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Roughriders feeling good about early work in free agency after disappointing seasons

Roughriders feeling good about early work in free agency after disappointing seasons

Feb 16, 2024 | 12:25pm
After back-to-back disappointing seasons, Saskatchewan Roughriders general manager Jeremy O’Day knew changes had to be made when the CFL free agency period opened Tuesday. The Roughriders finished 6-12 in 2022 and 2023, missing the playoffs both years and closing those campaigns on seven-game losing streaks. As a result, head coach Craig Dickenson was out as […]
CFL free-agent period set to open after busy window negotiating period

CFL free-agent period set to open after busy window negotiating period

Feb 13, 2024 | 8:42am
CFL free agency is set to open Tuesday with much of the guesswork seemingly having already been done. Many pending free agents reached agreements in principle with other teams last week during the CFL’s open-window period. It began Feb. 4 with teams being allowed to speak with players who were slated to hit the open […]
Riders extend Canadian DB Onyeka

Riders extend Canadian DB Onyeka

Feb 6, 2024 | 2:43pm
The Saskatchewan Roughriders have inked Canadian defensive back Godfrey Onyeka to a one-year contract extension. Onyeka, standing at 6’2 and weighing 200 pounds, returned from a torn pectoral muscle suffered during last year’s preseason. Despite the setback, he returned to the field, contributing in four games to conclude the campaign. Hailing from Brampton, Ontario, Onyeka […]
Reports: Roughriders to sign free agent OL Jermarcus Hardrick

Reports: Roughriders to sign free agent OL Jermarcus Hardrick

Feb 5, 2024 | 2:20pm
It appears that the Saskatchewan Roughriders will address their offensive line concerns in free agency. According to multiple reports, the Roughriders have agreed to a two-year deal with American offensive lineman Jermarcus Hardrick. The 34-year-old started in 18 regular season games with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, along with the Western Final and the 2023 Grey […]
Current state of the Saskatchewan Roughriders roster

Current state of the Saskatchewan Roughriders roster

Feb 4, 2024 | 5:47pm
With the free agency negotiation window now open in the Canadian Football League, teams like the Saskatchewan Roughriders can explore the market, before free agency officially begins on Tuesday, February 11 at 11:00 am in Saskatchewan. Over the past couple of months, the football operations staff led by General Manager Jeremy O’Day and the coaching […]
Getzlaf brothers reuniting for Saskatchewan Roughrider Foundation Winter Classic

Getzlaf brothers reuniting for Saskatchewan Roughrider Foundation Winter Classic

Feb 2, 2024 | 1:31pm
It will be a family affair at the Saskatchewan Roughrider Foundation Winter Classic in Saskatoon. The Getzlaf brothers, Ryan and Chris, will be teammates as part of the hockey fundraiser. Team Getzlaf will be led by Chris, the former Roughriders wide receiver, while on the other side of the rink, Team Lauther will be captained […]
Roughriders ready to explore free agency

Roughriders ready to explore free agency

Feb 1, 2024 | 2:20pm
The pieces of the puzzle that is the Saskatchewan Roughriders roster are starting to come together on the eve of free agency. It begins a week from Tuesday, but with the league’s negotiation window opening on Sunday, the wheeling and dealing is about to begin. Saskatchewan Roughriders General Manager and Vice-President of Football Operations Jeremy […]
Top target WR Shawn Bane Jr. back in Saskatchewan with two-year extension

Top target WR Shawn Bane Jr. back in Saskatchewan with two-year extension

Feb 1, 2024 | 10:48am
The Saskatchewan Roughriders hauled in a big signing as they agreed to terms with American wide receiver Shawn Bane Jr. on a two-year contract extension. Bane Jr. (5’9-178) experienced a career season in Saskatchewan in 2023, leading the Canadian Football League in receptions, which ranks 8th in franchise history. He also eclipsed the 1,000 receiving […]
Riders are “Rolan” with Milligan Jr. for an extra season

Riders are “Rolan” with Milligan Jr. for an extra season

Jan 31, 2024 | 1:55pm
The Saskatchewan Roughriders and American Defensive Back Rolan Milligan Jr. have agreed to a one-year extension. Milligan Jr. (5’11-200lbs), is now signed through the 2025 CFL season. Last season the 29-year-old played in four games before suffering a season-ending foot injury. He had 17 defensive tackles, three special teams tackles, two interceptions, two pass knockdowns […]
Roughriders sign LB Zakoby McClain

Roughriders sign LB Zakoby McClain

Jan 30, 2024 | 3:46pm
The Saskatchewan Roughriders have added American Linebacker Zakoby McClain to their roster. McClain (6’0-230) joined the Baltimore Ravens as an undrafted free agent after the 2022 NFL Draft. The linebacker spent four seasons at Auburn (2018-21), in 49 games and tallied 267 defensive tackles, including 19 tackles for loss, six sacks, one interception, nine pass […]