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Mosaic Stadium during last season's Labour Day Classic
Mosaic Stadium during last season's Labour Day Classic The Canadian Press

5 players you should know before Thursday's Rider game

By Jamie Nye/CJME News Staff
June 30, 2016 - 8:34am

The Saskatchewan Roughriders take to the field Thursday night in Regina for the first regular-season game of 2016, which may leave some fans overwhelmed by the number of new names on the roster.

To help you out, here are five players to know before the 8 p.m. kickoff. 

Jeff Knox Jr. vs Calgary Stampeders at McMahon Stadium.
Jeff Knox Jr. vs Calgary Stampeders at McMahon Stadium. submitted/Canadian Press

No longer a rookie, Riders’ Knox Jr. ready for a new role

By Arielle Zerr/CJME News Staff
June 28, 2016 - 8:13pm

Jeff Knox Jr. strutted his stuff during his first year with the Roughriders, but in the start of his second, he’s had to take it a little slower.

Knox Jr. missed most of training camp with a nagging injury, which he tested out during Monday’s practice.

Roughriders Ricky Collins gets tackled in pre-season action against the Edmonton Eskimos.
Roughriders Ricky Collins gets tackled in pre-season action against the Edmonton Eskimos. The Canadian Press

Roughriders drop pre-season finale to Edmonton; Durant throws two interceptions

By Jamie Nye/CJME News Staff
June 19, 2016 - 8:49am

Chris Jones didn’t get a warm welcome in his return to Edmonton.

“People act ugly and call you names and stuff as you walk on the field unfortunately but that’s part of it. It’s pro football,” admitted Jones after his team lost 25-11 to the Edmonton Eskimos.

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