Saskatchewan Roughriders’ receiver Kian Schaffer-Baker works out for Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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Saskatchewan Roughriders’ receiver Kian Schaffer-Baker worked out for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Tuesday, per source.

The six-foot-four, 205-pound target made 68 receptions for 960 yards and five touchdowns this past season over 18 starts at wide receiver and slotback. He led the team in receptions, receiving yards, and touchdowns and was the second-most productive Canadian receiver league-wide behind only Kurleigh Gittens Jr. of the Toronto Argonauts.

The native of Mississauga, Ont. was a fourth-round pick out of the University of Guelph in the 2020 CFL Draft. He made an immediate impact as a rookie, recording 47 catches for 563 yards and two touchdowns over 12 games.

Schaffer-Baker remains under contract for 2023 but is permitted to pursue opportunities south of the border via the league’s NFL window. He is scheduled to become a CFL free agent in February 2024.

Tampa Bay currently sits atop the NFC South with a record of 6-7, two points up on the Carolina Panthers and Atlanta Falcons. The team lost this past Sunday against San Francisco, dropping a 35-7 decision in which Brock Purdy, who was unveiled as a member of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ negotiation list in September 2020, made his first career start for the 49ers.

Schaffer-Baker has also worked out for the Jacksonville Jaguars, Pittsburgh Steelers, and Indianapolis Colts.

John Hodge is a Canadian football reporter based in Winnipeg.