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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

FOLEY DEAL DONE

The Saskatchewan Roughriders announced today they have signed non-import defensive lineman Ricky Foley. Financial details of the signing were not released.
 
Foley (6'3 – 245) will be entering his eighth CFL season after previously spending three seasons in Toronto and four with BC. Last season with the Argonauts Foley recorded 35 defensive tackles, five special team tackles and three quarterback sacks in 18 regular season games. The 30-year-old added three defensive tackles and one quarterback sack in two playoff games before helping lead his team to a Grey Cup Championship with four defensive tackles, one quarterback sack and one fumble recovery. He was named the Grey Cup's Most Valuable Canadian.
 
The Ontario native was originally drafted in the 1st round (4th overall) by the BC Lions in the 2006 Canadian Draft after playing three seasons at York University. Foley appeared in 70 regular season games over three seasons with the Lions, winning his first Grey Cup in 2006 and being named the league's Most Outstanding Canadian in 2009.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think that is a solid signing, maybe he is getting older but certainly will be no worse then what we had/have. We need to keep in mind that none of these guys, whether it is Foley or Dwight Anderson are locks for the starting day roster...and if he is a little slower these days, maybe there is an option to move him inside to play beside Shologan. That would be a pretty good run defense tandem and warrant some double teaming by the opposing offensive line(s), freeing up some options for younger/speedier pass rushers on the ends??

Nathan Zafar said...

why'd this guy leave the argos? i thought he was all about playing at home. did we just offer more money? did the argos not want him?

Anonymous said...

Argos had him playing run contain instead of pass rushing. He wanted to get back to what he was doing in BC. Toronto had other uses for him.

Great signing.

Anonymous said...

The Riders did not sign this guy to play him inside. I can see him as a good rotational player whose job is to get after the QB.