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Sunday, October 2, 2016

RIDERS SIGN WR JEFF FULLER, RELEASE KENDIAL LAWRENCE

REGINA - The Saskatchewan Roughriders signed Jeff Fuller on Saturday and released fellow receiver Kendial Lawrence.

The six-foot-four 223-pound Fuller played parts of three seasons with the Calgary Stampeders before signing with the NFL's Seattle Seahawks at the end of the 2015 CFL season.

Fuller, 26, has 91 catches for 1,251 yards and eight touchdowns in 25 regular-season CFL games.

"Jeff brings a valued combination of size and speed that will complement our receiver group,'' Riders general manager and head coach Chris Jones said in a release. "His ability to play inside or out not only provides us depth but can allow us to be flexible and unpredictable in how we line up.''


Fuller also spent time with the Houston Texans in 2013 and Miami Dolphins in 2012.

(Canadian Press)

34 comments:

Anonymous said...

Holley and Fuller next year will be a heck of a duo. Have a feeling this will push Roosevelt out, but if Roosevelt resigns that’ll be one hell of trio.

Things are looking up in Riderville!

Anonymous said...

Excellent signing!

John Knight said...

Anymore complaints about our management team?

Anonymous said...

I think we need some O-linemen more than we need another receiver. Kendial Lawrence never was a fit.

Unknown said...

Another big contract that has to put riders over the cap yet again but jones dont care about rules hope it costs them first round pick lol

Anonymous said...

This is a great move to obtain a veteran receiver like West. Getting some great ex CFL talent from the NFL cuts. Kendial unfortunately, didnt live up to expectations.

Reginald of Regina said...

Great signing. Now hopefully he fits into Jones system better than Kendal Lawrence did.

Anonymous said...

Its about time Kendial Lawrence was let go.
Never should have been on the team to begin with but was one of Jones favourites from the esks. If you are a esk Jones will sign you no matter how bad you are.

Anonymous said...

Romby... Romby Bryant... King of the CFL. Or was that Swayze Waters? Swayze... Swayze Waters... King of the CFL.

Keith Pottruff said...

nice signing! we have a receiver core as good as any in the league now.

Anonymous said...

As a veteran Kendial Lawrence should have been released before mid-season. Now I think they'll have to pay him for the whole year. If Jones had asked me, I would have advised cutting Lawrence about game three. Alas, he never asks.

Consultant services

Evan Wiome said...

And don't forget Armanti Edwards and Ricky Collins. If the Riders can improve the National depth, or just not be ravaged by injuries, this could be a pretty good team come 2017.

Anonymous said...

Roosevelt, Fuller, Holley, Edwards, Collins Jr., yea I think we are loaded at receiver with Canadian vets like Bagg and Chambers shoring things up. Next stop - signing Durant to a new long-term contract. It going to be fantastic in the new stadium!

Anonymous said...

Why oh why did gm O'Day let qb Jennings go?

Rod Pedersen said...

Wrong regime, wrong time frame.

Dex said...

Why is everyone so excited about this guy??? Averages 50 yards per game and is hurt often. Dime a dozen. We need o-linemen, or an o-line coach.

Anonymous said...

You like your new kool Mosaic eye in the sky digs? Is it true you use a old square space heater old digs to keep warm during cold day broadcasts? is it goin in the trash, or you keep it for the memories? Thx for your Rider blog.

3RD and 1 said...

Just a ridiculous comment. Jones painfully removed all of the over paid players. IE Dressler, Chick, Getzlaf. With the highest paid Oline players on the injury list. How can you possibly think the Riders are over the Cap. Just a dumb unsubstantiated troll comment. Taking Kendals salary and giving it to fuller. The Riders are just fine

John Knight said...

3rd and 1, you are 100% correct but you have to remember all of the trolls on here are not Rider fans and you have to also remember, they are likely drooling chewing tobacco on their keyboard

Anonymous said...



Dex said... "We need o-linemen, or an o-line coach."

I couldn't agree more.
I'm sick and tired of watching the ninth best 0-line in the league.

SWC

Anonymous said...

Just so you know kendals salary is garunteed after sept 1 and the Riders ARE OVER the cap quit making excuses already since the salary cap came into effect how many times have the riders been over the cap almost every single year

Anonymous said...

Nope

Anonymous said...

Who cares about the cap honestly. For decades the riders were the have nots financially. Now we are the kings. So spend away and win some games.

Anonymous said...

One: I don’t think Lawrence has been in the league long enough to have his salary guaranteed.

Two: Why does everyone assume that Fuller is getting paid big $’s this year. His salary would be pro-rated for only the last 5 games, no? Maybe he got a signing bonus and a payday next year and the year after that (don’t know how long he signed for)

3: Riders have Labatte and Best who are likely getting 150k+ each, and are on the 6 game injured list so their salaries don’t count against the cap, and their replacements are making a lot less than they are!

Guess other teams trolls have to come on a rider oriented blog to stupify this blog up because they can’t make their teams blog any dumber!

Anonymous said...


Dex said...
Why is everyone so excited about this guy??? Averages 50 yards per game and is hurt often. Dime a dozen. We need o-linemen, or an o-line coach.

Two thumbs up.

Anonymous said...

Yep. We've only won 3 games this season. We were caught cheating and they cut our favorite players right before Christmas...nice guy

3RD and 1 said...

I don't think everyone is real excited. I think most are thinking he has to be better than Kendal Lawerence was. When Fuller is on he's a really good receiver. Hopefully he fits and feels like he's found his home.

3RD and 1 said...

Actually Labatte was way over $200K as I remember his last signing with Taman. Plus Best is always on the Injured list. Sadly... Both are probably finished with Football. Labatte's concussion is the kind that end careers.

3RD and 1 said...

The cut our favourite players just before Christmas??? Actually they may be your favourite players. Not one of them did anything special the previous year. Chick is the only one who was playing up to his money's worth.
Plus the release came iJan 14th and not before Christmas. Maybe next time you want to make a statement. Google your facts first.

Anonymous said...


Fuller has always spent more time on the IR than on the roster.

If I'm building a team the first thing I look for is toughness.

Glad to see Lawrence go but we could have done it without signing Fuller.

John Knight said...

With Best not playing we get a lot less holding penalties

Anonymous said...

19 players released on Dec 15....who's not checking facts now....yep its you!!

3RD and 1 said...

You said favourite players. That defence was the worst defence in the last 30 years. How the hell could anyone of those players be a favourite. If your trying to make a point it was an extremely poor one. How many other teams picked up those released players? Not even 20%. So you go ahead and have your below average favourite player. To say they were "our" favourite players is ludicrous. At least Chick, Dressler and Getzlaf had followers. They too were not worth their pay checks except Chick every other game.

Anonymous said...

I also was excited to have Jones..but I got to agree with the other guy...right before Christmas seemed a little harsh no matter who the players were.. It could of waited...