Riders release LB Derrick Moncrief to pursue NFL opportunity

The Saskatchewan Roughriders have released American linebacker Derrick Moncrief to pursue an NFL opportunity.

Moncrief has worked out for the Miami Dolphins, Oakland Raiders, Cincinnati Bengals, Detroit Lions, Arizona Cardinals, New York Jets, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and San Francisco 49ers.

Moncrief played three seasons for the Riders after initially signing in 2017. In 2019, he played 17 games making 69 defensive tackles, four special teams tackles, four sacks, three interceptions and one forced fumble and was named a CFL all-star. He was set to be a CFL free agent on February 11, 2020.

After two seasons at Oklahoma State University, Moncrief went overlooked by the NFL in 2017.

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