- Things are about to get a lot more interesting in Riderville. TSN's Gary Lawless reports CFL bad boy receiver Duron Carter has agreed to terms with the Saskatchewan Roughriders and the move will be announced by the club in the coming days.
While playing for Montreal, Carter was suspended by the CFL last season for bowling over Ottawa RedBlacks Head Coach Rick Campbell on-field during a game in June. The Alouettes later released Carter with three games remaining the regular season in statement where no reason was given.
The son of Pro Football Hall of Famer Cris Carter, Duron reminds me a lot of former NFL megastar Terrell Owens. While Owens was often labelled as a distraction - and he bounced around with six different NFL teams - he's still in the Hall of Fame discussion.
However like Owens, Carter has never run afoul of the law off the field.
Carter spent 2015 with the Indianapolis Colts before returning to the Alouettes, the team with whom he broke into the CFL in 2013.
- Okay, okay, so the Wednesday report on this blog that Roughriders' personnel man John Murphy has been linked to the Toronto Argonauts GM job may have been a tad premature.
As it turns out, the Argos haven't even asked the Riders for permission to speak with Murphy and it doesn't appear as though they will.
The rumour now is Argonauts President Michael Copeland will look south to the NFL for Jim Barker's replacement and the sexy pick seems to be Chris Rossetti.
Rossetti - a former QB with the Guelph Gryphons - served with the Argos in the past in the personnel department before jumping to the Miami Dolphins in 2015 as a personnel assistant.
The Saskatoon product has spent time previously in the NFL with the Rams, Seahawks and Chiefs before spending the past two seasons in Saskatchewan. However the 27-year old missed most of the 2016 season with an upper body injury.
The Riders have already lost linebacker Jeff Knox Jr. to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and LB/DB Otha Foster has had workouts with the Saints and Ravens.
So there's lots of CFL talk down here in Mexico!