The Saskatchewan Roughriders announced today international defensive lineman Jonathan Newsome has signed with the team. As per club policy details of the contract were not disclosed.
Newsome (6’3 – 247) joins the Riders after spending the last two seasons with the Indianapolis Colts after the team selected him in the 5th round (164th overall) in the 2014 NFL Draft. Through two seasons, the 25-year-old Cleveland, Ohio native played 30 regular season games, with three starts, where he collected 47 combined tackles, 7.5 quarterback sacks and four forced fumbles.
Last season, the Ball State product played 14 regular season games, registering 19 defensive tackles, one quarterback sack and one forced fumble.