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Sunday, June 21, 2015

WOLDU AMONG RIDERS' FINAL CUTS

The Saskatchewan Roughriders have made the following roster moves:

RELEASED:
· National wide receiver Melvin Abankwah
· National defensive back Kwame Adjei
· National wide receiver Alex Carroll
· National defensive back Michael Carter
· International linebacker Jake Doughty
· International defensive back Jeremy Gray
· International wide receiver Greg Hardin
· International offensive lineman Jermarcus Hardrick
· National offensive lineman Gord Hinse
· International defensive back Tyree Hollins
· National fullback Ronlee King-Fileen
· National defensive lineman Tyler Langlais
· International defensive back Junior Mertile
· National offensive lineman Brad Nehring
· International defensive back Marrio Norman
· National kicker Hugh O'Neill
· International running back Sam Ojuri
· National offensive lineman Kyle Paterson
· National wide receiver Alex Pierzchalski
· International offensive lineman Randy Richards
· International wide receiver Naaman Roosevelt
· International defensive lineman Robert Singletary
· International linebacker Phillip Steward
· National offensive lineman Matt Vonk
· International wide receiver Devin Wilson
· National defensive back Paul Woldu

6 GAME INJURED LIST:
· International defensive back Antareis Bryan
· International defensive back Mark LeGree
· National wide receiver Scott McHenry
·  International defensive lineman Cameron Sheffield

32 comments:

Anonymous said...

Rod...

Alex P and Namaan cuts are shocking. Alex a second round 6'-5" Canadian receiver who looked good. Namaan I heard may push for starters Job and had a great camp. Granted Alex wouldn't cracking starters roll but he looks like getz replacement in a year or so.

Also hope Hardin stays on practice roster. This kid looked great in college and not too bad in games. He's raw and practice roster may be good for him.

Anonymous said...

Any idea on practice roster Rod?

Anonymous said...

Rod -any idea why John Chick is on the suspended list?

SK_Roughie said...

I would like to see Getz gone. Not because he is a bad reciever. he is just aged and done. 1TD a seaaon dont cut it. Cut the Salary

Anonymous said...

Preston Bews on the roster???

Now the suspense builds for the 9 players to be on the practice roster.

Anonymous said...

Alex P is a shocker.

Anonymous said...

Wonder why Toronto and Hamilton don't respect the deadline for their cuts?

Anonymous said...

Not sure about the young receivers, are they hanging around? Sorry to hear Paul Woldu is gon but time marches on. Sure would be nice if there's a spot for him in some capacity with the team or on radio, he's great to listen to.i have complete trust in our coaches to pick the best people for the team and future stars will be protected somehow I'm sure.

Anonymous said...

Maybe the Green Zone can pick up Paul Woldu because they need someone who is a LOT better than Belton Johnson.

Either that or send MAM packing and put Woldu in his spot.


Cam


Anonymous said...

Don't worry this will be Getz last year.

Anonymous said...

At least 10 of the guys released will be around the the PR. Some of those guys may even end up on the 46-man roster for Week 1. Not all the "released" players are completely gone.

Anonymous said...

As of now we only 1 one Canadian back up receiver and not much for Canadian backups on the O-Line. I would hope that Alex C and or Alex P stick around on the PR along withe some Canadian O-Linemen. Additionally, we do not have much back up with the International receivers I would hope the club offers PR spots to either Nathan R or Hardin.

We must be running it close to the salary cap as we did not put any players on the 1 game injured list.

Anonymous said...

RP, completely unrelated to cuts, but I have a question.
The PA guy mentioned in the 4th quarter last night some guy had disappeared from the stadium that had dementia. Do you know if he was found? My father suffered from dementia, and wandered away two or three times before he died seven years ago. I don't wish that on anyone, and it must have been very stressful for those he was at game at.

If you or anyone knows, please share


Anonymous said...

Thanks tips

Mike from Vita, MB said...

surprised Pierzchaski and Woldu cut. Hope both put on PR.

Anonymous said...

