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Friday, February 17, 2017

RIDERS AGREE TO TERMS WITH OL COLEMAN


A CFL source revealed Friday morning the Saskatchewan Roughriders have agreed to terms with free agent OT Thaddeus Coleman.

Coleman started 18 games at offensive tackle for the Riders last year after spending three seasons with the Edmonton Eskimos (winning a Grey Cup in 2015).

The 6'8", 320 lb product of Mississippi Valley St. will be 32 in June. He was originally signed by the NFL's Arizona Cardinals as an undrafted FA in 2008. 

*Shortly after my Twitter report, the Riders officially announced the signing of Coleman. The club reports it's a 1-year deal.

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8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Excellent signing. He played well last year.
Bart

Anonymous said...

Dennis and now Coleman…great news!
Our O-line is as good as if not the best in the entire league.
Protect your QB…….have great Canadian talent and depth.
Geez that's what CJ has been doing…..maybe he knows a little bit about this game huh?

Anonymous said...

Still looking for a QB. All these other signings are akin to building a house without a foundation.

Anonymous said...

Still not sure Best will be back so that will be a space to be filled but the disastrous O-line from last year will hopefully not repeat itself this year. Now...we still need a good experienced QB and, so far, that doesn't seem to be in the plans. Not sure there is one out there for us so it could be another tough year.

Anonymous said...

The foundation of any football team is the o-line they've done well there so far

Anonymous said...

Not to sure about all the love here for Coleman.Didn't he wear #68?

Just look at some of the replays from last season when our QBs were getting up off the turf and where the dam broke.

Still hope we can pick up Deane and Cash

Anonymous said...

3 years ago Glen had the riders offense operating at or very near the top of the cfl. But the defense was the worst in the league. Maybe if glen is surrounded by enough talent he can repeat that performance.
Bart

Anonymous said...

Games are won in the trenches for sure. But try to name a team that has won a Grey Cup or even been in the game without a very good QB. Teams without a clear cut starting QB usually struggle to make the playoffs and are not Grey Cup contenders. Unless one of the youngsters in camp steps up and shows himself to be a bona-fide starter, this team is still in trouble. If Jones seriously believed that one of those youngsters had that in him, he wouldn't be running around frantically "turning over stones" to find a QB. The Young and Manziel talk is ridiculous. Without a good proven QB, this team will melt down again like a snowball in he'll. While it is true that a great O line can make a QB look better, it is also true that a bad QB can make an O line look ordinary.