The Riders defensive backfield is getting some insurance.
On Tuesday the team announced the signings of import defensive backs Greg McCoy and Mark LeGee along with non-import defensive back Hugo Lopez. As usual, terms of the deal were not released.
Lopez is entering his fourth year in the CFL. Lopez was drafted by the Eskimos in the second round of the 2011 CFL Draft. After two seasons in green and gold Lopez joined the Argos last year. Lopez has played 11 career games picking up eight special teams tackles.
It's not known at this point who will be the starting running back this year for the Riders but we know who will be overlooking the position.
As the Green Zone first reported on Sunday evening; the Riders officially named former Hamilton Ti-Cats and Montreal Alouettes running back Avon Cobourne as the team's running backs coach on Monday.
Cobourne last played in the CFL in 2012 and has been working in insurance in Florida since; while Cobourne found that work rewarding he definitely missed the football life.
One of the more popular members of the Saskatchewan Roughriders is calling it a career, but he won't be leaving the team just yet.
Former linebacker Rey Williams announced his retirement from the CFL Monday after six seasons north of the border and a few seasons in the NFL as well. Williams won't be leaving the province he now calls home though, as the Riders have hired Williams as their first ever Director of Player Development.
When Kory Sheets signed an NFL contract in February, many people in Saskatchewan thought they were saying goodbye to him forever.
But it seems the simple act of signing a big-time contract with the Oakland Raiders doesn’t automatically make him rich. That means Sheets has remained in the province.
“I need to pay bills,” he said with a laugh. “I didn’t get a signing bonus so I had to come up here and work.”
The Saskatchewan Roughriders are making sure Head Coach Corey Chamblin stays in Saskatchewan for a few more years.
At a news conference at Mosaic Stadium Thursday afternoon the team announced Chamblin's new deal. The coach, who has been at the helm of the Riders for two years, agreed to a new deal that will keep him around through the 2017 season.
The Saskatchewan Roughriders' efforts to create an inescapable brand have been honoured by the marketing industry.
There are few things that can't be bought with the Saskatchewan Roughriders' logo: t-shirts, kitchen utensils, windshild wiper fluid, potato chips, even Lego men have all been rolled out as part of a huge marketing effort aimed at capitalizing on the team's popularity. That campaign has now resulted in the team receiving an award for brand achievement.
The Roughriders roster continues to take shape ahead of the team's spring camp.
On Thursday the Riders signed import linebackers Chad Kligore and Scott McKillop. As usual, terms of the deals weren't released.
With a team that has been very profitable in recent years, some Reginans are now wondering why the Saskatchewan Roughriders are still getting a break on their property taxes.
The Roughriders organization has several properties on the city’s yearly tax exemption list. Those properties total more than $55,000 in potential tax revenue. But some residents believe the city should rethink that.
With a hefty property tax increase finalized, many Reginans are wondering why the profitable Saskatchewan Roughriders football team is being let off the hook for its tax bill.
The Riders have added some more depth to some skilled positions.
The Green and White announced on Tuesday that they've signed import receiver Chaz Schilens and import running back Jermaine Thomas.