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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

RIDERS SIGN BOND, RELEASE MUAMBA


The Saskatchewan Roughriders have signed international free-agent offensive lineman Travis Bond.               
Bond (6’7 – 356) joins the Riders after spending his first two CFL seasons with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

The 27-year-old North Carolina product played 28 regular-season games at right guard for the Bombers through two seasons.  

He was named a West Division and CFL All-Star in 2016. 

  • The Riders also announced they have released national linebacker Henoc Muamba.


21 comments:

Anonymous said...

A sad shocker. Muamba was a great MLB for the Riders, and importantly stayed healthy. Will they go after Bear Woods?

Anonymous said...

hey Jeff Takacs from Calgary, aka Jeff Stamps or as we all call him, horsey. Riders will be taking no prisoners this year and looks like the stamps will finish in 3rd or 4th spot, hey Jeff T, now that we all know who you are.

Anonymous said...

^^^Hard to say who's worse your obsession with this horse or that troll.. give it up bud have a snickers

Dex said...

Roses are red,
Violets are blue.
Chris Jones has no idea
What he is supposed to do.

Anonymous said...

A lot of projections for where teams place but no one has an idea as you don't either...west is going to be tough from 1st to last so I wouldn't get to over yourself.

Anonymous said...

Tough to lose Muamba. A money decision. He'll land somewhere soon.

Anonymous said...

Riderville.com was just talking about focusing on nationals and then they let one of the most consistent Canadian linebackers go. Contracts don't mean anything anymore. We might see the first ever CFL strike next year.
LF

Anonymous said...

Toronto didn't even want to bring back Woods, and Popp is the one who brought him into Montreal and Toronto last year.

Why would the Riders want him???


Jones has proven he can find talent, I trust he'll find someone to play MLB.

Anonymous said...

Hey Anon #2 I guess that means the riders are a lock for 5th AGAIN

Anonymous said...

You guys cut every other gm down for releasing due to a bonus well guess what...your just the same. Differenfe here is Jones did this on a very ignorant way...waits until teams have used big money which you will all say smart move but your all about players being paid fairly...Well Jones left Muamba in a spot he may have to take less. Hope all the players are paying attention.

Anonymous said...

They better have a backup plan & no, that doesn't include Hurl or Francis. But signing Hurl just before the Muamba payment doesn't look good.

Anonymous said...

Riders better do something big at defensive tackle if hurl is going to start in the middle he can't stop the run.

Anonymous said...

They couldn't stop the run last year either best to my recollection. Hopefully find a stud in camp.

Tim said...

Like the Bond signing. HATE, the Muamba release.

Anonymous said...

Released Henoc Muamba????? He was a beast for us last year!! But I guess with all the age 30-something free agent signings and Zac Collaros' contract, we had to find some salary cap room somewhere. Having said that, HOW do we even have any salary cap room with all these high priced signings.......

Anonymous said...

Releasing Muamba was the right decision. Too much money tied up at that spot. My concern is, Jones and Murphy were the ones that signed the contract. They made their own bed.

I supported the economic decisions to release Dressler and Chick because they adopted the team and those insane contracts when they were hired. But when they are singing their own deals then getting rid of guys because of "bad contracts" the responsibility should look back at them.

Anonymous said...

Judge?

Anonymous said...

I know it's a money decision, but I thought Muamba was absolutely terrific against Wilder Jr. in the division final last year. Plus he's such a character guy. This off-season has seemed bizarre to me, what with all the releases and then one-year signings. I would like to see guaranteed contracts for the players. Maybe with a limited team buy-out option (like the NHL put in).
DM

Anonymous said...

Go back and watch some of last year's games. Muamba was no stud in the middle, not even close to being one.

CM said...

All the moves look good except for losing Muamba. If the stories are correct, he was to max out at $220K. So at most he was asked for a $45K/ $50K cut. (Evans paid $170K,and Muamba is more valuable than Evans. No comparable Cdn MLB's, there are other Cdn D tackles). Can't understand why you cant find that $ elsewhere. Cut Owens. Forget Hughes. If there is a$90K difference between Victor Butler and Hughes, couldn't they get Butler, pay him $100K even and use the $50K difference for Muamba? Heard Jonesy on the podcast saying he looks at the Patriots as a model. Well Belichek dumped Richard Seymour for a first. He keeps his key players Brady, Gronk, Nate Solder. He doesn't let a top performer walk for nothing. Unless his performance slips. Huf does the same thing. Got to respect Jonesy aggressiveness to get good players. But He doesn't seem like an organized GM, more of a shotgun, change things on the fly type of guy. Just seems really dumb to lose Muamba over $50K max. Hes one of your top 2 Cdns too. Figure a way to get him back. Your not better without him.

Anonymous said...

Bear Woods would be a player that would look good in the old green and white.