Friday, February 15, 2019

Riders Re-Sign Roosevelt, Sign Arceneaux and Extend Lauther

Picture: Courtesy Saskatchewan Roughriders 

The Saskatchewan Roughriders have re-signed international receiver Naaman Roosevelt to a one-year contract.

Roosevelt (6’1 – 195) will remain with the Riders after spending the previous four seasons with the Green and White.

Last season, the 31-year-old Buffalo native registered 48 receptions for 570 yards and four touchdowns in 14 regular-season appearances. He added seven receptions for 79 yards in the Western Semi-Final.

Through four CFL seasons with the Riders, Roosevelt has totaled 224 catches for 3,188 yards and 19 touchdowns. He surpassed the 1,000-yard mark during the 2016 and 2017 seasons.

Roosevelt was named a West Division All-Star in 2017 and nominated as the Riders’ Most Outstanding Player in 2016.


The Saskatchewan Roughriders have signed international free-agent receiver Emmanuel Arceneaux to a one-year contract.

Arceneaux (6’2 – 210) has signed with the Riders after eight CFL seasons with the B.C. Lions.

Through 129 career regular-season games, Arceneaux has registered 556 receptions for 8,169 yards and 55 touchdowns. He has surpassed the 1,000-yard mark four times (2010, 15-17) including a career-high 1,566 yards in 2016.

Last season, the 31-year-old Alcorn State product had 32 catches for 553 yards and one touchdown in nine regular-season games.

Arceneaux was named a CFL All-Star in 2015 and 2016, and a West Division All-Star in 2015, 2016 and 2017.


The Saskatchewan Roughriders have signed national kicker Brett Lauther to a one-year contract extension, keeping him with the club through 2020.

Lauther (6’1 – 195) spent 2018 with the Riders after signing with the team last March.

The 28-year-old Saint Mary’s product connected on 54 of 60 field-goal attempts (90%) including a 56-yard long. The 90% success rate was the second-best in franchise history and the 56-yarder is the seventh-longest successful kick.

Lauther had two games going a perfect 6-for-6 and another two connecting on all five field-goal attempts.

At the end of the season Lauther was selected as a West Division All-Star. He was also named the Riders’ 2018 Most Outstanding Special-Teams Player and Most Outstanding Canadian.

(Ryan Pollock/Riders PR)


Anonymous said...

Slow start to free agency, but like what I'm seeing.


Anonymous said...

Arceneaux signing, that's a Taman move. Emmanuel Arceneaux is injured similar to Geroy Simon when he signed with Saskatchewan previously for a very high contract reward. Charity case.