INTERVIEW: John Chick to return to Roughriders

Defensive end lands in Saskatoon ahead of training camp
Reported by Jamie Nye
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The Saskatchewan Roughriders have come to terms with free agent defensive end John Chick.

News Talk Radio has confirmation that Chick is heading back to Saskatchewan to sign a deal after three years in the National Football League.

Chick still has to undergo a physical before the team adds him to the roster.

Chick left to the NFL after the 2009 season when he was named the CFL's Defensive Player of the Year.

Over three seasons in Saskatchewan, Chick became one of the fan favourites with his pursuit of opposing quarterbacks.

The Riders have been in constant communication with Chick and his agent since his release from the Jacksonville Jaguars earlier in the off-season and it appears to have paid off.

Chick fills a void at defensive end after the team lost Odell Willis to free agency and Brent Hawkins to retirement this winter.

The Riders open training camp in Saskatoon on Sunday and it's believed Chick will have his contract signed and be on the field with some of his old teammates to begin camp.