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Saturday, February 16, 2013

RIDERS SIGN THREE

The Saskatchewan Roughriders announced today they have signed non-import defensive back Weldon Brown. The club also announced non-import linebacker Tristan Black and non-import receiver Jordan Sisco have agreed to terms with the Riders. Financial details of the signings were not released.
 
Brown (5'10 – 185 lbs) joins the Riders after playing three seasons in Edmonton. In 13 starts for the Eskimos last season, Brown recorded 35 defensive tackles, a fumble return and a quarterback sack. In 47 career regular season games, Brown had 136 defesnive tackles, five interceptions and three quarterback sacks.
 
Black (6'2 – 220 lbs) spent the past three seasons with Toronto. In 15 regular season games last year, Black recorded eight defensive tackles and 17 special teams tackles. Originally drafted by the Calgary Stampeders in the second round of the CFL Canadian Draft, Black has dressed in 52 career regular season games and has recorded 17 defensive tackles and 50 special teams tackles.
 
Sisco (6'1 – 212 lbs) returns to the Riders for his third CFL season. The Regina native dressed in the Riders first seven regular season games last year before an injury forced him to miss the remainder of the season. Sisco finished last year with seven catches for 103 yards.

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great signings, adds much needed Canadian depth! Great job BT!! Go Green

Warren

Anonymous said...

Great signings!! really like Black!! great on Special Teams! well done BT

Anonymous said...

Patiently waiting for the idiots to comment.
Agree with the first 2 comments.

Anonymous said...

Yes I love the first two comments. Black and Brown are great additions. I was never a Shomari fan as he never really showed his supposed potential as a first rounder.

Anonymous said...

I see Weldon and Anderson on short side with Russ and Maze on the other side. The last one is Butler at safety. Brack, Vaughn are going to be good in the nickel and dimebacker positions. This looks like a deep defense this year. Losing Willis will be noticeable but not as impacting as we thought. Too many stupid plays kept drives alive. Can get same production from other players who aren't as careless.

Anonymous said...

I get a kick out of the first two for congratulating BT for doing his job. If he ever finds a decent DE I might even compliment him although that's highly unlikely, he's been looking for 3 years now.

BB

Anonymous said...

Three great signings! I think that Sisco is going to be a top Canadian receiver when he gets the chance to play. One big hole left to fill - DE.

Anonymous said...

Sisco? PFFFFTT!! I hope he got the league minimum. What a waste of talent and time!

Anonymous said...

Do not agree on the Sisco signing at all....see Getzlaugh.
Ohh wait Chris was a All-Star sorry he must be a great Receiver.....uugghh

Pinks

Anonymous said...

ta man..... wake-up Rider Nation !

Anonymous said...

I disagree with the Sisco signing with all my heart. Nobody in this league would have signed him except us.

Marc said...

Canadian receivers are always important. Everyone looks at his numbers not his potential. His biggest problem has been staying healthy.If he can stay healthy for a couple of seasons,we can then see if he is any good. It is amazing how many football talent hunters are in this province. Most of them have most likely never even held a football!

Anonymous said...

It looked like Sisco has also never played football. Which we all know he has (so what's the problem with him ?)

Anonymous said...

I look at Sisco and think we could have had BC's Shawn Gore instead. If anyone thinks that Sisco has the potential to be better than Gore (let alone earn a starting position on the team) you need to get rid of the green glasses and have a few less Pilsners.

Anonymous said...

More than willing to get rid of the green glasses but, a few less Pilsners? Geeze, I don't know about that one.

Anonymous said...

I am no football expert, unlike the fans who comment here, however seems to me when Sisco was playing regular pre-Riders he was a force. Perhaps that is why he was invited to the NFL Colts for a tryout.
Cut the lad a little slack. A new OC might be just the thing he needs. In other words throw him the ball sometimes.
Go Riders.

Anonymous said...

All good signings with Brown the D Backfield is starting to take shape and brown could fill that last starting position. It hurt the Riders last year in trying to find the right combo of players being an on going process. It looks like retaining Russ along with Blackenridge at Sam will fill another two spots. Anderson and Maze sould round out all of the cover spots and Butler has nothing but a huge upside at safety being an all star his rookie year in 2011 was sent to the great special teams Unit while backing up veteran import patrick.

Black can step right in and be a specials player while giving them a non import back up at LB.

Mchenry did an OK job but is not a starting receiver but will be ble to refocuse on specials to go along with Black.

Sisco had great potential coming out of University Making it to to NFL final cuts. last seasons receiver Carousel plus his injury problems have hurt his progress. With Getz a strong NI receiver finishing 2nd on the team in Rec Yrds. The Riders do need a second and 3rd NI receiver one to start on one as a reserve. Bagg if healthy can take one of those spots and Sisco the other Sisco will need to prove his worth this year as he s entering his prime and Bagg will need to stay healthy.