Saskatchewan Roughriders announce release of former Auburn RB Tre Mason
Former Auburn RB Tre Mason got back into the professional football ranks this past season, signing with the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League.
In one year in the CFL, Mason acquitted himself nicely, but now it appears he’ll be looking for a new home.
On Friday, the Roughriders announced that they were releasing Mason after a year in which the former Tiger ran for 809 yards:
Mason saw action in 18 regular season games with the Roughriders in 2018, playing a rotational role in Saskatchewan’s backfield. The 25-year-old accumulated 809 yards and a touchdown on 160 carries and also caught 21 passes for 103 yards. The five-foot-nine, 209-pounder also added four kick returns for 58 yards.
Mason spent the 2014 to 2016 seasons with the Rams, first in St. Louis and then in Los Angeles. Now, though, a return to the NFL seems unlikely.
However, the XFL launches again next year, so we’ll see if Mason can land a job in that new league.