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Saskatchewan Roughriders Part Ways with Receiver Jake Wieneke

3 Key Points:

  • Saskatchewan Roughriders release Jake Wieneke prior to bonus payout
  • Wieneke’s projected earnings and contributions detailed
  • Season opener for Riders set for June 8 against Edmonton Elks

Offseason Roster Move

The Saskatchewan Roughriders have made a significant change to their roster, announcing the release of American receiver Jake Wieneke. This development comes ahead of the $30,000 offseason bonus he was scheduled to receive on February 1.

Contract and Performance

The 29-year-old was set to earn a salary of $152,500 in the upcoming season, with additional incentives possibly increasing his income by over $29,000. Despite expectations linked to his commendable past performances, Wieneke could only contribute to six games in the previous season due to injuries, securing a total of 17 receptions for 177 yards.

Wieneke’s CFL Journey

Earlier in his CFL career, Wieneke made an immediate impact. His standout performances in 2019 earned him the title of Most Outstanding Rookie in the East Division, and he continued his strong play into the next season, earning a CFL all-star designation. Yet, his recent activity has seen a downturn in production.

Collegiate Highlights and NFL Stint

Wieneke’s background features a successful college career with South Dakota State, marked by record-breaking statistics. Despite this collegiate success and a brief stint with the Minnesota Vikings, he was unable to secure a long-term place in the NFL.

Riders’ Upcoming Season

Looking forward to the new season, the Saskatchewan Roughriders are gearing up for their first matchup. They are scheduled to play the Edmonton Elks on June 8, which will kickstart their 2024 campaign.

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  1. David Tress

    January 19, 2024 at 11:27 am

    The Roughriders under Jeromy O’Day have a history of not wanting to pay their top receivers. They let go Derel Walker and Duke Williams in part because they didn’t want to pay them. Now it’s Jake Wieneke. It makes many fans feel like the Roughriders are not serious about making a playoff run.

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