Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Saskatchewan Roughriders Sign Canadian Free-Agents Jerome Messam, Sam Hurl

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Saskatchewan Roughriders Sign Canadian Free-Agents Jerome Messam, Sam Hurl

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Roughriders sign veterans Messam, Hurl

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REGINA - Jerome Messam is back with the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

The native of Brampton, Ont., made the move official Wednesday via social media.

"Thank you @sskroughriders @cflsuperagent JO John Murphy & Chris Jones for another opportunity at greatness," the burly running back tweeted. "Excited to be back in #Riderville! #RiderNation #isitjuneyet."

The 32-year-old spent parts of two seasons (2014-15) with the Riders, rushing for a combined 1,208 yards and three TDs on 205 carries. Saskatchewan traded Messam to the Calgary Stampeders on Oct. 14, 2015.

Over two seasons with Calgary, Messam rushed for 2,214 yards and helped the Stampeders make consecutive Grey Cup appearances. But last week, president/GM John Hufnagel said he told the six-foot-three, 255-pound Messam to test the free-agent market. …

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