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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

RIDERS ACQUIRE CAMPBELL FROM ARGOS

The Saskatchewan Roughriders have acquired international offensive lineman Bruce Campbell from the Toronto Argonauts. In exchange the Riders have sent their 4th round selection (27th overall) in the 2016 CFL Draft and the rights to a negotiation list player to the Argos. 
Campbell (6'7 – 317) started all 15 regular season games played and the East Semi-Final for the Argonauts last year after signing with the team in March, 2015. 
The 27-year-old was originally selected by the Oakland Raiders in the 4th round (106th overall) in the 2010 NFL Draft out of the University of Maryland. Campbell went to play 14 regular season games with the Raiders during his first two seasons before joining the Carolina Panthers in 2012 where he played five regular season games.
"We are happy to add an experienced offensive lineman to our roster," stated Riders general manager and head coach, Chris Jones. "Bruce is one of the most athletic players at his position and has a chance to be an impact left tackle in our league." 

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Giving up a Canadian draft pick for a unproven american OL ??????

Is this for real
Keeps getting stupider and stupider

Anonymous said...

Starting monster O lineman, nice to get DD some protection.

Anonymous said...

Fact
He was going to be released anyway by TO
American OL are a dime a dozen just like RBs

Jones and Murphy got suckered again - seems to be a common occurrence.

Anonymous said...

Fact
He was going to be released anyway

Fact: He would have been pursued by several other teams and would have been able to go to the highest bidder. By trading for him, the Riders get him at his contracted salary and don’t have to pay a higher salary.

Anonymous said...

FACT: American Left Tackles that can truly protect the QB's blind side are not a dime a dozen. FACT: he replaces the American left tackle we had that had slipped the last 2 years and was making too much money for his time in the league. FACT: This is a great signing

Anonymous said...

Maybe just maybe DD will not be hurt. A line with depth is beginning to form.

GWil26 said...

I like the move... But lets be honest, had Taman made this move people would be all over the fact we traded a Cdn draft pick for an american OL.