Winnipeg Blue Bombers sign veteran American receiver Naaman Roosevelt

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WINNIPEG — The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have signed veteran receiver Naaman Roosevelt.

The native of Buffalo, N.Y., played with the Saskatchewan Roughriders from 2015-19.

Roosevelt was Saskatchewan’s most outstanding player in 2016 when he had 76 receptions for 1,095 yards in just 11 games.

He was named a West Division all-star in 2017 with 75 receptions for 1,035 yards and eight touchdowns in 14 games.

He was most recently with the Montreal Alouettes in training camp before being released last month.

Roosevelt has 301 receptions for 4,134 yards and 20 touchdowns in 67 career CFL games.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Aug. 30, 2021.

The Canadian Press

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