Roughriders make changes after 0-2 start

After losing their first two games of the 2017 CFL season, philosphical differences have forced the Riders to release one player. (THE CANADIAN PRESS)

By Glenn Reid, CBC News, July 4, 2017 

Veteran defensive end Jonathan Newsome released

So far, at least one player has paid the price for the Saskatchewan Roughriders 0-2 start to the CFL season.

Despite recording one of the few defensive highlights in the 43-40 overtime loss Saturday to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Jonathan Newsome was released just before the Riders took the field for practice on Tuesday morning.

Newsome’s first quarter interception led to the first touchdown of the game, but it wasn’t enough to save his job.

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