3 players 49ers should watch from CFL’s Roughriders

Buffalo Bills running back Marcus Murphy (22) Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports
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Saskatchewan Roughriders kicker Brett Lauther (12) kicks a field goal against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers Mandatory Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports /

The CFL is off to a quick start and the San Francisco 49ers should be watching the Saskatchewan Roughriders to address their future needs.

It took over 600 days, but the San Francisco 49ers and the NFL aren’t the only professional football league playing in 2021.

The CFL is off and running for a quick 14-game schedule. Typically, the league begins in late June and finishes in late November. However, due to the pandemic causing problems on this gate-generate league, they began in early August and will play for the Grey Cup in Hamilton, Ontario, this December.

With three weeks in the books, the Saskatchewan Roughriders are the last remaining undefeated team in the CFL. In the season opener, they snuck out a victory against the B.C. Lions. Their second game was much easier, as they dominated the reigning East Division champions Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

And, in their third game of a four-game homestand, they took out the Ottawa REDBLACKS.

If you’ve never watched a Roughriders game, any CFL fan will tell you to tune in during Labour Day weekend. The Roughriders will host their long-time rivals Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the annual classic. Saskatchewan has one of the best fan bases in football, and Labour Day is a prime example.

Here are the 2019 highlights from the Labour Day Classic in Regina, Saskatchewan:

All CFL games are broadcast across the ESPN Network, which includes all the Labour Day weekend games, the “unofficial start to the CFL season.”

The 49ers are clearly familiar with the talent from the CFL, as former offensive lineman Dakoda Shepley is from the Roughriders.

And, in continuation with highlighting Canadian CFLers, we’ll begin with linebacker Micah Teitz.