Riders’ receiver Kian Schaffer-Baker works out for New England Patriots

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Saskatchewan Roughriders’ receiver Kian Schaffer-Baker worked out for the New England Patriots on Tuesday, per sources.

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, who also worked out with the Patriots on Tuesday.

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.

The 24-year-old 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.

Schaffer-Baker has also worked out for the Jacksonville JaguarsPittsburgh SteelersIndianapolis ColtsTampa Bay BuccaneersLas Vegas Raiders, Minnesota Vikings, and Denver Broncos this off-season.

 

J.C. Abbott is a University of British Columbia graduate and high school football coach. He covers the CFL, B.C. Lions, CFL Draft and the three-down league's Global initiative.