Duke Williams arrives in Riderville

The Riders were back at work Tuesday after completing their bye week.  When they hit the field, the newest member of the team was on the Mosaic Stadium turf as receiver Duke Williams made his debut.

It is hoped the arrival of the former Edmonton receiver, who spent some time in the NFL before coming back to the CFL, can spark a dormant Saskatchewan offence that has struggled this year in the passing game.

Quarterback Cody Fajardo says he noticed the presence Williams had immediately.

“You can tell when he’s talking to guys about routes, waggles, and he’s very acceptable to criticism or coaching.” Fajardo said. That is really big when you get a big time receiver or a guy with the resume he’s got.”

Shaq Evans was also on the field practicing with his teammates as they get ready for what will be their third straight game against the Calgary Stampeders on Saturday in Calgary ( 7:45 p.m on 620 CKRM). Evans has been out of the lineup since suffering a broken foot in a game against Hamilton in Week 2 of the season.   It led to head coach Craig Dickenson being asked if both Evans and Williams could be on the field for that contest.

“We’re not sure yet.” Dickenson said. “We are hopeful both Shaq and Duke will be ready to go, but we will have to see by the end of the week

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