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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.


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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