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Riders Sign National Receiver Cory Watson

February 13, 2019 - Canadian Football League (CFL) - Saskatchewan Roughriders News Release

The Saskatchewan Roughriders have signed national free-agent receiver Cory Watson to a one-year contract.

Watson (6'3 - 211) joins the Riders after spending last season with the B.C. Lions where he picked up 406 yards and three touchdowns in 18 regular-season games.

The 34-year-old Watson is a veteran of eight CFL seasons after originally being selected by the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the 2nd round (9th overall) of the 2010 CFL Draft. Watson spent five seasons in Winnipeg before joining the Edmonton Eskimos in 2015 where he spent three seasons.

In 133 regular-season games Watson has collected 328 receptions for 3,737 yards and 16 touchdowns. He's also played six career playoff games and two Grey Cup games.

He won his first career Grey Cup in 2015 with the Edmonton Eskimos.


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