Thursday, February 18, 2016

Riders Add Four

The Saskatchewan Roughriders announced international receiver Etauj Allen, international running back Terrance Cobb, international offensive lineman Darryl Johnson and international offensive lineman Kamalie Matthews have all signed with the team. As per club policy, details of the contracts were not released.

Allen (5’9 – 185) has signed with the Riders after playing three seasons at Ouachita Baptist University. The 25-year-old played 31 career collegiate games at defensive back, collecting 84 defensive tackles and three interceptions. He was named First Team All-Conference in 2013 and Second Team All-Conference in 2012.

Allen attended training camp with the Edmonton Eskimos last season as a receiver where he played one preseason game.

Cobb (5’11 – 220) returns to the Riders after attending training camp with the team in 2015. The 25-year-old originally signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars as an undrafted free agent after establishing school records with 4,414 rushing yards and 47 touchdowns through four seasons at Cumberland College.

The Tennessee native also sent time with the Oakland Raiders after singing with the team in December, 2014.

Johnson (6’4 – 295) joins the Riders after spending four seasons at the University of New Mexico, playing 38 collegiate games. The Louisiana native went on to sign with the San Diego Chargers as an undrafted free agent and attended 2014 training camp.

He attended 2015 training camp with the Buffalo Bills after signing with the team in January.

Matthews (6’2 – 310) signs with the Green and White after playing 35 career collegiate games through three seasons at Murray State.

Last season, the 23-year-old Georgia native attended training camp with the Seattle Seahawks after signing with the team as a undrafted free agent.


Anonymous said...

Seems like there will be a small army of import O-linemen dukeing it out for Fulton's old position.

Anonymous said...

Hand the rock to Cobb and watch out CFL opponents. Give him a chance to play.

Anonymous said...

It's going to be a hellish tough and competitive training camp this year. Nothing is given for nothing. This is truly the way it should be because all too often in the past there wasn't too much emphasis on competition. Often you have seen guys who had done better in pre-season mysteriously cut so that some average performing local star had his spot locked up. Hopefully the expectation of excellence this management group is known for, become the norm!