Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Geno Is Back In Green

The Saskatchewan Roughriders announced today they have signed non-import offensive lineman Gene Makowsky to a new contract. Financial details of the contract were not released.

Since his rookie season in 1995, Makowsky has earned a number of acknowledgements which include - CFL Most Outstanding Lineman in 2004 and 2005, West Division All-Star seven times and CFL All-Star five times. The University of Saskatchewan product has played in four championship games while earning a Grey Cup ring in 2007.

Makowsky is heading into his 17th season with the Riders and is poised to become the all-time leader in games played by a Roughrider. Currently the 37 year-old sits in second spot with 266 games played, just five behind Rider legend Roger Aldag.

Makowsky was set to become a free agent next month.


Anonymous said...

Great news. He's near the end of the line, but he's nowhere close to being washed up.

Anonymous said...

Thought they would announce O'Day at same time. Is there something there we should know about??