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Vanstone: Chris Jones wears Saskatchewan Roughriders’ ugly loss

Chris Jones, invariably resplendent in black, is principally culpable for a humiliating loss that is a black mark on his moderately successful reign with the Saskatchewan Roughriders. Reputedly a football genius — and someone who is lavishly compensated to be precisely that — Jones’ strategic and personnel-related blunders have transformed a supposed powerhouse into an occupant of the CFL’s outhouse.

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Roughriders face quarterback questions after 23-17 loss to Montreal

The Saskatchewan Roughriders are once again being haunted by quarterback questions. Brandon Bridge started Saturday’s stunning 23-17 loss to the Montreal Alouettes, but was yanked after struggling through the opening half. David Watford, a first-year CFL quarterback, replaced Bridge in the third quarter and was marginally better. It wasn’t enough as the Riders’ record dropped to 1-2. The Alouettes, meanwhile,

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Canadian football spotlight shines on Bridge

Canada Day comes early for Brandon Bridge and aspiring Canadian quarterbacks across the country. Bridge, who is nicknamed Air Canada due to his Canadian passport, is to make just his third CFL start on Saturday when the Saskatchewan Roughriders (1-1) play host to the Montreal Alouettes (0-2). Saturday’s game takes place one day before Canada Day. Bridge is just the

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Thigpen hits ground running with Riders

Marcus Thigpen is poised for another comeback with the Saskatchewan Roughriders. Thigpen is expected to be on the active roster when the Riders play host to the Montreal Alouettes on Saturday. The veteran running back missed the first two regular-season games while serving a CFL-mandated suspension after testing positive for a banned substance. “It feels good to back here and

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Collaros’s concussion creates opportunity for Bridge

The grounding of No. 1 quarterback Zach Collaros has cleared Air Canada for another take-off with the Saskatchewan Roughriders. Chris Jones, the Riders’ head coach and general manager, announced Tuesday that Collaros was being placed on the six-game injured list due to a concussion. Collaros suffered the head injury during Saskatchewan’s 40-17 loss to the host Ottawa Redblacks on Thursday. Brandon

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