Riders sign former Dallas Cowboys receiver Tevin Jones

The Saskatchewan Roughriders have signed former NFL receiver Tevin Jones.

The six-foot-two, 225-pound Jones was in the NFL for parts of five seasons. He earned over $397,000 while playing south of the border. 

He was signed by the Houston Texans as an undrafted free agent in 2016 and spent the season on the practice roster. Jones went on to spend time with the Kansas City Chiefs, Pittsburgh Steelers, and Dallas Cowboys. Jones played five regular games with the Cowboys in 2019, making four receptions for 61 yards with a long fo 28.

The 28-year-old Mississippi native spent five years at the University of Memphis, appearing in 51 games, making 27 starts. Over that time, Jones made 90 catches for 1,215 yards and nine touchdowns and averaged 13.5 yards per catch.

He also appeared on special teams where he made five tackles, returned one punt for a touchdown and blocked two punts. In his junior year he helped the Tigers win the American Athletic Conference, their first league title since 1971, and the inaugural Miami Beach Bowl. 

At his NFL pro day, Jones ran a 4.48 forty-yard hand time, recorded a 36.5-inch vertical, and bench pressed 225 pounds 18 times. Those speed, explosiveness, and strength traits could help him in the Canadian game.

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