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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

DURON'S RETURNING TO RIDERS


The Saskatchewan Roughriders have signed international Duron Carter to a one-year contract extension.            

Carter (6'5 – 205) will remain with the Riders after joining the team in January, 2017. The 26-year-old, four-year veteran originally entered the CFL with the Montreal Alouettes in 2013. He played two seasons with the Als before spending part of the 2015 season with the NFL's Indianapolis Colts. He then re-signed with Montreal for 2016.  

In his first season with the Riders, Carter played all 18 regular-season games starting 17 at wide receiver, registering 73 receptions and totaling team-leading and career highs of 1,043 receiving yards and eight touchdowns.

Carter also spent time at defensive back, starting one game, where he collected nine defensive tackles and one interception which he returned 43 yards for a touchdown. 

He also added 15 punt returns for 112 yards and two missed field-goal returns for 30 yards and returned a missed convert 113 yards for a two-point score. At season end he was named the Riders' Most Outstanding Player, a CFL All-Star and West Division All-Star.         

Carter was eligible to become a free agent on February 13.

*Chris Jones also announced Travis Moore has been hired as the Riders receivers coach.

61 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great News!

IMAGIRL

Rudyman said...

Made my day!

Anonymous said...

YEEEEEEEES!!!!

POSSIBLY THE MOST TALENTED PLAYER IN THE LEAGUE!!

Anonymous said...

2018 is just going to be FANTASTIC!!

Anonymous said...

Sooooo stoked on this signing! The Rider's obviously must have "shown him the love". So they should. Welcome back DC!

Anthony

Anonymous said...

As the young Duron Carter matures and improves he has the opportunity to build a solid, long lasting CFL career along the lines of a Geroy Simon or Milt Stegal, as well as joining other Rider greats like Don Narcisse sporting a Grey Cup ring.

Anonymous said...

Best news today by far.

GG said...

Duron, you have no idea how much love you just bought in SK....

Anonymous said...

yahoo, terrific news

Anonymous said...

This is a good thing.

Scott Thompson said...

Duron, exceeded all of my expectations from last year! Great signing, great job Mr.’s Jones, O’Day, and Murphy!

Anonymous said...

Eagles win...Duron resigns!! It's been a great Monday so far!!

Anonymous said...

Jones realised with Duron, Naaman And Owens the Riders qb's had to have the ability to move the ball down field. First he acquires Zach, the re-negotiates a significant pay reduction which results in signing Carter.

Huge play by the Riders staff.

Anonymous said...

Carter signing is great for the Riders. But let's not get carried away. The most talented player in the league?? How is the 10th ranked receiver last year even the best receiver, never mind the best player? If you are a "talented" receiver you have to CATCH the ball when it's thrown to you. That's the most basic task of what receivers do. He was the worst in the league on long balls, only catching 30% of them, & throughout his career has been below average in his catch completion %. It's fine to thrill the crowd with the one handed grabs but don't drop the easy ones. You have 2 hands, use them. Again, don't set the bar so low for all your players.

Anonymous said...

BLM did NOT want to hear this news! Welcome back #89!

Anonymous said...

All world phenom athlete Duron Carter signs with Canadian Football League Saskatchewan Roughriders!
Kudos Mr. Chris Jones! Welcome back Mr. Duron Carter!

Anonymous said...

Glad you're staying Duron, great news! Looking forward to another exciting season of entertainment form the Saskatchewan Roughriders!

Anonymous said...

Good news we need his fun attitude around here, it really lightens up the mood otherwise

Anonymous said...

The Raven's are circling rider fans BEWARE! not even Duron can save you now..

Clay P said...

There always has to be a critic. The comment that he doesn’t catch enough thrown his way , to me is a rediculous comment about Carter.
Amazing how so many people, like the critic are too ashamed to put their name to the comments.
Rod, a good idea to delete ALL ANONYMOUS SUBMISSIONS. Then let’s see how many critic’s we have.
Welcome home Duron & I certainly hope you live out your football career in Sask.
Clay P

Anonymous said...

Scared Schmo fan who is terrified of us winning the Grey Cup in his barn.

Anonymous said...

430,000 guaranteed money is a good deal for a guy with a 0 and 12 record...8td's and 7int's, what a steal of a deal lol

Anonymous said...

