Friday, March 15, 2013

Riders Sign Three Defensive Ends

The Saskatchewan Roughriders announced today they have signed import defensive ends Hilee Taylor, Will Davis and Julian Miller. Financial details of the signings were not released.


Taylor (6’3 – 242) comes to Saskatchewan after spending parts of the last five seasons in the NFL. The University of North Carolina product appeared in 16 career regular season games for Carolina over two seasons after the Panthers selected him in the 7th round (221st overall) of the 2008 draft. The 26-year-old also spent time with the Detroit Lions and Tampa Bay Buccaneers after missing the entire 2010 season due to injury.


While with the Tar Heels, the Laurinburg, NC native registered 90 defensive tackles and 14.5 quarterback sacks through his four collegiate seasons. As a senior he was named UNC 2007 Player of the year after recording 10.5 sacks, the fourth highest single season total in school history.


Davis (6’2 – 248) joins the Green and White after spending two seasons in the NFL. The Greenbelt, MD native played 21 career games for Arizona after the Cardinals selected him in the 6th round (204th overall) in the 2009 draft. As an NFL rookie, Davis played 11 regular season games recording 19 defensive tackles and two quarterback sacks. In 2010 the Illinois graduate played ten regular season games with the Cardinals registering 14 defensive tackles and one quarterback sack.  


Miller (6’3 – 256) joins the Riders after a standout four year career at West Virginia. The Columbus, OH native appeared in 52 games for the Mountaineers totaling 185 tackles and 27.5 quarterback sacks. After spending his first three seasons at defensive end, Miller was moved to defensive tackle for his senior season where he recorded 57 tackles and six quarterback sacks helping WVU win the 2011 Big East title and the 2012 Orange Bowl.  

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