Tuesday, May 3, 2016
RIDERS LOSE ANOTHER PLAYER TO RETIREMENT
Dunk reports offensive lineman Bruce Campbell has filed his retirement papers with the Canadian Football League. This news comes just three weeks after receiver Maurice Price retired from the CFL, but only after collecting a $30,000 bonus from the Roughriders following his trade from Ottawa.
The Roughriders acquired Campbell from the Toronto Argonauts on Feburary 10, sending their fourth round selection (27th overall) in the 2016 CFL Draft and the rights to a negotiation list player to the Argos.
“We are happy to add an experienced offensive lineman to our roster,” stated Riders general manager and head coach, Chris Jones in a news release at the time.. “Bruce is one of the most athletic players at his position and has a chance to be an impact left tackle in our league.”
Campbell started all 15 regular season games he played in last season and the East Semi-Final for the Argonauts after signing with the team in March, 2015.
The 27-year-old was originally selected by the Oakland Raiders in the fourth 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.