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Saskatchewan Roughriders trying their luck south of the border

Punter Jon Ryan has informed the Saskatchewan Roughriders of his decision to opt-out of his contract after the cancellation of the 2020 CFL season.
Punter Jon Ryan has informed the Saskatchewan Roughriders of his decision to opt-out of his contract after the cancellation of the 2020 CFL season. File / Global News

With the cancellation of the 2020 CFL season, multiple Saskatchewan Roughriders are trying out their luck south of the border.

The team announced on Monday they have released Deon Lacey to pursue NFL opportunities.

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According to a press release, the linebacker informed the club of his decision to opt-out of his contract per the agreement between the CFL and the CFLPA following the official cancellation of the 2020 season on Aug. 17.

The Alabama native spent the 2019 season with the Miami Dolphins in the NFL before signing with the Riders on May 21. He also played with the Edmonton Eskimos in 2014, 2015 and 2016.

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Riders kicker Brett Lauther, 29, announced his availability to NFL teams this past weekend on social media.

The Nova Scotia native spent the 2018 and 2019 seasons with the Green and White.

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On Tuesday, the Riders announced wide receiver DeMarcus Ayers, punter Jon Ryan and offensive lineman Dakoda Shepley have also opted out of their contracts.

Ryan signed with his hometown Roughriders last year after playing in the NFL with the Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks.