Defender Otha Foster on his way to join Riders

The Saskatchewan Roughriders are bringing back strong-side linebacker Otha Foster who has agreed to terms and is on his way to the Saskatchewan capital, per sources.

The 28-year-old attended training camp with the Ravens, but he was released among Baltimore’s final cuts.

Foster was the Riders Most Outstanding Defensive Player in 2016. He started all 18 games for Saskatchewan last season after signing as a free agent, registering 71 defensive tackles, four tackles for loss, three quarterback sacks, one interception and one forced fumble.

Riders general manager, head coach and defensive coordinator Chris Jones and Foster were together – winning a Grey Cup in 2015 – when the West Alabama product started his CFL career in Edmonton. Over 33 games with the Eskimos, Foster made 102 tackles, three sacks, two interceptions, two forced fumbles and scored two touchdowns. He’s viewed as one of the best SAM linebackers in the three-down game.

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93 Comments on Defender Otha Foster on his way to join Riders

  1. Huge signing!!! All we need now to complete this defense is Aaron Grymes.

    • white stallion in red // September 12, 2017 at 11:40 am //

      Complete?? That what everyone said a week ago. Since Jones had signed 2 huge name internationals. This is becoming a team a big stars… the Hollywood Roughriders. How’s their cap looking Mr Ambrosie.?

      • Another troll comment as per usual. Sounds like some green jealous rage is coursing through your veins now. These are difference makers on the defense. You butt hurt?

        • white stallion in red // September 12, 2017 at 11:49 am //

          Correct RobE.
          I am jealous of something. I’m jealous that every year Rider seasons ticket holders are given extra spending money at Christmas when they are credited for the unused playoff game. That is a luxury stamp fans never recongize.

          • The luxury the stamps fans get to go… But disappointed after the game is done. Another loss afterwards. Does this sound familiar? You regular season warriors lol

          • Wicked burn !!!!

            Send the Rider fans to the burn unit !!!!

        • white stallion in red // September 12, 2017 at 11:59 am //

          I suggest you look back at the most recent 2 playoff games at historic McMahon RobE. 🙂

          • Lets see here…
            2007-Sask win
            2009-Sask win
            2010-Sask win
            2012-Cal win
            2013-Sask win
            These are playoff games since 2007
            out of the 10 years we have beat you 4 out of 5 times. Thats 80%… That leaves you with 5 years of it doesn’t really matter.

          • riderontheisland // September 13, 2017 at 2:51 pm //

            why do you constantly talk about fact that isn’t. I mean it is very easy to reference this yet you spew obvious BS anyway.

          • BleedzGreen // September 13, 2017 at 3:18 pm //

            He does it for the same reason he calls McMahon “historic”… He’s trying to make chicken salad outta chicken sh#t.

        • white stallion in red // September 12, 2017 at 12:36 pm //

          The big four! The four games you guys hang your hat on

          • 2008-Cal won
            2011-Cal lost(no home playoff game)
            2014-Cal won
            2015-Cal won(home playoff game) lost WF against EDM
            2016-Cal won(home playoff game) lost cup.
            Maybe the rest of the teams give your fans hope for those home playoff games. But god do you ever disappoint them after that.

          • theonlydispassionateriderfan // September 12, 2017 at 2:00 pm //

            Nope. We could care less about these. The “big four” is 1967, 1989, 2007 and 2013.

          • Just to clear the record ‘former’ Rider fan, the big four is 1966, 1989, 2007 and 2013. And horsee, really, what is so wrong with the Riders signing Otha Foster? I believe Foster is more valuable at this time than Jeff Knox Jr. Knox Jr. adds speed with the linebacking corps, but Foster adds blazing speed for a hybrid backer. Credit Chris Jones for making bolder moves to certainly strengthen the Rider defense. I personally love the move. And if he is within salary cap limits, perfectly fine. If he isn’t then he’ll either penny pinch the roster or make roster cuts. I’m certain the Riders are fully aware of salary cap restraints. Part of the reason Dressler, Chick and Durant aren’t with the green and white anymore. Furthermore, the contract is pro-rated. So how much will that affect the salary cap? I’m certain the contracts for both players are quite safe and really, it’s an added bonus to pick up players of that calibre. And a playoff spot, the Riders are definitely in the playoff mix. And I think they just strengthened that opportunity with the moves made by Chris Jones. If you really wish to criticize a team (which isn’t necessary) also look at the move made by the Eskimos getting one of the top receivers back with the green and gold. They’re talent rich already in that position. Please, it’s not only the Riders. I think it’s another twinge of jealousy.

