Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Artavis Scott (1) runs a drill during practice at the NFL team's football training camp in Indianapolis, Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP -Michael Conroy

Roughriders sign former Clemson Tigers wide receiver Artavis Scott

Roughriders sign former Clemson Tigers wide receiver Artavis Scott

REGINA — The Saskatchewan Roughriders have signed American wide receiver Artavis Scott.

The 26-year-old from Oldsmar, Fla., was an all-ACC receiver in all three of his seasons with the Clemson Tigers.

He finished his college career with 245 receptions — the most in program history — for 2,458 yards and 19 touchdowns over 43 games and helped the Tigers to a U.S. college national championship in 2017.

Scott signed with the Los Angeles Chargers as an undrafted free agent following the 2017 NFL draft. He spent the better part of three seasons with the Chargers, primarily on the practice roster before moving joining the Indianapolis Colts in 2020.

Most recently, Scott was on the Houston Texans’ practice roster.


OTTAWA — The Ottawa Redblacks have signed 2020 draft pick Treshaun Abrahams-Webster, as well as offensive lineman Brandon Hitner and linebacker Frankie Griffin.

Abrahams-Webster was selected by the Redblacks in the fifth round, 38th overall, of the 2020 CFL draft.

The five-foot-11, 185-pound defensive back from Pickering, Ont., had 49.5 tackles in 28 games over his U Sports career with the Calgary Dinos.

Hitner was signed by the Los Angeles Rams as an undrafted free agent in 2019. He then spent time on the practice squads of the New York Jets, Buffalo Bills and the Indianapolis Colts.

Griffin signed as an undrafted free agent out of Texas State with the Green Bay Packers in 2020.


VANCOUVER — The B.C. Lions have signed Canadian offensive lineman David Knevel to a contract extension.

The six-foot-eight, 325-pound native of Brantford, Ont., has made 19 appearances with the Lions over the past two CFL seasons, including a start at left tackle in the final game of 2019.

Knevel was selected in the third round, 21st overall, of the 2018 CFL draft after four years at the University of Nebraska.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 28, 2021.

The Canadian Press


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