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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

DAY 3 TRAINING CAMP NOTES


Some Notes From Day 3 of Rider Training Camp

- Tuesday's Day 3 of 2018 Saskatchewan Roughriders Training Camp moved over to SMF Field, home of the Saskatoon Hilltops. Again, sunny skies and 26 degrees Celsius greeted Canada's Team.

- Just prior to the workout the Roughriders announced they've released DT Nick James and CB John Ojo. Head Coach & GM Chris Jones said they’re “physically not ready” for training camp.

- The Riders also announced the retirement of centre Jeremy Zver, a Regina Rams product. Zver's agent told me the player has decided to move on from football. Jones said Zver was having an “okay camp, but not a great camp".

- The team also activated veteran Canadian DT Eddie Steele. He promptly lined up with the 1s.

- The star of the day was quarterback David Watford, who unfurled a barrage of accurate, deep passes.

- It was another day in pads, and two former Calgary teammates hooked up for the most thunderous collision of camp so far. Defensive lineman Charleston Hughes demolished tailback Jerome Messam on a run play.

"See the thing is, Charleston, man, I thought we were better than that!" Messam huffed after the practice. "I'm older, trying to save my legs, so I'm not trying to burst 30 yards. I pulled up a little bit and he gave me a good pop. I owe him one."

- Duron Carter took plenty of reps at corner, lining up primarily against Caleb Holley and Rob Bagg. He wasn't beaten much, if at all.

- The Riders visit the Edmonton Eskimos Sunday at 5:00 pm (TSN, 620 CKRM Rider Radio Network) and Jones said he'll announce his quarterback rotation for the game later in the week. He said to expect a lot of #3, #4 and #5 at that position, meaning we won't see much of Zach Collaros or Brandon Bridge (if at all).

RP
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5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Duron Carter = all world football superstar. Sask, never let him get away. Thats all i got to say about that.

Anonymous said...

Should be good ratings for TSN for the June 1 game when Johnny Football takes the field against the Champs!

Anonymous said...

Meanwhile in Real team news Canada's Real team the 2018 Edmonton Eskimos continued their 2 a days at 830 am in what many believe will end in the 2018 Grey Cup Championship at home in Commonweath in front of the worlds greatest home town fans,

Anonymous said...

Looking at the same result with Eskimos this year as the oilers..well not much..go riders Canada's team..

Daryl Pratt said...

Hahaha you Edmonton fans always living in some sort of hazy cloud filled dream world with statements like the one you made and the whole “City of Champions” thing. When you’re team can help fill pretty much any stadium in the CFL, you can take that title, until then, like Rod said to BoLevi “Shut your mouth”