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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

RIDERS BRING BACK J-RICH


REGINA - Jamel Richadson is returning to the city where he started his CFL career.

The Saskatchewan Roughriders announced Monday they have signed the veteran international wide receiver to a contract.

The six-foot-three, 215-pound native of Syracuse, N.Y., returns to the CFL after missing a season and a half of football.

He tore the anterior cruciate ligament and the lateral collateral ligament in his left knee midway through the 2013 season while practising with the Montreal Alouettes. He missed the remainder of the 2013 season and was cut by the Alouettes before the 2014 campaign.

The 32-year-old started his career in Regina in 2003 and played his first four seasons with the Roughriders.

After missing the 2007 season to attend training camp with the NFL's Dallas Cowboys, he returned in 2008 with the Alouettes.

(The Canadian Press)

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THE NEWS RELEASE:

The Saskatchewan Roughriders announced today that international free agent receiver Jamel Richardson has signed with the team. As per club policy financial details of the contract were not released.

Richardson (6'3 – 215) returns to Saskatchewan for a second stint after originally entering the Canadian Football League with the Green and White in 2003. The Victor Valley College product spent four seasons with the Riders where he registered 113 receptions for 1,471 yards and four touchdowns in 30 regular season games. 

Richardson missed the 2007 CFL season as he attended training camp with the NFL's Dallas Cowboys before returning in 2008 with the Montreal Alouettes. He spent the next six seasons with the Al's where he amassed 6,603 yards and 48 touchdowns on 473 receptions in 88 regular season games.  

For his career, the 32-year-old currently sits 39th in CFL history with 8,074 receiving yards. He has recorded 24 career 100-yard games on his way to being named a CFL All-Star twice (2008, 2011) and a four-time East Division All-Star (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011).

He has won two Grey Cup championships (2009, 2010) and was named the game's MVP in 2010 after leading the contest with 109 receiving yards on eight receptions. 

61 comments:

Anonymous said...

Were they lacking veteran leadership on the Riders? Hoping they didn't step up to the plate on him money-wise.

Anonymous said...

This signing looks better if the calendar read 2011 not 2014. Let me know when the Riders actually find a receiver instead of signing FA’s all the time.

Riders definitely need some height in their receiving corps, he has a recognizable name in the CFL, so there’s no risk in giving him a shot at camp.

Anonymous said...

A lot younger than Geroy was when they brought him in in 2013. I guess training camp will be the test to see if he still has enough mojo to bump out another old, season vet player like Taj Smith.
The best part would be if the Riders enticed S.J. Green to follow his buddy to Sask.

Old Hank

Anonymous said...

I guess that's what you have to do when you have no contacts Stateside.

Huffer

Anonymous said...

Riders need a WR as Taj will not be back due to legal/visa issues

Anonymous said...

Another old player to a very old riders team you can have him

Guy D said...

This reminds me of the Esks taking a shot on Adarius Bowman when nobody wanted him. Low risk high reward. Smart signing by the Riders

Anonymous said...

Very high possible rewards with no risk - excellent signing!

GB said...

Excellent signing ........ in 2010

Anonymous said...

Riders should give Jay Cutler a look for back-up in 2015.

Anonymous said...

Interested to see how he's recovered from the torn ACL & LCL in his left knee. Could be a good insurance policy if WD7 doesn't resign.

C in the 780

Anonymous said...

The last couple years he didn't have a QB who could get him the ball, hence his numbers plummeted. When AC was delivering the ball to him, his play was off the charts. He could be a an asset for a year or two.. We definitely needed bigger receivers and this help but we need more. More and maybe younger. Assuming the cost wasn't too high this may end up being a depth and value added addition. Particularly in light of the status of our free agent receivers. We need more, much more.

Anonymous said...

Looks like a Jason Clermont re-do to me, with one difference - At least Clermont is a homebrew. Whatever.

Handy Andy said...

Good signing ... the Riders have been lacking big receivers for several years. If he is healthy, he'll be a great addition. If not, he'll be released.

Anonymous said...

Sure am glad that the lunatic fringe that posts on here isn't part of team management. The Riders would have to fold the franchise within 2 years because of stupidity!
New Hank

Anonymous said...

On the surface it doesn't look that good. Previously injured 32 year old training camp cut in 2014 but depending on how he re-rehabilitated maybe....just have to wait and see. Could be a huge signing or more likely training camp fodder.

Anonymous said...

What's the harm in giving him a shot?

reginawing said...

sure hasn't looking for signing other team old guys....need speed not age.....too many veterans receivers that are not performing at championship level anymore....is this signing for ticket sales or evidence that the recruiting is still in the dump.No way you can compare him to Geroy
! Come on riders do some scouting for young talent.

