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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

RIDERS RE-SIGN NEWSOME


The Saskatchewan Roughriders announced today international defensive lineman Jonathan Newsome has signed an extension to remain with the team through 2018. As per team policy, financial details of the contract were not released.

Newsome (6’3 – 247) joined the Riders during training camp last season after spending two seasons with the Indianapolis Colts where he was selected in the 5thround (164th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft.

Through two seasons with the Colts, the 25-year-old product of Ball State picked up 47 defensive tackles, 7.5 quarterback sacks and four forced fumbles. Newsome finished 2014 with a team leading 6.5 quarterback sacks, the second-most amongst NFL rookies that season.   

Last year, Newsome played all 18 regular season games, starting nine, collecting 27 defensive tackles, six special teams tackles and two quarterback sacks. 

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

It took Shawn Lemon a few seasons to develop into the player he now is so I have high hopes for Newsome's future as he enters his second season in the CFL.

Anonymous said...

Newsome was a HUGE bust last season. Nothing to get excited about here.

Dick Rubnutz said...

Newsome showed some good things last year and with a year under his belt, hopefully he's ready to play a more prominent role on D this year. He really seemed to enjoy his time here and wants to help build a solid foundation for years to come.

Go Riders

Anonymous said...

Good signing. Now change your number. Zero on a jersey isn't intimidating enough.
Numbers Matter

Keith Pottruff said...

Newsome is a guy I'm rooting for. Seems to be a very standup guy. Now if we can lock up Willie Jefferson to open things up a bit the D line should be matter than early last year

Anonymous said...

Keep rooting for losers then.

Anonymous said...

To Dick Rubnutz;

What foundation?

SWC

Anonymous said...

Give us your info then and we will.

Anonymous said...

That's AWESOME NEWS'OME!

Anonymous said...

Hey, they re-signed a player I have heard of. Now, get DD signed or the other signings won't mean squat!

Anonymous said...

Glad Newsome is signed. Now just coach him to stop going offside before the snap!

Bart in regina

Anonymous said...

We need a gofund me page to sign durant

Bruke Plumbing said...

He's not a standout DL but it is a good depth signing that I'm sure they got at reasonable price.

Clay said...

If all the Durant lovers think their comments will influence the Rider brass, they are badly mistaken!!!!!!!
Let the people that know the sport deal with it.
Some people are never happy no matter what the Club does.
One thing, I see is that the 18 to 30 year fans are back. That is great.
If people are not happy then stay home.
Clay

Anonymous said...

Newsome was asked to drop into coverage often, so seeing he had 2 sacks is deceiving.

He was able to put pressure on the QB and should be better next year with a year in the cfl under his belt.

Anonymous said...

We need a go fund me page to help Durant leave town.