The case with Alex like a lot of other "supposed" high end picked by the GM and staff is surprising. It speaks to perhaps how our Canadian depth isn't what it has been, and seriously needs to be in order to be a real championship organization. Cutting loose top picks before they have actually been given a true shot is a very suspect way to build. We could have drafted an O-lineman back then if that's the case. We are short on quality ones right now.

The two ex-games showed while we have decent veteran talent, our depth is not there. The reason other team's second stringers win games over our 2nd team guys is because they are more talented. That translates in W or L when the shooting starts for real and injuries happen i.e. last season at QB. Depth is everything.

Anonymous said...

7 years in the CFL and you could never start? (Headshake)

It was time!

It will be a big mistake on Taman's part if he lets Alex p go. The kid is going to be a player.

Does Greg Harden win the Terrence Nunn award?

John Moore said...

Well 2 loses based on coaches decision on how to play the roster. Edmonton & Calgary used far better system where the players had a chance to make the team. Having all the 3rd liners out together made them & the team lose. Other teams mixed their line-up so they could truely see how a replacement player performed for an injured guy. No chance of that when all the backups are in just not a smart coaching move. Some of the cuts are wild either Rob and his cohearts are poor judges of talent because guys they praised all through camp got cut. BE A DOG FIGHT TO MAKE THE PLAY-OFFS, WAS REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO BETTER THINGS WITH NEW OC & DC BUT NOW SEEING CARROLL, HARDIN, DOUGHTY, NEHRING, NORMAN, PIERZCHALSTIS, ROOSEVOLT CUT COACH seems to be loyal to the vets like my Wings Holland is takes guys on their way out over up & coming kids. With the new stadium higher prices not the time for the team to start going in the wrong direction.

Anonymous said...


Hey Rod, I know it is no contest, but your gameday presentation compared to the opposition is like Ohio State playing the Regina Thunder. It is no contest!

The pre-game show is a thousand times better and I couldn't listen to more than 15 minutes of Nye and Davis analyzing the game. McCullough and Mullinder are two of the best and they break it down because they know the game while those clowns beg for callers (which you don't) and play tape of players in a pathetic attempt to get someone to listen.

Got all the way to Melfort again listening to RM all the way.

Thanks guys!!

Logan

Anonymous said...

Let's not judge Taman and the Riders yet as things are still being settled with putting players on the practice roster(max of 10) and putting the final touches on the roster to get ready for the start of the season. Let's not get carried away and start making judgements! Brendan Taman and Co. Are a smart competent bunch and im will they will make sure the Riders have the best team ready for the 2015 season.. Go Riders!!

Anonymous said...

woldu always shone on cover teams....puzzling to cut a ratio guy

Anonymous said...

While leaving the game we overheard a lady ask 2 police officers if the gentlemen with dementia had been found. They indicated that he had been found.

Parkside said...

Although I thought a handful of these guys would make it, I still feel we have a contender. I wonder if J-Rich will stand up a whole season though.

Anonymous said...

Interesting how Hamilton delayed their cut-down day by placing a small army of players on the 1 day injury list.

Anonymous said...

Word on the street is that Pierzchalski is being signed by the Redblacks. A loss for Rider Nation but a gain for R Nation who need all the help they can get.

Anonymous said...

Well that's that

Anonymous said...

There were 14 receivers in camp and you cant keep them all. Too bad about Pierzchalski, but that's the way it goes. Hopefully they can keep Hardin, Roosevelt and Doughty on the practise roster. I was impressed with Doughty in the last game. Seemed like he was all over the field and played well on special teams. Probably needs a bit more pro experience before he gets a starting role.

Anonymous said...

I see Hardin and Roosevelt as two young, talented import receivers who will be perfect developmental players to move in spots next year replacing Taj Smith and J Rich who are getting up their in age.

Old Hank

Anonymous said...

I've been scouring the practice rosters to see who's picked up Alex Anthony. Must be a bidding war going on right Rod.

Anonymous said...

Just too many players named Alex on the marker at the moment. Plus a couple of older vets named Paul.

Anonymous said...

I agree with Old Hank and hope that those two stay on. Wondering about Taj Smith's legal wranglings. Could be waiting in the wings.

Anonymous said...

Taj Smith's court date is in December, so no impact on this season in any worse case scenario.