Duron Carter spends entire Riders practice playing defence

Saskatchewan Roughrider Duron Carter spent all of Wednesday’s training camp session at defensive back.

Carter, who was the team’s leading receiver last season with 1,043 yards, has been touted by head coach Chris Jones as a leading option for the boundary corner spot. Carter played one game at defensive back last season versus Calgary and had an interception return for a touchdown after backing up his trash talk with Stamps quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell.

Carter wore a numberless green practice jersey – the offence is in white – initially confusing some members of the media.

Carter certainly has the physical skills to play defensive back and Jones said he planned to keep Carter busy during training camp by working him on both sides of the ball. And it would be kinda fun to see him go up against some of the other elite quarterbacks and receivers in the CFL…. and Carter certainly has some goals.



131 Comments on Duron Carter spends entire Riders practice playing defence

  1. Just saying // May 23, 2018 at 8:52 pm //

    I believe he’s had multiple players practicing in different positions throughout camp, but I guess this is 3downs way of stirring up talk. It is a good talking piece for sure.

    • Mr Red. // May 23, 2018 at 8:55 pm //

      Why wouldn’t 3 down report this?
      Because playing players both ways is so common?

    • It’s not a talking piece. He can do both. It’s now up to coaching and game planning that matters.(not a rider fan)

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  2. Mr Red. // May 23, 2018 at 8:56 pm //

    and of course he has to get in his 2 cents on twitter. So focused.

    • Malcolm // May 23, 2018 at 9:01 pm //

      Didn’t your QB go off twitter cause he can’t handle social media? So yeah, pipe down Red. Carter can handle the spotlight and back it up, the Calgary QB cannot and the team asked him to shut it down. Get over yourself man. You live in Calgary, not Toronto.

      • Yes, Red lives in Calgary and Duron Carter lives in Red’s head – rent free.

      • Mr Red. // May 23, 2018 at 10:05 pm //

        Nope, he went off twitter because he is a responsible teammate and has a lot going on in life. He’s figured it’s a waste and he’s right.
        Bo is going to blow your mind this year with how good he is.
        ridernation is as immature as Carter.

        • True green // May 23, 2018 at 11:46 pm //

          How realistic do you think it is to reference an entire fan base as immature? Based on what? Your random obsessions and observations on an anonymous forum with about 20 regular participants? The only immaturity here is your own.

        • He went off twatter because he was being trolled constantly. Carter is probably being trolled constantly. I am certain of this because of trolls like you. So you can stop trying to claim that Bo has a better mind than Carter.

    • Two more cents than you have in your bank account little man.

    • Duececoupe // May 23, 2018 at 9:42 pm //

      Kinda like you always getting your 2 cents in on here . Once again putting your foot in your mouth , you are so predictable and easy

    • And of course you’re stalking him on twitter

  3. He’s a weapon

  4. 14thman // May 23, 2018 at 8:57 pm //

    Really a pointless article. We all know Carter is playing defense. We all know he is playing offense. This is an article made to upset Red and Area51, create click bait, and is one step up from spam.
    Articles about training camp should be about some guys who might be that surprise player. Maybe vets who are being pushed out by younger players. Not just the riders or Manziel. What’s happening in Calgary with the stamps. Who is the next Zylstra. What guy will be a Cameron Wake. As a fan I want to feel an investment into the players. Right now the only one that 3downnation appear to care about is Duron.

    • Riders34 // May 23, 2018 at 11:17 pm //

      your actually EXPECTING the TALENTLESS HACS that are the staff reporters to write something worthwhile and football intelligence worthy on this web sight ????? Good luck with that one bud!!!! That is like asking Ryan Ballantyne to made a sentence with intelligence that is longer then Ryan eat . Ryan poop. My 6 week old kitten has more journalistic skills then these jacka**es, and could write a better article on CFL players while on kittey nip.

      • BigRedMachine // May 23, 2018 at 11:58 pm //

        You would present a more compelling case if only you could hunt and peck a sentence not packed with unintelligible garbage and numerous spelling mistakes

      • Mr Red. // May 24, 2018 at 10:07 am //

        lol you are still upset with what Ryan said lolololololololololololol
        Stampnation owns you!
        In fact Stampnation owns ridernation.
        on and off the field

  5. Malcolm // May 23, 2018 at 8:57 pm //

    Cool. I like Duron on D. He completely evicerated the Stamps last year so why can’t that carry over to this season. Should be fun.

