Saskatchewan Roughriders sign former NFL defensive back Mark Fields II

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The Saskatchewan Roughriders have signed American defensive back Mark Fields II.

The five-foot-ten, 181-pound cover man signed with the Kansas City Chiefs after going unselected in the 2019 NFL Draft. He was traded to the Minnesota Vikings after training camp and played in one regular season game as a rookie, recording no statistics.

The native of Cornelius, N.C. dressed for two games with the Vikings in 2020 and made total tackles prior to being waived. He was claimed by the Houston Texans and played two games with the club, recording two total tackles. He was waived by the team the following off-season.

The 27-year-old was claimed by the San Francisco 49ers but was released by the team during training camp in 2021. He has since been a member of the Birmingham Stallions of the USFL.

Fields II played four collegiate seasons at Clemson University and made 45 tackles, five tackles for loss, one sack, 12 pass knockdowns, and one interception over 46 games. He help the Tigers win the College Football Playoff National Championship in 2016 and 2018.

The Riders (6-11) will host the Toronto Argonauts (14-2) on Saturday, Oct. 21 with kickoff slated for 4:00 p.m. EDT.