"@Sheets24K: I been thinking a lot lately that I need to make a comeback this year still unfinished business north of the border. What yall think?"
As of Tuesday evening, the Tweet garnered 37 Retweets and 218 Likes.
However it remains to be seen if the ploy will generate a look-see from any CFL teams.
Sheets spent three years in the NFL (2009-2011) with San Francisco, Miami and Carolina before finding his way northward and becoming a star with the Saskatchewan Roughriders in 2012 and 2013.
In 2013 the Purdue product tied a Rider franchise record for most 100-yard rushing games in a season and set a Grey Cup rushing record with 197 yards in the Riders' 45-23 victory over Hamilton at Mosaic Stadium. He was ultimately named the game's MVP.
In 2014 Sheets signed a free agent deal with the Oakland Raiders but ruptured his Achilles tendon in a nationally-televised preseason game against Green Bay and hasn't played since.
|Sheets (left) with the Alouettes|
He participated (as evidenced by the photo on the right), but reportedly wasn't offered a contract.
The Roughriders passed on Sheets' availablity last year and it's unlikely they'll give him a look one year later.
I like Kory Sheets - a lot - and his contributions to the /=S=/ are undeniable, but it's time he faces the fact his pro football career is over.
I hope I'm wrong.
IN OTHER CFL NEWS
- The B.C. Lions announced they've granted early free agent status to kicker/punter Richie Leone in order for him to pursue an NFL opportunity.
“We thank Richie for his contributions to our team over the past two years. He brought excitement to our kicking game and we wish him the very best in his future football endeavors,” said GM and head coach Wally Buono.
TSN reports Leone is poised to sign with the Arizona Cardinals.
- And the Edmonton Eskimos granted early free agent status to star linebacker Deon Lacey. It's been reported Lacey is set to join the Miami Dolphins.