Contract details: Duron Carter gets pay raise from Riders

Duron Carter cashed in.

Under the terms of the one-year contract he agreed to for 2018, the dynamic Saskatchewan Roughrider receiver could collect $144,000 in ‘hard money’ –a $75,000 signing bonus, $54,000 in base salary and $15,000 in housing.

There’s $16,000 in available playtime bonuses if Carter plays 51 per cent of the offensive, defensive or combined plays for games 11 to 18. He has $100 for each special teams tackle, $500 per special teams touchdown, separate $2,000 bonuses for leading the Riders in receptions, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns, $2,000 for topping the team in interceptions, $2,000 for being a divisional all-star, $2,500 for having the most receiving yards in the league, $3,000 if he was named a CFL Most Outstanding Player in any category.

The 2017 CFL all-star made more than $130,000 last year while posting 1,043 receiving yards and nine touchdowns (including one on defence) during the regular season, earning him the Riders Most Outstanding Player award.

Carter has put up more than 900 yards in each of his four CFL seasons. Overall, the 26-year-old has 258 receptions for 3,920 yards and 25 touchdowns in 58 games.

Carter is a proven threat on offence and shown some ability as a defensive back as well – just ask Bo Levi Mitchell. His return skills are also among the best in the league. Saskatchewan head coach and general manager Chris Jones said Carter will be deployed in all three phases during the 2018 season.

For the price and level of play expected out of Carter, it seems like a value deal for the Riders.

Justin Dunk

Justin Dunk

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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14 Comments on Contract details: Duron Carter gets pay raise from Riders

  1. Why are you always posting Saskatchewan salaries? Post some Bomber salaries, in particular Durant.

  2. Great contract agreed upon by both parties. Carter isn’t going hungry and the Riders get great value for the production. Atta’boy Jones and DC

  3. Although I appreciate the buzz that you are trying to create; I have no idea where you get your information from. It’s interesting how often you have been wrong about reporting Rider news. Do you have something against the Riders? It sure seems so…

    • Whether he’s right or wrong, what part of this post indicates a bias against Saskatchewan?

  4. Awesome to see Carter staying in the fold with the green and white. Great talent and a strong future in the CFL if he wishes to stay. And happy to hear that he wants to stay in Saskatchewan should he not pursue an NFL career. Thumbs up, Duron.

  5. Glenn Chupik // January 26, 2018 at 6:47 pm //

    Justin junk once again.

  6. Players like Milt Stegall have had great CFL careers as a receiver for the Bombers.Perhaps you can have a longer career because if your talented you can escape the tremendous pounding that NFL Players take that shortens careers.The NFL IS known as the great, meat grinder after all.

    Welcome back Carter.Play long and prosper.

    • Do you think the NFL backfield is that much more violent? I don’t know, the bigger field in the CFL makes for some very violent hits as well with more open field and more momentum. CFL DBs generally don’t have to worry about 6’7″ 275lb Tight ends though.

  7. #InDunkWeTrust

  8. Source? I thought so……….

  9. Yeah, seems like they’re just trolling people with fictional figures… possibly trying to draw the real numbers out by making ones up. Never any sources and the Riders don’t release that info, so I put zero stock in their guesses at players salaries.

  10. Regardless of the #s being right or wrong is irrelevant. Bottom line is Carter has resigned most likely got a nice raise and is a multi threat player in all 3 phases of the game. Good for the Riders and the CFL overall.

  11. Those terms are not excessive, he could have taken the NFL shot but decided he ENJOYED playing in the CFL (and Regina more). I can’t help but like the guy more!

  12. $175k for 6 months is damn good money in a working mans league. Good for Carter the roughriders and the league. I’ve always said that TSN stole the CFL rights and were undervalued. No reason why if the CFL had negotiated a better deal, the cap would have been higher and players would have been paid better. League min for the 1st 2 yrs should be $75k per year, 3rd year and beyond $100k and you would have the Wilder and Butler issues along with bringing back the NFL window for players to take a shot.

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