Riders set to bring in former Redblacks receiver/returner Daje Johnson

Saskatchewan is set to bring in receiver and returner Daje Johnson, per sources.

The 23-year-old is a CFL rookie who originally signed with Ottawa in May, played two games for the Redblacks, returning nine punts for 96 yards, three kick-offs for 57 yards and one missed field goal for 24 yards. But Johnson has yet to record a catch. He was released by Ottawa in August.

Johnson went undrafted in the 2016 NFL draft and attended Atlanta Falcons rookie mini-camp, but he did not make it through training camp.

The University of Texas product spent four seasons with the Longhorns, catching 85 passes for 873 yards and three touchdowns while adding 64 carries for 459 yards and two touchdowns. Johnson had 44 kick-off returns for 976 yards (22.2-yard average) and 37 punt returns for 396 yards (10.7-yard average) and two touchdowns.

He’s the only player in the history of the Texas program to record multiple punt returns of 80-plus yards in a career.

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