John Murphy’s time in the Saskatchewan Roughriders' front office has come to an end.

The Riders announced on Wednesday that the team and Murphy had mutually agreed to part ways.

"On behalf of the Rider organization, I want to thank John for his three years of hard work and leadership with our football club," stated Riders vice president of football operations, general manager and head coach Chris Jones in a media release. "He is one of football's top personnel men and was a big contributor to our success. He will remain a good friend of mine and I wish him all the best."

Kirk Penton from the Athletic reported on Twitter that "Murphy’s departure was due to his unwillingness to take a 10-percent pay cut under the newly imposed coaches’ cap."

Murphy joined the Riders' in December of 2015 and served as the team's Assistant Vice-President of Football Operations and Player Personnel. He oversaw personnel-related matters for the team, including the CFL Draft and free-agent identification and evaluation.

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