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Naaman Roosevelt

Wide Receiver  Saskatchewan Roughriders

STATUS:  Out   INJURY TYPE:  Upper Body   EST. RETURN  11/3/2017
Height:   6' 1''   Weight:   195

October 23, 2017    Naaman Roosevelt News

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Head coach Chris Jones said Roosevelt (upper body) won't play Friday against Montreal, Lee Jones of CTV Regina reports.

Roosevelt was a late scratch from last week's game against the Stampeders, and while Jones said he could play this weekend if he were needed, the Roughriders will play it safe with the slotback and keep him out for a second straight contest. Bakari Grant, Caleb Holley and Chad Owens should serve as the Roughriders' slotbacks in his absence.

Naaman Roosevelt: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

October 20, 2017

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Roosevelt is dealing with an upper body injury and will not play against the Stampeders on Friday, Justin Dunk of Sportsnet.ca reports.

Roosevelt was listed a reserve after exiting last week's game against the Redblacks, so this was to be expected. Chad Owens saw increased practiced work this week and could see a lot of game action Friday night.

October 19, 2017

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Roosevelt (undisclosed) is listed as a reserve slotback on the depth chart for Friday's game against the Stampeders.

While Roosevelt's setback did not land him on the injured list, his standing on the depth chart indicates he will only be available in an emergency this week, and he could still wind up being a game-day scratch. Those hoping to include Roosevelt in their fantasy lineups this week will likely want to plan on using another option.

October 18, 2017

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Roosevelt (undisclosed) could be out for Friday's game against the Stampeders, Arielle Zerr of 980 CJME reports.

Head coach Chris Jones said Wednesday that Chad Owens (foot) would make his team debut this week in Roosevelt's place, which is an indication that Roosevelt will not play in Week 18. The Roughriders' depth chart for this week, when released Thursday, figures to either rule out Roosevelt or leave the door open for him to play.

October 17, 2017

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Roosevelt did not take part in Monday's practice, Lee Jones of CTV Regina reports.

Roosevelt left last week's game against the Redblacks with a head injury, and it appears he is still dealing with some concussion symptoms. If he is unable to go this week, Chad Owens would likely suit up in his place.

October 8, 2017

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Roosevelt (upper body) logged eight catches for 77 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 27-24 win over the Argonauts.

Making his return after a one-game absence due to his injury, Roosevelt displayed strong rapport with QB Brandon Bridge, notching his best reception total since Week 3 in the process. Roosevelt's eight-yard touchdown reception just before halftime also began the Roughriders' comeback from a 16-3 deficit and served as his fifth trip to the end zone in the last six games. He'll look to continue contributing when the Riders tangle with the Redblacks in Week 17.

October 6, 2017

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Roosevelt (upper body) was added to the depth chart for Saturday's game against the Argonauts.

Roosevelt missed last Friday's game against the Redblacks, but will return to the fray for this weekend. It remains to be seen how much Roosevelt will be able to play, since it was expected that he would miss an extended period of time, but he's listed atop the depth chart heading into this matchup.

October 3, 2017

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Roosevelt (upper body) took part in Tuesday's practice, Ian Hamilton of Riderville.com reports.

Roosevelt sat out last week's game, but it appears he will have a chance to get back on the field shortly. Whenever he does, he will need just 71 receiving yards to hit the 1,000-yard mark for the second year in a row.

September 28, 2017

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Roosevelt was placed on the six-game injured list Thursday.

Roosevelt was already ruled out for Friday's game against the Redblacks, but it looks like he could be out for ever longer. Roosevelt lead the team in receiving up to this point in the season with 64 catches for 929 yards and seven touchdowns. Antwane Grant will move into the starting lineup in Roosevelt's absence.

September 26, 2017

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Roosevelt (upper body) will not play during Friday's game against the Redblacks, Rod Pedersen of 620 CKRM reports.

With Roosevelt out, other members of the Roughriders' receiving corps will have to step up their game. Rob Bagg was seen wearing Roosevelt's number at practice, which may be an indication that he's in line for an increased target share come Friday. Bakari Grant and/or Caleb Holley could end up with more receptions as well.

September 26, 2017

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Roosevelt (upper body) did not participate during Tuesday's practice and should be considered questionable for Friday's game against the Redblacks, Taylor Shire of Global Regina reports.

Roosevelt took a big hit during Sunday's game and was subsequently sidelined for the remainder of the contest. Rob Bagg was seen wearing Roosevelt's number at practice, which could be an indication that he would be the man to replace Roosevelt if he misses Friday's contest against the Redblacks.

September 24, 2017

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Roosevelt was forced from Sunday's game against the Stampeders with an upper-body injury.

