Riders sign former NFL receiver Tevin Jones

Photo courtesy: AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack

The Saskatchewan Roughriders have brought back American receiver Tevin Jones, who originally signed with team in 2021 but was unable to attend training camp.  

The six-foot-two, 225-pound pass catcher joins the Riders after five years in the NFL, most recently spending time with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Jones was initially signed by the Houston Texans as an undrafted free agent in 2016 and spent the season on the practice roster. He went on to spend time with the Kansas City Chiefs and Pittsburgh Steelers and landed with the Dallas Cowboys in 2019. The 29-year-old played five regular games with the Cowboys, making four receptions for 61 yards.

The Mississippi native spent five NCAA seasons at the University of Memphis, appearing in 51 games and making 27 starts. Over that time, he made 90 catches for 1,215 yards and nine touchdowns, averaging 13.5 yards per catch.

Jones also appeared on special teams where he made five tackles, returned one punt return 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. 

The Roughriders are situated behind Winnipeg and Calgary at most sportsbooks in Ontario, with +350 odds to win the West at this point in time.