    • White Horse // May 23, 2018 at 9:13 pm //

      Evicerated? Big word for a rider fan. I don’t remember any evisceration, but DC is talented enough to play both sides of the ball. Be careful though, he could get burned by Davaris Daniels or Burnham. Then NO CONFIDENCE!!!!

    • True green // May 23, 2018 at 11:49 pm //

      He played well. Eviscerated may be just a little strong.

  6. Malcolm // May 23, 2018 at 8:59 pm //

    14th man you make a very good point. Unfortunately all 3D does outside of Ontario is read twitter and then try and write 500 words off a tweet….over and over and over.

  7. Mr Red. // May 23, 2018 at 9:06 pm //

    So here is the world Duron lives in.
    Faces 2 drug charges in the off season,lies to his boss about it and is awarded with a position on offense and defense.
    No wonder he’s a narcissist.

    • A narcissistic football player!? Stop the presses! Oh my! You aren’t in Kansas anymore Dorothy! What news that is! Get out of your little bubble every now and then. LOL. So sad you are.

      • Mr Red. // May 23, 2018 at 9:19 pm //

        Not the level of this trust fund baby.

        • Jealous of Duron Red? His family overcame many difficult times and you just sit here and sh*t on him. You call yourself a man? I doubt any woman does.

        • Do you only watch the CFL? Hell college football players and even high school football in many States are more egotistical than Duron. Ever been around junior hockey players for that matter here in Canada? You are one sheltered person.

          • Mr Red. // May 23, 2018 at 10:08 pm //

            yet these don’t get kicked off the team. There must be a difference

          • Oh yeah, no college players ever kicked off a team. No junior hockey players ever kicked off a team. No NFL guys ever kicked off a team. No baseball players ever kicked off a team. Of course it’s just Duron Red. Nice try chump.

  8. Can’t wait until Duron challenges Manziel “dare to throw in my direction”

    • Riders34 // May 23, 2018 at 11:24 pm //

      Well I am not worried about anything Manziel , he is to busy beating women and over dosing on his now prescription meds and looking to blame it all one SOMEONE or SOMETHING ELSE , GO to HE** , Manziel ya women beating piece of garbage!!!!

      • Rider34 is the reason rider fans get called inbred and stupid

        • Riders34 // May 24, 2018 at 1:27 am //

          ROtFLMFAO at you !!! Yeah because supporting a woman beating .Drug abusing piece of crap is so HIP and intelligent !!! Anybody that beats a woman is a fing piece of crap and anyone defending a woman beater is not far behind them!!!! Hitting or sexually assaulting a woman is never acceptable under any circumstances or is it defendable. As to any Rider player that has done this in the past , present or future, I say the same thing they are pieces of walking garbage I am forever embarrassed and ashamed they ever represented our team in any way . ZERO tolerance for woman abuse in any form.

          • Riders34 // May 24, 2018 at 1:30 am //

            Great Jonnny Football could have one of his peeps or perhaps his brother come on the sight and defend that piece of trash!!! or maybe its Dunk and Edwards just futher extending their ‘ bro mance’ with the piece of shit !!! seems a thing those two fools would support VIOLNCE against women!!!

  9. Huff's Neighbor // May 23, 2018 at 9:13 pm //

    He’s just that good.

    • thethinman // May 23, 2018 at 10:08 pm //

      Burned by Williams Lambert for a score today, whoever that is. He’s just that good. LOL. Can’t Jones find a decent HB? He auditions “thousands” of players by his own count last season. Yet he has to double dip with players to hide his deficiencies in finding talent?. Weren’t he & Murphy the super scouts? Haven’t heard of one discovery by Murphy yet. Hope to see Carter on defence for a few games. Jones’ experiments haven’t worked out yet. Won’t with the problem child either.

      • Mr Red. // May 23, 2018 at 10:15 pm //

        and they supposedly had 3000 prospects from their 100’s of scouts.
        yet they rely on CFL and NFL castoffs.

        • Huff's Neighbor // May 24, 2018 at 4:06 pm //

          Duron would take care of you with both hands tied down. The guy has more talent than you two chumps combined, plus added every person you could ever call friend. Ok, you two combined. I am beginning to think Mr (Mrs) Red is actually John Cornish. Bum wager used to visit the Riderfan site for a while. Just as stupid as Red is, so maybe you’re actually Cornish???

