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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

RIDER MOVES

The Saskatchewan Roughriders announced today that import defensive end Jammie Kirlew and import defensive back Chip Vaughn have signed with the team.  Financial details of the contracts were not released. The Riders also announced they have released import linebacker Chris Ellis.
 
Kirlew (6'1 – 260) comes to Saskatchewan after spending two seasons in the NFL. After being originally drafted by the Denver Broncos in the 7th round (232nd overall) in the 2010 draft, the Tarrytown, NY native attended training camp and saw action in one pre-season game. He was subsequently released and immediately picked up by the Buffalo Bills where he spent the remainder of the season on the practice squad. In 2011, the Indiana graduate signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars recording no stats in one regular season appearance before spending the remainder of the year on the practice squad.
 
While at Indiana, Kirlew was a three year starter twice earning the Anthony Thompson Team MVP Award and was four time Academic All-Big Ten selection.
 
Vaughn (6'2 – 221) joins the Riders after spending three seasons in the NFL. The Wake Forest graduate was originally drafted by the New Orleans Saints in the 4th round (116th overall) of the 2009 draft, but missed the entire season after being placed on injured reserve following training camp. The 27-year-old spent part of the next season on the Philadelphia Eagles practice squad before joining the Indianapolis Colts, playing three regular season games and registering one tackle.

16 comments:

The Woz said...

Well Vaughn is obviously insurance for brackenridge given his size..will fit nicely into a tweener role in the CFL.. Kirlew sounds like a menace. Bring on training camp.

Jamesgt said...

If any of these guys are any good they ll be gone after the season ie brackenridge

DJK said...

speaking of brackenridge....is he not going to sign with us? looks like he is looking at FA????

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, James. Just figure out today how the CFL works?

Maybe we should settle for mediocre players that the NFL would never look at?

Anonymous said...

I wonder if James even knows what the CFL is? Wow some people are clueless on here!

Anonymous said...

Riders keep looking for players that have spent time in the NFL. Where are the young college graduates that the NFL overlooked?

Jamesgt said...

There's no reason we couldn't afford brackenridge, I'd rather have him back then acquiring Simon. He was a work horse and I'm gonna miss him

Anonymous said...

Finally we sign a defensive end. BT PLEASE SIGN BRACKENRIDGE NOW

Anonymous said...

Are these announcements supposed to excite us???

Anonymous said...

Shomari Williams still not signed?

That gives with Sask and this former #1 CFL pick?

Anonymous said...

Yes it would be bad if we never signed Brackenridge, but worse yet when you don't sign a former #1 CFL Pick, a Canadian with all the upside in the world, when will Sask sign Shomari Williams?

Have we seen the last of him in Sask?

Jamesgt said...

How about you nancy s that wanna bash me post a name with it and don't hide behind anon

Anonymous said...

Riders can't afford Breckenridge, budget buster gramp"S" has all the $-benjamins. Defence recruitment now based on picking up scraps from the reject bargain bin available on the Internet.

cflsteve said...

Chamblain has his pulse on these NFL free agents who are Bubble players. These are no rejects as everyone is figuring out. All these guys have pro experience now but after not being able to break through is a variety of reasons. They have had there NFL stint so they will be CFL players. The reverse is signing a rookie that slips through the cracks that is more of a crap shoot. Those who succeed will ultimately be lost after 2 or 3 seasons when they become FA and will get NFL TC contracts.
Fulton, Sheets two have come through the NFL will be Riders for a while

CM said...

look like decent signings. need a DE for sure. unfortunately still have very little confidence that Taman can put together a winning program. i guess im not a fan of trading for old players, paying big salaries for positions that can be filled with younger, as effective players, and don't like giving up Cdn draft picks to boot. If he wins I guess his philosophy will be vindicated. But since hes never won a championship dont really have confidence he'll figure out how to do so now.

Anonymous said...

Riders head coach Cory Chamblin can have his pulse on players available but that doesn't mean nothing, his job Is to coach. The Roughriders executive have a so called club president/gm/assistant gm/scouting dept who have player personnel duties to address and are In charge/accountable of assembling talent and signing to contract.