Skip to main content

The Globe and Mail

Jerome Messam signs with Saskatchewan Roughriders

Winnipeg Blue Bombers' Ian Wild, left, tackles Montreal Alouettes' Jerome Messam during second half CFL football action in Montreal, Monday, October 14, 2013.


The Saskatchewan Roughriders signed running back Jerome Messam on Wednesday and added defensive back Ciante Evans to their practice roster.

The six-foot-three 245-pound Messam is a four-year CFL veteran. The 29-year-old Toronto native had 565 rushing yards on 121 carries last season with the Montreal Alouettes.

Messam had an all-star season with the Edmonton Eskimos in 2011. He rushed for 1,057 yards and was named the CFL's Most Outstanding Canadian.

Story continues below advertisement

In 59 career regular-season games with B.C., Edmonton and Montreal, Messam has 1,882 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns on 381 carries while adding 698 receiving yards on 71 catches.

Evans, 21, joined the Riders after spending four seasons with the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers.

Report an error Licensing Options

The Globe invites you to share your views. Please stay on topic and be respectful to everyone. For more information on our commenting policies and how our community-based moderation works, please read our Community Guidelines and our Terms and Conditions.

We’ve made some technical updates to our commenting software. If you are experiencing any issues posting comments, simply log out and log back in.

Discussion loading… ✨

Combined Shape Created with Sketch.

Globe Newsletters

Get a summary of news of the day

Combined Shape Created with Sketch.

Thank you!

You are now subscribed to the newsletter at

You can unsubscribe from this newsletter or Globe promotions at any time by clicking the link at the bottom of the newsletter, or by emailing us at