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Thursday, May 9, 2019

RIDERS SIGN ELIMIMIAN

REGINA - Veteran linebacker Solomon Elimimian has a new home.

The six-foot-two, 225-pound Elimimian signed with the Saskatchewan Roughriders on Thursday. Elimimian spent his first nine CFL seasons with the B.C. Lions.

Elimimian has enjoyed a decorated CFL career thus far. He was the league's top rookie in 2010 and twice been named its outstanding defensive player (2014, '16). But in 2014 the 32-year-old became the first defensive player in the modern era to be named the CFL's top player.

The linebacker has been a CFL all-star four times, and in 2011 he helped B.C. win a Grey Cup title.

Elimimian, 32, has appeared in 118 career games, registering 745 tackles, eight interceptions and eight forced fumbles. He has recorded 100 or more tackles three times, including a CFL-record 144 in 2017.

(Canadian Press)

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Stay healthy dude 👍👍

3RD and 1 said...

Killa! Great signing Jeremy. I'm praying they put Solomon in the middle where he belongs.
We've signed some incredible talent this year on the defence. Still wish my man Willie Jefferson wouldn't have turned coat.
I mean the dude was adored here both on and off the field. I bet he plays his 1 year in the Peg then looks to come back. Just because
He was so emmeresed in other things off the field.
I'm stoked to have Solomon turn from Orange to Green. Exactly like some of the Ling Cod do down deep in the Pacific.
Alimimiun said his mad respect for several players on the Riders defence. Combined with wondering what it would be like to play for such a great fan base. Solomon put the 2 together as well as he could see what Jeremey wants to do in SK and the Sole man wants to be a part!

Anonymous said...

Is it true the Rider dressing room has been refitted with rocking chairs? To be fair, Elimimian @ 32 is far from the oldest Rider out there. But there has to be some concern. If O'Day is trying to recreate 2013 he may have to reconsider. Durant was 31 & so is Collaros & that's about all they have in common. They had 1 other guy over 30 on that offence while we have 3 receivers, 2 RB's & 4 on OL over 30. That 2013 club was a veteran club but a lot of guys had experience & were still relatively young. LaBatte was 27 but a 6 year veteran. I don't recall having any 35 year olds on defence either. This has the look of the Kavis Reed formula for success who had been collecting old guys for a few years now.

Anonymous said...

I hope he can play quarterback.

CMP said...

Great signing. If he still can play as a 29 year old, which he can.
We needed to shut down the other teams run game. Send lots of blitz’s.

HOWEVER MY BIGGEST CONCERN IS THAT THE OWNERSHIPS OF THE 9 CLUBS HAVE TO BITE THE BULLET & GET THE AGREEMENT COMPLETED NOW. WHO IN HELL SUFFERS THE MOST, THE FANS & IF THERE IS A STRIKE WE EXPECT
TICKET REFUNDS. WHY ALL THIS DELAY ON THE OWNERS PART? OWNERS, INCLUDING MR. REYNOLDS & THE BOYS BETTER
GET WITH IT.
YOU CANNOT EXPECT THE PLAYERS TO THINK THEY ARE PLAYING AS THEY DID YEAR’S AGO.
THE OWNERS WILL SUFFER THE MOST AS WILL THE FAN’S.
TELL THE COMMISSIONER TO STAY HOME & FORGET ABOUT THIS EUROPEAN CRAP .
CMP. REGINA

Randolph Charles said...

Great signing, the shot in the arm the LB corps needs. That's what BC gets when you throw the Brinks truck at a quarterback. You can't keep them all.

We wound up getting the two best veterans off the BC roster in Manny and Sol. Not worried about age at all.

3RD and 1 said...

Why? Collaros play’d just fine. He was instrumental in a 12 win season. Were you not watching?
Why not say I hope he can protect the QB. Then it might sound like you were paying attention.

3RD and 1 said...

I think some people just need to watch and see what happens. If Hamilton would have signed him. Then the bitcoin would be O’Day can’t signnanybody.
This fan base is beyond fickle.

Anonymous said...

This has the look of a Taman build. Team got old fast.

Anonymous said...

Find another team in the annals of CFL lore that won 12 games with a QB collective that had a 11:18 TD to Int ratio. The wins had very little to do with Collaros & a whole lot to do with the defence. A record tying contribution from the defence which scored more TD's than the QB is unlikely to happen again. The BC team who set the record was also 12-6 before coming back to earth the following year. Full credit to Jones for getting 12 wins out of that team but you don't just replace him & expect to get the same results. But you're right. If Hamilton signed him that would be the story line. Let's not forget that we didn't want our QB's back. It takes more than a nice stadium to get a premium guy. Reilly wants to win championships so he picked BC. Mitchell stated he couldn't see himself in "that" offence. If that isn't enough why were we still chasing Lulay after Collaros signed? He wasn't coming to Regina to back up if he still wanted to play. It's beyond obvious, right or wrong, that Collaros wasn't the top choice here so does management seriously think his win/loss record was his doing? NO.

Helix said...

Football is a team sport and both sides of the ball contributed to the 12 win season. Collaros was saddled with rookie receivers. Jones put the best receiver (Carter)on defence...WTF? And Roosevelt had concussion issues. Yes the offence still ranked near or at the bottom of the league and the defence near or at the top. But when it mattered in the playoffs Winnipeg ran it right down the Rider defence's throat to win the game. Season over.

Anonymous said...

Sure Helix but that doesn't make Collaros a good QB. Mitchell lost all 4 of his starting receivers plus Jackson who was tearing up the league rushing at the time & still kept scoring touchdowns. We were the worst team in the league getting TD's when starting in our own end & had one of the best average starting points in our end thanks to special teams, meaning Zach had shorter fields to work with than, say, Reilly whose team's lousy special teams made them start deeper than anyone else yet the Eskimos scored over 20% of the time when starting in their own end & the Riders 7%. Lots of drives ending in punts & long FG attempts. Way behind everyone on offensive TD's & that included one TD on a one yard march when our DB was tackled on the one on an interception. Zach has to pick it up. Pretty much all the same receivers coming back except Watson & Arcenaux. No excuses this year, should be none for last year either - 9 TD's, 14 Int's is bad in any book. You may be okay with Zach but I expect a lot more.

Helix said...

Good points. I also expect much more from Zach this year. I also expect to see some sort of qb development which hasn't existed in Ridedrville for a very long time. Rookie qb's either flame out spectacularly, get traded, or get cut without ever getting a game rep.

Anonymous said...

Right back at you Helix. None of the big 3 are up for grabs next year. Masoli is but I can't see him leaving Hamilton with Banks, Tasker & the group of receivers there. If Franklin or Jennings excel, why would they leave? If they don't why would we want them? I fully agree we need to develop our own & give them some meaningful reps. Otherwise our best bet is getting Nichols or Streveler. If Nichols doesn't get the Bombers to the Cup or if Streveler continues his upward trend he isn't going anywhere unless he tries his luck down south in which case Nichols may not be available. In a Grey Cup year, the QB situation has to be resolved. If Collaros struggles, good or bad receivers, we need to bite the bullet & get someone else in there or chance being stuck with him again next year. It could happen. Couldn't agree with you more.

Anonymous said...

Never mind the big 3, if they were developing someone from 3 years ago, they would be ready by now, get your a.. out of their heads and pick 1 and start developing a q.b. Then he might be ready when Collaros gets popped , get a great big guy like Reilly though, so he can take some punishment. Gogogo getter done

Anonymous said...

3rd and 1...take a look at Collaros stats last year and tell me they are fine, quite horrible to be truthful.