The Saskatchewan Roughriders announced Monday they have signed the veteran international wide receiver to a contract.
The six-foot-three, 215-pound native of Syracuse, N.Y., returns to the CFL after missing a season and a half of football.
He tore the anterior cruciate ligament and the lateral collateral ligament in his left knee midway through the 2013 season while practising with the Montreal Alouettes. He missed the remainder of the 2013 season and was cut by the Alouettes before the 2014 campaign.
The 32-year-old started his career in Regina in 2003 and played his first four seasons with the Roughriders.
After missing the 2007 season to attend training camp with the NFL's Dallas Cowboys, he returned in 2008 with the Alouettes.
(The Canadian Press)
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The Saskatchewan Roughriders announced today that international free agent receiver Jamel Richardson has signed with the team. As per club policy financial details of the contract were not released.
Richardson (6'3 – 215) returns to Saskatchewan for a second stint after originally entering the Canadian Football League with the Green and White in 2003. The Victor Valley College product spent four seasons with the Riders where he registered 113 receptions for 1,471 yards and four touchdowns in 30 regular season games.
Richardson missed the 2007 CFL season as he attended training camp with the NFL's Dallas Cowboys before returning in 2008 with the Montreal Alouettes. He spent the next six seasons with the Al's where he amassed 6,603 yards and 48 touchdowns on 473 receptions in 88 regular season games.
For his career, the 32-year-old currently sits 39th in CFL history with 8,074 receiving yards. He has recorded 24 career 100-yard games on his way to being named a CFL All-Star twice (2008, 2011) and a four-time East Division All-Star (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011).
He has won two Grey Cup championships (2009, 2010) and was named the game's MVP in 2010 after leading the contest with 109 receiving yards on eight receptions.