The Saskatchewan Roughriders have added international linebacker Denicos Allen, international defensive back Kip Edwards, and international defensive lineman David Hunter to the practice roster.
Allen (5'11 – 225) joins the Riders after spending four seasons at Michigan State University. Through 54 career collegiate games, the 25-year-old recorded 278 defensive tackles, 46.5 tackles for loss, and 19.5 quarterback sacks. As a senior, the Ohio native led the Spartans defence with a remarkable 98 defensive tackles on the way to winning the 2013 Big Ten Championship.
Following MSU, Allen signed with the Carolina Panthers in May 2014 as an undrafted free agent going on to training camp and playing in four preseasons games with the team. He went on to spend time on the St. Louis Rams and Tampa Bay Buccaneers practice squads. Allen attended 2015 training camp with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers after signing with the team in May, 2015.
Edwards (6'1 – 200) signs with the Riders after spending two seasons in the NFL. The 25-year-old Missouri product signed with the Buffalo Bills in May, 2013 as an undrafted free agent. After a brief stint with the Cleveland Browns, Edwards joined the Minnesota Vikings practice squad for the remainder of the season. He attended 2014 training camp with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers before joining their practice squad for the season.
Hunter (6'2 – 292) joins the Green and White after spending four seasons in the NFL. The Houston product originally signed with the Houston Texans in May, 2012 as an undrafted free agent, remaining with the team for most of the next two seasons. After spending the back half of the 2013 season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers practice squad, the 26-year-old returned to the Texans for the 2014 season. Recently Hunter attended training camp with the New Orleans Saints after signing with the team in August, 2015.
· The Riders also announced today they have released international defensive back Mark LeGree and international quarterback Blake Sims.