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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

RIDERS LOSE ANOTHER PLAYER TO RETIREMENT

Reporter Justin Dunk reports the Saskatchewan Roughriders have lost another new player to unexpected 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.

25 comments:

Anonymous said...

uh oh...sounds like some players aren't liking jones and company. losing salary money and draft choices from trades,and also good talent they were hoping to have... good job guys.

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Robert said...

One player you can understand, but now two players retiring unexpectedly something is going on. Hopefully the football leadership will get to the bottom of this issue immediately.

That being said, I would rather have these players give up on their team now, than give up on them when it really matters.

Anonymous said...

Hmmmm, I wonder if that $30,000 might have kept Weston here?

Anonymous said...

I agree that it is better that they are both gone and can't be a cancer on the team.

Anonymous said...

Dressler is gone. Get over it or cheer for the Bombers.

Anonymous said...

Or both didn't like that they may have to actually fight for their position.

Anonymous said...

Weston who?

Anonymous said...

And who would of thought that Ben Heenan would retire ... the unpredictable does happen.

Anonymous said...

looks like a great season ahead - NOT..........

Anonymous said...

Coleman will retire next Hahahaha

Anonymous said...

People who think this has anything to do with liking or not liking "Jones and company" are idiots pulling speculative nonsense out of their asses. You say that because you want it to be true, you're simply using a narrative that fits your bias.

Athletes make snap decisions to retire all the time. Athletes who can play pro ball and WANT to play pro ball don't retire and jeopardize their careers because they don't like a coach.

Anonymous said...

"One is understandable, more MUST BE going on."

More speculative nonsense pulled from the rectum of some know nothing.

Anonymous said...

No, it wouldn't have, because Jones wasn't going to offer that extra $30K because Jones simply doesn't want to spend that kind of money on an import receiver of Dressler's height.

Get over Dressler already.

Anonymous said...

Replace these guys with guys that want to be here and we're better off.

gman80 said...

IN JONES AND MURPHY I TRUST!!!!! -these unfortunate retirements have NOTHING to do with the administration and how this team is run! Price is a douchebag who in my opinion won't crack the starting lineup anyways.. Campbell?? Well, this one will hurt, but hopefully not for long! -let's see how draft day goes for the Riders and their need of Canadian depth.

Anonymous said...

Its called bad judgement and bad decision making !!!!!

Face it Jones and Murphy are not the right caliber to run a team !!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Here's a thought ... Make trades/bonuses contingent upon a set of conditions being met. Isn't that just good business???!!!

Anonymous said...

At least Donald Trump won Indiana and will more than likely run for President against Hillary now.

Anonymous said...

Too bad the Jones and Murphy hater doesn't have the balls to sign his name to his ignorant posts. He will be eating a lot of crow in 2016.

Anonymous said...

Who knows, with the signing yesterday, maybe he felt the writing was on the wall or was told good luck making the team. We really dont know the inside stuff.

Anonymous said...

Yesterday the Riders signed OL Thaddeus Coleman, who can play left or right tackle. Today OL Bruce Campbell – who plays left tackle – unexpectedly retires.

Think one might have something to do with the other? I’m more inclined to believe THAT over some nonsense regarding “Jones and company”.

T. Brown

Anonymous said...

To the Mr Donald Trump comment... Mr modern Day Hitler who preaches hatred will never ever get to the Oval Office. Im pretty sure the ASU will be contracted by the U.S. powers that be and to make sure of that! (American Serpent Underground)
Mr. Trump needs to learn that you can call somebody or a group a bunch of F'in loosers without calling them a bunch of F'in loosers. When you are too forward. History shows you will never make it to the end of your quest

Rod Pedersen said...

Hey man - just worry about yourself and let people support who they'd like to support.

Anonymous said...

All you Chris Jones and company haters can go cheer for some other team, cuz when the riders start winning, you are not welcome at the party. I love the direction the team right now. It can't be any worse than last year.

Roger