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2019 Saskatchewan Roughriders season

The 2019 Saskatchewan Roughriders season was the 62nd season for the team in the Canadian Football League. It was the club's 110th year overall and its 104th season of play. The Roughriders qualified for the playoffs for the third consecutive year and hosted a playoff game for the second consecutive year. They finished 13–5 in the regular season (their best record since 1970) and finished first place in the West Division for only the second time since 1976 and the first time winning the West Division crown since 2009. The 2019 West Final was the first time that the game was held at the new Mosaic Stadium and the second time a playoff game was held at the venue, the first coming during the previous season in 2018.

2019 Saskatchewan Roughriders season
Head coachCraig Dickenson
General managerJeremy O'Day
Home fieldMosaic Stadium
Results
Record13–5
Division place1st, West
Playoff finishLost West Final
Team MOPCody Fajardo
Team MOCCameron Judge
Team MORDakoda Shepley
Uniform
CFL SSK Jersey.png

This was Craig Dickenson's first season as head coach and Jeremy O'Day's first full season as general manager following the sudden departure of Chris Jones, who held both roles for the previous three years.

OffseasonEdit

Foreign draftsEdit

For the first time in its history, the CFL held drafts for foreign players from Mexico and Europe.[1] Like all other CFL teams, the Roughriders held three non-tradeable selections in the 2019 CFL–LFA Draft, which took place on January 14, 2019. The 2019 European CFL Draft took place on April 11, 2019 where all teams held one non-tradeable pick.[2][3][4]

Draft Round Pick Player Position School/Club Team
LFA 1 6 Rene Brassea OL Fundidores Monterrey
2 15 Carlos Olvera WR UDLAP
3 24 Francisco García CB Fundidores Monterrey
Euro 1 6 Max Zimmermann WR Potsdam Royals

CFL DraftEdit

The 2019 CFL Draft took place on May 2, 2019.[5] The Roughriders had six selections in the eight-round draft after trading their third-round pick in a package for Vernon Adams and their seventh-round pick for Brian Jones.[6][7]

Round Pick Player Position School/Club Team
1 6 Justin McInnis WR Arkansas State
2 15 Brayden Lenius WR New Mexico
4 35 Jacob Janke LB York
5 44 Charbel Dabire DL Wagner
6 53 Vincent Roy OL Sherbrooke
8 71 Christopher Judge DL Cal Poly

PreseasonEdit

Week Game Date Kickoff Opponent Results TV Venue Attendance Summary
Score Record
A Bye
B 1 Fri, May 31 7:00 p.m. CST at Calgary Stampeders L 1–37 0–1 TSN McMahon Stadium NA Recap
C 2 Thurs, June 6 7:00 p.m. CST vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers L 29–35 0–2 None Mosaic Stadium 28,706 Recap

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Regular seasonEdit

StandingsEdit

Team GP W L T Pts PF PA Div Stk
Saskatchewan Roughriders 18 13 5 0 26 487 386 7–3 W3 Details
Calgary Stampeders 18 12 6 0 24 482 407 8–2 W1 Details
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 18 11 7 0 22 508 409 7–3 W1 Details
Edmonton Eskimos 18 8 10 0 16 406 400 3–7 L2 Details
BC Lions 18 5 13 0 10 411 452 0–10 L3 Details

ScheduleEdit

To accommodate for the viewership of the Toronto Raptors' 7:00pm CST NBA Finals Game 6 start time on June 13, the CFL moved up the start time of the league opener that same day from 5:30pm to 5:00pm.[10]

In the late evening of August 9 at 9:06pm EDT, a weather delay was declared at Percival Molson Memorial Stadium in Montreal due to an approaching thunderstorm with intense lightning; the Roughriders were leading the Alouettes 17–10 with 2:41 left in the 3rd quarter. Because the game had not restarted by 10:06pm EDT and over 7:30 had been played in the 3rd at that point, the game was decided to be official and the 17–10 score was declared final.[11][12]

The Roughriders played an unusually long three game road trip in October to accommodate the National Hockey League's Heritage Classic which was staged at Mosaic Stadium for the first time.

