The Saskatchewan Roughriders gave 26 players the bad news that they didn't make the 46 man roster.
The biggest news may be more so who made the team than who didn't with many tight battles over the last three weeks.
Running backs Keith Toston and Anthony Allen both made the team as the duo tasked to replace Grey Cup MVP Kory Sheets.
At the end of the day, Vice-President and General Manager Brendan Taman said Jermaine Thomas just didn't perform to the level they expected.
The easy part is over, now comes the hard part for the Saskatchewan Roughriders.
The Riders pre-season came to a close on Friday night with a 19-14 loss to the Edmonton Eskimos in a game that featured few memorable moments as pre-season games usually do.
Players on the bubble are hoping what they did on film was memorable enough as it was their last chance to make enough of an impression to earn a job on the team's roster to open the 2014 regular season next week against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.
It was back in the early 1960’s when a tiny golf course near the Village of Shell Lake would be the start of one of the truly hidden gems in the province.
That’s when three holes were constructed, morphing into nine by the early 1980’s, and then to 18 by 2003.
The town is celebrating the next stage in the course's development on Saturday with a grand opening to show off a brand new clubhouse that has transformed the course into a must-play.
Saskatoon is going to be one of the stops of the upcoming Subway Super Series.
The annual six-game exhibition series between a mix of CHL players and Russian junior players will be at Credit Union Centre Nov. 10.
Saskatoon last hosted this event back in 2005.
Tickets go on sale to the public June 27 with a pre-sale happening June 23-26. Prices range form $17.50 to $29.50.
Follow on Twitter: @CKOMNews
The Riders close out their pre-season this evening against the Edmonton Eskimos at 7 p.m.
Attached the the team's depth chart for the game. A printable version can be found at the bottom of the page.
The Green Zone Pre-Game show gets undeway at 4 p.m. on News Talk Radio. The Post-Game show follows the final whistle where you can share your thoughts by calling 1-877-300-7272, texing 306306 or tweeting @jamienye.
It could be the most important evening in the careers of some young football players.
The Saskatchewan Roughriders host the Edmonton Eskimos tonight at Mosaic Stadium as the pre-season comes to a close. It's game that might not excite all fans, but for some players fighting for jobs, it's a game that could literally change the path of their entire career.
Head coach Corey Chamblin had a message for players who may currently be in the bubble heading into the game.
There are still a number of jobs to be won on the 46-man roster for the Riders but none are more interesting and competitive than finding the man who will carry the rock.
Since Grey Cup MVP Kory Sheets signed with the Oakland Raiders in the off-season, the question has been who will run the ball for the Saskatchewan Roughriders in 2014. The contenders were narrowed down by two last week after Curtis McNeal and Clifton Smith were released after the Riders first pre-season game. Now it's down to Keith Toston, Anthony Allen and Jermaine Thomas.
From the dressing room to head office, the Saskatoon Blades announced today Steve ‘Hilty’ Hildebrand has been named as the team’s new assistant general manager.
“It’s obviously exciting and I believed down the road I wanted to do and it obviously has come a little bit sooner than expected,” said Hildebrand, who served as the team’s trainer for the past 13 seasons. “It's a fresh start and I look forward to building this organization and we're going to do whatever we can to be successful."
Mother Nature threw a wrench into the Riders plans Wednesday morning.
Rather than their usual 11:30 a.m. start time for practice, the team had to push practice back about an hour due to lightning - their last practice of the week before walk through on Thursday ahead of Friday's pre-season final against the Edmonton Eskimos.
Practice is always a no-go when lightning is in the area so when practice time came around, Mosaic Stadium sat empty.