It looks as though James Patrick's days as a member of the Saskatchewan Roughriders are done. The veteran safety sent out a message on Twitter this afternoon, thanking members of Rider Nation for their support, and said that it was an honour for him to play here.
Patrick was still under contract, so I assume that means he's been released. It'll be interesting to see if the five year CFL vet gets offers from other clubs. I'm guessing yes, although at age 31 time isn't necessarily on his side.
Patrick's release clears the way for Canadians Craig Butler, Graig Newman and Bryce McCall to battle it out for the starting safety spot. Butler was the west division all-star safety two years ago.