Rob Bagg back on the Riders roster

Rob Bagg back on the Riders roster

The Saskatchewan Roughriders have added a fan favourite back onto the roster.

The team signed Canadian receiver Rob Bagg — who was cut from the squad in June.

Head-coach Chris Jones said Bagg was originally cut due to an ankle injury in accordance to the new CFL six-game injury rule. Bagg's trainer said it was more serious than a six-week injury.

"I couldn't risk a $25,000 fine and ultimately that's what it came down to," Jones said

Bagg, a six-foot, 192-pound native of Kingston, Ont., spent nine seasons with Saskatchewan before he was cut.

Bagg earned a Grey Cup ring in 2013 and had 364 career catches for 4,705 yards with 24 TDs in 139 career regular season games.

He said everything has been moving quickly, as his return has been in talks for a couple of weeks.

"I'm just excited about the rest of the season here and getting back with these guys and playing football here in the city that I love," Bagg said.

The Riders have also released running back Trent Richardson, who was signed last fall.

Richardson was a star at the University of Alabama but only played with the Riders for one season.

Other changes include adding defensive back Will Blackmon to the practice roster and releasing quarterback Devin Gardner, defensive back Shawun Lurry and defensive lineman Tresor Mafuta.