Canadian linebacker Henoc Muamba has agreed to sign with the Saskatchewan Roughriders, per sources. UPDATE: The Riders made it official.

The 27-year-old is in Regina and he’s been a free agent since being released after agreeing to an injury settlement with the Dallas Cowboys at the end of August.

Muamba’s 2015 saw the Indianapolis Colts release him at the end of training camp. Then he signed a big-money deal, by CFL standards, with the Als where he played the last four games of the season, recording 14 tackles and one interception.

Then Montreal released him on Feb. 15 this year as a salary cap savings measure because he had a sizeable bonus due the next day.

Winnipeg selected the ratio-breaking Canuck linebacker No. 1 overall in the 2011 CFL Draft. Muamba played mostly special teams in 2011 before becoming a starter on defence, making 65 tackles with three sacks, in 2012. The following season saw Muamba really breakout when he registered 106 tackles, one sack, one interception, one fumble recovery and a defensive touchdown. That production made him a CFL All-Star in 2013.

After standing out up north, NFL teams took interest and Muamba signed with Indianapolis in 2014. He played 13 games for the Colts making six tackles and was a major contributor on special teams.

The 6-foot, 245-pound tackler is considered one of the best national linebackers in the CFL and gives the Riders a legitimate ratio breaker at the position while also providing them with an instant special teams upgrade.


Justin Dunk is the pre-eminent CFL insider and unabashed supporter of Canadian quarterbacks. He is one of the founders of the new 3DownNation.