The Saskatchewan Roughriders returned to the field Wednesday morning to start getting ready for Saturday’s rematch in Winnipeg against the Bombers.
In the 31-23 win in Sunday’s Labour Day Classic, the Riders got significant contributions from rookie wide receivers Shaq Evans, Jordan Williams-Lambert (pictured), and Kyran Moore making significant contributions.
Those contributions are not going un-noticed with one member of the Rider receiving corps.
Naaman Roosevelt says it is great to see the rookies fit in so well with the offence.
“Those guys are doing a great job.” Roosevelt said. “If they have any questions, they know they can ask me. They are doing an awesome job of going out there and making plays. They’re having fun.”
While Moore just got into the lineup making five catches for 69 yards in his first game Sunday, Williams-Lambert leads the team in receptions with 40 while Evans has 24 catches on the season.
Head Coach Chris Jones also likes the play of his first-year pass-catchers, but he says there are some things that the average fan may not see.
“All you see is the plays they make when they catch the football.” Jones said. “They are all very dynamic football players and they make plays. There are some mistakes you don’t see though like breaking a route early or some drops, but we just have to keep working with them.”
The Riders look to make it four wins in a row at Investors Group Field in a 2 o’clock Saskatchewan time kickoff. Our pre-game show on 620 CKRM will start at 11.