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Saskatchewan Roughriders Bring In National Linebacker Adam Auclair

The Saskatchewan Roughriders continue to stockpile talent during the CFL’s communication window, reportedly agreeing to terms with Canadian linebacker Adam Auclair.

The Saint George, Quebec native will head to the prairies following his best season collecting 77 tackles, one sack, one interception, and one forced fumble.

Auclair has spent all of his three-year CFL career in Ottawa, collecting 149 tackles, two sacks, two forced fumbles, and a pick.

The former sixth-overall pick had a storied career in Usports as a member of the Laval Rouge et Or. Claiming two Vanier cups (2016 and 2018), being named a first-team (2017) and second-team All-Canadian (2016), and claiming the President’s trophy as the nation’s most outstanding defender (2017).

General manager Jeremy O’Day and new head coach Corey Mace continue to re-work a roster that has failed to make the playoffs in back-to-back years. After agreeing to terms with Jameer Thurman earlier this week, the 27-year-old Auclair will presumably start alongside his fellow newcomer in the second level manning the weak side.

This could spell the end in the Green and White for both Larry Dean and Micah Teitz, who were starters last year and remain without a contract. American T.J. Brunson and Canadian A.J. Allen remain on the payroll as depth at the linebacker positions.

The Auclair singing isn’t official until Feb. 13, the beginning of CFL free agency.

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Coty Wiles
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