December 22, 2014

Back at It: Richardson returns; inks deal with Roughriders Staff

REGINA — One of the most dominant receivers of the last decase isn’t done yet.

After sitting out 2014, Jamel Richardson has returned to the team that he entered the CFL with, signing a contract with the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

Richardson returns to Saskatchewan for a second stint after originally entering the Canadian Football League with the Green and White in 2003. The Victor Valley College product spent four seasons with the Riders where he registered 113 receptions for 1,471 yards and four touchdowns in 30 regular season games.  

Richardson missed the 2007 CFL season as he attended training camp with the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys before returning in 2008 with the Montreal Alouettes.

He spent the next six seasons with the Al’s where he amassed 6,603 yards and 48 touchdowns on 473 receptions in 88 regular season games.   

For his career, the 32-year-old currently sits 39th in CFL history with 8,074 receiving yards. He has recorded 24 career 100-yard games on his way to being named a CFL All-Star twice (2008, 2011) and a four-time East Division All-Star (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011).

He has won two Grey Cup championships (2009, 2010) and was named the game’s MVP in 2010 after leading the contest with 109 receiving yards on eight receptions.  

Richardson was a staple in the Alouettes offence before being released last year during training camp.  A brief workout with the Toronto Argonauts failed and he missed the entire 2014 season after sustaining an injury.