|1996 Ottawa Rough Riders season|
|Head coach|| Jim Gilstrap (fired)|
|Home field||Frank Clair Stadium|
|Division place||4th, East|
|Playoff finish||did not qualify|
The 1996 Ottawa Rough Riders finished 4th place in the East Division with a 3–15 record and failed to make the playoffs. This was the final season in Ottawa Rough Riders franchise history as they folded after the season ended. Jim Gilstrap was the coach through the second game of the regular season before being fired and replaced with John Payne for the remainder of the season.
|4||28||Grayson Shillingford||SB||British Columbia|
|5||37||Darcy Curtis||DT/OL||Simon Fraser|
|June 13||Montreal Alouettes||38–7||Loss||11,215||0–1|
|June 19||Toronto Argonauts||34–6||Loss||14,024||0–2|
|Ottawa Rough Riders||18||3||15||0||352||524||6|
|1||June 28||at Hamilton Tiger-Cats||35–23||Loss||19,149||0–1|
|2||July 3||vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders||29–14||Loss||10,125||0–2|
|3||July 12||vs. BC Lions||32–21||Win||13,489||1–2|
|4||July 17||at Toronto Argonauts||34–4||Loss||17,288||1–3|
|5||July 25||vs. Edmonton Eskimos||34–18||Loss||13,323||1–4|
|6||Aug 3||at Edmonton Eskimos||30–2||Loss||25,773||1–5|
|7||Aug 9||at Winnipeg Blue Bombers||31–27||Loss||25,219||1–6|
|8||Aug 15||vs. Toronto Argonauts||42–19||Loss||15,220||1–7|
|9||Aug 24||at Toronto Argonauts||28–21||Loss||17,182||1–8|
|10||Aug 30||vs. Montreal Alouettes||17–6||Win||28,451||2–8|
|12||Sept 15||at Saskatchewan Roughriders||18–16||Win||19,567||3–8|
|13||Sept 22||vs. Hamilton Tiger-Cats||24–21||Loss||26,813||3–9|
|14||Sept 27||at Calgary Stampeders||24–17||Loss||21,607||3–10|
|15||Oct 5||vs. Calgary Stampeders||31–27||Loss||15,025||3–11|
|16||Oct 14||vs. Montreal Alouettes||25–18||Loss||14,080||3–12|
|17||Oct 19||at Montreal Alouettes||39–25||Loss||18,671||3–13|
|18||Oct 26||vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers||30–29||Loss||15,095||3–14|
|19||Nov 2||at BC Lions||35–24||Loss||18,308||3–15|
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