Saskatchewan Roughriders sign one, release one

Courtesy: Alabama Athletics

The Saskatchewan Roughriders have signed American linebacker Jaylen Moody.

The six-foot-two, 225-pound defender went unselected in the 2023 NFL Draft but signed with the Cincinnati Bengals and played in two preseason games prior to being waived.

The native of Conway, S.C. played five collegiate seasons with the University of Alabama Crimson Tide and recorded 95 tackles, 8.5 tackles for loss, two sacks, one interception, one forced fumble, and two fumble recoveries over 45 games.

The 24-year-old helped Alabama win the College Football National Championship in 2020. Moody earned the Alabama Football President’s Award this past year, which is given to a player from each unit who has shown perseverance in making outstanding contributions to the team’s success.

The Riders also released American defensive back Tedric Thompson from their practice roster.

The six-foot, 204-pound defender was a fourth-round pick of the Seattle Seahawks in the 2017 NFL Draft out of the University of Colorado Boulder. He played 29 games over three seasons with the team, making 80 tackles, three interceptions, five pass knockdowns, one forced fumble, and two fumble recoveries.

Thompson signed with the Kansas City Chiefs following his release in March 2020 and played eight games with the team, making 13 tackles. He has since had stints with the Cleveland Browns, Denver Broncos, and Tennessee Titans.

The native of Inglewood, Calif. played four collegiate seasons with the Buffaloes and made 246 tackles, 7.5 tackles for loss, 13 interceptions, 34 pass deflections, and one forced fumble over 34 games. He was named second-team All-Pac 12 as a senior after finishing third in the country with seven interceptions.