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The Saskatchewan Roughriders have announced international defensive back Curtis Brown, international defensive end Ryan Jones, international offensive lineman Joseph Treadwell, and international running back Devrin Young have all signed with the team. As per club policy, terms of the contract were not released.
Brown (6’0 – 185) is a veteran of 34 NFL regular season games played with the Pittsburgh Steelers from 2011 to 2013 after originally being selected by the team in the 3rd round (95th overall) of the 2011 draft. Last season, the 27-year-old Texas native attended training camp with the New York Jets, playing one preseason game, after signing with the team in February.
Before going pro, Brown spent four seasons at the University of Texas where he played 52 career collegiate games picking up 120 defensive tackles, 35 special teams tackles, and two interceptions while also adding 14 punt returns for 199 yards.
Jones (6’4 – 245) joins the Green and White after spending three seasons at Montana Tech where he recorded 127 defensive tackles and 10.5 quarterback sacks. The Reno, Nevada native went to sign with the Baltimore Ravens as an undrafted free agent in May, 2013.
Treadwell (6’5 – 325) joins the Riders after spending four seasons at the University of Louisiana at Monroe. The Jacksonville, Florida native started all 48 career collegiate games played spending time at both left and right tackle.
Last season, the 23-year-old signed with the Houston Texans in May as an undrafted free agent. Treadwell spent time on the teams practice roster after attending training camp and playing in three preseason games.
Young (5’8 – 173) signs with the Green and White after spending four seasons at Tennessee. In 33 career collegiate games, Young totaled 67 kickoff returns for 1,543 yards and 32 punt returns for 312 yards. He also added 50 carries for 204 rushing yards, and 18 receptions for 144 receiving yards and two touchdowns.