February 8, 2022

Riders bring back LB Derrick Moncrief

Photo: GoElks.com

REGINA — Derrick Moncrief is headed back to Saskatchewan.

The Roughriders have signed the former CFL all-star linebacker, bringing him back to the team where he started his CFL career. Moncrief joined the Edmonton Elks in September of 2021, after a stint in the NFL.

In Edmonton, Moncrief had 23 tackles and four sacks through nine games.

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Prior to his NFL stop, Moncrief spent three seasons in the CFL as a member of the Saskatchewan Roughriders. The Oklahoma State alum racked up 132 total tackles, four sacks and five interceptions in 35 career games in the CFL.

Moncrief’s best season came in 2019, where he was named both a CFL All-star and a West Division All-star. The 28-year-old played the 2020 season in the NFL, with his time split between both the Las Vegas Raiders and the L.A. Rams practice squads. Moncrief made his NFL debut in week 8 against the Miami Dolphins while he was a member of the Rams.

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