Thursday, February 21, 2013

Riders Add Two Imports

The Saskatchewan Roughriders announced today they have signed import defensive back Carlos Thomas and import receiver Lyle Leong. Financial details of the signings were not released.

Thomas (5’11 – 185) has spent the last two seasons with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats appearing in 21 career games. Last season, the 25-year-old played six games registering 16 defensive tackles, one interception and one tackle for loss. He missed the remainder of the season due to injury.

After attending San Francisco 49ers training camp, Thomas entered the CFL with the Saskatchewan Roughriders by joining the team in October of 2009, appearing in one regular season game. The Georgia native spent part of the 2010 season on the Edmonton Eskimos practice roster before being acquired by the Ti-Cats for 2011.

Leong (6’1 – 185) joins the Riders after a standout four year career at Texas Tech. As a senior, Leong lead the team with 926 receiving yards on 74 receptions. His team leading 19 receiving touchdowns ranks second on Tech’s all-time single season list. The 25-year-old finished his collegiate career with 152 catches for 1877 yards and ranks second on Tech career receiving touchdowns list with 32.

The Abilene, TX native spent time on the Dallas Cowboys practice squad last season.

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