The Saskatchewan Roughriders announced today international free agent receiver/returner Kendial Lawrence has signed with the team. As per club policy, details of the contract were not released.
Lawrence (5’9 – 195) has signed with the Riders after spending the last two seasons with the Edmonton Eskimos. He originally entered the CFL with Hamilton Tiger-Cats in September, 2013.
Through his first three seasons, Lawrence has played 35 regular season games totaling 562 rushing yards and three touchdowns on 95 carries and 778 receiving yards and five touchdowns on 78 receptions. He has also added 59 kickoff returns for 1,359 yards and two touchdowns, and 142 punt returns for 1,410 yards and one touchdown. He has spent time at both receiver and running back.
Last season, Lawrence played 17 regular season games and was a key component in the Eskimos post-season run.
He won his first Grey Cup championship with Edmonton in 2015.
The Saskatchewan Roughriders announced international free agent defensive back Otha Foster has signed with the team. As per club policy, details of the contract were not released.
Foster (6’0 – 205) will join the Riders for his third CFL season. The 27-year-old has spent the last two seasons with the Edmonton Eskimos starting all 33 regular season games played totaling 103 defensive tackles, seven special teams tackles, and two interceptions.
Last season, Foster started 17 regular season games picking up 57 defensive tackles and one interception – which was returned 45 yards for a touchdown. He added four more defensive tackles in the playoffs.
Foster won his first career Grey Cup with the Eskimos in 2015.
The Saskatchewan Roughriders announced free agent national receiver Shamawd Chambers has signed with the team. As per club policy, details of the contract were not released.
Chambers (6’3 – 219) signs with the Green and White after spending the last four seasons with the Edmonton Eskimos after originally being selected by the team in the 1st round (6th overall) of the 2012 CFL Draft.
Through 50 career regular season games, Chambers has recorded 112 receptions for 1,234 yards and seven touchdowns.
He won his first Grey Cup championship with the Eskimos in 2015 and was named the game’s Most Valuable Canadian.
The Saskatchewan Roughriders announced free agent international defensive back Ed Gainey has signed with the team. As per club policy, details of the contract were not released.
Gainey (5’11 – 195) will join the Riders for his fifth CFL season. The 25-year-old Appalachian State product spent his first two seasons with the Montreal Alouettes after signing with the team ahead of the 2012 season. He then signed with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats as a free agent in July, 2014.
Through 43 career regular season games, Gainey has collected 69 defensive tackles, 25 special teams tackles and two interceptions. He has also scooped three fumble returns, one of which was returned for a touchdown.
The Saskatchewan Roughriders announced international free agent linebacker Greg Jones has signed with the team. As per club policy, details of the contract were not released.
Jones (6’0 – 242) has signed with the Riders after spending the last two seasons with the Toronto Argonauts.
Last season the 27-year-old Michigan State product registered a team leading 98 defensive tackles and 17 special teams tackles starting all 18 regular season games on his way to being named a 2015 East Division All-Star.
Prior to arriving in the CFL Jones spent two seasons in the NFL playing six games with the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2012. He also played 16 regular season games – with five starts – and four playoff games with the 2011 Super Bowl champion New York Giants.
Curtis Steele (5’11 – 190) joins the Riders after spending the last three seasons with the Toronto Argonauts. Through his first three seasons, the 28-year-old Memphis product has 138 carries for 820 yards and seven touchdowns while adding 49 receptions for 383 yards and one touchdown.
(Ryan Pollock-Saskatchewan Roughriders)