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Saturday, February 18, 2017

TSN: RIDERS SIGN BAKARI GRANT AND GLENN LOVE

Love (left) and Grant
The Saskatchewan Roughriders signed a pair of former Calgary Stampeders Friday.

First reported by TSN Senior Correspondent Gary Lawless, the Roughriders made official the signings of receiver Bakari Grant and linebacker Glenn Love Friday.

Grant finished with 44 receptions for 625 yards and four touchdowns in 10 games for the Stampeders last season. For his career, the 29-year-old Grant has 286 receptions for 3,652 yards and 21 scores in 80 games split between the Stampeders and Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

Love finished with 11 defensive tackles and 21 special teams tackles in 10 games for the Stamps last year. The 27-year-old has 53 career defensive tackles and 56 special teams tackles, to go along with two sacks in 44 games over five seasons.

(TSN.ca)

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Guess that great scouting system the riders have won't need to be used...yeah the same system that was working two teams worth at once.

Anonymous said...

Glenn Love is a good addition to the roster, and his Rider jersey should be a big seller for the Rider store, either as a Valentine's Day gift, an anniversary present or special gift for a significant other. A good combo for a couple would be a new Love jersey to go with a vintage Larry Bird jersey!

Anonymous said...

Of course Riders will still be scouting. You sign free agents to fill your team and scout for players to beat out the returning players and the free agents you have signed. You sign free agents to fill your roster with players you know can play, just in case a player that performed well in try out camps turns out to be a dud in games. Teams are rewarded for their success in scouting because those players are cheaper than the free agents and most of your existing roster players, so teams can stay under the cap and give the players they really want to keep the money required to keep them around.

Anonymous said...

signing free agents goes hand in hand with scouting new players. It makes for good competition at training camp. Whoever posted about just signing free agents is a doufus.

Anonymous said...

Bringing in a load of players costs salary cap with money up front or signing bonuses, training camp guys do not cost this. If you sign a few spots fine but signing as many as they have doesn't leave much fighting for spots at training camp and that is where you find new gems in rebuilding for guys that want to be there and will show more loyalty...also good chance a better teammate all around. A lot of these guys signed could be a headache...Bakari for instance was having temper tantrums when he didn't get thrown to last year and Owens doesn't sound like he really wants to be involved with a smaller role. How young are most of the guys signed because if I bet the average age between all of them would be 31 or so...how is that a proper rebuild to finding the new franchise core group to stick for many years.

Anonymous said...

Why so many receivers? I won't be surprised if Roosevelt is dealt just because he was in Regina before Jones and is so popular with fans.

LF

Anonymous said...

Come on riderville, show some Love.

Anonymous said...

I will show some love when, as a paying fan, I am shown some respect from Jones et all. The financial statement from 2016 has not yet been released, which I predict will show a substantial loss because you do not sign a 192 players and dress 102 players at a substantial cost. I would also think that merchandise sales are way down. Even those costs that do not affect the salary cap, such as plane costs in and out of Regina, and uniform costs of players that never actually saw the playing field, still affect the bottom line of the organization. Don't tell me that the Riders have a lot of money because there is a bottom to every money pit. Jones is a joke but a rather expensive joke.

Anonymous said...

Bravo!

Anonymous said...

I'm a Rider fan and as a Rider fan I stand behind my guys. Its funny seeing all these fake fans wanting to sound smart by bashing their Coach like they could do a better job. If you're a TRUE RIDER FAN you'll believe in what Jones is doing, he's a proven winner. I can't wait to see how good the Riders are going to be this year and everyone who said anything bad about Jones can suck it and eat their words! #injoneswetrust