The Saskatchewan Roughriders announced national free agent defensive lineman Justin Capicciotti has signed with the team. As per club policy, details of the contract were not released.
Capicciotti (6’3 – 235) was originally selected by the Edmonton Eskimos in the 2nd round (14th overall) of the 2012 CFL Draft. After playing 22 regular season games through two seasons the Toronto, ON native was selected by the Ottawa Redblacks in the 2013 Expansion Draft.
Last season the 26-year-old led the Redblacks with 12 quarterback sacks while picking up 47 defensive tackles and four tackles for loss in 17 regular season games. He also added five defensive tackles in the Grey Cup and was named a 2015 East Division All-Star.
For his career, Capiccotti has totaled 117 defensive tackles and 25 quarterback sacks in 57 regular season games.