The Saskatchewan Roughriders announced today national defensive back Michael Carter, national linebacker Kyle Jones, and national defensive back Kristopher Robertson have signed with the team. As per club policy, details of the contracts were not released.
Carter (5’10 – 175) has signed with the Riders after spending the last three seasons with the Montreal Alouettes. The Windsor, ON native spent his first CFL season with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats after originally being selected by the by B.C. Lions in the 3rd round (19th overall) of the 2011 Canadian Draft.
Through his first four seasons, the 28-year-old has collected 15 defensive tackles and 10 special teams tackles in 39 career games.
Jones (6’2 – 209) will join the Green and White for what will be his sixth CFL season. The Mississauga, ON native spent last season with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, appearing in 14 regular season games.
Through his first five seasons, the 28-year-old Bishop’s product has collected 36 special teams tackles, seven defensive tackles and one quarterback sack in 66 regular season games.
Robertson (5’9 – 185) joins the team’s roster after the Riders acquired his rights in December’s 2014 negotiation list draft. The Pickering, ON native was originally selected by the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the 2nd round (11th overall) of the 2013 Canadian Draft.
The 24-year-old missed the 2013 season after suffering an injury. He returned to Concordia University for his final collegiate season, where he was named a 2014 All-Canadian after finishing second in the CIS with five interceptions.