The Saskatchewan Roughriders have signed receiver Jordan Williams-Lambert to an extension through the 2020 season.
3DownNation insider Justin Dunk first broke the news Williams-Lambert would be on his way back to Riderville.
“We’ll see how he looks. He could play as well. He gives us a proven guy in the receiving core. He’s going to push some of the guys that are already out there,” head coach Craig Dickenson said.
“He’s gotta get back in and get re-accustomed to the system and CFL. He was anxious to get it done.”
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.
“Looking at him just in shorts and a t-shirt, he looks like a big player, a guy you can use his body. Watching him on tape last year he’s a beast on the field: he makes a lot of contested catches, he gets a lot of yards after the catch,” quarterback Cody Fajardo said.
“He’s going to help this team right away.”
The 25-year-old joins Shaq Evans, Kyran Moore and Naaman Roosevelt in Saskatchewan’s receiving group.