Stampeders defender Shaquille Richardson signs with Oakland Raiders

Shaquille Richardson has signed a reserve/future deal with the Oakland Raiders, per sources.

Richardson really asserted himself on Calgary’s No. 1 ranked defence during his second year. He took the starting strong-side linebacker spot from Joe Burnett and produced 48 tackles four interceptions (one returned for a touchdown), one sack and one forced fumble. At six-feet, 191 pounds Richardson could be looked at as a rangy cover man and he’s only 25.

The University of Arizona product was a fifth-round pick, 157th overall by Pittsburgh in the 2014 NFL draft, spending that season on the Steelers practice roster. He had stints with Chiefs, Cardinals, Titans and Panthers.

Richardson came north for the 2016 season in Calgary.

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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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4 Comments on Stampeders defender Shaquille Richardson signs with Oakland Raiders

  1. Im expecting a ton of CFL guys to be signed down South in the next 15 days

    • Yes but it makes you wonder what talent we have left.
      It’s bad enough trying to fill the Canadian positions.
      Players that had a great year are being signed by NFL teams.
      The top Canadian high school players are being given NCAA scholarships. The not so good players are signed by the CIS and the CFL gets the “not so good” players to fill the Canadian positions.
      Come on commish, address the problem reduce the Canadian content!!

  2. Hope he makes the team but most do not and end up coming back to the CFL in due time. Regardless any CFL players signing with a NFL team is good for the league and help recruit other players who fall thru the cracks down south to give the CFL a shot in continuing their football careers.

    • Good for the CFL? any time we lose good players to the other league is not “good for the CFL”
      Players that “fall thru the cracks” as you say are being let go because they were not good enough for the NFL.

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