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New Roughriders GM/coach Chris Jones rounds out his coaching staff

REGINA — Saskatchewan Roughriders general manager and head coach Chris Jones rounded out his coaching staff Wednesday.

Stephen McAdoo was named offensive co-ordinator and assistant head coach, Craig Dickenson will serve as special teams co-ordinator and Jarious Jackson was named quarterbacks coach, the CFL team said in a release. Other additions included Mike Scheper (offensive line coach), Phillip Lolley (linebackers coach), Jason Shivers (defensive backs coach), Ed Philion (defensive line coach) and Craig Davoren (running backs coach and special teams assistant).

All eight coaches worked with Jones this past season in Edmonton. The Eskimos defeated the Ottawa Redblacks in the Grey Cup last month in Winnipeg.

The moves came a day after the Roughriders cut 19 players, including longtime players Tyron Brackenridge, Anthony Allen, Macho Harris and Terrell Maze. Saskatchewan finished with a 3-15 record last season.

The team also made a couple of front-office moves Tuesday. John Murphy was named assistant vice-president of football operations and player personnel and former interim GM Jeremy O'Day was given the assistant vice-president of football operations and administration title.

Jones, who also serves as the Riders' vice-president of football operations, joined the team earlier this month.

The Canadian Press

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