Friday, May 29, 2015
Cobb (5’11 – 220) joins the Riders after spending last season in the NFL. The Tennessee native joined the Oakland Raiders in December after attending 2014 training camp with the Jacksonville Jaguars, where he saw action in three preseason games.
Before going pro, the 25-year-old spent four seasons at Towson where he set school records with 4,414 rushing yards and 47 touchdowns.
Philipp (6’4 – 315) spent last season between the Cleveland Browns, Miami Dolphins and San Francisco 49ers practice rosters. The California native had 48 career starts with Oregon State through four seasons at left tackle.
Richards (6’3 – 303) joins the Riders after spending the 2013 season with San Diego Chargers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The 24-year-old previously played two seasons at Missouri State, starting 22 collegiate games.
The Saskatchewan Roughriders also announced that international linebacker Jake Doughty, international defensive back Tyree Hollins, and international defensive lineman Lee Pegues have signed with the team. As per club policy, details of the contracts were not released.
Doughty (6’0 – 234) signs with the Riders after attending 2014 training camp with the Green Bay Packers. The 23-year-old Utah State product saw action in four preseason games, collecting eight tackles. He originally signed with the Packers as an undrafted free agent in May, 2014.
Hollins (5’9 – 190) joins the Green and White after spending four seasons at Grambling. The 24-year-old Louisiana native played 37 career collegiate games, totaling nine interceptions for 147 return yards. As a senior, Hollins registered 72 tackles, five interceptions, two forced fumbles, and fumble recovery.
Pegues (6’2 – 291) joins the Riders after attending 2014 training camp with the Chicago Bears where he saw action in four preseason games. The 23-year-old originally signed with the Bears as an undrafted free agent in May, 2014.
Before going pro, Pegues spent four seasons at East Carolina where he played 43 career collegiate games.