Riders release Canadian receiver Rob Bagg

The Saskatchewan Roughriders have released Canadian receiver Robb Bagg, per sources.

The 33-year-old had spent nine seasons with the Riders, playing in 139 games catching 364 passes for 4,705 yards and 24 touchdowns while recording 10 carries for 68 yards and three touchdowns. He was a key part of the 2013 Grey Cup championship squad in Saskatchewan. He played in 17 games last season making 35 catches for 339 yards and a touchdown.

Bagg was the longest-serving Rider and a fan favourite who battled back repeatedly from injury. He signed a contract extension in 2016 that ran through this season and the team has already paid him $35,000 in off-season money as part of the $135,000 he was due to make in 2018 with Saskatchewan. The Riders have some younger national options including Devon Bailey, Josh Stanford, Mitchell Picton and Denzel Radford.

Bagg, who went unselected in the 2007 CFL Draft, has his remarkable run in Riderville comes to end.

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