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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

RIDERS ADD SUBER, CUT TWO

The Saskatchewan Roughriders have made the following transactions:

Agreed to Terms:
· International defensive back Alex Suber

Activated to Roster:
· International receiver Ryan Smith

Transfer to 6-Game Injured List:
· National receiver Seydou Junior Haidara

Release:
· National linebacker Akwasi Antwi
· International defensive back Marrio Norman

Suber (5'7" – 173) will join the Riders after spending his first four CFL seasons with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers before joining the Toronto Argonauts for 2014. Through 73 career regular season games the Middle Tennessee State product has collected 249 defensive tackles, 28 special teams tackles, 13 pass knockdowns and two interceptions – one of which he returned 66 yards for a touchdown.

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yay to Ryan Smith being activated for the next game; we'll see if Alex can be a Suberstar for us.

Let's stay positive heading into this week. It takes one win to get this thing started.

Anonymous said...

Taman Taman Taman, tsk tsk.

Anonymous said...

What are you talking about "tsk tsk"?
You have no clue. Back up what you're saying with some real knowledge or insight.
Good grief.

Welcome back Ryan Smith. Welcome Alex Suber. Go get 'em Riders!

R.D.

Anonymous said...

I noticed the CFL has no planned Thursday Night Football this week, that's to bad, just when I was getting used to it...

I would suggest the Thursday night games have been awesome and I love having that extra night of football. But why tease the CFL followers? Why not have the whole season with Thursday Night Football and, might I add, what about Friday Night Football (a huge success). But even with Friday Night Football, the schedule does not go all year long.

Consider this, when was the last time a Monday Night Football game did not appear on the schedule of the NFL? That brand is strong, and so is the tradition of those games. People can rely on it. The CFL however, annually shoots themselves in the foot by not only not having a full slate of Friday night games, but also the supposed Thursday night games are not complete as well. It's almost like you plan your week then feel that the carpet has been pulled out from underneath. Again, would never happen in the more successful NFL.

Seems simple enough yet the CFL just can't seem to grasp that basic marketing strategy.

Kel in Victoria

Anonymous said...

Apparently we can't go two messages in a row that are positive. With Ryan Smith on the field it should at the very least be an entertaining game.

Anonymous said...

So how many games does Ryan Smith last this time ?

Anonymous said...

I would say 17.

Anonymous said...

With the Dakota Twins in the lineup the defense and special teams will really have to bear down to blow the game.

Anonymous said...

I say he lasts half a game.

Anonymous said...

Totally agree Kel. No rhyme nor reason to the CFL schedule. You never know when a game may be on.

Dave in the Hat

Anonymous said...

Suber a five foot four DB? tsk tsk tsk on gm Taman. But hey, welcome Al Suber to Saskatchewan, hope things work out for you.

Anonymous said...

thanks anonymous

The Woz said...

I thought most years it is a friday game all year. But remember it is tsn that has final say not cfl and i think we might have git bumped by the jays one year. But not very often. And you need to stop thursdays in september because the nfl does thursday night games....

Anonymous said...

Hey Woz, Who signed the contract allowing TSN to scramble the CFL schedule?

Anonymous said...

17 ??? The question was how many GAMES would Smith last, not minutes.
I'll go with 43 minutes, injured late in the 3rd quarter with undisclosed injury.

The Woz said...

Sorry but there were bigger things to consider in that deal than whether we can watch a game on thursday night. Tsn game experience is great they do an excellent job promoting the league and are a good partner. The ratings success the cfl has enjoyed in the last decade is due in part to tsn. Then there is the small matter of the large increase that the cfl got in money in the last contract. Live with it and watch a movie or get off you butt and enjoy the summer on a thursday night.

Anonymous said...

Good Luck Riders

Anonymous said...

tsn does a "marvellous job"....all the way back to the marty York era!!