The Saskatchewan Roughriders announced today they have signed import receiver Yamon Figurs and non-import linebacker Jordan Matechuk. Financial details of the signings were not released.
Figurs (5’11 – 179) played two games with the Edmonton Eskimos last season as a special teams returner. The 30-year-old totaled ten punt returns for 56 yards and one missed field goal return for 34 yards.
Before joining the CFL, the Kansas State graduate spent six seasons in the National Football League. He has spent time with the Tenessee Titans, Cleveland Browns, Oakland Raiders and Tampa Bay Buccaneers after originally being selected by the Baltimore Ravens in the 3rd round (74th overall) of the 2007 NFL Draft.
Matechuk (5’10 – 254) is a four year CFL veteran. The Yorkton, SK native originally entered the CFL in 2008 with the Hamilton Tiger Cats after playing three season of junior football. The 27-year-old has played 42 career regular season games totaling 23 special teams tackles. He spent last season with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.
• The Riders also announced that import defensive lineman David Veikune has been released.