There is a new Husker in town.
Already with six former Nebraska Cornhuskers currently on CFL rosters, the Saskatchewan Roughriders decided to make it seven this week, announcing the signing of former Husker defensive back Mohammed Seisay to their practice roster Sept. 11
Seisay, who tweeted on Aug. 31 “Just because it's not happening right now doesn't mean it never will #waitingbythephone” announced – somewhat – his signing on Twitter the same day the Roughriders announced the transaction with a tweet that read “Off the grid....but the journey begins”.
This will be Seisay’s first foray into the Canadian game, and there’s no telling right now how, or if, the Roughriders plan on using him. With seven games left on their schedule, the Riders are very much in a playoff hunt at 6-5, two points back of Edmonton for third in the CFL’s West Division.
Saskatchewan has had former Huskers in the past – Terrence Nunn, Jermarcus Hardrick and Sandro DeAngelis to name a few, while Alfonzo Dennard was in camp and cut this summer – and Seisay will hope to stick around after injuries have essentially wiped out his past seasons. Seisay was on the Seattle Seahawks IR for all of 2016 after missing all of 2015 with Detroit, the team that drafted him in 2014 when he had five tackles in 13 games.
On to this week’s round-up:
Ottawa 29, Montreal 11
Having missed four of his last eight field goal attempts, Brett Maher got back on track Sunday knocking through all three of his field goals as the Redblacks won for the fourth time in five games and remained on top in the East Division. Former Husker Jonathan Rose started at cornerback, but did not record a stat.
Calgary 27, British Columbia 13
Former Husker Ciante Evans continues to be one of the best cover corners in the CFL, registering his third interception of the season in the Stampeders win. Evans, now in his third season in Calgary, set a career high for picks in a season, eclipsing the two he had in 14 games played last season. Evans is tied with six other players for third for most interceptions in the league.
Jermarcus Hardrick and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers had the bye week and will host Maher, Rose and Ottawa on Friday … The Toronto Argonauts, who have Josh Mitchell on the injured list and Eric Martin on the suspended list, beat the Edmonton Eskimos, whose defensive backs coach is former Husker Barron Miles.
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