February 13, 2019

Riders sign national receiver Cory Watson

The Canadian Press

REGINA — The Saskatchewan Roughriders have added some experience to their receiving corps, announcing Wednesday they’ve signed free agent national Cory Watson to a one-year contract.

The 6-foot-3, 211-pound pass-catcher joins the Riders after spending last season in BC, where he picked up 406 yards and three touchdowns in 18 regular-season games with the Lions.

The 34-year-old Watson is a veteran of eight CFL seasons after originally being selected by the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the 2nd round (9th overall) of the 2010 CFL Draft. Watson spent five seasons in Winnipeg before joining the Edmonton Eskimos in 2015 where he spent three seasons.

In 133 regular-season games Watson has collected 328 receptions for 3,737 yards and 16 touchdowns. He’s also played six career playoff games and two Grey Cup games.

He won his first career Grey Cup in 2015 with the Edmonton Eskimos.