weeks ago, the team thought that they had signed Ed Hervey, who had verbally agreed to join the Renegades, but then signed a contract to stay in Edmonton.
"If the terms of my contract with Ottawa go through, it's a done deal," Howell told reporters out west. "It's really not about money because Winnipeg was close, but they are giving me an opportunity."
Last season, Howell only had two catches and played as defensive back when the Blue Bombers where hit with injuries.
"I need a fresh start. There might have been a stigma placed (in Winnipeg) that I wasn't a starter," the 29-year old Winnigeg native told the Sun. "(The Renegades) want me as a receiver and they said there could be a chance of being on defence but only in an emergency situation. It will definitely be a little different to be away from Winnipeg, but change is good. It was a tough decision."
In five seasons, Howell has 104 receptions for 1,280 yards.


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