Blue Bombers add two-time 1,000-yard receiver Naaman Roosevelt

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The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have added veteran American receiver Naaman Roosevelt.

Roosevelt comes to the Bombers with extensive Canadian Football League experience during his time with the Saskatchewan Roughriders from 2015-19. He was most recently with the Montreal Alouettes in training camp before being released last month.

Roosevelt has 67 games to his credit and has 301 receptions for 4,134 yards and 20 touchdowns in his CFL career. He is also a two-time 1,000-yard receiver, having pulled in 76 passes for 1,095 yards in just 11 games in 2016 and 75 receptions for 1,035 yards and eight touchdowns in 14 games in 2017.

He had 77 receptions for 946 yards and one touchdown in 18 games with the Riders in 2019.

Roosevelt was Saskatchewan’s Most Outstanding Player in 2016 and named a West Division all-star in 2017.

Roosevelt has been placed on the suspended list while he completes travel requirements, which means he will not be eligible to play in the upcoming Labour Day Classic.