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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Many New Faces Are Headed To Riderville



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.

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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) 




16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Is Sherritt, Grymes or Foster next?

Keep em comin Chris!!

Anonymous said...

We get rid of Dressler to add the same type of player in Lawrence?

Sorry, I don't understand this one!


Matt

Anonymous said...

Matt perhaps this makes it easier for you to understand. Dressler didn't want to negotiate (all or nothing) so ended up signing for likely less than he was offered here. Lawrence came in at buget friendly price no doubt. He is a far more dangerous punt returner with far better speed than Dressler. He is also 24 years old compared to 30….

Anonymous said...

Curtis Steele - 820 yds in 3 seasons or 273 per year

what a great signing Jones

just plain stupid

Anonymous said...

Kendial Lawrence 562 yards rushing in 3 seasons
less than 200 per year

What a great impact signing Jones - crap

Anonymous said...


Keep em comin Chris is right!! WOOHOO!!

Anonymous said...

Sherritt re-signed in Edmonton.

Anonymous said...

The guy who hates the Steele and Lawrence signing (obviously the same person) must have had too much time to kill at Home Depot today. Maybe he should go work at the clue store so he can take home free samples.

Anonymous said...

Getting better defensively and adding a gamebreaker in Lawrence. No 3-15 this year!

Anonymous said...

Lawrence is a threat every time he touches the football, especially on punt and kick returns. We got better defensively and better offensively. We lost a couple runt receivers and replaced them with guys who can play in the new defence coverage rules the CFL has put in place.

This a brilliant use of money that the old regime didn't have a clue how to. We got better, younger, bigger, all within the salary cap. We retained the best parts from last season and let the rest go. If the trolls ahd their way, we would have had 12% of our budget tied up in two s,all receivers and 33 year old underperforning DE.

Brilliant work..just brilliant. The hater trolls should call up Vanstone and all go and hide out under the drawbridge.

Anonymous said...

Lawrence was #2 in total combined yards in the CFL in 2015 and he will soon hit his prime. He is the 2016 version of Chad Owens.

Anonymous said...

Greg Jones in green? Yeah, I'm OK with that. Guy is a BEAST!!!


Miles

Anonymous said...

Anon 1. I guess the correct answer would be Foster!

Anonymous said...

Riders are not finishing 3-15 this season, Believe That !

Anonymous said...

You must be stupid as stupid does.

Forrest G.

Anonymous said...

I've met the guy, don't mind him. He's very slow (challenged person). Really.