Thursday, January 19, 2012

Riders Sign Two, Release Dinwiddie

The Saskatchewan Roughriders announced today that they have signed import offensive lineman Clint Oldenburg and import defensive lineman Boo Robinson to the roster. Financial details of the signings were not released. The team also announced they have released import quarterback Ryan Dinwiddie from the roster.

Oldenburg (6’5 – 300 lbs) was released by the Washington Redskins in September after signing to the team’s practice squad in 2009. The 28-year-old was originally drafted by the New England Patriots in the fifth round (171st overall) of the 2007 NFL Draft. After being released from the Patriots’ practice roster, Oldenburg went on to sign and spend time with the New York Jets, St. Louis Rams, Denver Broncos and Minnesota Vikings until landing in Washington. Most recently the Colorado State product spent time with the Virginia Destroyers of the United Football League.

Robinson (6’1 – 310lbs) most recently spent time with the Buffalo Bills before his contract expired in 2011. In 2010, the 24-year-old spent time with the Philadelphia Eagles, Cleveland Browns and Buffalo Bills. Prior to that, Robinson played four seasons at Wake Forest at defensive tackle where he earned a starting spot after his freshman year. In his senior year, he played in 12 games registering 37 tackles, three quarterback hurries and 2.5 tackles for a loss.

Dinwiddie came to the Green and White prior to the 2010 CFL season when he signed as a free agent. In his two seasons with the Riders, the 31-year-old completed 62 of 123 pass attempts for 950 yards, five touchdowns and five interceptions. He also added 13 carries for 65 yards.

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