Saturday, June 25, 2016
Dunk wrote: "Edmonton put second-year quarterback James Franklin on the one-game injured list Friday, ramping up speculation that the defending Grey Cup champions could trade the young pivot. That possibility has been discussed with Saskatchewan.
CFL sources say the Eskimos asked for 2016 No. 1 overall pick, offensive lineman Josiah St. John, and a first round selection, but the Riders said no. That does not mean that the deal is completely dead."
However on Friday afternoon the Roughriders told 620 CKRM that the report may be premature at best. The Riders say they have not inquired into the availablility of Franklin specifically and that the rights to St. John have not been offered in any deals.
The latest hot rumour making the rounds in the CFL is that the Riders aren't enamoured with their quarterback depth behind Darian Durant given the performances of B.J. Coleman and Philip Sims in the preseason. That, reportedly, opened the door for trade discussions with Edmonton and furthermore Eskimos GM Ed Hervey is intent to put the screws to Roughriders Head Coach & GM Chris Jones given his departure from the City of Champions this off-season.
However the Riders say that rumour is "100 percent inaccurate".