Saskatchewan Roughriders sign former Elks linebacker Keishawn Bierria

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The Saskatchewan Roughriders have signed American linebacker Keishawn Bierria.

The six-foot-one, 223-pounder played 13 games for the Edmonton Elks in 2021, recording 50 tackles, two sacks and one interception.

Bierra was selected by the Denver Broncos in the sixth round, 217th overall during the 2018 NFL Draft. He saw action in all 16 regular season games for the Broncos as a rookie and made five tackles. In 2019, the California native spent time with Denver, Jacksonville and Arizona, suiting up for five games.

Bierria played four NCAA seasons at the University of Washington (2014-2017), racking up 240 tackles, 19.5 tackles for loss, seven-and-a-half sacks, four defended passes, four forced fumbles and seven fumble recoveries over 50 games. The former Husky was named Second-Team All-Pac-12 in both the 2016 and 2017 seasons.