Riders agree to terms with DB A.J. Jefferson

Saskatchewan has agreed to terms on a contract with defensive back A.J. Jefferson, per sources.

The 29-year-old was released by the Redblacks after Ottawa’s Week 3 loss to Toronto. He played two games for them this season making four tackles.

The Fresno State product began his CFL career with Toronto and played two years with the Argos in 2015 and 2016. In 30 games he made 91 tackles and six interceptions, returning one for a touchdown.

Before coming to the CFL, Jefferson played four seasons in the NFL, split between the Arizona Cardinals and Minnesota Vikings. He made 109 tackles, knocked down 19 passes and intercepted two passes in 43 games.

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Justin Dunk was a five-year starter at quarterback for the University of Guelph. He covers the league for Sportsnet and 3DownNation.
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98 Comments on Riders agree to terms with DB A.J. Jefferson

  1. Hors E Power // July 17, 2017 at 4:37 pm //

    What a shocker that the Saskatchewan Hand me Downs would sign him

    As predicted by me previously BTW

    • Look who commented first. Go figure. Horses ass.
      Maybe you should be more focused on finding some D linemen right now Horsie. Just saying. Sounds like you guys could use a few hand me downs right about now.

  2. Darryl Schmidt // July 17, 2017 at 4:43 pm //

    Is that like Ottawa signing riders hand me downs what is his name Roosevelt.

  3. A good add but, yes, no shocker.

  4. he will help the riders defensive backfield

  5. horsepower i thouhgt you said ryan phillips would sign with the riders wrong

    • Hors E Power // July 17, 2017 at 5:36 pm //

      and jefferson. I predicted both..seasons still young. Phillips could sign yet

  6. Saskhunter // July 17, 2017 at 5:34 pm //

    NO shocker as players like playing for Canada’s Team. Could be good depth.

    • Hors E Power // July 17, 2017 at 6:42 pm //

      Henry Burris sure didn’t

      • Mmmbacon // July 17, 2017 at 7:34 pm //

        no, he just didnt like being told hed actually have to earn the starting spot. not that he wouldnt have had it anyways but his bra wearing ego didnt like being told that.

        • Hors E Power // July 17, 2017 at 8:23 pm //

          Lol “bra wearing ego” that is a comment only a very jealous and bitter rider fan would have.

          • Mmmbacon // July 18, 2017 at 10:44 am //

            hes retired. who cares? Sounds like youre bitter. you keep bringing him up lol you have many times mentioned Burris’ departure from Regina without mentioning the FACT that he left because he was butthurt that he wasnt named starter in the offseason. any football player who holds his team up for a commitment like that should expect to be treated like a 5 year old. No doubt that the stampeders would welcome him. this is the same team that took our hand me down, Jerome ” I will rip your face off in the endzone after the play” Messam

        • Hors E Power // July 18, 2017 at 9:56 pm //

          yeah how dare an allstar QB that almost took you to the cup (save for a future manure engulfed field goal kicker) expect to be granted starter status!

    • White Horse // July 17, 2017 at 8:38 pm //

      WHO IS CANADA’S TEAM? Never heard of such a stupid remark. Do you realize you are insulting eight other teams in the CFL? Idiot!

  7. Riders13 // July 17, 2017 at 5:45 pm //

    Well, I’m not that enthused with this signing. Jefferson is 29 years old while Rodgers is 25 and Lyles is 22. Both of these young guys have played pretty decent and I’m willing to weather a few breakdowns to allow them to gain experience and continue to grow. Jeffereson isn’t going to bump Gainey (27) and Johnson, despite his age has probably been the Riders’ most consistent DB. Unless Jefferson can play safety, and is Cdn, I can’t see the reason to sign him unless it’s a depth signing. They need to stick with the younger guys!!

  8. Hors E Power // July 17, 2017 at 6:07 pm //

    Another DV offender is welcomed to the haven known as Mosaic

    • GnarlyRider // July 17, 2017 at 6:14 pm //

      Same could be said about the Argos and RedBlacks then…

      • Hors E Power // July 17, 2017 at 6:25 pm //

        Yes except the riders do this over and over. In fact I’d say Jones has a preference

        • Mmmbacon // July 17, 2017 at 7:37 pm //

          except for jones turfing Cox but we know you dont let facts stand in the way of a good story there hors Es ass

        • What a jackass. You and the Calgary bandwagon fan are all the same. Done know your face from your ass

  9. and under what grounds is he a DV offender?

    • Hors E Power // July 17, 2017 at 6:22 pm //

      when he was with the Minnesota viking he was charges with strangling hos girlfriend

  10. More Sh*t out of horsie’s mouth. Doesn’t matter much, he has no valid information on mostly all he says.

  11. Hors E Power // July 17, 2017 at 6:23 pm //

    when he was with the Minnesota viking he was charges with strangling his girlfriend

  12. Hors E Power // July 17, 2017 at 6:49 pm //

    What happened to those newly founded principals and concern over his daughters Jones had when he so nobly cut Cox???

    • Why is important only now? I don’t recall any frantic protestation from you when he was a REDBLACK?

