Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Riders Add Two Receivers on Day 1 of Free Agency

The Saskatchewan Roughriders announced today international receivers John Chiles and Jeremy Kelley have signed with the team. As per club policy, details of the contracts were not released. 

Chiles (6’2 – 210) joins the Riders after previously spending two seasons with the Toronto Argonauts, originally signing with the team in May, 2013. In 20 regular season games the 27-year-old registered 73 receptions for 1,200 yards and nine touchdowns.   

Last season, Chiles attended training camp with the Chicago Bears after signing with the team in January, 2015. He registered one catch for six yards in three preseason games. The Texas product also previously spent time with the New Orleans Saints and St. Louis Rams in 2011.    

Kelley (6`6 – 231) has signed with the Riders after spending parts of three seasons in the NFL. Last season, the Maine product attended training camp with the Chicago Bears, playing two preseason games. The 27-year-old also spent time with the Denver Broncos in 2014 and the Indianapolis Colts in 2013. 

This is will not be Kelley’s first CFL experience. The New York native originally signed with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats midway through the 2011 season. He went on to play three regular season games registering two receptions for 15 yards.  


The Saskatchewan Roughriders announced national free agent offensive lineman Andrew Jones has signed with the team. As per club policy, details of the contract were not released.

Jones (6’4 – 299) will be entering his eighth season after originally being selected by the BC Lions in the 4th round (32nd overall) of the 2007 CFL Draft. The 33-year-old played three seasons with BC before joining the Toronto Argonauts as a free agent in 2012. The Toronto native spent the last two seasons with the Edmonton Eskimos. He has played 80 career regular season games and eight playoff games.

He is a three-time Grey Cup champion having won with BC in 2011, Toronto in 2012 and Edmonton in 2015.

Other CFL signings of note on Day 1 of Free Agency 

QB--Trevor Harris --OTTAWA
RB--Andrew Harris --WINNIPEG
WR-Ryan Smith ---WINNIPEG
DL -Keith Shologan --WINNIPEG
OL-Josh Bourke ---TORONTO
K-Justin Medlock --WINNIPEG
K-Liram Hajrillahu --TORONTO


Anonymous said...

Chiles is an aoutstanding receiver and is already an upgrade over Dressler. Kelley is another promisiing receiver who could be one of the "finds" people are clamouring for. At 6'6" he will be a big target for DD. Infact DD will have one of the biggest receiver corps in the CFL.

Anonymous said...

Sholo, Medlock, A. Harris and Dressler? Where is Winnipeg getting the money from?

Anonymous said...

At least Winnipeg has one Harris who will be able to contribute. #macho

Anonymous said...

Too bad neither can play football