      • You know Stampy your team i admit is a great organization with alot of class too bad you Dont have any!

  2. Defense wins the games come the cooler weather. Riders are positioning themselves perfectly.

    • white stallion in red // September 12, 2017 at 12:01 pm //

      You don’t postion yourself perfectly by building a team full of international Allstars…you position yourself perfectly by building depth, a strong Canadian base and an allstar QB…these 2 additions really don’t make the riders better fundamentally

      • You’re such a jealous little man. Now that you’re back out of the penalty sandbox, you’re more pathetic than ever!!

      • theonlydispassionateriderfan // September 12, 2017 at 2:25 pm //

        Asinine comment. Elite depth is elite depth. These two were the Defensive POY nominees for the Riders each of the last two seasons and are proven talents in the CFL. Every single GM in the league would gladly add these two to their lineup. The Riders are fundamentally improved with their addition, both on defense and special teams.

        Foster slides into the Sam position, currently filed with first year player Erik Dargan. An instantaneous upgrade based on Foster’s experience in the league alone. Knox can move to Will spot when up to speed and provide critical coverage on the teams, as he was among the league leaders in special teams tackles in 2016. And it’s a critical addition given the fact that Glenn Love is on the 6 game.

        Jones has already improved the Canadian depth through the 2016 and 2017 drafts and will continue to do so next season. Their National depth is already considerably better than it was in 2015. Bridge, Adams and Williams gives them the best potential QB starters they’ve had since 2007 and they’ll likely make a strong push for Franklin in the offseason. The fact remains, guys like Knox and Foster don’t grow on trees and their value is undeniable.

        • white stallion in red // September 12, 2017 at 3:07 pm //

          Yes you can say Foster and Knox provide an upgrade man for man to what you had.
          If both had signed with Calgary both would be an upgrade man for man with Shaquille Richardson and injury replacements Jameer Thurman and Winton McManis too …however would it be an upgrade as a whole for the entire defense? Probably not. Calgary has been lights out bringing up our own players and avoiding big price tags…..why can’t sask do this???

    • And the riders over the past few years won with cheating the salary cap and the other teams and fans in the league…so let’s not get all high and mighty….

  3. Who cares about a salary cap when your the richest team in the CFL and have the best fans!

    • Rider fan in 1985:

      “It’s not fair. how can we compete with Edmonton when they have the most revenue and an unlimited budget? It’s not fair.”

      Rider fan in 2017:

      “It’s so fair. We have the most money and an unlimited budget. It’s so fair”.

      • white stallion in red // September 12, 2017 at 12:21 pm //

        Lololol….so true Leo!!!

        • Funny how you don’t mention a hard cap on that 1985 year… weird.. Pretty sure the City of champions was a bought and paid for team. Along the same lines as the Oilers at the time.
          Sure we are pulling in the most money and have an unlimited budget. The only difference is we are part of a cap era. Whereas in those days…not so much. Must have been nice to pay a player whatever they wanted to keep them.

          • white stallion in red // September 12, 2017 at 8:02 pm //

            Lol RobE
            You are going back to 1985 to blame all the riders problems on now????

          • Nope simply making a reply to Leo Lewis’s comment, which again is lacking basic facts. Just trying to help clarify for everyone that is not a hating troll.
            Simple as that horsie. If you keep it up, it might be almost time for a timeout in the corner.

      • Ain’t, karma a bitch!!!

    • white stallion in red // September 12, 2017 at 12:15 pm //

      Hi Aaron.
      2 comments..
      1) your team might generate the the most revenue but you are not the richest team. The Stamps are part of a conglomerate whose payroll alone is probably triple your entire revenue. Something to remember.

      2) Who cares about the salary cap? Well certainly not the riders. Only team with multiple SMS violations

      • who can’t even get a stadium for the Flames let alone the Stamps… rich people that are stingy with their money. They won’t overspend on the Stamps…. their budget will be based on revenues.

        • white stallion in red // September 12, 2017 at 1:45 pm //

          Or smart with their money. Depends how you look at it. It’s a big expense for the province!!!

          • theonlydispassionateriderfan // September 12, 2017 at 2:34 pm //

            HA!! “Or smart with their money”, says the guy living in the Province that voted in the NDP and allowed a projected $45 Billon debt. Good call!

            The projected taxpayer cost to replace undeniably the worst stadium in all of professional sports would add a minuscule 0.7% to the projected debt.