      • Hors E Power // July 17, 2017 at 7:49 pm //

        Again as I try to explain to rider fans the Redblacks don’t have the same history nor do they have a cheating reputation

    • White Horse // July 17, 2017 at 8:45 pm //

      Jones proves once again that he is desperate.

      • Hors E Power // July 18, 2017 at 12:08 am //

        Desperate in is professional life and his love life

        • truenorthern // July 18, 2017 at 11:12 am //

          Hors – Why the personal attacks on Jones?? What is your deal? Individuals with a negative history of some kind still are able to work for a living. Jones has brought in no more or less than any other franchise. What is your personal issue with Chris Jones?

  13. Greenland // July 17, 2017 at 8:00 pm //


  14. BleedzGreen // July 17, 2017 at 8:18 pm //

    Good pick up. Hope the change in scenery agrees with him, and improves his game.

    • Hors E Power // July 17, 2017 at 8:25 pm //

      “Change if scenary”???? He just signed with Ottawa.

      • BleedzGreen // July 17, 2017 at 9:26 pm //

        34 comments at this point and 50% are yours. Obsessed much troll?

        • Hors E Power // July 17, 2017 at 9:41 pm //

          what do you care?

          • Looks like my comment is getting deleted.. too bad, atleast horsie got to see if before it does. CFL fans a like can’t stand this peice of crap. But yet he gets to continue his childish antics. Good job 3Downnation. Just goes to show the true colours of the people running the site as well.

  15. Hors E Power // July 17, 2017 at 8:40 pm //

    I hope the riders charter in Saturday afternoon and charter out right after the game. The thought of these guys spending a Friday night and possibly Saturday night makes me cringe. That’s not to say they are all bad but a lot are it would seem.

    • Riders13 // July 17, 2017 at 10:48 pm //

      You know stumpy 5% of the time you actually post something that makes sense and the other 95% of the time you’re just a jackass. A simple story about a player who signs with the Riders and you feel the need to smear both the Player and the Riders. You profess to love the CFL yet instead of being an ambassador for the game you continue to act like a clown. Any new fan who comes to this site to look for intelligent commentary or opinions will read your crap and inevitably be turned off. For the love of the game grow up.

      • Hors E Power // July 17, 2017 at 11:01 pm //

        I do love the CFL. I generate interest!
        And I hate Chris Jones

        • Riders13 // July 17, 2017 at 11:09 pm //

          No dude you annoy and drive people away. You have some occasional good insight and analysis that I like to read and the rest of the time it’s pure crap. You are an embarrassment to yourself, the Stamps, other Stampeder fans and the CFL. Let it go and contribute some of the commentary that others like to read. Right now you’re far worse than Jones.

          • Hors E Power // July 18, 2017 at 12:21 am //

            Have a good night Riders13

          • BleedzGreen // July 18, 2017 at 12:56 am //

            Aww, the little troll all tuckered out… You’ve had another busy day haven’t you little man?

          • Hors E Power // July 18, 2017 at 12:22 am //

            OK Jamal. Thanks I’ll look into it

          • Riders13 // July 18, 2017 at 12:40 am //

            You too stumpy!

          • Riders13 you are absolutely right. He’s ruining this forum… Its honestly getting tiring. I don’t even want open this site any more. Because I already know its going to be useless ramblings from a sad 44 year old man. Its really, really sad..

        • truenorthern // July 18, 2017 at 11:15 am //

          Why do you hate Chris Jones? What has he done that Wally, Huf, Don, Belichick have not done?? Do you know him? have you ever met him? Why is this so personal?

          • Hors E Power // July 18, 2017 at 11:58 am //

            well.. They haven’t been fined for the offenses Jones has. They don’t through the organization under the bus like Jones does. They haven’t committed treason. They don’t display unsportsmanlike conduct everygame……should I go on?

          • You want to talk about unsportsmanlike conduct? Maybe we should look at Messam. He tried to Rip Cox’s head off. That’s really fair! Oh wait but he didn’t do anything wrong in horsie land, right?

    • Darryl Schmidt // July 19, 2017 at 10:30 pm //

      Your such a dumb ass the more rider fans that show up in calgary for the game the more your city makes. Which your city needs right now.9

  16. according to the riders website, they have not announced this signing yet, so may be just a rumour.

  17. ps the riders don,t like staying over in Calgary either, maybe from the smell of horse crap fro either the stampede or horsepowers mouth.

  18. Change doctors horsie. your current one isn’t helping you much.

  19. Another vet added to the Rider stable. Should be a big help now and as the season progresses. One bad-tough game does not dictate a career.

  20. Horsie needs a little time, with perspective, then he will very happily come to terms with the TSN ratings actual fact that the Riders are truly Canada’s team.

    • Hors E Power // July 18, 2017 at 12:46 pm //

      Having the highest ratings just means more riders fans are interested in watching. The difference between the highest and lowest ratings are only 250,000 or so. This is hardly staggering and doesn’t suggest a Canadian following like a Bluejays world series or a Canadian team in the Stanley Cup Final would.

