Friday, May 26, 2017

Riders Sign Some Draft Picks; Getzlaf Going Back To Edmonton

The Saskatchewan Roughriders have signed six of their selections from the 2017 CFL Draft.

Offensive lineman Dariusz Bladek, Eddie Meredith and Marc Glaude, wide receiver Mitchell Picton, linebacker Alexandre Chevrier and defensive lineman Emmanuel Adusei have all signed with the team and are schedule to attend training camp on Sunday, May 28th.

The Roughriders have yet to sign linebacker Cameron Judge (1st round – 2nd overall), receiver Antony Auclair (4th round – 46th overall) and offensive lineman Danny Sprukulis (6th round – 46th overall) from the 2017 draft class.

Auclair is currently with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after signing an NFL rookie contract in April, while Sprukulis is currently tending to a program requirement at the University of Toronto to complete his degree.  

The Riders also announced additional roster moves:


·       National defensive lineman Albert Awachie
·       National defensive lineman Emile Charron-Ligez
·       International defensive lineman Davis Tull
·       International defensive back Sammy Williams


·       National offensive lineman Brendon Philogene (Regina Thunder)
·       National running back Johnathon Thebaud (Regina Thunder)

(Ryan Pollock/Riders PR)


The Edmonton Eskimos have signed free agent, national slotback Chris Getzlaf.
Getzlaf originally joined the Green and Gold in February 2016. Last season, he recorded 41 receptions for 455 yards and two touchdowns in 18 games.
Originally selected by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the 2007 CFL Draft, he was traded to the Saskatchewan Roughriders where he would play for eight seasons.
The two-time West All-Star (2012, 2013) has amassed 6,149 receiving yards on 409 receptions with 40 touchdowns.
A member of two Grey Cup championship teams, Getzlaf was on the practice roster for the 2007 Rider win and named the Most Valuable Canadian in the 2013 Grey Cup victory.

(Edmonton Eskimos)


Anonymous said...

How much more buffoonery are we expected to take from Jones? Couldn't get St. John here in time for camp last year, and now Judge won't be here for the start of this year's camp. Do these idiots not discuss salaries with agents before hand?


Anonymous said...

Chris Jones--good coach, horrible GM

Bring someone in to do that job. If CJ doesn't like it, he can leave.