Roughriders release LB Eguavoen for NFL pursuit

By Arielle Zerr / 980 CJME
January 3, 2019 - 12:32pm

The Saskatchewan Roughriders have released stalwart defensive player Sam Eguavoen so the Texan can pursue a stint with a NFL club.

The Roughriders announced the news Wednesday afternoon.

The linebacker reportedly worked out with more than a half-dozen NFL teams in December, including the Miami Dolphins, Los Angeles Rams, New England Patriots, Arizona Cardinals, Cleveland Browns, Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals.

Eguavoen joined the Roughriders in 2016, but was limited to six games played.

In 2017 and 2018 he emerged as an anchor of the team’s defence, amassing 57 and 81 tackles in each season, respectively.

He also added four quarterback sacks, an interception and a fumble-return for a touchdown during his three years with the Riders.

Eguavoen was set to become a CFL free agent on Feb. 12.

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