Rob Bagg has to prove himself all over again. Some pundits — like Woodsy and me on the Green Zone — don’t think he can much help the Saskatchewan Roughriders, but that’s the type of thing that motivates Bagg.
He proved himself in 2007, when he made the Roughriders as an undrafted free agent but instead returned to college and missed Saskatchewan’s Grey Cup-winning season.
In 2008, Bagg returned to training camp, made the team again and eventually worked his way into a starting role. That work ethic kept him around until the start of this season, when he was apparently injured and too old to make the roster. There are some unanswered questions about the Roughriders cutting an injured veteran because that usually leads to the player filing a grievance.
Apparently healthy, Bagg rejoined the Roughriders, a last-place, fractured team on a two-game losing streak. Can he help on the field? Can he be a leader? Can he solidify the locker room? He’ll have to prove it.