Riders Add To Roster As Practice Resumes

The Saskatchewan Roughriders returned to the practice field yesterday after an opening week bye.

The Green and White will open the season against Toronto on Thursday night, the final home-opener at Mosaic Stadium.

The Riders made some roster shuffles over that time and made them official yesterday. Here are the official releases:

The Saskatchewan Roughriders announced the following roster moves:

SIGNED TO ROSTER:
• National offensive lineman Dillon Guy
• National defensive back Raye Hartmann
• National defensive back Shane Herbert
• National defensive lineman Ese Mrabure-Ajufo

ACTIVATED FROM RETIRED LIST:
• International receiver Armanti Edwards

ADDED TO PRACTICE ROSTER:
• International running back Lache Seastrunk

• The Riders also announced they have added two territorial juniors to the practice roster. Defensive back Menedum Menegbo and wide receiver Kristopher Calcutt of the Regina Thunder will begin practicing with the team today.
TRANSFERRED FROM SUSPENDED TO DISABLED LIST:
• International defensive lineman Sammy Brown

– Shortly after originally signing in April, Brown suffered an off-field injury while training and was unable to attend training camp. He has reported to the team in order to continue rehabilitation.

RELEASED FROM PRACTICE ROSTER:
• International defensive lineman Tony Criswell

The Saskatchewan Roughriders announced today international quarterbacks G.J. Kinne and Bryant Moniz have signed with the team. As per club policy details of the contracts were not disclosed.

Kinne (6’2 – 218) joins the Riders after spending parts of the last four seasons in the NFL. The Texas product originally signed with the New York Jets as an undrafted free agent in April, 2012 before going on to spend time with the Philadelphia Eagles practice squad.

Last season, the 27-year-old attended training with the Eagles playing three preseason games. He went on to sign with the New York Giants practice squad where he remained for the season.

Before going pro, Kinne played three seasons at the University of Tulsa where he completed 732 of 1,195 pass attempts (61.3%) for 9,472 yards with 81 touchdowns in 38 collegiate games.

Moniz (6’0 – 205) joins the Riders after spending the last two seasons with the Calgary Stampeders. The 27-year-old dressed for all 36 regular season contests as a backup, completing two of four pass attempts for 29 yards and a touchdown. Moniz added 35 rush attempts for 98 yards and six touchdowns as the Stamps deployed him in short yardage situations.

The University of Hawaii product won his first Grey Cup in 2014 as a member of the Stampeders.