REGINA — The Saskatchewan Roughriders announced today national free agent safety Keenan MacDougall has signed with the team. As per club policy, details of the contract were not released.
MacDougall (6’2 – 219) will join the Green and White for his fourth CFL season. The Saskatoon, SK native was originally selected by the Calgary Stampeders in the 3rd round (15th overall) of the 2012 Canadian Draft.
Through three seasons, the 24-year-old has 30 special teams tackles, eight defensive tackles and two fumble return touchdowns in 36 regular season games.
Last season, MacDougall, a University of Saskatchewan product, collected 18 special teams tackles in 17 regular season games. He added three more special teams tackles in two playoff games as the Stampeders won the 2014 Grey Cup.
Riders ink LB Joash Gesse
The Saskatchewan Roughriders announced today national free agent linebacker Joash Gesse has signed with the team. As per club policy, details of the contract were not released.
Gesse (5’11 – 219) will join the Riders for his sixth CFL season after spending the last two with the Edmonton Eskimos. The Montreal native played his first three seasons in B.C. after the Lions selected him in the 3rd round (16th overall) of the 2010 Canadian Draft.
Through 51 career regular season games, the 28 year old has registered 40 special teams tackles. He won his first Grey Cup as a member of the 2011 B.C. Lions.
Brett Swain released by Riders
The Saskatchewan Roughriders announced today they have released international receiver Brett Swain.
Riders sign a pair of University of Saskatchewan products
The Saskatchewan Roughriders announced today national offensive lineman Brad Nehring and national kicker Denton Kolodzinski have signed with the team. As per club policy, details of the contract were not released.
Nehring (6’5 – 295) joins the Riders after spending the previous five seasons with the University of Saskatchewan Huskies. The Sherwood Park, Alberta native started seven regular season Canada West games at centre last season as the Huskies tied for first place with a 6-2 record.
The Arts and Sciences major played 33 career collegiate games. He was named a CIS Academic All-Canadian in 2012.
Kolodzinski (6’1 – 220) signs with the Riders after also spending the last five seasons at the U of S. Last season, the Regina, SK native made 13 of 16 field goal attempts (81%) and all 27 convert attempts in eight regular season games. He added 73 punts for 2,933 yards for a 40.2 yard average on his way to being named a Canada West All-Star.