Riders add three Regina Thunder players to practice roster, including OL Riley Schick

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The Saskatchewan Roughriders have added three players to their practice roster from the Regina Thunder, strengthening their affiliation with the Canadian Junior Football League club.

Joining the Riders as territorial exemptions are Canadian offensive lineman Riley Schick, American receiver Isaiah Woodley, and Global defensive lineman Max Parkinson.

Schick is entering his second season on the Riders’ practice roster and participated in training camp with the team. The six-foot-one, 299-pound blocker has played three seasons with the Thunder, earning Prairie Football Conference all-star selections in both 2021 and 2022.  

Woodley is a native of Boston and has spent the last two seasons with Regina, recording 54 receptions for 1,009 yards and seven touchdowns in 14 games. The five-foot-eight, 175-pound speedster was named a PFC all-star in 2022 after amassing 573 receiving yards.

Parkinson joined the Thunder earlier this month after playing for the University of West England Bullets, logging 43 tackles and 9.5 sacks in nine games last season. The six-foot-two, 276-pound Brit attended the 2023 CFL Combine, where he led all participants with 29 reps on the bench press and posted an impressive 4.74 seconds in the forty-yard dash.   

The Riders have a history of success with signing players from the Thunder, with alumni including long-time centre Dan Clark and current starting guard Logan Ferland.