Anonymous said...

The Riders claim to be the model franchise. On the road they outdraw all the others, at home the stadium rocks. More than the other teams combined for merchandise sales. But I'm willing to bet in the last five years they've brought fewer players into the league than any other team. We have to find some new talent--- not retreads.

Anonymous said...

Taman just gave all the fans their Christmas present.

A lump of coal!

GWil26 said...

You guys are all idiots. Did you hate on Taman when Foley listed him as a reason for him staying. In no way is this a bad signing unless he hurts our chances of winning... Which he doesn't.

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Anonymous said...

I wonder if this blog ever gets any positive comments?
What a bunch on know it all bozo's.
Obviously not rider fans.

Anonymous said...

Nice try cupcake!
Y'er welcome.

Anonymous said...

Bunch of negative nellies on here. Quit your bitching and have a Merry Christmas...or in your case Bah Humbug.

LA

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Anonymous said...

Some mighty foolish comments about the signing. The dumbest one of all is the one about "the last five years". Can't think of a team with as good a run as the Riders have had in the last 5 years.

The second dumbest is the notion that signing a veteran player to come compete in training camp somehow means that the Riders won't sign any new young receivers to compete as well. Man, seems like some are drinking way too much alcohol.

dan duncan said...

I think this a great for the riders the rest of you cry babby just shut up

Anonymous said...

“Did you hate on Taman when Foley listed him as a reason for him staying”

Called business, saying all the right things about the guy who paid you the most $

GWil26 said...

All these removed comments. How embarrassing.

Anonymous said...

I see the mouthbreathers are out after this signing.

Low risk with a potential payoff...what's the harm?

Parkside said...

It will all work out people. Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

Yeh, we had a pretty good run for the last five years but we had that run with Roy's guys, Eric's guys and Free Agents. What I said was 'we haven't brought any new guys into the league' and other than Sheets, we haven't.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!

dan duncan said...

I would like to how many of these back up coach's and general mangers won any cups or any championship in there lives

Anonymous said...

Adcock, Allen, TBrack, DePalma, Fulton, Green, Harris, LeGree, Peters, TSmith, RSmith, Swain, Toston, Walker, Williams

Anonymous said...

Eric's guys??? Hahahaha

Anonymous said...

I just love hearing how "fans" think we haven't found someone at this position or that position. It's not like any of these guys are hiding under a rock somewhere. Everyone knows about them.
These younf recievers on the Stamps aren't any better then some of our guys, they just got an opportunity to show they can play and had great QB play all season. They would have just sat on our practise roster.
Do you think Chaz Schilins just just all of a sudden came to Canada and forgot how to run routs? He played in the NFL for 5 years, he has some talent.
Steven Miller? Unreal talent but might not get a real chance here. Who knows?
Levi Adcock, will be our starting Left Tackle next season. He's good enough to be in the NFL right now but wants to play. We we able to convince him to stay. There's a reason why he never spent a day on the practise roster last year.

Anonymous said...

Just love hearing about how young and awesome the Stamps receivers are;

McDaniel - will be 31 in a couple months. He's good but a recycled CFL receiver something rider fans don't like i guess.

Price - will be 30 next year and can't hold on to the ball. Cal will let him walk.

West - will be 31 in a couple months and inconsistant. 66 total catches in three seasons.

Lewis - 34 and done

Parker, C-C, Sinopli - all are a poor mans Bagg. Nothing special.

The one gem they might have is Fuller. 24 years old, big and strong.

So one young and "up & comer" type. Rest are just good but not great and not exactly young.

I'll maintain that they had great play at the QB position which is the major difference in this league.

Anonymous said...

Good player back in the day on behalf of the Montreal Alouettes with the methodical offense qb genius Anthony Calvillo throwing the ball. Now on the career downside at age 32 on a damaged knee.

Anonymous said...

I'll maintain that they had great play with Mr Jon Cornish at the running-back position which is the major difference in this league.

Anonymous said...

And Ben Heenan was brought in by Tillman??

The anti-Taman nut jobs will still whine no matter how many Cups the Riders will. Their dark day was when he was awarded the Grey Cup and a contract extension.

Based on the opinion one Taman hater I know, it is the notion that someone born in Saskatoon and not over six feet tall should be the GM of the Riders. This bothers them.

I challenged him about why O'Day is not getting the hate and it is because he is was a player and a "cool" guy.

My conclusion - the more aggressive anti-Tamans are simply people you knew as kids who would be the ones to bully the little guys in the play ground.

Anonymous said...

