Tre Mason is attempting an NFL comeback. But before that happens, the former Auburn running back will play in a different professional football league.
On Wednesday, Mason signed with the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League, as announced by the team on Twitter. Mason hasn’t played professional football since 2015.
Mason played three seasons at Auburn from 2011-13, rushing for 2,979 career yards and 32 touchdowns. He was a Heisman Trophy finalist in 2013, when he rushed for 1,816 yards and 23 touchdowns.
After his college career, Mason was drafted by the Rams in the third round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He played two seasons for the Rams, rushing for 972 yards and 5 touchdowns.
Mason was not in contact with Rams players and coaches during the offseason after the 2015 season, and he was placed on the reserve/did not report list prior to the 2016 season. He never played for the Rams again, getting released in early 2017.
Mason also had some off-the-field issues around the same time as his release as he was arrested for the second time in January 2017.