      • Lol Its only a cities worth of extra fans viewing. Thats not a lot at all! What a joke! Hahaha But yet you can’t even sell out a stadium or get your fans viewing while your on this “historic dominance of the league”. Jealous much?

        • Hors E Power // July 18, 2017 at 3:52 pm //

          a city?
          Vancouver 2.5 million
          Calgary 1,400.000
          Edmonton 1,300,000
          Winnipeg 775,000
          Toronto 5,500,000
          Ottawa 1,300,000
          Hamilton 750,000
          Montreal 4,000,000

          So I don’t know by what comparison you are calling 250,000 a city??? Unless its some really little hole somewhere

          • You really have no idea eh? Maybe it’s time for you to go back to school. The definition of a city is area that has more than 100,000 people with the urban centre of atleast 50,000. Give your head a shake pal. Wrong again. Seems to be quite a common occurance.

        • Hors E Power // July 18, 2017 at 11:44 pm //

          lol once again the point and nuance of what I say fly’s right over your head.
          But it you want to keep this string of comments literal and factual fine.
          A definition of a city vary’s from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. I would say the 100,000 would be on the high end. In Alberta the threshold is actually 10,000. There are many other factors than just population however

          • No, you questioning 250,000 people as not a city because of your blind hatred is just stupid. So I had to get those useless thoughts out of your head and actually get you to use some facts. Its crazy how you can actually research and give us some valid points. Good on you man

  21. Hors E Power // July 18, 2017 at 1:19 pm //

    Who’s coming to the game Saturday?

  22. Joffrey Reynolds is another Calgary thug. Google his charges. But Horsie will find ways to defend him. You’re a joke Horsie! You probably go to games alone LOL like the loser troll you are. Who’s going to the game? A couple people from Calgary with free tix and the rest Riders fans to sit in decrepit sh*thole McMahon

    • Hors E Power // July 18, 2017 at 3:44 pm //

      All occured after his career with the stamps.

      • HeatherinCalgary // July 18, 2017 at 3:53 pm //

        Yeah let’s just laugh off beating women eh HorsePi$$? You and the Stamps organization have the shadiest players in the league. The players are greaseballs when they go out, that’s a well known fact in Calgary. It’s no surprise you laugh this off, I mean as long as he’s the teams all time rusher then you’re all good with beating women. I hope someone beats you one day you sad pathetic man.

        • He is a peice of work Heather, he really is. He just said he has no problem with Cornish mooning the fans(including the kids in the stands). Of course if it was anyone elses teams doing it to him. He would have them banished for the season.

        • Hors E Power // July 18, 2017 at 4:15 pm //

          Whatever you say Heather
          Last time you commented you were living in Vancouver.
          You must have moved to Calgary for all recent job opportunities.

        • Hors E Power // July 18, 2017 at 4:18 pm //

          you are so right it’s a well known fact. Because there are countless articles and weekly incidences of it occurring.
          Come on Heather. if you are going to make stuff up at least make harder to debunk than that!!

          • HeatherinCalgary // July 18, 2017 at 4:25 pm //

            Hey idiot there is more than one Heather in the world. I have lived in Calgary my whole life and can say to everyone on here that you are an utter embarrassment not only to yourself and your family, but you also makes calgarians seems like total rubes. What’s to debunk about Reynolds? He broke into his girlfriends apartment and assaulted her. End of story. But here you are, an unemployed bum talking about jobs in Calgary vs Vancouver? You’re delusional pal. And you still don’t realize how you’ve offended every woman on this site by defending Reynolds. You make me, and it appears many other absolutely sick.

          • Get that loser Heather!!! Get him good.

        • Hors E Power // July 18, 2017 at 5:32 pm //

          Have a nice day Heather

          • Truth hurt much? Its your typical response once you get put in your place. And my did she ever do a good job of it.

        • White Horse // July 18, 2017 at 8:57 pm //

          Heather it is obvious you don’t know anything about football. You are likely a guy and you live in Saskatchewan. Can we talk football please?

    • White Horse // July 18, 2017 at 9:05 pm //

      Hey Jerry…crawl back under your mushroom buddy. Let’s talk football or are you strictly loser dribble?

  23. BleedzGreen // July 18, 2017 at 6:05 pm //

    No, that’s his STOCK RESPONSE once he satisfied that he’s thoroughly pi$$ed someone off.

    That’s what it’s all about, right troll?

  24. White Horse // July 18, 2017 at 8:17 pm //

    Heather, RobE, Bleeds Green, you are a collection of losers. Crawl back under your rock. JoffRey after football has nothing to do with the Stamps. Let it go goobers!

  25. So much for intelligent conversation about football. The comment section looks like immature high school students bashing each other. Even as a relatively new fan of the CFL, this is quite embarrassing.

  26. HeatherinCalgary // July 19, 2017 at 11:33 am //

    Actually you are the loser with six aliases. I’m stating my opinions here just like your dumba$$ does all day. Go cry into your sippy cup.

  27. White horse, horsie, whatever you want to call yourself. WE aren’t the ones that starting spewing useless hate against an entire organization and fans. We are simply trying to defend ourselves. Simple as that.

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