"... not even Duron can save you now" ..So says the lonely soul (sole, heel) from Edmonton.

geestewie said...

Saskatchewan is too cold for ravens. That's a dumb thing that you just said.

Anonymous said...

To Geestewie: Tell the ravens that it's too cold because they didn't seem to get the message. They are here and they are real and there are A LOT of them.

When the Riders signed Duron Carter last season, I was not a fan of the signing and wondered what the heck they were thinking but after one season, I am thrilled that he is going to be back in green and white. I cannot wait to get this season going now!!

Anonymous said...

travis was an outstanding,clutch receiver!..can only benefit "all star catchers" riders have!...duron is a "game changer"..best in league!!

Anonymous said...


Thanks Scott!

Anonymous said...

You need a Qb for that

Anonymous said...

Hey geestewie obviously you don't pay attention to the news as the next weeks the city of Regina will be making different loud bangs and shots at new mosaic to scare off the ravens as there are hundreds of them in downtown Regina ,pay attention before you make a "dumb" statement like that

Anonymous said...

Just because Duron is the target, doesn't mean it's a good throw. QB's were getting lazy and just throwing his direction expecting him to make a play. The catch of the year is a perfect example.
LF

Randolph Charles said...

I agree with Clay P; enough of the anons hiding behind, in some cases, a shroud of stupidity!

Great signing, Jones seems to have a way of harnessing Duron's energy in a positive way.

And what a great year it should be, as long as Zach is over his injuries.

Now draft some big guys to keep Zach from harm and the playoffs should be a given.

Anonymous said...

You don't need to use "anonymous" to be anonymous Clay P, You could be Clay Pedersen, Rod's relative or Clay Pollock or Clay Paulson or........you get the picture. Or You could not be a Clay at all. You could be Bill Smith. Most posters don't want people ringing their doorbells for perceived slights. If I use my real name, Johnny A., would that Be better? You still don't know me & that's okay. I know as much about you as the other anons. So I'm not sure where you're going with this. If Rod was to ban all anons, then shouldn't he ban all posters who use a false name or just their first name? No offence but how do you control this?

Anonymous said...

Just keep making excuses for his stats which prove that he is not the best receiver in the league.

Anonymous said...

Thought there would be at least one doofus out there who thinks the Riders should have used the Duron money to bring back Durant instead. Ridiculous of course but the way some people around here are, you never know.


Rex

Anonymous said...

For those of us who appreciate Durant and also know how some of the people are around here, we are just glad that Durant is not here. He is far better off in Winnipeg.
As for being anonymous, what does it matter? If we don't like Chris Jones or Duron Carter and aren't planning the Grey Cup parade, a lot of you find a name to call us anyway.

Clay Paget said...

OK, you Anonymous people.
I am. CLAY PAGET. Look it up if you want. Check Web sites if you don’t believe me.
Now do you have the gut’s to let us all know who the hell you are???
CLAY PAGET. REGINA

Anonymous said...

So Clay P, you're OK if he only catches 3of every 10 long balls while the top receiver, Zylstra, got 63 % of the long passes his way. You're OK if he got thrown more targets/game than any one in the league & catches about 6 of 10 where a top receiver like Zylstra on almost the same # of targets catches 75% of them. What that adds up to is these 2 receivers have about the same # of opportunities to do what receivers are supposed to - catch balls, yet because he catches so many more Zylstra brings an additional 600+ yards of offence to his team over the season. And he missed 2 games. And now you got another poster making the lame excuse your QB's were throwing it where he could barely catch it. Which means 1) your QB's aren't very good contrary to all the hype last year 2) Jones isn't very smart if he hasn't talked to his QB's, so much for the genius theory 3) if you have to throw it away from hiim a lot, then Carter has trouble getting even a yard or two clear of coverage a LOT 4) he's 6'5" - if he's covered, throw it high as he's taller than most DB's. The truth is Carter had this same problem in MTL. In fact, one of his 2 years there he barely caught 1/2 of the balls thrown his way, which is awful for a receiver. Lastly, how is it Roosevelt has no trouble catching most of the throws? Same QB's & he can catch in tight coverage. Are the QB's just unable to throw in tight windows to Carter? Stats are taken for targets as well as catches for a reason. If 2 receivers each have 100 receptions & one caught them on 125 targets & the other had 200 thrown his way, I can tell you who's the better receiver. You would say that's ridiculous because the 2nd guy had a lot of balls thrown where it was iffy he could catch them. That's Rider logic I guess.