According to the TSN broadcast, Roosevelt was reportedly undergoing concussion protocol during the game, making it highly unlikely he's able to return. More information should come available shortly, which should give us a better indication on whether or not Roosevelt could miss additional time beyond the rest of Sunday's contest.

September 15, 2017

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Roosevelt logged five receptions for 66 yards and a touchdown in Friday's 27-19 win over the Tiger-Cats.

Roosevelt's 23-yard touchdown catch with 9:38 remaining in the third quarter extended the Riders' lead to 26-10 at the time. The veteran wideout displayed solid rapport with spot starter Brandon Bridge, and he's now logged a receiving touchdown in four straight contests, as well as six of his last seven overall. The 29-year-old is now just 94 yards shy of reaching the 1,000-yard milestone for the second straight season, a goal he'll try to achieve versus the Stampeders in Week 14.

September 10, 2017

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Roosevelt caught four passes for 102 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 48-28 loss to the Blue Bombers.

A 75-yard TD grab in the second quarter accounted for most of his production on the day, but Roosevelt has now topped 100 receiving yards in consecutive games while scoring in three straight contests. The TD was his sixth of the season, setting a new career high, and his 840 yards through 10 games puts him fourth in the CFL. Kevin Glenn left Saturday's game with a hand injury, however, and the third-year receiver's production could suffer if Glenn is forced to miss any additional time.

September 3, 2017

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Roosevelt hauled in six receptions for 119 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 38-24 win over the Bombers.

Roosevelt eclipsed the 100-yard mark through the air for the first time since Week 3 and just the second time all season. He also notched a touchdown for the second straight week, posting a season-best 53-yard scoring reception in the first quarter for the Riders' first touchdown of the game. Roosevelt has totaled at least 80 yards receiving in three straight contests and has already equaled his career-best total of five touchdowns. He'll look to put together an equally impressive encore in the Week 12 road rematch against the Bombers.

August 25, 2017

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Roosevelt notched seven receptions for 81 yards and a touchdown in Friday's 54-31 win over the Eskimos.

Roosevelt got the Riders' scoring barrage started with an acrobatic one-handed seven-yard touchdown catch in the first quarter, his third trip to the end zone in the last four contests. The 29-year-old continues to serve as one of QB Kevin Glenn's most trusted targets, and he's taken it up a notch over the last three games with respect to his presence downfield. After posting a double-digit yards-per-reception figure just twice in the first five games, Roosevelt has over 20 yards per catch in two of his last three contests, tallying game-long receptions of between 28 and 45 yards over that span. He'll look to extend his streak of solid performances in Week 11 against the Blue Bombers.

August 13, 2017

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Roosevelt corralled three receptions for 80 yards in Sunday's 41-8 win over the Lions.

Roosevelt has posted just three catches for two consecutive games, but he continues to pile up the yardage by getting open downfield and also churning out strong gains after the catch. The University of Buffalo product has averaged 21.7 and 26.7 yards per reception, respectively, in the last two weeks. If he can remain healthy throughout the season, Roosevelt has ample opportunity to blow past the career-high 76 catches and 1,095 receiving yards he logged in 2016. He'll look to take the next step in that quest against the Eskimos in Week 10 following a Week 9 bye.

August 5, 2017

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Roosevelt totaled 65 yards and scored a touchdown on three receptions in Saturday's 30-15 loss to the Lions.

Roosevelt was able to salvage his night with a 45-yard catch-and-run score with 1:39 remaining, giving him touchdowns in consecutive weeks. Roosevelt hasn't generated any spectacular yardage totals to date save for his 167-yard effort against the Ti-Cats in Week 3, but he's been able to rack up a respectable 37 receptions through six contests. Roosevelt and the rest of the Riders air attack will look to turn in a more impressive effort in the Week 8 rematch against the Lions.

July 29, 2017

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Roosevelt hauled in five receptions for 51 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 38-27 win over the Argos. He also scored on a two-point conversion pass.

Although fellow receiver Duron Carter grabbed the spotlight Saturday with some acrobatic catches, Roosevelt did some of the grunt work closer to the line of scrimmage and brought in his second touchdown of the season in the process. The University of Buffalo product has actually posted under 60 yards receiving in four his five games this season, but his typical target volume makes him a reliable fantasy option each week. He'll look for another productive outing against the Lions in Week 7.

July 22, 2017

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Roosevelt corralled six receptions for 57 yards in Saturday's 27-10 loss to the Stampeders.

It was a relatively quiet night for the normally high-powered Riders offense, but Roosevelt still posted at least six receptions for the fourth time in as many games this season. The University of Buffalo product continues to be quarterback Kevin Glenn's most trusted target, as the talented but inconsistent Duron Carter's performances tend to fluctuate. Given his lead role in the receiving corps, Roosevelt is a viable upper-tier fantasy option each week. He'll look to play a pivotal role once again in a potential shootout against the Argos in Week 6.

