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Two Saskatchewan Roughriders among CFL's Players of the Month for August

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The Canadian Football league released the names of its Players of the Month for August on Wednesday.

Adarius Bowman of the Edmonton Eskimos, John Chick of the Saskatchewan Roughriders, Tim Brown of the B.C. Lions and Rob Bagg of the Saskatchewan Roughriders were chosen for their outstanding performances from Week 6 to Week 10.

Bowman was named the Offensive Player of the Month for continuing to build upon his great start to the 2014 campaign. The slotback caught 29 passes totalling 383 yards and tallied a major in the four games that the Eskimos played.

At the midway mark of the season, Bowman leads the league in receiving yards with 742, which is 145 yards ahead of second place.

Chick was named the Defensive Player of the Month for recording six sacks, 12 tackles, one forced fumble and four tackles-for-a-loss to help the Riders go 5-0 in the month.

The defensive end racked up a trio of sacks in Weeks 7 and 8 to garner back-to-back Defensive Player of the Week honours. It was the first time a player had taken home the award in consecutive weeks since Renauld Williams accomplished the feat during Weeks 3 and 4 in the 2013 season.

Chick was also named Defensive Player of the Month in July. This is the first time a player has been named the month's best defender twice in a row since J.C. Sherritt registered a three-peat from July to September in 2012.

Brown was named Special Teams Player of the Month for returning kicks a combined 522 yards and added a punt return touchdown as the Lions compiled a 3-1 record in the league's second month.

The kick/punt returner recorded 249 combined return yards in the Lions' 33-17 triumph in Toronto. He topped that stellar performance by collecting 277 the following week, including a 75-yard punt return for a touchdown.

Brown was named Special Teams Player of the Week in Weeks 8 and 9.

Bagg was named the Canadian Player of the Month for catching 23 passes for 357 yards and scoring a touchdown this past month.

The wide receiver's best performance came in Week 6 where he caught six passes and registered a season-high 123 yards against the Ottawa RedBlacks.

Bagg is fifth in the CFL with 472 passing yards on 32 completions.

A panel of judges that includes former Canadian Football League players Matt Dunigan and Duane Forde of TSN, and Pierre Vercheval of RDS chose the four players.

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