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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

RIDER MOVES

The Saskatchewan Roughriders announced today they have re-signed import defensive lineman Tearrius George. Financial details were not released.
 
GEORGE (6'4 – 277), who was eligible to be a free-agent February 15th, returns to the Riders for his third season. Last year, the Fayetteville, NC native appeared in all 18 games registering 18 defensive tackles, six quarterback sacks and one recovered fumble. The six year CFL veteran originally entered the league in 2007 with the Calgary Stampeders. He spent the 2008 season with the Chicago Bears before returning to Calgary for 2009 and 2010. For his career, George has totaled 95 defensive tackles and 21 quarterback sacks.    

• The Riders also announced today they have released safety James Patrick, kicker Sandro DeAngelis and receiver Clay Cooke.
 
PATRICK spent the previous five seasons with Riders after signing as a free agent in 2008 out of Stillman College. While with the green and white, the Tuskeege, AL native played 86 career games, registering 227 defensive tackles, 18 interceptions and two quarterback sacks.
 
DEANGELIS joined the Riders in August and went on to play 13 regular season games and the West Semi-Final. The eight year CFL veteran connected on 30 of 39 field goal attempts last season.

COOKE will not be invited back after spending most of last season on the practice roster as an eligible junior.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Makes one wonder how Patrick can go from a hotshot safety to being released in one season.Inability to play more than one position? Also was he trade bait at all?
Personally I like a coach who makes moves no matter if the player is a vet or a rookie if he thinks the team will be better.
Go Riders

Anonymous said...

The Riders have canadians who can play safety (Butler and Newman) and that will allow the Riders to play an american somewhere else (linebacker or receiver)

3RD and 1 said...

Wow... I never would have thought James Patrick would be on his way out. I do have to admit that we havent heard much from Patrick after leading the CFL with interceptions a few years ago. He seems to be a good zone player when he can see the ball coming. Man to man Patrick wasnt so great.
Still I had no idea they were going to release him.

Anonymous said...

Patrick won't be on available for long! Our loss is another team's gain! Still have faith in every decision they make is a good one! Love that T.George is back!!
Go Riders!!

Dennis said...

Wasn't very happy with George's stupid penalty he took against Calgary in west semi, heres hoping he smartens up and plays smart football this year. Not too surprised with Patrick his production has gone down last couple of years.If Milo struggles can always resign Deangelis I guess

Anonymous said...

Bring on Justin Medlock

Anonymous said...

Patrick's game went down significantly the past year or so. Agree that there are two canadians available to play safety, which made him expendable as well. Deangelis will pop up somewhere, as he is always availab.e

Anonymous said...

Very confidant in the safetys we have left, and do agree Patrick was not playing as well as he used to. Only wish he could have gotten the elusive Grey Cup ring here, his fantastic year ended so badly for us and his face buried in the turf in anguish has stuck with me since that fateful " 13th man" ending. Good luck to him!

Anonymous said...

Is Kelly Bates the next Rider Offensive line coach?

ANON

Anonymous said...

Obama will be the next OC.

Anonymous said...

Luca, Luca, bad decision letting Luca Congi go, very bad.

Anonymous said...

Like the move letting Patrick go, made way to much as average halfback, Butler showed a lot!

Anonymous said...

Why would Obama move from Obnoxious Blowhard to OC? That would be a demotion,no?

Anonymous said...

Never thought of it as a demotion. You may be right.

Anonymous said...

On November 20, 2012, after missing field goals in 3 straight games, kicker Justin Medlock was waived by the Carolina Panthers.

Anonymous said...

Patrick"s ability to tackle last year equaled Stegal"s ability to win Grey Cups during his career. Notta!

Berbs