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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 - 3:54pm

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 - 8:53am

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 Updated: June 27, 2018 - 10:15am

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.

Ed Gainey runs with the football during his four interception game against the B.C. Lions on Aug. 13, 2017.
Ed Gainey runs with the football during his four interception game against the B.C. Lions on Aug. 13, 2017. Saskatchewan Roughriders

‘I don’t want to settle:’ Gainey wants the Grey Cup

By Arielle Zerr/CJME News Staff
June 6, 2018 - 1:43pm

Ed Gainey has set the bar to the highest rung — it’s Grey Cup or bust.

“We gotta get that ring,” Gainey said in an interview at Roughrider training camp. “I feel like if we don’t get the ring this year we’re falling short of our expectations.”

Former NFL running back Tre Mason participates in his first practice with the Roughriders on May 30, 2018, at Griffiths Stadium in Saskatoon.
Former NFL running back Tre Mason participates in his first practice with the Roughriders on May 30, 2018, at Griffiths Stadium in Saskatoon. Arielle Zerr/CJME News Staff

Roughriders bring in former NFL running back Tre Mason

By Arielle Zerr/CJME News Staff
May 31, 2018 - 2:09pm

The race to be the Roughriders running back is heating up.

The club announced Wednesday that running back Tre Mason had inked a deal joining Jerome Messam, Zac Stacy, Marcus Thigpen and Bryce Vieira in the offensive backfield.

Jordan Williams-Lambert (84) is a CFL rookie competing for a spot in a crowded Roughrider receiving corps.
Jordan Williams-Lambert (84) is a CFL rookie competing for a spot in a crowded Roughrider receiving corps. Arielle Zerr/CJME News Staff

Riders roster will be tough to crack for new receivers

By Arielle Zerr/CJME News Staff
May 30, 2018 - 2:28pm

You don’t want to be a flash in the pan.

Words from Rob Bagg when he was asked what his advice to the rookie receivers is. In fact, it was the same advice he got when he was getting started.

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