In Regina, these nine ex-Riders are vying for a shot at the Grey Cup

Despite not making the playoffs, the Saskatchewan Roughriders will host the Grey Cup in 2022.

The Riders gave the Bombers four offensive linemen and the quarterback.

Jemarcus Hardrick (Rider in 2015):

Jermarcus Hardrick was a member of the Saskatchewan Roughriders for eight games in 2015 before joining the Bombers in 2016.

Hardrick has also been selected a West All-Star thrice.

Willie Jefferson (Rider from 2016-2017):

Willie Jefferson, a tough defensive back, joined the Riders from the Edmonton Oilers in 2016.

In 2016, Jefferson played defense for the club, recording 34 tackles, 10 sacks, and two interceptions (both recovered for touchdowns).

Following his CFL Most Outstanding Defensive Player title in 2019, he signed with the Bombers in February.

Keion Adams (Rider from 2021-2022):

Keion Adams joins the Bombers after being released by the Saskatchewan Roughriders in September 2022.

Adams appeared in 15 regular-season games for the Riders during his 1.5 years with the team. He has seven tackles and one sack since joining the Bombers.

Zach Collaros (Rider from 2018-2019):

Zach Collaros

Zach Collaros was acquired in a trade with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in 2018.

The Riders finished 10-4 with him as their starting quarterback. Collaros was injured and unable to participate in the Western Conference Semifinals versus the Bombers, therefore the team re-signed him. Collaros had a passer rating of 61.3 and passed for 2999 yards.

Collaros was injured on the opening play of 2019 by an old Hamilton teammate, Simoni Lawrence. At the end of that season, he was moved to the Toronto Argonauts, although he never played for them.

In the autumn of 2019, Collaros was relocated to Winnipeg. He was instrumental in the Blue Bombers’ Grey Cup victory on Sunday. It was their first championship since 1990, and they now have a chance to make it three in a row.

Darius Bladek (Rider from 2017-2019):

Darius Bladek was selected in the second round of the 2017 Canadian Football League Draft. For the past three years, the Riders have been his whole existence.

Bladek relocated to Toronto in the year 2020.

Philip Blake (Rider from 2018-2019):

Philip Blake appeared in 20 games for the Riders after being traded from the Alouettes.

The Argonauts have signed the 2020 unrestricted free agent.

Henoc Muamba (Rider from 2016-2017):

Henoc Muamba joined the Riders in 2016, two years after leaving the NFL. Muamba has 82 tackles, two interceptions, and three fumble recoveries in his debut season with the Riders.

Muamba has accumulated 108 tackles since joining the Montreal Alouettes in 2018. The next year, he was voted CFL’s Most Outstanding Canadian.

He joined with the Argonauts in 2021, while the CFL was on hiatus due to the outbreak.

On November 20, Mosaic Stadium will host the 109th Grey Cup.

Nick Demski (Rider from 2015-2017):

Nick Demski relocated from Saskatchewan to Winnipeg after retiring from the CFL.

After breaking his foot at the 2017 Labor Day Classic, his Riders season was cut short.

Demski had the ability to select his own team in 2018.

Patrick Neufeld (Rider from 2011-2013):

Patrick Neufeld was selected by the Saskatchewan Roughriders in the fifth round of the 2010 Canadian Football League Draft. He later returned to the Huskies.

The offensive lineman started 37 games for the Riders before being traded to Winnipeg in 2013 for defensive end Alex Hall and a second-round pick.

Despite several injuries, Neufeld has worked his way into Winnipeg’s starting lineups at right guard and right tackle, as well as the 2021 CFL All-Star Game.

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