The Saskatchewan Roughriders have signed American offensive lineman Brandon Council.
Council (6’4-328) joins the Roughriders after attending rookie minicamp with the New York Jets. He spent three seasons at Auburn University (2020-22) where he lined up at all five positions along the offensive line over 27 games played. Council ended his collegiate career with an appearance in the NFLPA Collegiate All-Star Game. He was also named Auburn’s Offensive Lineman of the Year.
Prior to transferring to Auburn, the North Carolina native spent three seasons at University of Akron (2017-19), with starts at left and right tackle, left guard and centre. Council played 25 games, making 24 total starts, including nine as a redshirt freshman.
In a corresponding move, the Roughriders have released American offensive lineman Jordan Tucker.