Jordan Williams-Lambert won’t play for the Riders against Montreal; needs to relearn playbook

Newly signed receiver Jordan Williams-Lambert won’t play in Week 14 against the Montreal Alouettes.

“He’s not going to play. Two weeks from now he’ll be fine,” Riders head coach Craig Dickenson said.

Williams-Lambert has the bye week to learn the offence and get comfortable before making his 2019 Riders’ debut against the Toronto Argos on Saturday, September 28.

“He’s still learning the system. He’s running well and looks like he’s in shape – very encouraging,” Dickenson said.

“Just get reacquainted. He’s been in Chicago and learned their system, so the short term memory has got to relearn what he probably already knows.”

He signed an extension through the 2020 season after returning to Regina from south of the border. Williams-Lambert was released among the final training camp cuts by the Bears.

3DownNation insider Justin Dunk first broke the news Williams-Lambert would be on his way back to Riderville.

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.

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