February 14, 2023

Riders add receivers Wieneke, Brescacin

Jason Halstead/CFL.ca

REGINA — The Saskatchewan Roughriders have signed American wide receiver Jake Wieneke and National receiver Juwan Brescacin.

Wieneke (six-foot-four, 215 pounds) played 16 games for Alouettes in 2022, recording 45 catches for 589 yards and two touchdowns.

In 2021, the 28-year-old had a breakout season, placing fifth in the league with 898 receiving yards and led the CFL in touchdown receptions with 11. For his efforts, he was named an East Division and CFL All-Star.

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Known for his touchdown prowess, Wieneke had eight majors in 2019 and earned the Frank M. Gibson Trophy as the East Divison’s Most Outstanding Rookie. In three CFL seasons, Wieneke has racked up 142 receptions for 2,056 yards and 21 touchdowns in 48 career games. Prior to the CFL, Wieneke was signed by the Minnesota Vikings undrafted free agent in 2018. He played four pre-season games making six catches for 58 yards and a touchdown.

Brescacin (six-foot-three, 227 pounds) joins the Roughriders as a six-season CFL veteran and 2022 Grey Cup Champion. The 30-year-old initially signed with the Toronto Argonauts in February of 2020. He went on to appear in 11 games as an Argo, tallying 11 receptions for 97 yards, an 8.8 yards per catch average and two touchdowns.

Brescacin was selected by Calgary in the second round, 15th overall in the 2016 CFL Draft. He played four seasons and 44 games with the Stampeders, earning 1,046 yards and six touchdowns and averaged 14.5 yards per catch. The Mississauga, Ont. native also participated on special teams.

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