The Saskatchewan Roughriders have cut two high profile veterans as new Head Coach and GM Chris Jones continues to put his stamp on the team.
Defensive End John Chick and Receiver Weston Dressler have both been cut.
The pair were due to make almost $500,000 combined next year. Jones says in a statement the team tried to get them to re-negotiate their contracts.
“Decisions like these are never easy but we felt it was necessary in order for us to move forward and better position ourselves as a football team,” says Jones.
“We spoke with each player and their respective agents at length in an attempt to negotiate more cap friendly contracts but unfortunately could not reach satisfactory agreements.”
Chick was the CFL’s Most Outstanding Defensive Player in 2009 and is 4th all time in team sacks.
Dressler had five 1000 yard receiving seasons in his time in Regina.