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Saskatchewan Roughriders Claim American DE Malik Carney

The Saskatchewan Roughriders continue to be one of the most aggressive teams during the CFL’s communication window, bringing in American Malik Carney to the 306 on a one-year deal.

The 28-year-old collected a career-high 52 tackles, five sacks, a forced fumble, and an interception in 17 games last season in Hamilton. In the previous two years with the Tiger-Cats, he combined for 34 tackles, eight sacks and a forced fumble through 24 games.

Before signing with Hamilton in 2021, Carney spent time down south with the Detroit Lions, Denver Broncos, and Seattle Seahawks after going undrafted out of the university of North Carolina.

The Alexandria, Virginia native will help solidify one of the biggest needs Riderville had remaining. After agreeing to terms with Jermarcus Hardrick, A.J. Ouellette, and Jalon Edwards-Cooper, edge rusher was atop the list.

Carney will join Bryan Cox Jr., Lake Korte-Moore, and Christian Albright as contributors from last year off the end. This could signal a move back to the interior for Anthony Lanier II, who primarily played on the edge last season before moving back inside towards the end of the year.

Pete Robertson, Micah Johnson, and DeMarcus Christmas remain unsigned.

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

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