          • theonlydispassionateriderfan
            LMAO! Well said sir

      • Again, horsee. With a pro-rated contract, I don’t believe the Riders have a lot to be concerned with. PLUS, they got rid of a lot of high-priced talent with Dressler, Chick and Durant. They’ll be fine. Don’t let jealousy get the best of you. It only generates more fuel for Rider fans.

    • We also jave the option of can. WB and can running back

      • white stallion in red // September 12, 2017 at 12:53 pm //

        If by option you mean you have one then yes. Whether or not he can be starting calibre remained to be seen. He’s paid a lot to be a backup

  4. Phil Miller // September 12, 2017 at 12:04 pm //

    Booking my flights to Grey Cup now.

  5. Jones is and always will be a salary cap guru. He doesn’t over pay for players, which is why some of our biggest stars were released right after he took over. Glenn is making $180 per year, Adams, at $80k per year and I’d assume Bridge in the middle. Won’t surprise me if the Riders come in as the lowest spenders this year, giving them lots of power to bring in players!

    • white stallion in red // September 12, 2017 at 12:23 pm //

      He maybe a salary cap guru but a poor decision maker. Example. Derek Dennis. Now the highest paid international guard in the league. Riders will have to purge again this off season

    • white stallion in red // September 12, 2017 at 12:25 pm //

      Actually Calgary and Edmonton will probably be the lowest spenders. Due the the fact so many players have been on long term IR and not counted in the cap

  6. Well doggie!!The Riders shore enuff have all the paper and pencils to do all their cypherin’ & figurin’that should make for some real nice budgetin’& accountin’ for Commissioner Drysdale down there at the watchacallit?…Oh yeah…the Bank of Beverly Hills. Why, Jethro here has got his giant brain and darn near 6 grades of education workin’ on it right now back of the cee-men pond!
    The Riders will be fine with the cap, no worries there.
    As for the Riders rolling in cash…take a look at Mosaic
    on gameday.95% of fans wearing Rider merchandise. Yes, all the seats are painted green, but it’s not to camouflage poor attendance like some other stadiums. Only the Montrèal Candadiens and Toronto Blue Jays sell more sportswear in Canada. Riders even sell more merchandise than 2 or 3 NFL teams.

    Then, look at the fans in say Montreal. Only maybe 5% are wearing an Allouettes jersey.
    So Riders have advantage when it comes to having $ to spend on other aspects of team that ultimately leads to success.

    Riders should be commended for always trying to improve.
    IN CJ WE TRUST! GREAT COACH,
    GREAT GM, JUST A GREAT FOOTBALL GUY, PERIOD! Get ready, Ottawa,
    Ridernation arrives in November! Your city will never be the same after we claim the Grey Cup in your backyard.
    (Payback for 1976)….yes, we shall NEVER forget…revenge is a dish best served COLD…and it is very Cold in Ottawa..in November!!

    • white stallion in red // September 12, 2017 at 12:45 pm //

      Again..you might have the most revenue but that doesn’t make you the richest team.. You might have the nicest house on the block but remember it’s not paid for and won’t be for 30 years. McMahon runs on NO tax payers dollars and doesn’t have a corporate name attached to it. Yet us well maintained. There is one thing McMahon has that all the public debt and ticket surcharges in the world can’t buy.. ..November football.

      • But yet you can’t fill the stands?
        The poor economy is not an excuse.. Everybody is feeling it. You have a city of a million people and you can’t put enough butts in the seats. If that keeps up you might be doing the whole telethon soon enough. Even with you guys being a power house. That’s truly saying a lot.

        • white stallion in red // September 12, 2017 at 1:49 pm //

          1.23 million to be more accurate. I’m not sure why the cities attitude to the Stamps is in anyway a valid argument against the success of this team. We still have a healthy attendance and do just fine.
          I Park 1 block from McMahon and didn’t pay a dime!! In and out is so easy I have no complaints… your 5000 more per game is just more crying eyes

          • Excuses, excuses. I’d have to say you are part of the small percentage that believe that. I’d imagine the majority is getting sick of sitting in that dilapidated rubble you call McMahon. I think people would pay more for a state of the art stadium to enjoy the game at. Fill the stands man! You guys are winning! There is no reason not to be sold out every home game. 1.23 million and you can’t even do that. That’s Sad.
            Even with our old POS Mosaic, we would fill those seats. Even during a losing season, we have more in the stands than your winning team.
            I was at the Home opening game here against Winnipeg and wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world. First class facility.

