Saskatchewan Roughriders sign former NFL defensive lineman Bryan Cox Jr.

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The Saskatchewan Roughriders have signed American defensive lineman Bryan Cox Jr.

The six-foot-three, 270-pound defender signed with the Carolina Panthers after going unselected in the 2017 NFL Draft. He played two seasons with the club before stints with the Cleveland Browns, Buffalo Bills, and Indianapolis Colts.

In total, the native of St. Louis, Mo. made 31 tackles, five tackles for loss, one sacks, and one fumble recovery over 26 career NFL games.

The 28-year-old played five collegiate seasons at the University of Florida (2012-16) and made 98 tackles, 21 tackles for loss, 10 sacks, one pass knockdown, three forced fumbles, and two fumble recoveries over 45 games with the Gators.