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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

RIDERS PRACTICE INDOORS


With temperatures hovering around the freezing mark, Roughriders Head Coach & GM Chris Jones moved Tuesday's walk-through practice indoors to the Credit Union Eventplex.

DB's Justin Cox and Ed Gainey were absent from the workout.  Cox was dinged in Saturday's 29-11 win at Toronto while Gainey returned home to the USA for the birth of his child.

Rider running back Joe McKnight was named a CFL Top Performer in Week 17 due his 150-yard rushing performance against the Argonauts.  He figures to start a second-straight game Saturday when the Roughriders host Montreal (2:00 pm, TSN, 620 CKRM Rider Radio Network).

Meanwhile the Roughriders say they haven't discussed the possibility of bringing in free agent receiver Duron Carter who was cut by the Alouettes on Monday.  Carter is eligible to be signed by a
CFL team, however he can't play for the rest of the 2016 season.

Wednesday's practice is scheduled for 10:30am-12:30pm at Taylor Field.

Here are some Tuesday Rider transactions:

ADD TO PRACTICE ROSTER:
·       International defensive back Royce Adams
·       International defensive back Jose Gumbs
·       International defensive lineman Kendall Montgomery
RELEASE: 
·       National defensive back Raye Hartmann
·       International defensive back Larry Raper
·       National running back Jordan Wilson-Ross
·       International offensive lineman Torian White

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's easy to see that the new stadium was built with a total lack of understanding or foresight.
The "it cost too much" crowd lead by a previous CEO didn't want it because they were all old school; freeze your buns off mentality. The taxpayers are on the hook for 50 years of mortgage, so what would 55 years mean? A covered stadium would have provided more versatility as well a lower upkeep for the seats and interior that will be attacked by the elements six months a year. Stupid is the only word to describe this who fiasco.

Anonymous said...

Tu Tu wearing pansies. New stadium needs a roof asap!

Iwkoutside4alivin

Anonymous said...

There was not and will not be ONE Rider game this year in which a roof would have been welcome. Glad that smart people were in charge. Will there be the odd game in the future where it would have been welcome, maybe, part hardly worth the extra cost to build and maintain. Football is an outdoor game.

Anonymous said...

There would have been trade shows, Concerts, Hockey games, etc etc that the roof would have been beneficial for....

Author Unknown said...

Stadium's purpose wasn't solely for Riders games. Think of all the business/trade shows/concerts, etc., lost with not having a roof. Plus, what good it this $300M facility in January?

Anonymous said...

Wrong!

Anonymous said...

Bands that do "Stadium Concerts" do NOT tour in the winter. What trade shows, what hockey games? Where is your business plan?

Dean said...

I'm sure the new stadium wI'll have all its preety lights on to stare at all winter.

I'm the it's dumb to not have a roof crowd. Retractable maybe a pipe dream

Anonymous said...

Yep, put a roof on and call it a hockey arena. Maybe we would be up for an NHL team...

Anonymous said...

Yep! Any revenue generated by this facility long term good for the city before the CFL's soon imminent demise.

Anonymous said...

I can't believe this is still a topic of discussion.

Anonymous said...

I sure hope the Riders don't sign Carter but get all of our receivers locked in because the Argos and Als sure need some.

Anonymous said...

Maybe the soon to be snow covered stadium could be used as a winter dog park .

Anonymous said...

I was so hoping Larry Raper would have stuck

Anonymous said...

Thank you Mr. Roy Shivers for all you'be done on behalf of the Roughriders Saskatchewan.

Anonymous said...

Great, more bitchy, whiny know nothings crying about the stadium.

Question 1: Where does the extra $250 million for the retractable roof come from?

Question 2: Who pays the extra $5 million per year in additional operating costs that come from heating/air conditioning the place? This is a far bigger cost than upkeep due to seats being exposed to the elements all year.

This is a fiasco only in the (small) minds of a shrill minority. The vast majority are thrilled with the new stadium.

So go crawl back in to your cave.

Anonymous said...

No, not on any level that would even pay for the extra operating costs.

Anonymous said...

This is a bunk argument. Events like that would be sporadic at best.

RiderFan said...

Where in this post does it mention the stadium. Give it a rest. It's done. If they do put a roof on it I hear it will be a fixed roof. No thanks. The stadium is intended for outdoor activities. It would suck going in a dome to watch a game on a beautiful sunny July day.