August 2, 2017

Riders release former first overall pick Gaydosh, sign Bailey

Adam Gagnon/

REGINA — The Saskatchewan Roughrider announced on Wednesday that they have released former first overall pick Linden Gaydosh and signed former first round pick Devon Bailey.

Gaydosh was drafted first overall in 2013 by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. The defensive lineman played with the Ticats from 2014-2016 and appeared in 10 games until he was traded to Riders near the end of the 2016 season.

Bailey was drafted sixth overall in 2014 by the Edmonton Eskimos. The Mississauga native played 39 games for the Esks, recording 33 catches for 469 yards and two touchdowns in three seasons. The St.Francis Xavier product signed with the Montreal Alouettes as a free agent this year and was released just after training camp.

The Riders also added international defensive lineman Antonio Longino to their practice roster