Friday, May 26, 2017
Riders Sign Some Draft Picks; Getzlaf Going Back To Edmonton
The Saskatchewan Roughriders have signed six of their selections from the 2017 CFL Draft.
Offensive lineman Dariusz Bladek, Eddie Meredith and Marc Glaude, wide receiver Mitchell Picton, linebacker Alexandre Chevrier and defensive lineman Emmanuel Adusei have all signed with the team and are schedule to attend training camp on Sunday, May 28th.
The Roughriders have yet to sign linebacker Cameron Judge (1st round – 2nd overall), receiver Antony Auclair (4th round – 46th overall) and offensive lineman Danny Sprukulis (6th round – 46th overall) from the 2017 draft class.
Auclair is currently with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after signing an NFL rookie contract in April, while Sprukulis is currently tending to a program requirement at the University of Toronto to complete his degree.
The Riders also announced additional roster moves:
· National defensive lineman Albert Awachie
· National defensive lineman Emile Charron-Ligez
· International defensive lineman Davis Tull
· International defensive back Sammy Williams
ADDED TERRITORIAL JUNIORS:
· National offensive lineman Brendon Philogene (Regina Thunder)
· National running back Johnathon Thebaud (Regina Thunder)
(Ryan Pollock/Riders PR)
The Edmonton Eskimos have signed free agent, national slotback Chris Getzlaf.
Getzlaf originally joined the Green and Gold in February 2016. Last season, he recorded 41 receptions for 455 yards and two touchdowns in 18 games.
Originally selected by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the 2007 CFL Draft, he was traded to the Saskatchewan Roughriders where he would play for eight seasons.
The two-time West All-Star (2012, 2013) has amassed 6,149 receiving yards on 409 receptions with 40 touchdowns.
A member of two Grey Cup championship teams, Getzlaf was on the practice roster for the 2007 Rider win and named the Most Valuable Canadian in the 2013 Grey Cup victory.