Riders add RB Rodney Smith


The Saskatchewan Roughriders have agreed to terms with running back Rodney Smith.

Smith signed with the Carolina Panthers as an undrafted free agent following the 2020 NFL Draft and played in seven games that season with the Panthers. Along with Carolina, the running back spent time with the practice squads of the Detroit Lions and Tennessee Titans during the 2021 season.

Collegiately, the 27-year-old spent five seasons with the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers (2015-19).

The former Gopher left Minnesota ranked second all-time in school history with 4,125 rushing yards, sixth all-time with 29 rushing touchdowns, second all-time in yards from scrimmage with 4,646, and first all-time with 5,444 all-purpose yards.

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