Receiver Dwayne Jarrett is back. Sort of.
The former Panthers receiver, selected by the team in the second-round of the 2007 draft, cut in 2010, and out of football ever since, has signed with the CFL’s Saskatchewan Roughriders.
“He was hoping for an opportunity last year and he didn’t get one,” Roughriders assistant G.M. Jeremy O’Day said Friday. “We had to go through a bit of a waiting period while he worked out with some NFL teams. Then he decided to take the opportunity. What’s nice about Dwayne is he’s only 25. He’s not one of those guys who is pushing 30. We still think he has an upside and he’s a big target.”
Jarrett also is under a three-game suspension from the NFL. Once upon a time, the CFL didn’t want players who had been barred from playing in the NFL. Apparently, those times have changed.
The Roughriders previously signed former Giants receiver Sinorice Moss. Who has not been suspended by the NFL. Yet.