What was rumoured Tuesday night was made official Wednesday afternoon.
The Saskatchewan Roughriders have announced running back Jerome Messam has joined the club signing a contract on day 2 of CFL free agency.
The 6 foot 3, 230 pound Messam joins the Riders after spending the last two and a half seasons with the Calgary Stampeders. He went to Calgary in a trade that brought back kicker Tyler Crapigna to Saskatchewan.
Last season, he started 17 regular-season games for the Stamps, picking up 1,016 yards which was 3rd in the CFL, and nine touchdowns on 215 carries. He added 26 carries for 133 yards and two touchdowns through the West Final and Grey Cup.
In 125 career games, Messam has amassed 5,484 rushing yards and 34 touchdowns. He is a three-time division all-star and two-time CFL all-star.