  10. White Horse // May 23, 2018 at 9:21 pm //

    I look forward to Reilly, BLM or R RAY tossing a TD against Carter in an actual meaningful game.

    • Huff's Neighbor // May 24, 2018 at 4:07 pm //

      Might happen. Then again we know Bovine likes to throw to DC so that could happen again too.

  11. Scottsask // May 23, 2018 at 9:27 pm //

    Duron wins again!

    • thethinman // May 23, 2018 at 10:12 pm //

      Explain. Wearing his Rider shirt inside out is clever. Did he spill spaghetti sauce AGAIN? The bib & the high chair are in the corner for you, Duron.

      • Mr Red. // May 23, 2018 at 10:20 pm //

        What’s funny is how tuned in all the rider reporters are to carter.
        “carter’s not on the field”!!!!
        “oh false alarm, he’s playing defense”

        Instead of criticizing 3 Downnation for troll stories, maybe riderfans should look what’s going on in their own back yard.

        • Lancaster/Reed // May 23, 2018 at 11:15 pm //

          No , whats funny is how tuned YOU are to Duron. Do you even have a life? Get up, check durons twitter, check pedersons blog, check 3down for rider articles, conment 20 times per rider article, losten to green zone, listen to sports cage( must record one to catch both) p. All the while hoping to hear ANYTHING about duron or chris jones. It would be lol hilarious if it wasnt so disturbing.

          • I think corrections has to cut down on the amount of time they let him on the Internet.

      • Huff's Neighbor // May 24, 2018 at 4:09 pm //

        Of course your comments here show how mature you are. Anyone not familiar with both would most certainly agree, you’re a way bigger dip stick that DC would be, even if he was you.

    • Riders34 // May 23, 2018 at 11:37 pm //

      Well we all as Rider fans will be winners if Chris is able to reliably play Duron on D for 1/2 or more time. Then we will get to see a LOT more of Calib Holley and a roster spot will be open for Williams-Lambert who is playing amazing currently, has Carter speed/size ( actually he is a bit more thick (stronger) then Carter , has probably more consistent hands then Carter. by the way that is who Williams-Lambert is , in response to the previous posters taunt. We will begin to see if Williams LAmbert is legit or Terrance Nunn 2.0 , starting Sunday afternoon in Edmonton. By the way Calgary start getting ready for your next starting QB, and say thanks that the Riders are going to be GIFTING ya. As Chris is going to have to cut one of Daniels/Williams or Watford — all currently playin lights out when in with t eh 1’s. and your welcome Stamps!!! if Winnipeg dont beat ya to the draw on the cut.

      • Mr Red. // May 24, 2018 at 12:40 am //

        So if the riders have these great receivers, why bother playing Carter at receiver at all??????

        This is a desperate gimmick by Jones

        • Huff's Neighbor // May 24, 2018 at 4:11 pm //

          Desperate gimmick is your middle name lou. Who do the Stumps have that is that good. Could start on D or at receiver? Zip nadda. So put your training pants back on, get off mom’s lap, out of the dark, and find a life.

  12. Mr Red. // May 23, 2018 at 9:36 pm //

    Here’s the problem. I’m amazed I’m the one who has to think of this instead of Chris Jones (maybe I should be his advisor).
    If Carter is as good as you all like to boast, and he really does pick off QB’s at will, guess what, no one will throw his way. That is truly the sign of a great corner.
    No one will ever say, “oh wow did you see BLM NOT throw to Carter’s side”.
    Basically these corners become forgotten, their names are never mentioned and fans forget about them and often don’t appreciate how good they are.
    Given Mr Carter’s need for the limelight, how well do you think he’ll embrace this thankless role? He’ll start to act out, cause problems-like he always does and knowing Jones he will cater and put him back on offense. A complete disruption of both offense and defense.
    Lets be real.

    • Duececoupe // May 23, 2018 at 9:47 pm //

      Here is great idea mr Lahey , you become that great cornerback on 3down we never hear from .

  13. Just saying // May 23, 2018 at 9:37 pm //

    Hey Duron just in case your reading these comments and having a good time come on and throw a playful script down to drivered crazy. Duron is Ridernation !!!!!!

