Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Riders Add To Their Practice Roster

The Saskatchewan Roughriders announced they have signed import defensive backs Tyron Brackenridge and Justin Wilson, import wide receiver LJ Castile, import defensive ends Roberto Davis and Kenny Rowe and import linebacker Chris Francis to the practice roster.

Brackenridge (6’0 – 189 lbs) spent the last four seasons in the NFL after originally signing with Kansas City in 2007. In two seasons with the Chiefs, the 27-year-old played in 14 games and tallied 27 tackles and two forced fumbles.  Most recently the Washington State product spent two seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars and played in 32 games where he had 44 tackles and three forced fumbles. He was waived by the Jaguars in July, 2011.

Wilson (5’10 – 194 lbs) played with Southern Mississippi. Last season as a senior he tallied 38 tackles, three tackles for a loss and four pass breakups in 12 starts. He was selected as a 2010 Conference USA Second Team selection.

Castile (6’3 – 223 lbs) helped Delta State to the Division II Championship game by leading the team’s receiving corps in all categories with 67 catches for 900 yards and 13 touchdowns. Previous to transferring to Delta State his senior year, Castile played his first three years at Houston.

Davis (6’2 – 254 lbs) played for Northwest Missouri State and in his senior year he recorded 52 tackles, ten tackles for a loss, seven quarterback sacks and three forced fumbles in 14 starts. Davis started his college career at New Mexico State before transferring in 2009.

Rowe (6’2 – 244 lbs) played for Oregon and in his senior season led the team with seven sacks and 16.5 tackles for a loss, had 48 tackles and tied for second in NCAA and first in PAC-10 with five forced fumbles. In 2010, he played in the East-West Shrine game. In 2009, he tied a Rose Bowl record with three quarterback sacks and went on to be named the Rose Bowl Defensive MVP.

Francis (6’0 – 229 lbs) played with Baylor and in his senior season in 2010 had 72 total tackles in 12 games. He finished his college career with 159 total tackles, three tackles for a loss, two interceptions and 1.5 quarterback sacks.

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