The Saskatchewan Roughriders announced today international free agent receiver Duron Carter has signed with the team. As per club policy, details of the contract were not released.
Carter (6’5 – 205) joins the Green and White after spending three seasons with the Montreal Alouettes. The 25-year-old Florida native originally signed with the Als as a free agent in June, 2013.
Last season, Carter started all 14 regular season games played for the Montreal Alouettes; picking up 938 yards on 61 receptions while sharing the team lead with five touchdown catches. He also added a blocked punt that he recovered and returned 46 yards for a touchdown.
Through 40 games in three seasons, Carter has registered 185 catches for 2,877 yards and 17 touchdowns. He was named the Alouettes Most Outstanding Player and CFL All-Star in 2014 after picking up 1,030 yards.
“We are pleased to be able to add a young dynamic player like Duron Carter to our football team,” stated Riders Vice President of Football Operations, General Manager and Head Coach Chris Jones. “He is a supreme talent with a rare combination of size and speed that has yet to reach his full potential. Adding him to our already deep receiving core will give us multiple options and make us difficult to defend.”
(Ryan Pollock/Riders PR)
Welcome to Saskatchewan Football Mr Duron Carter.
Let's hope this works better than Lemon and Capiccotti. I have my doubts it will.
Trade for Franklin, get Fulton back, get another o-lineman or 2 and BOOM...we are on our way back.
Would the Eskimos be interested in a guy like Armanti Edwards for Franklin?
Now he can be traded with draft picks to Edmonton for Franklin. Eskies signed former Rider QB Brett Smith today.
Even if only cost $90k this is a horrifically bad signing. A lazy prima donna who's never been about team is the kind of thing that ruins a locker room. Classic example of subtraction by addition.
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