Riders Add Nationals To Roster

The Saskatchewan Roughriders announced today that national quarterback Noah Picton has been added to the team’s training camp roster.

Picton plays at the University of Regina and will join the Riders after being appointed by the CFL as part of the Canadian quarterback internship program.

Last season, the Regina native started four of eight regular season games. The 19-year-old redshirt freshman completed 123 of 192 attempts (64.1%) for 2,029 yards and 11 touchdowns while adding 20 rush attempts for 140 yards and a touchdown. He added 147 passing yards on 14 completions in the Canada West semi-final.

Also, wide receiver Alex Carroll and national running back Ronlee King-Fileen have signed with the team. As per club policy, details of the contracts were not released.

Carroll (5’11 – 195) joins the Green and White after spending the previous five seasons at Queen’s University. Last season the Victoria, BC native led the OUA with 52 receptions, totaling 875 yards and eight touchdowns in eight games with the Gaels. The 23-year-old was named an OUA First Team All-Star receiver and Second Team All-Star kick and punt returner.

Carroll recently attended mini-camp with the Riders after being scouted at a 2015 CFL regional combine and was subsequently added to the team’s negotiation list.

King-Fileen (6’ – 220) joins the Riders after spending the previous five seasons at Bishops University. Last year, the Brampton, ON native amassed 434 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 69 carries while adding six catches for 59 yards and a touchdown. The 25-year-old played just five games with the Gaiters in 2014 but was still named a RSEQ First Team All-Star and CIS Second Team All-Canadian.