Saskatchewan Roughriders agree to terms with receiver Jake Wieneke

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The Saskatchewan Roughriders have agreed to terms on a two-year contract with pending free agent receiver Jake Wieneke, according to league sources.

The 28-year-old was named the Most Outstanding Rookie in the East Division in 2019 as he recorded 41 receptions for 569 yards and eight touchdowns over 18 games with the Montreal Alouettes. He was named a CFL all-star the following year after making 56 catches for 898 yards for 11 touchdowns.

The six-foot-four, 215-pound receiver is coming off a down year in which he made 45 receptions for 589 yards and a career-low two touchdowns.

The native of Maple Grove, Minn. was a star during his collegiate career at South Dakota State where he made 288 receptions for 5,157 yards and 59 touchdowns over 53 games as a member of the Jackrabbits. He signed with the Minnesota Vikings after going unselected in the 2018 NFL Draft but was cut at the end of training camp.

CFL free agency doesn’t officially get underway until next week, though Wieneke is currently able to negotiate with teams across the country using the “legal tampering” window, which runs through Sunday, Feb. 12. Wieneke should be reunited with quarterback Trevor Harris in Saskatchewan, who is expected to sign with the Riders when free agency gets underway on Tuesday, Feb. 14.

John Hodge is a Canadian football reporter based in Winnipeg.