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Thursday, January 28, 2016

BAGG EXTENDS WITH RIDERS

The Saskatchewan Roughriders announced today national wide receiver 
Rob Bagg has signed an extension to remain with the team through the 2018 season. As per team policy, financial details of the contract were not released.

“Rob Bagg has proven to be a versatile and dependable player throughout his career and was an important guy for us to retain within our receiving core and in our locker room,” stated Riders head coach and general manager Chris Jones. “Canadian starters and depth are always important in our league, but what is most important are players that bring a willingness to work and sacrifice to win. Bagg has been a leader in all that he does.”      

Bagg (6’0 – 192) will return for his ninth CFL season with the Green and White after signing with the team as an undrafted free agent in January, 2008. The 30-year-old Kingston, ON native has collected 3,708 yards and 19 touchdowns on 272 catches through 105 career regular season games. He currently ranks 12th on the Riders all-time receptions list and 17th in receiving yards. 

Last season, Bagg started all 18 games registering 50 receptions for 540 yards and four touchdowns while adding five carries for 14 yards and three touchdowns.  

He was named a West Division All-Star in 2014 and won his first career Grey Cup in 2013.  

Bagg was eligible to become a free agent on February 9th.   

25 comments:

Anonymous said...

Not many players work harder than Rob Bagg. Two devastating knee injuries, and has bounced back with flying colours. Nice signing.

Anonymous said...

another player 30+ signed by the sliders nice rebuild traitor jones enjoy life in the basement for many more years to come

Anonymous said...

but what is most important are players that bring a willingness to work and sacrifice to win - says Jones

So I suppose Jones will say Chick and Dressler didn't.

Jones is an idiot, the sooner he is out of the cfl the better off the cfl will be.

Anonymous said...

Awesome! Great news for the Riders.

Can Smith be next? After that, it is time to move forward with new faces in the receiving group.

Anonymous said...

At least Co-op knows they cam market Rob Bagg tissues for the next 3 years.

Anonymous said...

A Solid veteran receiver, tough as nails, good chemistry with one Darian Durant and a mentor for one Nic Demsky and an excellent leader. A good signing by the Riders.

Your friend,
Gordo

Bradford said...

Welcome Back Rob Bagg. A story of constant hard work and perseverance paying off!

Anonymous said...

Seconds after the Hamilton Tiger-Cats put the finishing touches on a 30-15 victory over the Saskatchewan Roughriders on Oct. 9, Ticats defensive line coach Dennis McPhee headed onto the turf at Tim Hortons Field.

He wanted to tell Riders defensive end John Chick how impressed he was with his performance that night, even though the loss dropped Saskatchewan’s record to 2-13.

“I admired his work enough that I walked onto the field after a game where they were 2-10 or 2-13 or whatever it was and sought him out,” McPhee said Wednesday after taking in the North team practice at the Senior Bowl. “I told him: ‘You never took a play off. You never backed up.’ He’s got great courage, great character, and I told him so to his face.

“It’s ironic that a year later he’s a Tiger-Cat and I get to work with him. He brings great leadership, great work ethic. His body of work speaks for itself.”

Anonymous said...

Excellent news! Riders great @R_Bagg6 will be around 3 more years, gets to help open new stadium.

Bagg will be with the Riders longer than Jones and Murphy - thats guaranteed !!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Great signing by the new regime! A person with exceptional chemistry with our QB.

Glenn said...

That's great news!

Glenn

Anonymous said...

Character guy. Good signing.

Anonymous said...

Great news today for Rider Nation - big year ahead for Robby and Doubles!

Anonymous said...

Sounds dirty.

Anonymous said...

Well at least you learned to spell traitor correctly.

I guess all the times I mocked you for your poor grammar and spelling finally got through.

And I thought all you Moes fans were complete wastes of oxygen. . . . well I'm still right about that.

I hope you enjoy watching your roster leave for either the NFL or GREENER pastures.

Enjoy 2015, it will be the Moes last successful season for awhile :-)

Anonymous said...

Just watch and see - Jones will win a Grey Cup for youse guys and then off he will ride into yonder sunset. Rider Nation will rue the day! As ever, Rider Nation is so full of Pilsner and chicken wings they fail to see the forest through the trees. Eskimo Nation has the smartest fan base and know whats what.

Your Welcome

Anonymous said...



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Anonymous said...

Try you're welcome, genius.

Anonymous said...

But he's knee injury prone....not sure why this is so great?

Handy Andy said...

awesome news ... Rob is a vet who doesn't demand a huge salary and gives us a very important Canadian starter, he has rapport with DD, and a fan favorite. Great signing!

Anonymous said...

Excellent signing by the Riders! The rest of the CFL is shaking in their boots right now! Just look at their bitter and angry comments on this blog! Rider Nation Rules Baby!!!

Anonymous said...

Eskimos fans smart?... lol I guess you do hear something new everyday!

Anonymous said...

Edmonton 'smartest' fan base? Love your use of the non-word 'youse', brilliant!

Rod in Saskatoon

CM said...

Great signing. Jones/ Murphy value Durant and Canadians. They think Lemon is a better player than Chick right now. They feel Dressler can be replaced at a lower cost. If you look at those decisions in total they are correct and the right way to build a CFL team. Tillman also always valued QB's and Cdns most highly.

Anonymous said...

CM, while I agree somewhat about your comment, Tillman didn't value Rickey Ray when he traded him for next to nothing!