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Thursday, September 28, 2017

ROOSEVELT TO 6-GAME LIST

Matt Smith/CFL.ca
The Saskatchewan Roughriders have moved leading receiver Naaman Roosevelt to the 6-game Injured List.

Roosevelt was injured after a hit to the head from Calgary safety Tunde Adeleke in last Sunday's game.

Roosevelt has gone through the CFL's concussion protocol and won't be back on the field anytime soon. The move was announced Thursday morning when the Riders declared their roster for Week 15.

The veteran from Buffalo is in his third season with the Riders and leads the club with 929 yards receiving. He'll be replaced in Friday's game at Ottawa by rookie Antwane Grant (5:00 pm, TSN, 620 CKRM Radio Network).

The club has also placed veteran centre Dan Clark back on the 6-game Injured List. He just recently became eligible to come off that list but Head Coach & GM Chris Jones told reporters Thursday at TD Place Stadium that Clark "isn't quite 100%". Canadian receiver Devin Bailey has also been added to the 6-game, making way for newcomer Brett Blaczko to make his Saskatchewan debut.

Meanwhile the RedBlacks have injury woes of their own. Left tackle Sir Vincent Rogers - the CFL's 2015 Most Outstanding Lineman - will miss Friday's game after being injured in practice this week. That makes three starting O-linemen down for the 5-8-1 RedBlacks.

Meanwhile rookie Ryan Lindley will make his second straight start at quarterback due to injuries to veterans Trevor Harris and Drew Tate. In his CFL debut, Lindley threw one pick and no touchdowns in a 29-9 loss at Winnipeg last Thursday.

And in Calgary, CFL leading rusher Jerome Messam will miss Friday's home game against Montreal with a knee injury.

RP
@rodpedersen

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Adeleke should have been suspended for 6 games too

Anonymous said...

He should have been suspended for what...it was not helmet on helmet so get over it. This was a fair football hit that ended up hurting a player unfortunately...Roosevelt is a true talent to watch but it was no suspension. If any rider fan wants proof then go to CFL.CA and hit the link Roosevelt added to the 6 game IR and look at the comments from people below...there is a pic of the hit someone posted that shows it clear as day that the shoulder contacted him and not the helmet.

Anonymous said...

Didn't even warrant a fine it was a clean hit Roosevelt put HIS head down

Anonymous said...

You can't be serious? Was it a devastating hit, absolutely. It was NOT helmet to helmet and the defender did not lead with his head. He did exactly what they're trying to teach the defender to do; not lower your head and lead with it. It's absolutely unfortunate that Roosevelt is hurt but it was not intent to injure and no a head shot/leading with his head. Take the green goggles off and look at it objectively.

3RD and 1 said...

I’m sure many of you heard what Rod said from Ottawa yesterday. That Roosevelt is with the team and looks good. The likely hood of being out more than a game or two is unlikely. If and when he comes off the six game early. Then his salary going towards the cap is retroactive back to the start of his injury. Which with all the room now available, apparently is not a concern to Chris Jones.
I’m just happy Roosevelt is not done for the year.

Anonymous said...

3rd and 1...salary or Chris Jones not worried is the least of situation. If he misses the rest of the season who cares, make sure Roosevelt is 100% before coming back because if he is not and gets smacked again you realize careers can be ruined from concussion syndromes and he has life after and outside the football season right. I am not a rider fan but will show great respect for a players health before the game.

Anonymous said...

Taking a shot at a player in a vulnerable position, is and should be a suspendable offence, it's no different than the Scott Stevens hits in the NHL. It needs to be taken out of the game, there is no reason he couldn't have wrapped him up and tackled him, there was no need come flying in like a projectile at another player, that I believe will be taken out of the game next year, if player safety is as big a concern as the new commissioner says it is.

Anonymous said...

There was a penalty called because it was a defenseless receiver across the middle and the league is trying to cut down on injuries exactly like this. Roosevelt had caught the ball and turned when he was hit. No time to react to the impact other then a slight drop of the head. Suspension I don't think so, but a definite penalty.

Anonymous said...

Actually 3rd and 1, I wasn't listening. Why? When that windbag Blair comes on, I find something else to listen to. I can't be the only one who does that.

Anonymous said...

Olay so because he was just catching the ball in the air your supposed to wait for him to come down to the ground to wrap him up and hopefully he doesn't slip the wrap up and go down the field for more instead of trying to hopefully cause an incomplete pass or fumble...is that correct. This was a football play that caused an injury unfortunately but was clean...if this was on the opposite way around you rider fans would call it the hit of the year so quit trying so make it seem like a suspendable play or better yet, go watch flag football because the whining would suit it better.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, Scruffy often snorts and "harumphs" his way through a show (kind of interesting in it's own demented way), but Derek Meyers has to be the most ludicrous excuse for a broadcaster I've ever seen. It's like he is in grade six half the time. When he's on his own, he does OK, but when with Scruffy or Rod, he's always the kid at the back waving and saying "look at me!" Yesterday, no nostalgia for the old stadium and when Carm was replaced, no accolades or remorse there either. To each his own I guess.

As for Roosevelt, I think the hit was a bang-bang play with his only option to duck his head before what he knew would be a big hit. No intent to injure I think, but yup..the receiver was in a vunerable position. To the commenter above, there was NO time to wrap him up.

That being said, I hope they take their time getting Naaman back. I'd love him on the field, but his health is MUCH more important!

Anonymous said...

I guess no one talks about the qb even throwing a receiver into this situation anymore. Suicide pass. I lie Glenn this year but he's gotta be accountable for this too. Qb should never lead his guy into a pass like this or he should hear about it. Am I way off base here?

Anonymous said...

Here is another point of this hit as it was still clean...player makes the catch, defender has to hold up until he turns which gives the offence so much leverage its not funny, player could then gain a yard or more which could be a result of a TD and maybe costing a game or even the Grey Cup who knows. A professional football receiver knows damn well when he is catching a ball that he could have immediate contact upon catching or trying to catch the ball so it should not be considered being unaware or vulnerable because they all know that once they have or close to having that ball someone is going for them now. Qb has to watch his throws to dodge this also.

Anonymous said...

Roosevelt hit ....
It was a clean football hit, and it was accidental helmet to helmet. But they have accidental calls all the time in football.
Agree that it should be a penalty, not a fine, the man was sleeping before he hit the turf, so a penalty is warranted, even if it was accidental helmet to helmet.
Hope he gets better soon!

My thoughts fwiw


Anonymous said...

Nothing accidental about it, I'm sure the defender knew exactly what he was doing, Rosie just got knocked out because of it , those plays need to go, try tackling instead.

Anonymous said...

If he feels better after 2 or 3 games, can he come off list early?