Realty One

Tuesday, February 9, 2016


The Saskatchewan Roughriders announced today international receivers John Chiles and Jeremy Kelley have signed with the team. As per club policy, details of the contracts were not released.

Chiles (6’2 – 210) joins the Riders after previously spending two seasons with the Toronto Argonauts, originally signing with the team in May, 2013. In 20 regular season games the 27-year-old registered 73 receptions for 1,200 yards and nine touchdowns.

Last season, Chiles attended training camp with the Chicago Bears after signing with the team in January, 2015. He registered one catch for six yards in three preseason games. The Texas product also previously spent time with the New Orleans Saints and St. Louis Rams in 2011.  

Kelley (6`6 – 231) has signed with the Riders after spending parts of three seasons in the NFL. Last season, the Maine product attended training camp with the Chicago Bears, playing two preseason games. The 27-year-old also spent time with the Denver Broncos in 2014 and the Indianapolis Colts in 2013.

This is will not be Kelley’s first CFL experience. The New York native originally signed with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats midway through the 2011 season. He went on to play three regular season games registering two receptions for 15 yards.


Anonymous said...

Whats up with all these tall receivers? It ain't the Rider way.

Anonymous said...

The signing of all these tall receivers = return of gunslinger Durant

Anonymous said...

Tall - yes but they have not shown that they can play
just bounced around team to team

Lets get some guys who can play!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

tall will prevail

Anonymous said...

Not shown they can play?? Chiles was a beast with TO before heading south!

Anonymous said...

As a fan I am wondering if the culmination of these signings was an attempt by the current management to influence 2 things 1) A calming of the expected outcry by Ridernation because of the loss of Ryan Smith the 'good little receiver', and 2) Pressure Chris Getzlaf to sign at a more reasonable cap friendly amount, and if he did not sign it might bring Shwand Chambers to signing here at a more reasonable cap friendly amount. Now that the Younger Canadian talent is here, the only way Getzlaf signs is for an even greater Cap Friendly amount. The other signing today, of Andrew Jones I see as a Cover your A$$ signing because of the expected departure of Cory Wattman. I call that good business planning since Wattman wanted to start and our Guard and Center positions were occupied......Everyone says we need O-line depth. We do have Mat Vonk and Picton developing, so we might be OK or at least protected somewhat......I expect today brings us a Linebacker and maybe a DB......Looking ahead to the draft we could draft Charles Vaillancourt, like some are projecting but maybe now that the best Canadian Defensive Tackles are gone we will go after David Onyemata giving us 2 Dt's developing Connop and Tennant at a more reasonable rate than we did last year and have a better younger one coming as well. There is a reason we have all these Tackles.