Friday, February 7, 2020

Shaq is Back; Evans Returning To Riders

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The Saskatchewan Roughriders have signed American wide receiver Shaq Evans to a one-year contract extension.

Evans (6’1 – 210lbs) returns to the Roughriders after a breakout 2019 season that saw him named a CFL All-Star. The 28-year-old was fourth in the league in receiving yards catching 72 receptions on 1,334 yards and added five touchdowns. The California native earned more than 100 yards receiving in six games this season including a 193-yard game against Winnipeg. He led the CFL in average yards per catch at 18.6 and in 30+ yard receptions with 15.  Evans was named Top Performer in weeks six and 17.

Evans initially signed with the Club in 2018 and put up 785 yards on 50 receptions including 233 yards after catch.

Prior to joining the Riders, Evans was selected by the New York Jets in the 4th round (115th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft and spent time with the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys, New England Patriots and Jacksonville Jaguars.

Evans was eligible to become a free agent on February 11, 2020.

(Saskatchewan Roughriders)

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