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Friday, February 15, 2019

RIDERS SIGN ARCENEAUX, ROOSEVELT, LAUTHER



The Saskatchewan Roughriders have signed international free-agent receiver Emmanuel Arceneaux to a one-year contract.

Arceneaux (6’2 – 210) has signed with the Riders after eight CFL seasons with the B.C. Lions.

Through 129 career regular-season games, Arceneaux has registered 556 receptions for 8,169 yards and 55 touchdowns. He has surpassed the 1,000-yard mark four times (2010, 15-17) including a career-high 1,566 yards in 2016.

Last season, the 31-year-old Alcorn State product had 32 catches for 553 yards and one touchdown in nine regular-season games.

Arceneaux was named a CFL All-Star in 2015 and 2016, and a West Division All-Star in 2015, 2016 and 2017.

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The Saskatchewan Roughriders have re-signed international receiver Naaman Roosevelt to a one-year contract.

Roosevelt (6’1 – 195) will remain with the Riders after spending the previous four seasons with the Green and White.

Last season, the 31-year-old Buffalo native registered 48 receptions for 570 yards and four touchdowns in 14 regular-season appearances. He added seven receptions for 79 yards in the Western Semi-Final.

Through four CFL seasons with the Riders, Roosevelt has totaled 224 catches for 3,188 yards and 19 touchdowns. He surpassed the 1,000-yard mark during the 2016 and 2017 seasons.

Roosevelt was named a West Division All-Star in 2017 and nominated as the Riders’ Most Outstanding Player in 2016.

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The Saskatchewan Roughriders have signed national kicker Brett Lauther to a one-year contract extension, keeping him with the club through 2020.

Lauther (6’1 – 195) spent 2018 with the Riders after signing with the team last March.

The 28-year-old Saint Mary’s product connected on 54 of 60 field-goal attempts (90%) including a 56-yard long. The 90% success rate was the second-best in franchise history and the 56-yarder is the seventh-longest successful kick.

Lauther had two games going a perfect 6-for-6 and another two connecting on all five field-goal attempts.

At the end of the season Lauther was selected as a West Division All-Star. He was also named the Riders’ 2018 Most Outstanding Special-Teams Player and Most Outstanding Canadian.

(Roughriders PR)

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a significant injury though, that’s not good if he can’t be available for 1/2 the season, and who know how he will heal ?//?

Anonymous said...

Wow! Reminds one of the Geroy Simon signing back in 2013.

Anonymous said...

Why sign a receiver who is recovering from a torn ACL and may not even play till mid season at best?

Anonymous said...

EVERYONE! EVERYONE! WE HAVE A BONOFIDE QB RIGHT UNDER OUR BIG NOSES. HIS NAME IS NICK MARSHALL.

Helix said...

He’s worth the gamble. Hell of a receiver.

Glenn said...

3 great signings, EA is a player, Naaman is the heart of the receiving corps and Lauther is clutch.

Randolph Charles said...

I agree Glenn, three super signings. I have always admired Manny, Naaman is an all-star, and Brett has moved into the top ranks of kickers. Kudos to the management for these signings.

Anonymous said...

The CFL and its fanbase has to extremely concerned with all these one year player contracts poping up all over the place. Not good. I'll give you my reasons l8tr.

Rocky O'Dai

Anonymous said...

Unless the CFL guarantees contracts for players with the new CBA, there is no sense signing for more than a year. If Reilly, for instance, didn't cut it this year, the last 3 years of the contract mean nothing. Any player can be cut with no real consequences. They need to put gusrantees in place with buyout options which count against the Cap. That way there is a price to pay for bad decisions & players will take less for longer terms.

Anonymous said...

PS
My reasons l8tr when the new CFL - CBA is signed sealed delivered.