Saskatchewan Roughriders sign veteran free agents Owens, Brouillette

Roughriders sign Owens, Brouillette

REGINA — The Saskatchewan Roughriders signed four free agents Wednesday, including American receiver/returner Chad Owens.

The club also signed safety Marc-Olivier Brouillette, offensive lineman Ryan White and running back Aaron Milton, all Canadians.

The five-foot-seven, 180-pound Owens had 58 catches for 808 yards and five touchdowns in 12 games last year with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. Prior to that, Owens spent six seasons with the Toronto Argonauts, winning the league’s outstanding special-teams player award in 2010 before adding the CFL’s outstanding player honour in 2012.

Owens helped Toronto capture the 100th Grey Cup in 2012.

Brouillette, a 31-year-old Montreal native, spent seven seasons with the Alouettes. The six-foot-one, 220-pound safety has 202 tackles, 30 special-teams tackles, eight sacks and five interceptions over his CFL career.

Brouillette appeared in Montreal’s 18 regular-season games in 2016, registering 34 tackles, three special-teams tackles and one interception.

The six-foot-four, 290-pound White, a Montreal native, was a 2012 sixth-round draft pick of the Alouettes and played 25 games with the franchise.

Milton, a six-foot-three, 215-pound native of Whitby, Ont., spent the last three seasons with the Edmonton Eskimos. He registered just one carry for four yards in 14 games with the club.

 

The Canadian Press

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