The Saskatchewan RoughRiders bid farewell to American defensive back Derrick Moncrief, releasing him after five seasons.
Moncrief, a two-time West Division All-Star and one-time CFL All-Star, contributed significantly with 225 defensive tackles, four sacks, and nine interceptions.
His impact extended beyond the field, as he engaged in community service as a Rider Foundation Player Ambassador. Moncrief faced a setback last year, undergoing surgery for an old injury.
Despite the release, the Riders expressed gratitude for his on-field prowess and off-field contributions.
“Derrick represented the Saskatchewan Roughriders with pride for five seasons and we were fortunate to have someone of his character as part of our organization,” said Vice President of Football Operations and General Manager Jeremy O’Day. “Not only was he a two-time all-star, but he was a strong community role model through his work with the Saskatchewan Roughrider Foundation. We wish him all the best in the future.”
Moncrief was set to be a free agent on February 13th.