CFL sack leader Pete Robertson returns to practice with Riders following three-game absence

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Saskatchewan Roughriders’ defensive end Pete Robertson was a limited participant in practice on Tuesday after missing the club’s last three games due to a foot sprain, according to the team’s injury report. The injury occurred on an illegal late hit by Ottawa Redblacks’ offensive tackle Dino Boyd in Week 5.

Robertson has excelled in his second CFL season, leading the league with seven sacks and three forced fumbles. He has seamlessly taken over from Jonathan Woodard, who made ten sacks and two forced fumbles as a CFL rookie in 2021 before returning to the NFL as a member of the Kansas City Chiefs.

The 29-year-old spent four seasons in the NFL as a member of the Seattle Seahawks, Washington Commanders, and Arizona Cardinals. He signed with the Riders in 2020 and dressed for 11 games last season, recording 10 defensive tackles, two special teams tackles, and five sacks in a depth role.

Defensive tackle Anthony Lanier missed practice due to a thigh injury, while offensive lineman Logan Bandy returned to practice following a bout of illness.

Saskatchewan lost three straight games before their bye this past week and currently sit fourth in the West Division at 4-4. They are set to visit the Edmonton Elks (2-6) at Commonwealth Stadium on Saturday with kickoff scheduled for 10:00 p.m. EDT.