Saskatchewan Roughriders release defensive lineman Keion Adams

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The Saskatchewan Roughriders have released defensive lineman Keion Adams.

The 27-year-old started four games earlier this season while Pete Robertson and A.C. Leonard were out due to injury. He dressed for a total of nine games on the year and recorded 17 defensive tackles and two sacks.

The Western Michigan product signed with the team as a free agent in December 2020 and played nine games as a rookie, recording nine defensive tackles, one special teams tackle, and two sacks.

Adams was a seventh-round pick of the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2017 NFL Draft and spent his rookie season on injured reserve due to a shoulder injury. He spent the following season on Pittsburgh’s practice roster.

The six-foot-two, 245-pound defender was released by the Steelers in May 2019 and signed with the New York Giants the following month. He suffered a knee injury during the preseason and was placed on injured reserved before being waived in October.