July 8, 2017

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Roosevelt totaled 167 yards on 10 receptions in Saturday's 37-20 win over the Tigercats.

With Caleb Holley (shoulder) hitting the injured list, Roosevelt was one of several Riders receivers due for a boost in targets. The 29-year-old made the most of his opportunity, posting his best reception and receiving yardage totals since Week 10 of last season. Roosevelt's 2016 campaign was cut short by injury, but the 29-year-old still managed to tally 1,095 yards and 76 receptions in only 11 games. Therefore, a season of full health could certainly lead to some eye-popping numbers for Roosevelt, especially with the way that quarterback Kevin Glenn has been slinging the ball. Roosevelt will look to produce a successful encore to Saturday's performance when the Riders face the Stampeders in Week 5 following a bye.

July 1, 2017

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Roosevelt posted 59 yards and a touchdown on six receptions in Saturday's 43-40 overtime loss to the Blue Bombers.

The 29-year-old managed a modest 9.8 yards per catch but did find the end zone for the first time in 2017 while matching his Week 1 receiving yardage total. Roosevelt enjoyed his first career 1,000-yard season in 2016 as a top target of former Riders signal caller Darian Durant, yet he faces notable competition for targets this season in the form of talented offseason arrival Duron Carter and incumbents Caleb Holley, Nic Demski, Rob Bagg and Chad Owens (foot).

June 22, 2017

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Roosevelt caught seven passes for 59 yards in Thursday's 17-16 loss to the Alouettes.

Big things were expected this season from Roosevelt after he topped 1,000 yards in just 11 games last year, but his numbers in Week 1 weren't overly impressive. With the dependable but aging Kevin Glenn under center for Saskatchewan may not get many opportunities to stretch the field in 2017.

June 12, 2017

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Roosevelt (knee) caught four passes for 28 yards in the Roughriders' preseason opener.

Roosevelt underwent knee surgery during the offseason and was eased into training camp, according to the Regina Post-Leader, but his participation in the team's first exhibition contest signals that he is good to go for Week 1. Roosevelt was the Roughriders' top receiver prior to injuring his knee last year, but it remains to be seen if he will again occupy that role as part of a revamped receiving corps that now includes Chad Owens and Duron Carter.

September 19, 2016

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Roosevelt (lower leg) was placed on the six-game injured list Saturday.

It's not entirely clear what type of setback Roosevelt is dealing with, or when he will be ready to return, but he was unable to play in the Roughriders' last game Sunday and will miss further action. Fellow receiver Ricky Collins also landed on the six-game injured list over the weekend, which left Caleb Holley and Armanti Edwards to serve as Saskatchewan's top receivers in Week 13.

September 16, 2016

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Roosevelt (undisclosed) will not play Sunday against the visiting Eskimos and remains out indefinitely, Jamie Nye of 650 CKOM reports.

Details about Roosevelt's injury remain unclear, but there's not much reason to rush him back as the Roughriders are sitting at 1-10 heading into Week 13.

September 15, 2016

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Roosevelt did not participate in practice Thursday for the second day in a row, according to Ian Hamilton of the Regina Leader-Post.

It's still not clear why Roosevelt is being held out of practice this week, but the back-to-back absences leave him questionable for the Roughriders' next game Sunday against the Eskimos.

September 14, 2016

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Roosevelt sat out of practice on Wednesday, and will be re-evaluated in the evening, Kyle Galliver of Global Regina reports.

Roosevelt, the No. 1 slot back for the Roughriders, has hauled in 76 passes for 1,095 yards and two touchdowns this season. There will be more updates on his status after he is re-evaluated.

September 11, 2016

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Roosevelt hauled in six receptions for 121 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 17-10 loss to the Blue Bombers.

The touchdown was notably Roosevelt's first since back in Week 5 against the Redblacks. Roosevelt has come alive in the last three weeks after a couple of down weeks, totaling 25 receptions for 393 yards and Saturday's end zone visit over that span. Given his customary role as Darian Durant's top target, he figures to continue serving as one of the higher-volume receivers in the league for fantasy purposes for the balance of the campaign.

September 5, 2016

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Roosevelt caught eight passes for 97 yards in Sunday's loss to the Blue Bombers.

Caleb Holley's emergence has given opposition defenses something else to worry about, but Roosevelt has continued to put up strong numbers even if he no longer may be Darian Durant's unquestioned top target.

August 27, 2016

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Roosevelt was a standout in Friday's 33-25 loss to the Eskimos, hauling in 11 receptions for 175 yards.

