Category Archives: Riders

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.

 

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.

Riders Re-Sign Two More

The Saskatchewan Roughriders announced today that non-import receiver Alex Anthony and non-import offensive lineman Matt Vonk have both re-signed with the team. Financial details of the contracts were not released.

Anthony (6’2 – 205) will return to the Green and White for his second season. The 22-year-old played one regular season game in 2013 registering two receptions for 13 yards. He spent the remainder of the season on the teams practice roster.

The Wilfrid Laurier product was originally picked in the 5th round (39th overall) in last season’s CFL Draft. Through four collegiate seasons he had collected 47 receptions for 722 yards and seven touchdowns.

Darian And Geroy Set To Hook Up At Dogs Breakfast

The Huskies Football Foundation announced this morning that Grey Cup Champions Darian Durant and Geroy Simon will be the special guest speakers at the 14th edition of the Dogs’ Breakfast scheduled for May 1st at Prairieland Park.

Joining the Rider stars on stage is former Rider and current TSN football analyst Glen Suitor in an entertaining Q & A session. Jason Halyk, Chair of the annual scholarship fundraising event, commented; “We are thrilled that Darian and Geroy will make their first speaking appearance, since winning the 101st Grey Cup, at the Dogs Breakfast. We expect huge demand for tickets from Rider Fans still riding the Grey Cup wave. Huskies and Rider supporters should get their tickets while they last.”

Coach C Garners Nomination

The Saskatchewan Roughriders are pleased to announce that Corey Chamblin has been selected as one of three finalists for the 2013 CFL Coach of the Year award. Kent Austin of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Calgary’s John Hufnagel have also been nominated for the Annis Stukus award.

In his second season as head coach of the Green and White, Chamblin led the Riders to an 11-7 regular season record, securing the team a home playoff date for the first time since 2010. The Riders went on to win the 101st Grey Cup 45-23 on home turf – registering the franchises fourth title.

In the league’s history there have only been five Roughrider coaches win the trophy as Coach of the Year.

Taj Receives New Deal With Riders

The Saskatchewan Roughriders announced today that import receiver Taj Smith has re-signed with the team. Financial details were not released.

Smith (6’1 – 198) will be entering his third season with the Green and White. The 30-year-old Newark, New Jersey native followed up a solid rookie campaign by starting all 18 regular season games in 2013, registering 1,007 yards and seven touchdowns on a team leading 78 receptions. He also totaled 11 receptions for 186 yards in the West Semi-Final and West Final before adding one catch for five yards in the Grey Cup.

Riders Sign DB – Ti-Cats Drop Receiver:

The Saskatchewan Roughriders announced today that import defensive back Terrell Maze has re-signed with the team.  Financial details were not released.

Maze (5’11 – 175) will be entering his third year with the Roughriders after originally signing with the team ahead of the 2012 season. Last year, the 29-year-old started 13 regular season games at defensive back registering 27 defensive tackles, five pass knockdowns and one interception. He also started both playoff games and the Grey Cup where he chipped in three defensive tackles and a knockdown in the Riders victory.

Riders Named Team Of 2013

(Courtesy Riderville.com)

Corey Chamblin could win another 10 football championships and never duplicate the one he earned this year with the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

The Roughriders successfully shouldered the weight of heavy expectations and overcame adversity in 2013, capping the year with a dominant 45-23 Grey Cup win over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on Nov. 24. The title was Saskatchewan’s fourth but first on home soil before a rabid Mosaic Stadium gathering of 44,710.

“There will never be a more perfect night in football than that one,” the Riders head coach said. “When we walked out and saw all that green, I’ll tell you, it wasn’t just a home game, it was more a homecoming.

Riders Lose First Coach:

The BC Lions Football Club announced Monday morning that Khari Jones has been named the club’s offensive coordinator.

“Khari is a young, fresh football mind that brings a key combination of significant playing and coaching experience to the role of offensive coordinator,” said head coach Mike Benevides. “After a number of conversations with Khari over the past couple of weeks, I am very excited about the offensive concepts he will bring to our offence and how they will translate on the field.”

Jones joins the Lions coaching staff following a championship season with the Saskatchewan Roughriders where he served in a key role as quarterbacks coach for the past two years helping guide Darian Durant to his first career title run this past November. Durant also led the CFL in TD passes in 2013 and ranked third in quarterback efficiency behind only Ricky Ray and Kevin Glenn.