Friday, March 6, 2015

Could Kory Sheets Be Headed Back To The CFL?

Kory Sheets, who starred for the Saskatchewan Roughriders in 2012 and 2013 before leaving for the NFL, apparently does not fit into the Oakland Raiders’ plans for 2015. Sheets missed the 2014 regular season after suffering a torn Achilles tendon during a pre-season game with the Raiders.

When asked on Twitter whether he would carry the ball in 2015, he responded “not in Oakland I won’t.’’ As of Friday, Sheets was still listed on the roster that appears on the Raiders’ website. When that was pointed out to him on Twitter, he answered “wait until Tuesday.’’ Tuesday is the beginning of the NFL’s free-agent period. Sheets, who turns 30 on March 31, rushed for 1,277 yards with the 2012 Roughriders and followed up the next season by gaining 1,598 yards along the ground – despite missing nearly four games with a knee injury – and being named a CFL all-star. He was named the most valuable player of the 2013 Grey Cup game after rushing for 197 yards as Saskatchewan defeated the Hamilton Tiger-Cats at Mosaic Stadium.

He signed with Oakland the following February. The former Purdue Boilermakers star joined the Roughriders after missing all of the 2011 season due to a torn Achilles tendon, sustained during a pre-season game with the Miami Dolphins. The injury history could make the Roughriders wary of pursuing Sheets, presuming that he does become a free agent, and the salary cap could also be a factor. Were the Roughriders to add Sheets, they might have to release another high-priced player to make the salary structure work.

(Regina Leader Post-Rider Rumblings)

PS: This prompted a huge debate on the Sportscage as to whether or not the Riders should bring him back if he indeed is released and can't find NFL work. He would be a free agent meaning he could sign anywhere.


Anonymous said...

Is this a rhetorical question? The answer is YES!! DUHHHHHH!!


Anonymous said...

Thanks to Scruffy for nationally breaking this Sheets development this afternoon !!! Bring the guy back Taman !

Anonymous said...

I can't see him being the same guy he was when he was here because of the Achilles. I'm happy with Allen and Messam in our backfield.

I'd rather see Taman spend money to get Curran here than Sheets.

Anonymous said...

If Sheets stays, who goes?

Let him go elsewhere!


Anonymous said...

Running backs are a dime a dozen. Sheets can beat it

Anonymous said...

You know what I don't understand? All this talk about Rennie Curran! Check the stats, 53 tkls, 7 sst's last year ,70 tkls 2 sacks the year before nothing special!

As for not bringing Kory Sheets back that's just lunacy! I realize he is coming off a second Achilles injury but take a look what he did coming back from the first Achilles injury. Rushed for 1300 and 1600 respectively! The biggest thing that everyone has overlooked is he's only carried the rock full time twice in his career! Plenty of miles left on those wheels!


Anonymous said...

"Dime a dozen" - Really ??? And Riders can't find a reliable one ....

Anonymous said...

It will cost 100 grand if not more to get him back. I like what we have now. Thanks, but no thanks.


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