Category Archives: CFL

The Butler Picks Hamilton

According to his official twitter account free-agent DB/LB Craig Butler has signed with the Hamilton Tiger Cats.

The four-year pro had spent his entire career with the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

Financial details have not been released. However, Butler’s services reportedly came down to the B.C. Lions and his home town Ti-Cats.

REDBLACKS To Open HOME Schedule At Mosaic

The Saskatchewan Roughriders and Ottawa REDBLACKS announced the REDBLACKS historic debut in the Canadian Football League will take place in Saskatchewan on June 14th.

The game is the REDBLACKS “home” pre-season game and the “visiting” Roughriders have agreed to host it while Ottawa’s TD Place stadium undergoes its final fit-up for the regular season home opener in July.

“We’re going to have a lot of fun with this game,” stated Roughriders President/CEO Jim Hopson. “The REDBLACKS will be on the home side of the field, introduced from their own inflatable helmet and we’re working on a whole series of fan entertainment features to make it really seem like their home game.”

Riders Come To Terms With Two Reginans/Bell Retires

The Saskatchewan Roughriders announced today that non-import defensive back Paul Woldu has re-signed with the team, while non-import receiver Jade Etienne has agreed to terms. As per team policy financial details of the contracts were not released.

Woldu (6′ – 170) will be entering his seventh CFL season and third with the Green and White, after originally signing with the team as a free agent ahead of the 2012 season. Last year, the Regina native led the team with 21 special teams tackles while appearing in all 18 regular season games. He added 1 special teams tackle and one fumble recovery in the playoffs.

The University of Saskatchewan product has played 98 career regular season games totaling 38 defensive tackles, 72 special teams tackles, and three interceptions – returning one 72 yards for a touchdown.

He is a three time Grey Cup champion winning with the Montreal Alouettes in 2009 and 2010 before adding his third in 2013 with the Roughriders.

Riders Free Willy — Recruit Huskie

The Saskatchewan Roughriders announced the acquisition of non-import receiver Jade Etienne in exchange for the rights of import quarterback Drew Willy.

Etienne (6’3 – 188) will be entering his fourth CFL season after originally being selected in the first round (4th overall) by Winnipeg in the 2011 Canadian Draft. Last season the Regina native totaled 19 receptions for 265 yards and two touchdowns in 14 regular season games.

Coach C Named Tops In CFL

Saskatchewan Roughriders head coach Corey Chamblin has been named the recipient of the Annis Stukus Trophy for being the 2013 CFL Coach of the Year.

Coach Chamblin was presented the award today by CFL Commissioner Mark Cohon at a luncheon in Ottawa, Ontario as part of the CFL’s annual league meetings.

“Coach Chamblin did a remarkable job of leading his players through adversity, high expectations and the ups and downs of a season,” said Commissioner Cohon.

“His Roughriders captured the hearts of not only Rider Nation, but Canadians across the country. On behalf of the entire league and our fans from coast to coast, congratulations on this distinct honour.”

Chamblin led the Riders to their fourth championship in franchise history, and their first Grey Cup victory in front of their hometown crowd in Rider Nation.

Weston Officially Headed South

The Kansas City Chiefs and receiver/returner Weston Dressler have officially come to terms.

The recently released Saskatchewan Roughrider put pen to paper on a reserve-futures contract.

While it is not an official NFL contract it gives the Chiefs exclusive rights to Dressler until the Bismark, ND product officially signs a contract with the team that will come into effect later in the month at the official start of the 2014/15 NFL season.

The Kansas City star featured the signing this morning:

Dressler Done In Riderville

The Saskatchewan Roughriders announced they have released import receiver Weston Dressler.

Dressler’s release will allow him the opportunity to sign with a National Football League team. 

Dressler along with Assistant General Manager Jeremy O’Day will meet with the media in Regina later this afternoon.


CFL QB Carousel Takes Another Spin


The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have signed import quarterback Zach Collaros to a contract through the 2016 season, the team announced today.

Collaros, a 6-0, 216-pound native of Steubenville, Ohio, threw for 2,316 yards and 14 touchdowns while completing 66.2% of his passes in 18 games (eight starts) with the Toronto Argonauts last season. The 25-year-old pivot joined the Argos as a free agent in June of 2012.

Zach is a very talented quarterback with a great future in front of him. He’s a dedicated, proven winner and a natural leader with tremendous character. We are very excited that he has chosen to join our football team,” said General Manager and Head Coach Kent Austin.

Collaros was named the CFL’s Player of the Month last September after leading the Argos to a historic four-game winning streak on the road. His most impressive performance occurred during week 13 in Calgary, where he threw for 330 yards and four touchdowns against the Stampeders.

KJ Set To Retire A Rider? His Thoughts From Mosaic Stadium

Speculation is running rampant this afternoon that Kerry Joseph is going to retire as a Saskatchewan Roughrider.

Earlier today K-J asked for and was granted his release from the Edmonton Eskimos where he spent the last two years.

The Edmonton Eskimo Football Club announces the release of import quarterback Kerry Joseph.

“Kerry and I had several conversations throughout the week about the future direction of the club. At that time, he asked for and was granted a release. Kerry is a consummate professional. We value his contributions to the team, on and off the field, and wish him the very best in his future endeavors,” says Eskimos General Manager Ed Hervey.

Riders Re-Up Two More:

The Saskatchewan Roughriders announced today that import defensive backs Macho Harris and Troy Stoudermire have both re-signed with the team. Financial details of the contracts were not released.

Harris (6’0 – 200) will enter his third season with the Riders after originally signing with the club prior to the 2012 season. Through his first two seasons, Harris has appeared in ten regular season games collecting 30 defensive tackles and one interception.