Receiver Jordan Williams-Lambert on his way back to the Riders following NFL camp

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Jordan Williams-Lambert is going back to Saskatchewan, per sources.

Williams-Lambert was released among the final training campo cuts by the Chicago Bears. NFL interest came for Williams-Lambert after his first CFL season in which he caught 62 passes for 764 yards and four touchdowns for the Riders. The impressive campaign led to Williams-Lambert being named the West Division Most Outstanding Rookie.

Saskatchewan retained Williams-Lambert’s CFL rights for the 2019 season after he filied a grievance. He was granted the opportunity to work out and sign with an NFL team, creating his own window. Williams-Lambert worked out for the Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, New York Giants and New England Patriots in December.

The 25-year-old went unselected in the 2016 NFL Draft out of Ball State University – recording 200 receptions for 2,723 yards and 24 touchdowns in 44 NCAA games with the Cardinals – but inked an undrafted free agent contract with the New Orleans Saints catching three passes for 58 yards in the pre-season and earned a spot on the practice roster for the 2016 season. The Saints waived Williams-Lambert during training camp in 2017 when an injury settlement was reached.

Williams-Lambert is a big-bodied – six-foot-three, 228 pounds – pass catcher who runs well (4.64 40-yard dash) for his size. Even though he’s a pending free agent, Saskatchewan puts another dynamic playmaker on the field for Cody Fajardo.