Jon only played 10 1/2 games out of 20 in a 17-3-0 season. More than just him.

Anonymous said...

The hate for Taman is just crazy. He has been the best in the league at the Canadian College Draft and it's not even close.

Last three years;
Heenan
Hurl
Regimbald
Watman
Vonk
Anthony
Steinhauer
Ainsworth
Webster

Still waiting to see what we have in Pierxchalski and Bastien.
Also, Johnny Mark might challenge at kicker next season.

Most teams are lucky to have 1-2 players make their team each year that they are drafted. We are almost doubling that.

Anonymous said...

Mr. Jon Cornish, CFL Rb yardage King.

Anonymous said...

To the joker that listed all the non-imports from the Canadian College Draft, you forgot two local boys Brett Jones and Keenan McDougald. Oh sorry my bad, forget about it.

Anonymous said...

Brett Jones - if you were paying attention you would know WHY all the CFL teams passed on him until late in the draft.

Anonymous said...

Ya you're right idiot. What does Brett Jones have to do with the Riders? Absolutely nothing! I never seen so much love for a 16th overall pick.

The funny thing is, if the Riders had picked him, he's have got as much playing time as Watman has over the last two seasons. Truth!

He would have never got a chance to shine in Regina.

By the way.....add Spencer Moore to the list of Rider draft picks. Great job Taman.

The Woz said...

Brett jones is going to the nfl.....watman lomg term rider....good choice taman.

Anonymous said...

WOW - can not beleive how much hatred there is on this blog by really really stupid individuals

Anonymous said...

It's worth a shot

Anonymous said...

"Yeh, we had a pretty good run for the last five years but we had that run with Roy's guys, Eric's guys and Free Agents. What I said was 'we haven't brought any new guys into the league' and other than Sheets, we haven't."

What a stipid and incorrect statement that is. Don't you remember Taman having to clean house following the 2011 season?? The disaster this team was because of Miller and mainly Tillman had left it??

Eric's guys!! Haha! What a pigeon.

I see someone a few posts above listed just a few players that Taman has brought into the league. More than Sheets there bud. Look at the other teams rosters as well...there's players we cut at camp that other teams signed so add them to the list as well (ex: Stoudimire)

You guys get soo hung up on who discovered this player and that player. Get real, it's not like these players are hiding under a rock. Everyone knows everyone. All teams have contacts across the NFL who they chat with on a regular basis. This isn't a Disney movie where a GM/scout goes looking on some farm and there's this unreal athlete throwing bails around. Get real!

Anonymous said...

Watman = Clarke. all sorts of 3rd and 4th stringers being mentioned. No real talent. How many Baggs Getzlaffs, Dresslers, Fantuz etc. It's easy to recite a long list of ham and eggers but again not real talent..buying a team you were never able to build is one thing…having a budget almost twice the size of Calgary but still incapable of having a quality backup QB in place is another. When the truth id finally exposed and it will be, all those singing the praises will be saying "I knew that would happen"…right now asking santa for tissue to wipe the off the ends of their noses would be in an appropriate wish.

Anonymous said...

Finally, a post with sensibility and the words of truth.

Anonymous said...

Those "ham and eggers" won a Grey Cup!!!! Your hate for Taman is crazy.

It doesn't matter if our budget is twice the size. The cap is still the same for everyone. The only reason we were over the cap in 2013 is because LaBatte had a 40k bonus for winning the lineman of the year.

Tillman destroyed our depth and left our cupboards empty and then went to Edmonton and did the same. Are you blind to these FACTS!!!!!

Look at BC this past season! Oldest team in the league and fading fast. Shivers sure has it doesn't he.

Yes, Taman didn't have great success in the Peg but came here and cleaned up Miller and Tillman's mess and won a Grey Cup. Why can't you see that?

Also, i don't understand the whole "buying" a cup rational. Because he brought in Simon?? Anderson and Foley left money on the table to come to us. Foley just re-signed. WTF?? Because he traded for Hall?? Jeepers, adding 4-5 pieces to a team of 46 spots isn't buying a championship.

Kick rocks loser!

Anonymous said...

"All teams have contacts across the NFL who they chat with on a regular basis."

Exactly, but what I'm saying is that Hufnagel, Shivers/Buono, Popp or Austin have a lot more contacts than our GM does. He can buy a team but he can't find one.

Anonymous said...

And you have won how many Grey Cups genius?

Anonymous said...

Why dont you buy a life. If you dont like the riders than shuddup

Anonymous said...

Genius has won 2 Grey Cup titles.

Anonymous said...

2013 grey cup courtesy Mr. Jim Hopson, end of story.
Thank you Mr. Hopson.