          • As for our New Mosaic, win or lose, the comfort of that plush new stadium combined with the excitement provided by this year’s Riders is awesome and absolutely exciting for all Rider fans. Don’t worry about Rider fans being upset — It isn’t happening. Why don’t you come down to Regina and get a lifetime experience at the new stadium? It may change your attitude.

    • just curious… what do the Alouettes do in the offseason to help with attendance. There are Riders scouring the province to do special events. Go to schools and such. I remember as a kid when Ritchie Hall came to our school. I was young and didn’t watch much football then, but it opened my eyes. Toronto should be doing more of this, reaching out to kids to grow their fanbase. Their parents will follow

  7. Kinda funny how so many posters start squeeling and whining about the cap every time the Riders sign a player. Also flys in the face of their argument that there is no loyalty between Jones and his players. The real question is where is Foster gong to crack the lineup considering that the Riders are already loaded at linebacker? Where the heck is he going to play? Muamba and Eguavoen seem to have wlb and mlb nailed down. Knox Jr is great depth and Moncrief looked damned good in his lone start. The Cdn kids on the IR, including C Judge, have shown flashes and performed well on ST. It looks like Dargan may be challenged for the slb spot.

    In regards to the salary cap, the Riders haven’t been over since the 2013 season and we all know how that turned out. 🙂 I’m quite confident that Jones, Murphy and JO will deftly manage the cap and be under once the audit is complete, despite their cap being $26k lower than most of the other teams in the league. In any event, I’d be happy with another Grey Cup.

    • The Riders haven’t been over the cap since 2013 and their record since is 23 wins 41 losses. That says it all.

      • Of course you appropriately make sure to skip the part about injuries, particularly to one Durant guy who’s last payoff game against the stumps went off pretty well. Of course you can’t go there. But being tired of you clowns, you can fester on this; much better to be a last place Rider fan, than a first place Stump fan and millions would agree. Go Riders

        • white stallion in red // September 12, 2017 at 8:11 pm //

          Injuries are no excuse. Injuries infact help the cap…try again

        • white stallion in red // September 14, 2017 at 8:12 pm //

          Lol millions Ladd Law???.I hate to bust these mythical exaggerations again
          but let’s do a little analytic here.
          Revenue last year..37.8 million in. If the average fan spend $200.00- which is very conservative considering season tickets are at least double that and an unnumbered/unnamed Jersey is $120.00 and and food/drink for a family of 4 could cost you that without tickets……that means 189,000 purchased rider merchandise…millions.????..not even close…

    • white stallion in red // September 12, 2017 at 1:02 pm //

      Rider13..you say the riders haven’t been over the cap since 2013..most teams..including Calgary have NEVER been over it. So congratulations on that.
      I don’t understand this loyalty talk I’m hearing about Jones. Honestly Rider13. What has Jones done in the time we’ve known him in the CFL that what make you use an adjective like loyal? Really. This guys actions suggest he’s the opposite!!!

      • Anything Jones has done is to help his career, like any of us would. There was talk of Hughnagel leaving Calgary. One serious Bo Levi injury and the Stamps are done.

        • white stallion in red // September 12, 2017 at 1:58 pm //

          Travis let me give you another perspective. Huff has had many offers over the years including sask. But he want to continue to be part of the red. Dave Dickensen turned down offers to coach in Toronto,Winnipeg and Sask because he wanted to be part of the red too. Because if this loyalty Huff sacrificed the HC job so Dave could have it….that my friend…is what loyalty is about!! That’s why Calgary is the power of the league.

          • You know the same could be said about Dave’s Brother. His loyalty is big with Jones. There was an interview with Craig.. they asked him if his brother wanted him to come coach with him. He answered back with a yes, he offered him a Job with Calgary in the off season, instead staying loyal with Jones and sticking on with the Riders. Had a chance to play with his brother but chose to stay with Jones. That’s what loyalty is all about!!

    • Riders13
      Foster is taking his spot back from Dargan. He hasn’t played well all year and will be an instant boost at that position.

      People just don’t understand, there are a lot of players out there that love Jones. The only thing these trolls can bring up is the few that got butt hurt when they were replaced.. Usually because of someone taking over their spot because of better play. Look at how well the majority are doing after they got released.

      • I hear you RobE. I don’t even respond to those trolls anymore…not worth my time. The Rider’s defence is starting to come together pretty nicely with some good depth. Still hoping they come to terms with Bazzie and if so, Bazzie fits into the scheme unlike Lemon and Capiciotti. The middle of the d-line has been playing well but we missed the youngster, Nick James, last game and I hope he’s back soon. I still think one of their biggest holes is at safety. Edem and Hecht were they’re plan B or C or whatever and we had to scramble after MOB retired just before training camp. Anyway, great to have Foster back although I haven’t seen the official announcement yet.

