The Saskatchewan Roughriders have signed American offensive lineman Brandon Council, who recently attended rookie minicamp with the New York Jets.
The six-foot-four, 328-pound blocker spent three seasons at Auburn University (2020-22) where he lined up at all five positions along the offensive line over 27 games. Council was named Auburn’s Offensive Lineman of the Year in 2022 and ended his collegiate career with an appearance in the NFLPA Collegiate All-Star Game.
The native of Tar Heel, N.C. previously played three seasons at the University of Akron (2017-19) with starts at left tackle, right tackle, left guard, and centre. He played 25 games for the Zips with 24 starts, including nine as a redshirt freshman.
The Riders have also released American offensive lineman Jordan Tucker.
Saskatchewan will host the B.C. Lions on Saturday for their first preseason game in 2023. The club will then travel to IG Field for their second and final preseason game on Friday, June 2 against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.