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Roughriders defensive lineman Willie Jefferson tries to get pressure on Hamilton's Zach Collaros on July 8, 2017.
Roughriders defensive lineman Willie Jefferson tries to get pressure on Hamilton's Zach Collaros on July 8, 2017. submitted photo/Saskatchewan Roughriders

Jefferson's heart is in Texas as family battles Harvey

By Arielle Zerr/CJME News Staff
August 30, 2017 - 5:51pm

Willie Jefferson may be in Regina, but his heart is in Beaumont, Texas.

The Roughriders defensive end was born and raised in Beaumont, located 150 kilometres east of Houston and right in the warpath of Hurricane Harvey.

New Roughriders quarterback Vernon Adams (middle) shadows Brandon Bridge (left) during practice at Leibel Field on Aug. 21, 2017.
New Roughriders quarterback Vernon Adams (middle) shadows Brandon Bridge (left) during practice at Leibel Field on Aug. 21, 2017. Arielle Zerr/CJME News Staff

Riders' QB Brandon Bridge not worried about competition

By Arielle Zerr/CJME News Staff
August 21, 2017 - 5:19pm

Brandon Bridge is not sweating a little competition – especially when the competition is so familiar.

Many wondered what Bridge’s reaction may have been when the Roughriders traded for another young quarterback – Vernon Adams Jr. – last week, but Bridge said he’s cool with it.

Vernon Adams Jr. speaks to reporters at Mosaic Stadium in Regina on Aug 16, 2017.
Vernon Adams Jr. speaks to reporters at Mosaic Stadium in Regina on Aug 16, 2017. Jamie Nye/CJME News Staff

Riders new QB ready to learn from veteran Glenn

By Jessika Guse/CJME News Staff
August 16, 2017 - 4:32pm

Roughriders Head Coach Chris Jones finally has the quarterback he’s had his eye on for nearly a year.

With the trade of Vernon Adams Jr. to Saskatchewan Tuesday, Jones said is excited to see what the young athlete can do in green.

Quarterback Vernon Adams was acquired by the Riders from the Montreal Alouettes on August 15, 2017.
Quarterback Vernon Adams was acquired by the Riders from the Montreal Alouettes on August 15, 2017. Instagram/Vernon Adams

Riders make a trade with Montreal for a QB

By CJME News Staff
August 15, 2017 - 3:25pm

The Riders have just traded for a Quarterback from the Montreal Alouettes.

No, it’s not Darian Durant.

The team announced the team acquired international quarterback Vernon Adams. The Riders also received a fifth-round selection in the 2018 CFL Draft.

Roughriders offensive lineman Peter Dyakowski protects Kevin Glenn on July 8, 2017.
Roughriders offensive lineman Peter Dyakowski protects Kevin Glenn on July 8, 2017. submitted photo/Saskatchewan Roughriders

Riders juggle offensive line after Clark injury

By Jamie Nye/CJME News Staff
August 11, 2017 - 3:59pm

The Saskatchewan Roughriders are being forced into a major shift along the offensive line, and throughout the lineup, due to a single injury.

Centre Dan Clark is out long-term due to what’s believed to be an arm injury, impacting roster management for Head Coach Chris Jones.

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