Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Riders Sign OL Derek Dennis & RB Kienan Lafrance

The Saskatchewan Roughriders have signed international offensive lineman Derek Dennis

Dennis (6’3 – 341) joins the Riders after playing 23 regular season games with the Calgary Stampeders over the previous two seasons. Last year, the 28-year-old Queens, New York native started all 18 games, the West Final and Grey Cup for the Stamps and was named the CFL’s Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman and a CFL All-Star.

Before joining the Stampeders in September, 2015, the Temple University product spent time with the Carolina Panthers, Chicago Bears, New England Patriots and Miami Dolphins.     


The Saskatchewan Roughriders have signed national running back Kienan Lafrance    

LaFrance (5’9 – 205) signs with the Green and White after spending the previous two seasons with the Ottawa Redblacks. The 25-year-old joined the Redblacks after being selected by the team in the sixth round (45th overall) of the 2015 CFL Draft.

In 16 regular season appearances last year, LaFrance had 37 carries for 163 yards while adding 12 receptions for 76 yards and a touchdown. The University of Manitoba product broke out during the East Final where he racked up 157 yards and a touchdown on 25 carries. He then followed it up with 42 yards on 11 carries and six catches for 31 yards as the Redblacks won the 2016 Grey Cup.          

(Ryan Pollock/Riders PR) 


Anonymous said...

Love this signing. Guy is a bonafide stud and strengthens the O-line!

Anonymous said...

Derek Dennis is the new double D in Riderville!

Anonymous said...

Love the Dennis signing, but not sold on Lafrance. He had one good game and was generally a backup. I'm hearing he got a six figure salary.

Anonymous said...

Yes, Double D great Signing!