Saskatchewan Roughriders’ head coach Craig Dickenson told the media on Tuesday that American receiver Jordan Williams-Lambert is no longer with the team in Regina.
“He’s home. He’s got a wrist injury that he’s looking to get fixed up, so it doesn’t look like we’re going to get Jordan Williams-Lambert back,” said Dickenson.
The 27-year-old remains on the six-game injured list but has returned home to the United States to recuperate.
The three-year veteran started Saskatchewan’s first four games of the season, recording 14 receptions for 152 yards. He missed time during training camp with a cut hand and took a while to get going during the regular season, making just nine receptions over his first three games.
Williams-Lambert had a breakout season with the Riders in 2018, catching 62 passes for 764 yards and four touchdowns. He parlayed that into a contract with the Chicago Bears but he was released at the end of training camp in August 2019.
He rejoined the Riders in September 2019 but dressed for only three games down the stretch, making five catches for 57 yards. His contract is set to expire following the 2021 season.
Dickenson indicated that the team expects newly-signed receiver Duke Williams to help fill the void left by Williams-Lambert.