Anonymous said...

By being 10th in the league in receiving yards, it just shows you the talent on this team at receiver that they spread the ball around and don't rely on one player. I would take the current Rider receiving corps over any other in the league. Looking forward to a 1st or 2nd place finish in the west and a home playoff game this year.

Anonymous said...

Or is it that the old boys club can’t stand it that the Riders are building a great team without their supposed “expertise” and will use every opportunity to trash the current regime when they can?

Roland S. said...

Very true my friend, anonymous or not, it matters not. But rather then waste time thinking about and telling the small group here who you "don't like", why not spend that brain power on who you do like. The pit of negativity is a deep one and life can be a bit better when you avoid that pit.

Anonymous said...

For those bitching about anonymous posters it's the comments section that gets the revisits on this site. I beleive Pedersen tried not allowing anonymous posters but quickly revesred course probably because the visits dropped by a good margin.


Anonymous said...

It is going to be a lot of fun again this year with such a dynamic player in Carter playing all over the field. Right guard is one of areas we need to shore up. And then look out!

Can’t wait to spank Edmonchuck and Cowtown again this year. Very enjoyable to say the least. But in 2018 they will be eating Rider dust from the start all the way to the Grey cup. Rider Pick 6’s and interceptions galore! Is it June yet?
Bart

Anonymous said...

I first came about this blog I'm guessing 2007 or 2008? There have been a lot of changes however the core remains. I think what made this blog unique and gain traction was first and foremost there had to be content. There was a period of time the comment section I can't state this clear enough it was akin to 1980s WHL hockey. There were no rules it was all fake nick names and nothing got done at work as the war of words would get so out of hand. It was like did he actually write that? WOW. those days are long gone and it's mild now for the better.

Anonymous said...

I would suggest that the receiver catching the higher percentage is probably running better routes, whereas the lower percentage receiver is most likely running poor routes and not where the QB expects him to be.

Anonymous said...

By being 10th in the league has nothing to do with spreading the ball around. Carter had 120 balls thrown his way, Zylstra 132, less than 1 more per game. And Carter played defence 3 games so he averaged more attempts than Zylstra on a game by game basis. So whether the Riders are spreading the ball around, Carter is still getting the ball thrown to him about the same as Zylstra. But Zylstra is CATCHING it. Thus the 600+ more yards of offence. Your argument is illogical. They are "spreading" the ball to Carter as often as Eskimos did to Zylstra who's production is 1.62 times Duron's on basically the same amount of opportunities. Also the 10th leading receiver, Carter, ranked 20th in YAC yards. Zylstra ranked 2nd in YAC yards. So after Carter actually CAUGHT the ball, he dropped another 10 spots in the rankings as far as actually DOING something with it. Who does Carter rank with - BJ Cunningham in Mtl who had 69 catches on 120 throws, almost identical to Duron who had 73 catches on 120 throws. But Cunningham also had 85 more yards than Carter on 4 less catches. He contributed more offence on less catches & the same # of throws. But keep the spin going. You're really stretching for ways to convince yourself that he is what you think he is. You're welcome to take your 5th ranked passing attack but the 1st ranked passing attack beat you in MOSAIC at season end to send you on your way East, where the 2nd ranked passing attack sent you back home in the final. Oh well, there's always THIS year. I'm pretty sure that's the Rider motto.

Anonymous said...

Without the anonymous comments, I for one wouldn't be on here.
Other than Rod's slanted columns most of the postings on here can be found elsewhere. So why come here if all of the comments are Rah, Rah Riders and 'In Jones we trust'?

Was Me Who said...

So what makes Clay Paget think his amateur punditry is any better that the thousands of us anonymous bums that post here. If Clay was a former CFL or Rider player, or pro scout, or play-by-play man or a Rhode Scholar etc, then it may be worth giving his comments more weight than it would otherwise have. Just saying ..

Anonymous said...

Nobody here said he is/was the best. Just "the most talented" which would refer to his potential. Big difference.
LF

Anonymous said...