        • Its hard to sit here and read the garbage that comes out of these peoples mouths Riders13. I use the term people loosely.
          Safety is a bit of a concern.. I would rather have Hecht in there, hes a player that flies all over the field and lays some dirty hits. I love that edge he plays with.
          Foster is going to be taking back his spot at SLB(Dargan has been pretty bad all year) I would rather have Grymes come over here as opposed to Bazzie. Nothing against him, but having a second ball hawk like him would be crazy good. We have a great D-line, James was huge and we are already missing him. But we also have that number 90 who’s 6ft 7 and 353 pounds. That might be James’s replacement for the foreseeable future.

      • white stallion in red // September 12, 2017 at 8:15 pm //

        RobE your comment about Dave offering Craig a job offer is bogus. Calagry had no openings. Craigs loyalty probably lie with the city not Jones as he’s been with sask for years…try again

        • You never watched the interview you clown… Because you know everything riders eh? Its on riderville.com. Do some digging and find it yourself. I’m sick of you thinking you know it all. His loyalty is with Jones, plain and simple. He said he’s been with him for so long, with such good success and continuity. Again that was said on the interview.

    • In 2013, the Riders were $18,000 over the salary cap. A very marginal amount to say the least. As for the signings made by the Riders, the contracts are pro-rated and won’t have much effect at all with salary cap implications. The following year may be a different story. I’m sure Jones, though, is quite aware of what he’s up against for the following season. The more pressing issue now is a playoff spot, and more importantly, playoff run.

  8. pantsonfire // September 12, 2017 at 2:25 pm //

    Only 6 times have teams exceeded the CAP since it was instituted. Four of those times it was the Riders. As for the Riders having the most REVENUE, very true, but they also have by far the most expenses so their net is not as great as some other clubs. If you win a million $$$, you’re well off, but if you spend all of it, it doesn’t matter that you made a million. Still hoping for Bazzie & Grymes & Bighill & Lacey & McCoil…….. I hear ya. EVERYBODY naturally wants to play for the Riders. Don’t forget Franklin. Funny, you were in with the other 8 clubs for Walker. He played for Jones. Guess he didn’t look at the glossies of the new stadium. About that…..sure you fill the stadium but full is only around 33,000. I see where the Eskimos are outdrawing your new house so far this year & have room for another 25,000. They don’t fill it, but that doesn’t always matter if you sell more tickets.

    • pants you seem to forget that.. All of these names, including the ones you mentioned. ANY team would love to have them. They are Elite/All stars for a reason. To say you wouldn’t want any of them signed is outrageous. I’m calling you a liar at this point. You are going to have to improve your trolling a bit pal. Your game is not very strong.
      You are just another idiot troll making asinine comments. Next!

    • Please, the amounts by the Roughriders were absolutely modest. I brought the figures out before. I can certainly provide them again. Off the top, Riders were just over $18,000 in their championship year of 2013. In 2007, I believe it was in the neighbourhood of $78,000 (one player over) — Hooray!!!

      Pantsonfire, as far as your Eskimos are concerned, consider a population of 1.3-million people in Edmonton and surrounding area compared to just over 1-million people in an entire province. And also that when Saskatchewan travels to Edmonton, 10,000-15,000 people approximately are Roughrider fans. When Edmonton travels to Regina, we get a handful of Eskimos fans — Says a lot, doesn’t it?

  9. These Rider related threads provide great entertainment.

  10. pantsonfire // September 12, 2017 at 3:21 pm //

    Yes, RobE, “people just DON’T understand”, a lot of players LOVE Jones. Craig would rather coach with Chris than with his brother. THAT would be the reason – he’s much closer to Jones than Dave. Overrated nonsense. Why do you have only Gainey left of your 2016 free agent haul? Kinda goes against the grain about the usual spouting off on Jones NEVER making any bad moves. Why is your team so OLD?? Weren’t you going to be young & fast?? No one churns players more than Jones. AND I didn’t say I didn’t want any of them signed. I just find it hilarious that you guys are already fitting FA’s into your lineups & kicking all those “other guys” to the curb. Typical. They’re GREAT now, but once they’re gone, it’s just another genius move by Jones as they were all bums to begin with. Don’t anyone question it – you’re not a Rider fan if you do.

