Connect with us

CFL News

Roughriders Extend Samuel Emilus And Add Chase Claypool To Negotiation List

It’s a Roughriders receiver roundup as the Green and White have inked Canadian receiver Samuel Emilus to a one-year contract extension while adding another Canadian receiver Chase Claypool to the team’s negotiation list.

Emilus, who was already under contract for the upcoming season will now remain in Riderville through 2025. The native of Montreal, Quebec is coming off a career year catching 70 balls for 1,097 yards and six touchdowns. The six-foot-one, 200-pound pass catcher finished top ten in the CFL in touchdowns (5th), yards per catch (7th), total yards (8th), second down conversions (8th), and catches (9th). Emilus had five workouts with NFL teams this off-season following his breakout year.

The 26-year-old became the fastest Canadian receiver in Riders history to record an 1,000-yard season in just two years, beating out Ray Elgaard who did it in his third season.

After resigning Shawn Bane Jr. to a two-year extension earlier this off-season, the Roughriders will now have their top two breakout receivers with the squad for the next two seasons.

Saskatchewan also added Canadian receiver Chase Claypool to the team’s exclusive negotiation list.

The Abbotsford, B.C. native is currently a free agent but has NFL interest.

The 25-year-old was originally selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the second round (49th overall) in the 2020 NFL draft, but has also spent time with the Chicago Bears and Miami Dolphins.

The 6-foot-4, 238-pound target has caught 175 footballs for 2,261 yards and 13 touchdowns in 58 games across his four years as a pro.

Subscribe to our CFL News Hub YouTube Channel. Get breaking news and the latest CFL news. Plus the CFL Week In Review Podcast.
author avatar
Coty Wiles


  1. David Tress

    April 4, 2024 at 11:38 am

    If the Roughriders were to sign Chase Claypool, Mosaic Stadium would be sold-out for the duration of the 2024 season. That is why it’s in the best interests of the team to make Claypool a solid offer, including a heafty signing bonus. If the Roughriders have to break the salary cap to achieve the signing of Claypool, so be it. It’s better to pay the fine and have Mosaic sold out, and to be more competitive, than to let this one slip away.

  2. David Tress

    April 10, 2024 at 11:53 am

    In the NFL, playing for a team like the Seattle Seahawks, Chase Claypool would see limited playing time. In the CFL, playing for the Roughriders, he’d be a starter and have a chance to be a top 10 receiver, and a chance to be a star again.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

More in CFL News

CFL News Hub