Some Rider fans were left wondering how receiver Jordan Williams-Lambert could have NFL workouts when he signed a two-year contract thus making him ineligible to join an NFL squad seeing he is still under contract.
Sportscage CFL insider Justin Dunk is reporting on 3DownNation.com that a grievance was filed under the collective bargaining agreement, and as a result, the Riders and CFLPA have agreed that Williams-Lambert is eligible to workout and potentially sign an NFL contract under the NFL option window.
The CFL opted to go back to reinstating the option window for NFL workouts in contracts. but that reinstatement came after Williams-Lambert had signed his contract which sparked the grievance.
Williams-Lambert has until mid-February to sign an NFL contract. If he does not, his rights remain with Saskatchewan.
The 24-year old was named the West’s top rookie in 2018 after a season that saw him lead the team in catches (62) and yards (764).