Riders wrap rookie camp, uncertain days ahead with CBA deadline looming

Saskatchewan Roughrider rookie camp is over, but it remains to be seen if a deal in the Canadian Football League’s collective bargaining agreement will be in place in time for main camp to start tomorrow.

Rookie camp wrapped up Day 3 yesterday in Saskatoon with head coach Craig Dickenson praising the energy. Dickenson said that for a lot of players, it was their first CFL training camp and their first time being coached by the Riders’ staff.

“They did everything we asked of them,” he said. “We asked them to show good energy and showed that they cared about football and wanted to be here and we had everyone out on time this year. Overall I was really impressed with the group of rookies we had at camp this year.”

The CFL and CFL Players’ Association went long into the evening Friday in their quest to hammer out a deal.

The current contract was negotiated prior to the 2019 season and was changed slightly last year so the CFL could stage a 14-game season. That contract will expire at 10 p.m. Saskatchewan time,.

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