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Naaman Roosevelt with the ball during the Saskatchewan Roughriders home game against the Montreal Alouettes on June 30, 2018.
Naaman Roosevelt with the ball during the Saskatchewan Roughriders home game against the Montreal Alouettes on June 30, 2018. Liam Richards/Electric Umbrella

Rider receivers want to boost the run, stop the drops

By Arielle Zerr/CJME News Staff
August 2, 2018 - 6:07am Updated: August 2, 2018 - 7:28am

Receivers are used to being at the centre of the play, making spectacular catches and scoring touchdowns, but with the Roughriders they’re focusing on a lot more.

Both Brandon Bridge (left) and Zach Collaros have seen time as the Riders starting quarterback in 2018.
Both Brandon Bridge (left) and Zach Collaros have seen time as the Riders starting quarterback in 2018. submitted photo/Saskatchewan Roughriders

Collaros to play ‘a bunch’ against the Esks, Bridge ‘a bit’

By Arielle Zerr/CJME News Staff
July 31, 2018 - 5:53pm

Even with Zach Collaros back in the picture, Roughriders head coach Chris Jones doesn’t seem to want to commit to a starting quarterback.

Or at least to admit it publicly.

Quarterback Zach Collaros earns his first win as a Roughrider against the Toronto Argonauts on June 15, 2018.
Quarterback Zach Collaros earns his first win as a Roughrider against the Toronto Argonauts on June 15, 2018. Saskatchewan Roughriders

Collaros hid preseason injury from Riders staff

By Arielle Zerr/CJME News Staff
July 31, 2018 - 7:55am

The struggling Riders offence is getting a bit of a boost.

Quarterback Zach Collaros was taken off the six-game injured list a few weeks earlier than expected, after being sidelined with a concussion in the second week of the season.

Mic'hael Brooks (93) participates in practice drills with fellow defensive linemen (from left to right) Charleston Hughes (39), Zack Evans (92) and Willie Jefferson (7) on July 17, 2018.
Mic'hael Brooks (93) participates in practice drills with fellow defensive linemen (from left to right) Charleston Hughes (39), Zack Evans (92) and Willie Jefferson (7) on July 17, 2018. Arielle Zerr/CJME News Staff

Brooks fitting in just fine on Riders defensive line

By Arielle Zerr/CJME News Staff
July 18, 2018 - 3:53pm

Back in June when the Roughriders signed Mic’hael Brooks, many wondered why the team needed another defensive lineman.

Already stacked with stars like Willie Jefferson, Charleston Hughes and Zack Evans, it didn’t exactly appear necessary, but for Jones it was a no-brainer.

After forcing a fumble, Charleston Hughes runs 57 yards down field for a touchdown in the Roughriders 18-13 win over the Tiger-Cats on July 5, 2018.
After forcing a fumble, Charleston Hughes runs 57 yards down field for a touchdown in the Roughriders 18-13 win over the Tiger-Cats on July 5, 2018. Saskatchewan Roughriders

Defence powers the Roughriders past Ti-Cats 18-13

By Arielle Zerr/CJME News Staff
July 6, 2018 - 8:47am

It was late in the second quarter, the score was 4-0 for Hamilton and the Roughriders needed a spark.

The offence had been struggling, rotating between Brandon Bridge and David Watford seemingly at random, and something needed to be done.

Enter Charleston Hughes.

Brandon Bridge (16) directs the first-team offence at Roughrider practice on June 26, 2018.
Brandon Bridge (16) directs the first-team offence at Roughrider practice on June 26, 2018. Arielle Zerr/CJME News Staff

Collaros out with concussion symptoms, Bridge in as starter

By Arielle Zerr/CJME News Staff
June 27, 2018 - 8:22am

Zach Collaros took a pounding in Thursday night’s game against the Ottawa Redblacks and now he’ll miss significant time because of it.

Canadian quarterback Brandon Bridge will start in Collaros’ place for the foreseeable future.

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