Darian Durant's favorite target set a season high in receptions on a night where the Roughriders were forced to once again attempt to overcome a large second-half deficit. Roosevelt hauled in a game-long 43-yard catch from backup QB Brandon Bridge in the third quarter, while also drawing a key pass interference call later in the same drive that set up Durant's first of two rushing touchdowns on the night. The performance was Roosevelt's first 100-yard output since Week 5 against the Redblacks, a game in which he posted a season-best 182 yards receiving. With the Riders' propensity for falling behind by significant margins, Roosevelt should continue to see a considerable amount of opportunity throughout the balance of the campaign.

August 21, 2016

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Roosevelt totaled 61 yards on four receptions in Saturday's 53-7 loss to the Ti-Cats.

A week after serving as the team's leading receiver, Roosevelt took a back seat to Caleb Holley on the night. The 28-year-old still figures to have a prominent role in the offense going forward, but may see some of his targets dwindle with Holley in the fold. Roosevelt has not cracked the 100-yard mark since Week 5, which is also the last game in which he scored.

August 14, 2016

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Roosevelt caught eight passes for 79 yards, both team highs, in Saturday's loss to the Stampeders.

It's fifth time in seven games that Roosevelt has caught at least seven passes and he's now third in the league in both receptions (47) and targets (73) behind Edmonton's dynamic duo of Derel Walker and Adarius Bowman. The 'Riders don't have too many other reliable options in the passing game, so expect Roosevelt to continue seeing a high volume of looks.

July 30, 2016

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Roosevelt caught seven passes for 67 yards in Friday's blowout loss to the Alouettes.

Quarterback Mitchell Gale was ineffective at best Friday, but Roosevelt remained somewhat productive even without Darian Durant (leg) delivering the ball to him. The second-year receiver now has 37 catches for 544 yards and a score in five games, but Roosevelt's proven he's capable of much bigger lines than Friday's when Durant is under center, which could be the case again as soon as next week.

July 23, 2016

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Roosevelt totaled 182 yards and a touchdown on eight receptions in Friday's 30-29 victory over the Redblacks.

The 28-year-old wideout put on an impressive showing and demonstrated that he has elevated himself to the No.1 receiver mantle, surpassing his reception total from the 10 games he played in 2015 with Friday's effort. Roosevelt exploded for a dynamic 89-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter to reduce the Redblacks' deficit to 26-24, and then was able to haul in a 32-yard catch with 9:07 remaining on a drive that would eventually lead to a Tyler Crapigna field goal. The University of Buffalo product is now also just 11 yards short of last season's 488-yard receiving total, a number he figures to blow by in next week's matchup versus the Als.

July 17, 2016

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Roosevelt tallied a game-high 132 yards receiving on eight catches in Saturday's 40-27 loss to the Lions.

While he didn't get in the end zone, Roosevelt was clearly the favorite target of both Darian Durant and Mitchell Gale on the night. The 28-year-old is now just three catches away from matching his total for all of 2015, although he's yet to record a touchdown. Roosevelt does have two 100-yards games through the Roughriders' first three contests, preserving his fantasy value despite the lack of scoring to date.

July 9, 2016

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Roosevelt caught five passes for 50 yards in Friday's loss to the Eskimos.

Darian Durant was spreading the ball around pretty well Friday, as six different receivers (plus RB Curtis Steele) caught passes and four different players pulled down TD passes. Ricky Collins seems to be emerging as Durant's favorite target though, and Roosevelt's production figures to remain somewhat inconsistent going forward if he remains a secondary option in one of the CFL's weaker passing attacks.

July 1, 2016

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Roosevelt totaled 113 yards on nine receptions in Thursday's season-opening 30-17 loss to the Argos. He also fumbled once.

The 28-year-old got the season off to a positive start overall, although he was unable to find the end zone on his nine receptions. Roosevelt immediately looked like quarterback Darian Durant's favorite target, a positive development considering that the two have had limited opportunity to develop any chemistry due to the latter's season-ending injury in the 2015 opener. The University of Buffalo product looks primed for a prolific season considering his ability to get downfield and Durant's proficiency behind center.

June 19, 2016

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Roosevelt hauled in four receptions for 63 yards in Saturday's 25-11 preseason loss to the Eskimos.

The 28-year-old wideout's yardage total was second on the night for the Roughriders, and he appears primed to build on his successful CFL debut season. Roosevelt totaled 488 yards on 25 receptions in 10 games for Saskatchewan in 2015, while also hauling in five touchdowns. Saturday's preseason finale provided Roosevelt his first opportunity to build on-the-field rapport with veteran quarterback Darian Durant, who missed all but the opener last season with an Achilles injury.