Receiver Taj Smith will not play for the Saskatchewan Roughriders again this season. Head coach Corey Chamblin wouldn't say if he was released, only saying he is done for the year. Smith has just eight catches for 94 yards and one touchdown this season.
The Syracuse product is set to appear in court to face assault charges in December. Smith is accused of beating a man outside a Regina night club in 2013.
Receiver Ryan Smith has been activated from the 6-game injured list and defensive back Alex Suber agreed to terms. Receiver Seydou Junior Haidara was transferred to the 6-game injured list while linebacker Akwasi Antwi and defensive back Marrio Norman were released.
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Winnipeg Blue Bombers
With Greg Peach (lower-body) likely out for Week 5, it looks like Thad Gibson will start at defensive end against the Edmonton Eskimos.
Starting DT Bryant Turner (left thumb) is out again this week but will likely return with a playing cast next week.
While head coach Mike O'Shea understands the thought of bringing in a punter to take a load off of Lirim Hajrullahu's duties, he will remain the punter.
DB Moe Leggett came out of practice early Wednesday but told O'Shea he'll be fine. C Dom Picard came out of practice as well. He missed yesterday and is still battling a virus. Pat Neufeld (left ankle) filled in again today.
OL Jace Daniels (day-to-day, lower-body) returned after mousing Tuesday, but again it was Devin Tyler taking first-team reps.
While Thaddeus Gibson was the one taking first-team DE reps in place of the injured Greg Peach (out this week, lower-body), O'Shea said the entire D-line will continue to be a rotation — DE Gibson, DE Kashawn Fraser, DE Darrell Johnson, DT Jake Thomas, DT Nate Collins, DT Deantre Harlan. Seven D-linemen have made the 44-man for each game this year.
DB Demond Washington was a non-participant at practice but it was likely just a maintenance day.
Offensive lineman John Estes was added to the practice roster on Wednesday.