Riders sign Canadian DT Zack Evans to one-year, $170K deal

The Saskatchewan Roughriders have signed free agent defensive tackle Zack Evans.

The Regina native spent two seasons with the Riders before being selected by the Ottawa Redblacks in the expansion draft.

In 86 career games, Evans has amassed 87 defensive tackles, 22 sacks, one interception and one touchdown. He is a two-time Grey Cup champion – winning with the Riders in 2013 and with Ottawa in 2016.

He started 18 games in 2017, amassing 23 tackles and five sacks.

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21 Comments on Riders sign Canadian DT Zack Evans to one-year, $170K deal

  1. GreenGiant // February 13, 2018 at 2:22 pm //

    Was banking on this signing! Welcome home!

  2. Green is the Color // February 13, 2018 at 2:23 pm //

    Welcome home Zack. Brings another cup and more experience. Glad to see you where you belong.

  3. Awesome! Just totally, totally, awesome! 🙂

  4. Hot damn! Welcome home Zack!!!

  5. BleedzGreen // February 13, 2018 at 2:47 pm //

    Excellent move! Welcome back Zack!

  6. Zack guessing you don’t want to win another cup by signing with the lowly sliders

    • Bleeding Green // February 13, 2018 at 3:23 pm //

      C’mon man. Why do you have to do say crap like this? You know this is just going to start an argument. There’s no reason for it. You wouldn’t say it to someones face at a game. I’m sure you’re a decent dude. You don’t HAVE to be a prick every time there’ an article about the Riders.

      • greenrider89 // February 13, 2018 at 7:07 pm //

        Kudos, Bleeding Green. It gets tiresome dealing with jealous naysayers that would be ticked if Rider Nation was always attacking their team. Personally, I’ve always appreciated most teams in the CFL, especially western teams and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats because they have many similarities as the Riders. But it gets tiresome, and good for you to stand up against one constant naysayer.

  7. Big Ed Beal // February 13, 2018 at 2:59 pm //

    Kudos Jones/Murphy! Welcome back to the Roughriders Zack.

  8. Welcome home Zack!! You’re family can pull out the green again

  9. Wants to be part of an up and coming team and play at home for a good salary. Best of luck to him.

  10. Excellent!!!! hated losing this guy in the expansion draft this guy has been a stud for Ottawa welcome back buddy. Let me guess Dave you must be a (typical jealous consumed by everything Riders) stamps fan

  11. Blue rules // February 13, 2018 at 3:13 pm //

    A great signing for Riders.

  12. Bleeding Green // February 13, 2018 at 3:18 pm //

    Nice!! Was waiting for some news like this!! Great sign Riders!

  13. My most endearing memory of Zack as a Redblack was his scoring probably the team’s forst TD ve Edmonton during that first dismal season. Good luck Zack, all the best!

  14. Tinhead 296 // February 13, 2018 at 6:04 pm //

    Welcome home Zack!

  15. Jeff Garcia's Agent // February 13, 2018 at 6:48 pm //

    The salary may seem high but he’s still just 27 and he’s as close to an every down interior lineman as they come. He’s only missed 2 games in the last 4 seasons. Can stuff the run and pressure up the middle when Jones wants to only send 3 on the rush. Was an area of need as Mrabure (who isn’t an everydown lineman) and Steele (aging and slowing) became free agents. Jones putting the right amount of money in the right spot with this signing.

  16. greenrider89 // February 13, 2018 at 7:10 pm //

    Great to see Zac back in green and white. Big signing for the Riders solidifying our defensive line. Hopefully, the Riders can get a contract for Bruce Campbell to work alongside Darius Blazdek.

  17. Pennyrocker // February 13, 2018 at 9:52 pm //

    A great pass rushing line Jefferson Hughes and Evans. Oh do I see Sackville. Welcome home. Also not to forget Toby as a little extra

  18. YES !! was hoping for this, thought it a priority signing by the Riders, not to mention Correcting a WRONG done by the hapless Taman admin team !!!! maybe as FA drags along they may get Steele or even Sholo ( if he has anything left ), to be a very cheap back- cdn back up for Zac.

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