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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

RIDERS SIGN EX-PANTHERS RECEIVER

Armanti Edwards
The Saskatchewan Roughriders announced international quarterback/receiver Armanti Edwards, international defensive back David Barks, international linebacker Samuel Eguavoen, and international linebacker D.J. Lynch have all signed with the team. As per club policy, details of the contracts were not released.

Edwards (5'11 – 190) signs with the Riders after spending five seasons in the National Football League as a receiver. The 27-year-old played 39 regular season games through four seasons with the Carolina Panthers after being selected by the team in the 3rd round (89thoverall) of the 2010 NFL Draft. The Greenwood, South Carolina product added two more regular season games in 2013 after joining the Cleveland Browns midseason. 

Before pro, Edwards spent four seasons at Appalachian State University, starting 49 of 51 collegiate games at quarterback, where he led the Mountaineers to four straight Southern Conference championships and consecutive NCAA Div. 1 Football Championships (FCS) in 2006 and 2007. During his tenure, Edwards became the first quarterback in NCAA Div. 1 history to throw for 10,000 yards and rush for over 4,000 yards on his way to picking up All-Southern Conference 1st Team honours in 2006, 2008, and 2009.

Barks (6'0 – 185) joins the Riders after spending the previous four seasons at Northwood University. In 39 career collegiate games, the Detroit, Michigan native registered 116 defensive tackles, five tackles for loss, three interceptions, and one quarterback sack.

Eguavoen (6'0 – 227) joins the Green and White after playing four seasons at Texas Tech. The 23-year-old registered 225 defensive tackles, 14.5 tackles for loss, 3.5 quarterback sacks and one interception in 48 career collegiate games. 

Lynch (6'0 – 252) signs with the Riders after playing 48 career collegiate games through four seasons at Bowling Green University. The 23-year-old collected 230 defensive tackles, 23.5 tackles for loss, and eight quarterback sacks.

14 comments:

Chris said...

Armanti is a beast! So glad he is getting a chance to show the world his skills and talents!! Go Apps, Go Armanti, and Go Roughriders!!!

Anonymous said...

Could make the Rider Nation forget all about Weston Dressler ...NOT!

Keith Pottruff said...

Let the Dressler thing go anonymous person. Jones' offence likes guys who are big and dominating that can go beat the opponent to the ball. That's not where Dressler's strengths were.

It's like a coach who wants to run an offence tailored to someone like Michael Vick in his prime being asked if he wants Peyton Manning to run it. It just won't work.

Anonymous said...

The one thing that the Dressler and Chick scenerio proved is that Jones and Murphy have no idea how to manage !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Don't care how you try to dress it up to defend Jones. Jones has no idea what he is doing.

Anonymous said...

"Don't care how you try to dress it up to defend Jones. Jones has no idea what he is doing."

His record - quite convincingly - states otherwise. You really know nothing about football, do you?

T. Brown

Anonymous said...

"The Saskatchewan Roughriders announced international quarterback/receiver Armanti Edwards"

Maybe, similar to QB/DB Kerry Joseph, an outstanding athlete who happened to play defensive back in the NFL, yet QB in College, who happened to go back to the QB position when in Canada, maybe the Riders should be flexible with Armanti Edwards to this idea, you never know???

Just an idea... (yes I am bored and I have too much time on my hands).

Kel in Victoria

Anonymous said...

Armanti Edwards--6 catches in 5 NFL seasons. Start ordering those Grey Cup rings now Rider Nation! He's a stud!

Anonymous said...

Go Eskimos Go!!!

Down with Jones/Murphy!

All power to Ed Hervey!

Grey Cup - Here We Come!!

Anonymous said...

Who???? Are you talking about "Winnipeg Blue Bombers" Weston Dressler?

Anonymous said...

Yes Kel, let's turn Edwards into a quarterback because Darian and the three others we have won't do. Get a grip on life and hang tight dude.

Anonymous said...

There's a new sheriff in town ... Jones ... Mr. Chris Jones the name - Vice President of Operations/General Manager/Head Coach/Denfensive Co-ordinator - Saskatchewan Roughriders Football Club Inc.

Anonymous said...

Jones Jones ... he's the man!!!!

Finally the Saskatchewan Roughriders have entered into the real world of professional sports.

Jones Jones he's the man!!!!

Anonymous said...

More power to Jones/Murphy.
Grey Cup - keep a engraving space Saskatchewan Roughriders 2016-17-18-19... Champions.

Go Riders Go! Go Riders Go! Go Riders Go!
Here We Come!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Actually, he could be a quarterback option. The Riders have long needed an "and short" quarterback and Edwards could be that option.

If you actually watch games you would remember the Eskimos would at times take
Reilly out and let Jordan Lynch run a modified wildcat for a play or two.

Maybe that's this potential. They also used Pat White on special teams as he can be on the field as 'quarterback' and not count on ratio.