Riders sign defensive back Mike Stevens, release receiver Xavier Ubosi

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The Saskatchewan Roughriders made two transactions ahead of their first practice of training camp on July 10.

The team signed defensive back Mike Stevens, who most recently appeared in the XFL for the Los Angeles Wildcats. He played five games and made 23 tackles, two interceptions and a sack before the league suspended operations in 2020.

Prior to that, Stevens attended training camp with the Calgary Stampeders in 2019, attended rookie camp with the Carolina Panthers in 2018, and spent time with the Atlanta Legends of the AAF.

Collegiately, Stevens attended North Carolina State where he suited up for 35 games. Over four seasons he made 79 tackles, 18 passes defended, three tackles for loss, three interceptions (one returned for a touchdown), and one sack.

The team also released rookie receiver Xavier Ubosi.