  11. Awe panties… We HAVE gotten younger, faster and stronger. The majority of our team consists of 25,26 and 27 year olds. Of course there is going to be vets brought in to help the young kids out. The two we just signed are 25 and 28 respectively. How does that make us any older? Arguably our offensive line is our oldest part of our team. That being said, they have come into their own big time. Since the injury to Dan Clark… They have gotten so much better. Could even say one of the best in the league at the moment.
    I’m not saying Jones doesn’t make boneheaded moves.. but that’s small in comparison to the big ones he makes. Why would be complacent with mediocre? of course he’s going to continue to make changes.. To make the team better. You’re an idiot if you think he’s the only GM that does that.

    Plus what are you smoking? Dave and Craig are brothers…They grew up together. That’s not even enough to pull him away from Jones professionally.
    I’ve never said that people aren’t true fans ever, I always make the comment… Do some research and use common sense when it comes to comments. Plain and simple. We need more educated fans.

    • BleedzGreen // September 12, 2017 at 5:38 pm //

      “panties” lol!

    • white stallion in red // September 12, 2017 at 8:21 pm //

      Your oline is thin and old…it’s a huge problem and Jones just traded one to Calgary for some magic beans

      • A vet O-line can take you to a cup horsie. Our O-line and sheets did that in 2013. Plus the way the defense is starting to shape up, could be championship quality right about now.

  12. The last 2 signings, Knox Jr and Foster, were Riders last year coming back from NFL Tryouts. How is this the Riders signing all the big name free agents and not developing their own guys? They bleed green and that’s why they came back to Sask for less money than they were offered elsewhere. They are loyal to Jones for letting them go and try the NFL. So everything you Stamp lovers say is 100% Wrong and just proves your ignorance to the CFL game.

    • white stallion in red // September 12, 2017 at 8:23 pm //

      You developed George Reed too would you bring him back?

    • Oh please, most teams now will allow their players to opt out for NFL tryouts.

      Look at the loyalty the riders showed Chick and Dressler in the end..

  13. This is great news for all of us Rider fans……love it. Horse…..don’t lose any more sleep – this isn’t your team, so blast off. I can guarantee with 100 % certainty that any Rider fans or any others for that matter could give a flying horse pie what Calgary does with their roster PERIOD so don’t obsess over ours.

    • white stallion in red // September 12, 2017 at 8:30 pm //

      You seem awfully worried about BLM, Campbell and the cruddy stadium Yup

      • You are delusional AS USUAL. I’ve always defended McMahon, could care less about bomo and as long as Campbell sticks to selling drugs out of his mom’s house in the off season and not in my City, I’m all good !!

  14. horsie you are wrong dickenson loyalty is not with the city you dont remember he was in winniepeg for a year and spent2 years in in edmonton so you get your facts straight like i said before horse you no everything wrong

  15. pantsonfire // September 12, 2017 at 9:03 pm //

    Bagg, Butler, Bartel. Coleman, Dyakowski, Glenn, Grant, Hecht, Makana, Johnson, LaBatte, Brown, Owens are all in their 30’s – at least 10 of these are starters. You have another 5 at 29, 3 of which are current starters on your OL. Thigpen is also over 30 & will be starting. So half your starting 24 & punter are 30 & over. Sure you have some young guys like a21 year old Junior player. But your starting guys are older than most teams. You can count I assume.

    • Besides Brown and Owens.. They have been playing better than most at their position. So whats your point here? The best are starting right now. It takes a good mix of vets and young kids to take you places in this league. If the group is too young, playoffs might not be very kind to them. Its experience at that point. So you counted 10 or 11 older guys, leaving roughly 3/4 of the team young? Yes I can count and actually do math. Weird!

  16. What a lot of rude talk goin round!! Personally I like CFL fans no matter where, and a huge part of the games this year have been tremendous. When all is said and done, these GMs and HCs around the league are first rate — they do great work with a much lower monetary budget than the NFL and they stick with the CFL fans. Enougn criticizing — let’s show the league we love it!

    • Nokomis56 I love this league, I love my team. What I don’t love is trolls. Especially ones that go out of their way to comment everything and anything Riders. I’ve been a fan for as long as I can remember, spending a ton of cash on my team. When someone comes in and badmouths them over and over and over again, I’m not letting it fly… they are family, as they are to a lot of people in this province/country/world.

  17. With all these players returning to the riders, makes you wonder how badly they are over their current salary cap total…

    It’s like 2013 all over again…

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