The Saskatchewan Roughriders announced today they have signed import defensive end Curtis Gatewood and import receiver Jock Sanders. Financial details of the signings were not released.
Gatewood (6’3 – 255) joins the Roughriders after spending time in the NFL with Washington Redskins, Kansas City Chiefs, Pittsburgh Steelers and most recently with the Arizona Cardinals in 2011. The 26-year old defensive end played his collegiate career in the SEC at the University of Vanderbilt and finished his four year career with the Commodores with totals of 101 tackles, 17.5 tackles for loss, 10.5 sacks and four forced fumbles.
Sanders (5’6 – 185) most recently spent time with the B.C. Lions during the 2011 season. The West Virginia graduate made his CFL debut in week 17 against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and totaled an impressive 234 all-purpose yards. The 23-year old Florida native played four seasons for the Mountaineers of West Virginia and left as the club’s all-time leading receiver after tallying 206 receptions for 1980 yards and 14 touchdowns in 51 career games. Sanders’ 206 receptions currently sit third all-time in Big East history.