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Saskatchewan Roughriders Announce Release of Linebacker Derrick Moncrief Ahead of Free Agency

3 Key Points

  • Saskatchewan Roughriders release linebacker Derrick Moncrief.
  • Moncrief’s impressive CFL career includes multiple all-star selections.
  • His community involvement has made a significant impact off the field.

Linebacker Derrick Moncrief Released by Roughriders

The Saskatchewan Roughriders have made the decision to release American linebacker Derrick Moncrief. Before the official CFL free agency period begins on February 13, Moncrief has been given the opportunity to explore his options on the open market ahead of the deadline.

CFL Career and Noteworthy Achievements

Starting his CFL journey with the Roughriders in 2017, Moncrief has had a tenure with the team that featured an all-star nod in the West Division in 2019. After a stint in the NFL, Moncrief returned to the CFL, joining the Edmonton Elks in 2021 before coming back to Saskatchewan. His contributions in the league also include 248 defensive tackles and nine interceptions across 75 games.

Reduction in Role for Moncrief in 2023 Season

Although the 2023 season saw reduced playing time for Moncrief, he managed to record 50 defensive tackles over 14 games. Riders’ GM Jeremy O’Day acknowledged Moncrief’s contributions on and off the field, praising his character and community efforts.

Community Impact and Recognition

As an ambassador for the Saskatchewan Roughriders Foundation, Moncrief has made a significant impact, engaging with over 1,700 youth through presentations and activities promoting mental health and wellness. His dedication to community service also won him the 2023 Mosaic Community Player of the Year award.

Looking Forward to the 2024 Season

The Roughriders are set to commence their 2024 campaign with an away game against the Edmonton Elks on June 8. The team is moving forward without Moncrief, who is now navigating the waters of free agency.

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