Day 1 Rider Training Camp – Lots Of Personnel Moves

ROSTER MOVES

The Riders made numerous roster moves on the eve of 2016 training camp. See below for the complete rundown.

Did not participate:
Jorgen Hus (suspended – personal)
Spencer Moore (personal)
Eric Norwood (injured)

OVERVIEW
Training camp opened with a flurry as the team officially hit the field for the first time in 2016. The tempo was high from the get-go as the coaching staff could be heard encouraging players to run to their spots and push the pace.

The first two-hour practice was followed by a 15-minute hydration break before finishing the days on field workout with another 45-minute session.

PLAYERS OF THE DAY
Veteran receiver John Chiles made several catches in tight coverage for the offence while veteran defensive back Derrius Brooks had several pass breakups for the defence.

Not to be outdone, rookie Canadians Jordan Reaves and Dillon Grondin had strong showings on day one.

QUOTE OF THE DAY
“I missed a couple of years because of injury and as hard as it is to believe, I still get really excited about training camp. When you have the game taken away from you for a moment, you appreciate how special it is and as you get older in your career it’s the small things that you appreciate even more. Training camp is the beginning of new opportunities, I can feel the excitement in the locker room and I’m ready to go” Receiver Rob Bagg.

FANS SHOW SUPPORT
A few hundred fans strolled into the University of Saskatchewan’s Griffiths Stadium on a beautiful May morning for the Riders first on field workouts of camp. The excitement was high as fans cheered loudly following a couple of big plays.

TOMORROW
Players and coaches will hit the practice field at Griffiths Stadium for Day 2 of training camp with back-to-back practice sessions. The players will be on the field at 9:00AM with practice running until approximately 12:15PM.

ROSTER MOVES:

The Saskatchewan Roughriders have made the following transactions:

Add to the Roster
National offensive lineman Kadeem Adams (6.04 – 290 – Western)
National defensive back Troy Adams (5.10 – 175 – Northeastern)
National defensive back Joel Brtka (5.11 – 175 – Burlington Jr.)
International wide receiver Marquez Clark (5.11 – 190 – Central Oklahoma)
International wide receiver Ricky Collins (6.00 – 198 – Texas A&M-Commerce)
International offensive lineman Will Corbin (6.06 – 305 – Appalachian State)
International defensive back Justin Cox (6.00 – 187 – Mississippi State)
International defensive back Johnnie Dixon (5.11 – 194 – Pearl River)
International offensive lineman Kennedy Estelle (6.06 – 290 – West Alabama)
International defensive back Kentrell Everett (6.02 – 190 – Western New Mexico)
International defensive back Qudarius Ford (5.08 – 170 – South Alabama)
National fullback Marvin Golding (6.01 – 235 – Saint Mary’s)
National linebacker Dillon Grondin (6.00 – 230 – Windsor Jr.)
International quarterback Jacob Huesman (6’2 – 228 – Tennessee-Chattanooga)
National wide receiver Kyle Kawamoto (6.00 – 180 – Okanagan Jr.)
National defensive lineman Kalonji Kashama (6.04 – 259 – Eastern Michigan)
International defensive lineman A.C. Leonard (6.02 – 250 – Tennessee State)
National wide receiver Randy Roseway (6.00 – 180 – St. Francis Xavier)
International defensive back Rollins Stallworth (6.04 – 210 – Stanford)
International defensive lineman Ino Vitale (6.05 – 305 – Southwest Baptist)
International defensive back Xavier Walker (6.03 – 208 – Middle Tennessee)

Delete from the Roster
International wide receiver Etauj Allen
International linebacker Curtis Brown
International defensive back Victor Dean Jr.
International offensive lineman Kamalie Matthews
International wide receiver Devrin Young

Move to Retired List
International defensive back David Barks
National defensive lineman Rory Connop
International wide receiver Armanti Edwards
International offensive lineman Darryl Johnson