Former Saskatchewan Roughriders linebacker Jeff Knox Jr. has been signed by the Washington Redskins.
#Redskins sign LB Jeff Knox, DL Jalen Wilkerson and TE J.P. Holtz. In corresponding moves, Redskins place RB Derrius Guice and TE Manasseh Garner on IR, waive FB Elijah Wellman designated as injured. https://t.co/5cBoJ99R72 pic.twitter.com/UlhmUXDWM8
— Washington Redskins (@Redskins) August 11, 2018
He was released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in May. The Riders released Knox Jr. in January – he was a pending CFL free agent – to pursue that NFL opportunity.
Saskatchewan brought Knox Jr. back into the fold after he 26-year-old was among the final cuts after the Bucs completed training camp in 2017. He was released by Chris Jones and the Riders that January to sign with Tampa Bay.
Knox Jr. played in eight games for the Riders making 23 tackles, seven special teams tackles and one sack last season. Prior to that, he played two seasons with Saskatchewan making 177 tackles, 29 special teams tackles, one sack and one interception in 35 games. He was named a CFL West All-Star after his rookie CFL season in 2015.