Rob Bagg getting another chance with Roughriders

After three knee injuries, he re-signs with the team
Reported by Jamie Nye
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The Saskatchewan Roughriders are bringing Rob Bagg back after his third knee surgery in three seasons.

Bagg played in just three games in 2012 before his latest injury. Both Bagg's right and left knees have needed surgery since his original injury in late 2010.

"I think Rob being the individual that he is, it's less of a concern," said General Manager Brendan Taman when asked about his concern over Bagg's knees going forward, but he did admit there has to be some concern. "Probably two years in a row he could have played at the end of the year, obviously we didn't want to risk that, as much as we can expect he should be ready to go."

He also missed the entire 2011 season when his knee gave out in training just before training camp.

After missing a lot of time over the last few years, Taman also figures this might be Bagg's last chance to prove that he can still play and be a contributer to the team.

Before his knee injuries, Bagg was an up and coming Canadian and was the team's Most Outstanding Canadian nominee in 2009. After his latest surgery there were rumours about possible retirement but Bagg put those to rest on Twitter, making it clear he wanted to try another comeback.

"I think he just loves playing football, he's such a talented kid, I think he wants to prove to a lot of people, us included, that he can still do it," said Taman.

The Riders also announced the signing of former NFL receiver Limas Sweed, who finished last season on the Riders practice roster.

"His explosiveness and his ability to run to run routes and the way he catches the ball is pretty interesting," said Taman. "If he can get into a training camp, and have the proper time to work with us, he can be pretty special player."

On top of the additions, the Riders also announced on Thursday that they've released receiver Ismael Bamba and offensive lineman Johan Asiata.

With files from CJME's Joel Gasson