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Saskatchewan Roughriders teammates capture CFL monthly honours

Winnipeg Blue Bombers defensive back Chris Randle (right) is able to block a pass intended for Saskatchewan Roughriders wide receiver Rob Bagg during the second quarter of CFL action in Regina, Sask., Sunday, August 31, 2014.

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Defensive lineman John Chick and slotback Rob Bagg of the Saskatchewan Roughriders captured CFL player-of-the-month honours for August on Wednesday.

Chick was named the top defensive player after recording five sacks, 12 tackles, a force fumble and four tackles for a loss as Saskatchewan went 5-0 last month. Chick has a league-leading 12 sacks, a career high.

Bagg, a native of Kingston, Ont., was named the outstanding Canadian with 23 catches for 357 yards and a TD. The former Queen's star is fifth in the CFL in receiving with 32 catches for 472 yards.

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Adarius Bowman of the Edmonton Eskimos is the top offensive player after compiling 29 catches for 383 yards and a TD over four games. Bowman currently leads the CFL in receiving with 57 catches for 742 yards and five touchdowns.

B.C.'s Tim Brown is the top special-teams player. Brown had a combined 522 return yards and a TD as the Lions won three-of-four games.

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