Riders kicker Tyler Crapigna added to six-game injured list

Saskatchewan kicker Tyler Crapigna has been put on the six-game injured list.

The 24-year-old suffered a lower body injury against Toronto. However, it’s unlikely he’ll need the full half dozen weeks to heal.

Crapigna, a fifth round selection in 2014, has been having a strong season, making 13-of-15 three point attempts while hitting all 13 convert tries.

He was originally acquired by the Roughriders at the trade deadline in October 2015 in exchange for Canadian running back Jerome Messam. Since then Crapigna has played in 24 games, knocking through 53-of-61 field goals (86.9 per cent) with a long of 53 yards and 40-of-44 extra points.

Second-year Canuck kicker Quinn Van Gylswyk will take Crapigna’s place. He played in one game and connected on 1-of-3 field goals – a 54-yarder – on August 13 against Calgary last season as a rookie. Van Gylswyk was selected in the third round, 26th overall by Saskatchewan in the 2016 CFL draft.

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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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15 Comments on Riders kicker Tyler Crapigna added to six-game injured list

  1. Van Gylswyk shows a lot of promise, here’s his shot. Hopefully Crapigna is not hurt seriously. It’s nice to have some depth at this position.

  2. Hors E Power // August 1, 2017 at 9:44 pm //

    Hopefully he can recover. Good young kicker if he can get over his mental block

    • Fg missed by Crapigna/Paredes 2/2 Xp missed 0/3.

      Seems that Paredes should be worried about his mental block!

      • Hors E Power // August 1, 2017 at 11:05 pm //

        Keith. Parades has made something like 9 in a row now!.He’s figured out his early season rust

        • Your point? Crapigna has missed no xp’s this season and no field goals in the last three

          • Hors E Power // August 1, 2017 at 11:20 pm //

            MY POINT wasn’t missing field goals it’s missed CLUTCH field goals.
            Please read my comments more carefully in the future so I don’t have to repeat myself unnecessarily. 🙂

        • Horse…I’m off the diesel and into the liquor today…but I don’t see where you mentioned “clutch” field goals prior to your last ?

      • George Porge // August 2, 2017 at 9:08 am //

        Parades had the same kind of issue last season, and early this season it seemed like Parades couldn’t make any FG’s longer than 30 yards.

        Last couple games he made at least two that were longer than 45 and hasn’t missed any of either in the past couple of games, so here’s hoping that his mental block is done with (at least for this season).

        As for Crapigna – I hope the former backup to Parades heals up soon. I always thought he was a decent kicker the few times I saw him in action.

  3. Play nice kids. My question is if he’s likely not going to miss 6 games, why put him on the six game list? Is this not the second time they have done that this year? You are only allowed to bring a guy off the six game list early twice in one year aren’t you?

    • George Porge // August 2, 2017 at 9:11 am //

      Six-game doesn’t count against the salary cap. One-game does. SSK has to manage the cap pretty closely these next couple of seasons, as they’ve sold the farm on some of their players (though they did save on the QB position).

      • Hors E Power // August 2, 2017 at 12:05 pm //

        Saved on QB position yes but what about next year> If they make a play for Franklin something will have to give

  4. White Horse // August 2, 2017 at 4:24 pm //

    There is a lot said about Franklin. What has he done? Really, he is a very good back-up with potential. Why would a GM open up the team wallet for this guy? He needs some playing time behind Reilly so he can show who he is. Look what a disaster Argos did to get Willy who showed small tidbits only. Franklin is nobody at this point.

    • Hors E Power // August 2, 2017 at 6:27 pm //

      Agreed whitehorse
      But Jones doesn’t use the sort of rational though you do. Jones is already over paying a few guys and has more that a chubby gut when it comes to Franklin

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