Week Game Date Kickoff Opponent Results TV Venue Attendance Summary
Score Record
1 1 Thu, June 13 5:00 p.m. CST at Hamilton Tiger-Cats L 17–23 0–1 TSN/RDS Tim Hortons Field 22,287 Recap
2 2 Thu, June 20 5:30 p.m. CST at Ottawa Redblacks L 41–44 0–2 TSN/RDS TD Place Stadium 23,453 Recap
3 3 Mon, July 1 5:00 p.m. CST vs. Toronto Argonauts W 32–7 1–2 TSN/RDS2 Mosaic Stadium 30,121 Recap
4 4 Sat, July 6 8:00 p.m. CST vs. Calgary Stampeders L 10–37 1–3 TSN Mosaic Stadium 29,147 Recap
5 Bye
6 5 Sat, July 20 5:00 p.m. CST vs. BC Lions W 38–25 2–3 TSN Mosaic Stadium 31,602 Recap
7 6 Sat, July 27 5:00 p.m. CST at BC Lions W 45–18 3–3 TSN BC Place 20,950 Recap
8 7 Thu, Aug 1 7:30 p.m. CST vs. Hamilton Tiger-Cats W 24–19 4–3 TSN Mosaic Stadium 29,516 Recap
9 8 Fri, Aug 9 5:00 p.m. CST at Montreal Alouettes W 17–10 5–3 TSN/RDS Molson Stadium 16,580 Recap
10 Bye
11 9 Sat, Aug 24 5:00 p.m. CST vs. Ottawa Redblacks W 40–18 6–3 TSN/RDS Mosaic Stadium 32,328 Recap
12 10 Sun, Sep 1 1:00 p.m. CST vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers W 19–17 7–3 TSN Mosaic Stadium 33,356 Recap
13 11 Sat, Sept 7 2:00 p.m. CST at Winnipeg Blue Bombers L 10–35 7–4 TSN IG Field 33,134 Recap
14 12 Sat, Sept 14 5:00 p.m. CST vs. Montreal Alouettes W 27–25 8–4 TSN/RDS Mosaic Stadium 30,205 Recap
15 Bye
16 13 Sat, Sept 28 5:00 p.m. CST at Toronto Argonauts W 41–16 9–4 TSN BMO Field 12,406 Recap
17 14 Sat, Oct 5 5:00 p.m. CST vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers W 21–6 10–4 TSN Mosaic Stadium 31,080 Recap
18 15 Fri, Oct 11 7:30 p.m. CST at Calgary Stampeders L 28–30 10–5 TSN McMahon Stadium 30,210 Recap
19 16 Fri, Oct 18 8:00 p.m. CST at BC Lions W 27–19 11–5 TSN BC Place 18,043 Recap
20 17 Sat, Oct 26 5:00 p.m. CST at Edmonton Eskimos W 27–24 12–5 TSN Commonwealth Stadium 29,228 Recap
21 18 Sat, Nov 2 2:00 p.m. CST vs. Edmonton Eskimos W 23–13 13–5 TSN/RDS2 Mosaic Stadium 29,156 Recap

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Post-seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

Game Date Kickoff Opponent Results TV Venue Attendance Summary
Score Record
West Semi-Final Bye
West Final Sun, Nov 17 3:30 p.m. CST vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers L 13–20 0–1 TSN/RDS/ESPN2 Mosaic Stadium 33,300 Recap

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TeamEdit

RosterEdit

Saskatchewan Roughriders roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Fullbacks

Receivers

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

1-game injured list

6-game injured list

Practice roster

Italics indicate American player
Bold indicate Global player
Roster updated 2019-11-17
Depth ChartTransactions
46 Active, 12 One-game injured,
4 Six-game injured, 14 Practice

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Coaching staffEdit

Saskatchewan Roughriders Staff
Front Office
  • President and CEO – Craig Reynolds
  • General Manager and Vice President of Football Operations – Jeremy O'Day
  • Assistant General Manager – Paul Jones
  • Director of Football Operations – Ryan Pollock
  • Football Operations Coordinator – Jordan Greenly
  • U.S. Scout – Ron Selesky
  • Director of Athletic Therapy – Ivan Gutfriend
  • Manager of Equipment – Gordon Gilroy

Head Coaches

Offensive Coaches

 

Defensive Coaches

Special Teams Coaches

Strength and Conditioning

Coaching Staff
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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Dan Barnes (January 11, 2019). "'FUN ELEMENT': CFL set for inaugural draft of Mexican talent".
  2. ^ "Mexico's top talent selected at CFL-LFA Draft". cfl.ca. January 14, 2019.
  3. ^ "CFL to hold European lottery and draft in April". 3downnation.com. April 3, 2019.
  4. ^ "Full results from the first ever European draft". cfl.ca. April 11, 2019.
  5. ^ "An early look at the 2019 CFL Draft selection order". December 17, 2018.
  6. ^ "Riders acquire QB Vernon Adams in trade with Als". August 15, 2017.
  7. ^ "Riders acquire former 4th overall pick Brian Jones". August 20, 2018.
  8. ^ a b 2019 Saskatchewan Roughriders Schedule
  9. ^ CFL on TSN broadcast schedule
  10. ^ "CFL moves season opener kickoff time up a half hour". June 11, 2019.
  11. ^ "Defensive touchdowns lead Riders past Als in weather-shortened game". CFL.ca. August 9, 2019. Retrieved August 10, 2019.
  12. ^ "CFL issues statement following shortened Week 9 game". CFL.ca. August 9, 2019. Retrieved August 10, 2019.
  13. ^ 2019 schedule

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