The Saskatchewan Roughriders have signed free-agent national defensive lineman Zack Evans.
Evans (6’4 – 295) is a veteran of six seasons after originally entering the CFL with the Riders as a territorial junior in 2012. The 27-year-old Regina native spent two seasons with the Riders before being selected by the Ottawa Redblacks in the expansion draft ahead of the 2014 season. After four seasons in Ottawa, Evans has returned home to Saskatchewan.
Last season, Evans started 18 regular-season games for the Redblacks, collecting 23 defensive tackles and five quarterback sacks. He also started the East Semi-Final, registering one defensive tackle.
In 86 career games, Evans has amassed 87 defensive tackles, 22 sacks, one interception and one touchdown. He is a two-time Grey Cup champion – winning with the Riders in 2013 and with Ottawa in 2016.