Riders retain big, physical target Jordan Williams-Lambert for 2021 CFL season

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The Saskatchewan Roughriders have signed American receiver Jordan Williams-Lambert to a one-year contract extension for the 2021 season. 

The six-foot-three, 228-pound Williams-Lambert had a breakout season in 2018 that saw him named the 2018 West Division’s Most Outstanding Rookie.

The NFL took notice which resulted in him signing a futures contract with the Chicago Bears in January of 2019. The 26-year-old played three pre-season games with the Bears making five receptions for 49 yards. He returned to the Riders in September of that year and played in three games, recording five catches for 57 yards.

In his rookie CFL season, the Illinois native played 17 regular season games and the West Semi-Final. Williams-Lambert tallied 764 receiving yards and four touchdowns and a team-leading 62 receptions. He had two 100-yard receiving games both against Calgary on August 19 and October 20. 

Prior to coming the Riders, Williams-Lambert signed with the New Orleans Saints as an undrafted free agent in May of 2016. He was with the Saints through August of 2017.  

In the NCAA, Williams-Lambert played four seasons at Ball State University recording 200 receptions for 2,723 yards and 24 touchdowns over 44 games. He left Ball State ranked fourth all-time in school history in both receptions and receiving yards.