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National Running Back Jerome Messam Signs with the Riders

February 14, 2018 - Canadian Football League (CFL) - Saskatchewan Roughriders News Release

The Saskatchewan Roughriders have signed free-agent national running back Jerome Messam.

Messam (6'3 - 230) joins the Riders after spending the last two and a half seasons with the Calgary Stampeders.

Last season, Messam started 17 regular-season games for the Stamps, picking up 1,016 yards and nine touchdowns on 215 carries. He added 26 carries for 133 yards and two touchdowns through the West Final and Grey Cup.

In 125 career games, Messam has amassed 5,484 rushing yards and 34 touchdowns. He is a three-time division all-star and two-time CFL all-star.

This will be Messam's second stint with the Riders after spending 2014 and part of 2015 with the team. He's also had stops with B.C., Edmonton and Montreal through his eight-year career.

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