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Friday, February 12, 2016


The Saskatchewan Roughriders announced international free agent defensive lineman Corvey Irvin has signed with the team. As per club policy, details of the contract were not released.

Irvin (6’2 – 295) will join the Riders for his second CFL season after spending 2015 with the Montreal Alouettes. Last year, the 30-year-old started all 13 regular season games played picking up 12 defensive tackles, three quarterback sacks, and one tackle for loss.

Prior to the CFL, Irvin spent parts of five seasons in the NFL after originally being selected by the Carolina Panthers in the 3rd round (29th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft. He went on to play 24 games spending time with the Jacksonville Jaguars, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Chicago Bears, Dallas Cowboys and Detroit Lions.