Sure hope you feel better now Mr. Eskimo! You forgot one thing, DC will be here, your guy won't - good for him!

Anonymous said...

Carter was the 10th best receiver in the CFL last year.

Numbers don't lie.

Anonymous said...

The best is when Rod finally got rid of Obama. Things were really getting out of hand with his crap around.

Anonymous said...

It’s sad how some people are that stubborn that they will deliberately cheer against people like Duron, Jones etc just so they can be proven right. Complete garbage.

Anonymous said...

Sure hope you feel better now Mr. Eskimo! You forgot one thing, DC will be here, your guy won't - good for him!

Anonymous said...

Please don't use your full name on when you post something. Because now people can use 411 to find out if you have a listed telephone number. You wouldn't like phone calls in the middle of the night. With the address someone could pull a Paul Mcallum on your front step. All this before they check out social media where they could find your smiling face and info on you possibly where you work. Do think it's smart to be that visible in this day and age.

Rider Woman Prider said...

Come on you guys. Have you not heard of inside receivers and outside receivers? Or Slotbacks and Wide Outs? A slotbacks route is shorter and inside and closer to the QB and 99 percent of the time is a higher percentage play. Where as the Wide Out is much farther away from the QB and the throw to the outside and down the field is a far lower percentage play.
Zylstra play’d Slotback on the EE and Carter played Wide Out.
Good routes bad routes or Zylstra can catch better is all mute. You don’t compare the 2 receiving positions. Just like you don’t compare a Full back to a Running back. Even I know that. The rest of what is being said here comparing the two is absurd.

Rider Woman Prider said...

10th Best receiver that played 2 games at the Corner Boundary position on defence. Plus Duron Carter also took punt returns here and there. As I stated earlier anyone trying to compare Duron to someone else ion a different team at a different receiving position. Just proves to me that our Competing teams may for certain have loyal and proud fans (which is great) As one thing we all agree on is that we love the CFL. Yet many CFL fans both East and West of SK need to become more knowledgeable. If your going to try to use stats as your weapon of choice. Stop! It’s really doing the opposite of what you were hoping. It’s not making you look smart at all. Use players who play the same position. Also use the same amount of playing time. Don’t be putting 18 games against 15 games and so on.

Clay Paget said...

Was me who. You are entitled to your opinion as am I
I assume you are not a Rider supporter like most of us.
Clay Paget

Anonymous said...

Not true Rider Woman. If you read Derek Taylor, the TSN stats guy, you got things wrong.Though players get switched all over the field, Zylstra, in fact, played field wideout most. He did a special on this mentioming that the OC's have started to go to the wideouts more & used Zylstra & Ellingson as examples of this. The boundary SB, the most popular target in recent years, in Edmonton is Bowman. Lastlty, do a little math yourself. Take Carter & Zylstra"s (or any receiver's) yards, subtract their YAC yards & then divide their # of catches. You now have the average distance the ball is in the air before it's caught. On average Carter gets far more shorter throws than Zylstra. On cfl.ca, the in depth stats are on a pdf file. Carter & Zylstra got about the same # of deep balls which are low %. Carter happened to be the Worst of all receivers & Zylstra the best. I don't dislike Carter. He has talent. But it's disrespectful to the great teceivers in the league to constantly bring up this nonsense about him being the most "talented'. If you're a receiver you display that talent by catching the ball. Roosevelt is a better receiver than Duron, yet nobody talks about him since Carter arrived. No wonder Grant wanted a piece of him last year. As for his other duties, if the HC wants to use Carter rather than Christion Jones that's fine or use him as a DB, find also. But just because he played there dorsn't mean he would be a good regular so we can talk about that should that ever come about.

Anonymous said...

Clay Paget: Do you know how ridiculous you sound??? and don't assume, because as the saying goes, you make an ass of yourself.

Anonymous said...

So Collaros has a 430,000 dollar contract with 225,000 of it up front and he has no playing incentives in this deal, it's also a one year deal. You guys are bragging this deal is good? He takes the money whether he plays well or not and gone after a year with a smile...remember this deal is after having 12 losses in a row with 8 Td's and 7 int's last season.

Anonymous said...

To Clay Paget;

When someone posts something about the Riders that you view as negative you immediately say they're from out of province. Here's a wake up call, "some of us Rider fans are realistic."

Reality.