  14. Just saying // May 23, 2018 at 9:39 pm //

    To drive red crazy, sorry I’m slurring my words

    • Mr Red. // May 23, 2018 at 9:43 pm //


    • thethinman // May 23, 2018 at 10:18 pm //

      Maybe it’s time to forgo the Vodka & Rye IV drip you got hooked up in the basement.

      • Shucks skinny, maybe it’s time fer ya to quit sneakin shine in the barn while yer suppose to be doin yer chores youngin. Jebediah ain’t gonna be pleased if ya ain’t serviced dem animals an washed yer kin.

  15. Mr Red. // May 23, 2018 at 9:58 pm //

    I’d love to know what (if any) Jones plan is.
    If he plays great either place are you just going to pull him and have him play the other? It’s goofy and gimmicky.
    Lets remember people, Jones is the guy who gambles on 3rd down in his own end zone!
    Yes Folks, I’ve seen him do it twice.

    • thethinman // May 23, 2018 at 10:20 pm //

      And had a DB, Grymes, try to run it out just before the half on 3rd & 9. Quick TD Calgary. Game pretty much over & done. Eskimos never recovered from that stupidity.

  16. Trust fund baby? Since when does Trudeau enter this article? That aside, to even make a comment like that Red is pretty disheartening. Is it his fault his father has been successful? Or should duron, and everyone for that matter just wallow away in life like you and be so negative. Do you have children? As a mother I can confidently say you do not seem like a father figure at all, and further you don’t seem responsible enough to stop taking people’s bait on here.

    • Mr Red. // May 23, 2018 at 10:09 pm //

      wow. that’s a spin on a spoiled bart

    • “Help control the Loon population. Have your Red spayed or neutered.”

      • Riders34 // May 23, 2018 at 11:50 pm //

        ROTFLMFAO again , We need to create the ‘Yup Hall of Fame’ for Hysterical one off lines !!!! Just gold just bleeding gold Yup.

        • Cheers 34 🙂 You make it to the field today ?

          • Riders34 // May 24, 2018 at 12:50 am //

            Only for a it today ,doing some cool presentations to Saskatoon Schools with a co grad student so camp watching time compromised for next few days till next wed. what I saw today was still encouraging . Its going to be hard for then not to try and find a spot for Williams Lambert , but again he could just be a Terrance Numm award winner — we will know Sunday night– but the kid is turning heads consistently. Speaking of Montcrief is having a increditable camp , man that guy is fast for a lb, have to admit, its true Mac Henery for some reason is well playing like a total different guy form last year– unofficial its his play and James being a bit out of shape the might have they rider thinking more seriously of some 2 Cdn Dt packages ratio wise— ergo more American receivers. Canadaian kids stepping up at receiver after Hardy injury .. lot more Bailey /Sanford talk , Picton is even showing flashes. Oline … Vaughn looking better as time goes on , BOND is BEAST!!!, Bladek is solid as 6th man /TE. doing some work now at centre as well. Radford is now getting Reps at linebacker and looking not bad. The QB were at times inconsistent in skelly but in back half especially of teams drills all were exceptional. Interstingly Watford and WIlliams were the best of the lot with the starters today. Not that thers were bad it was just Watford and Williams were that good. all at prob 70ish comp %. and some were very small window completions. My co teacher talked to LaBatte after practice as other Riders were sigin autographs for a group of kids we had brought to watch. He said LaBatte has the sence that this team kind of has the same feel to it that the 013 had to it /// great chem something brewing!! Oh by the way HIT of the DAY , !!! Charleston Hughes and Jerome Messam —- unmovable object vs unstopable force, man it was a crack — fans 2/3 up the stands head the crack!!!

          • Thank you sir, much appreciated.

        • thethinman // May 24, 2018 at 1:57 am //

          That school presentation wouldn’t be English grammar would it, 34?

        • riderontheisland // May 24, 2018 at 12:08 pm //

          Thanks 34 for the update and loving the information. Wish I could be there but 1800kms is a little far for TC.

  17. With John Ojo being returned to the scrap heap, Regina is obviously in desperate need of help in the secondary.

    Moving Carter to CB makes perfect sense.

    It fits perfectly with the “plug & play” narrative Jones is obsessed with – – a CIS basketball player at DE, a WR at LB, a TE at DE.

    And with the number of easy catches that Carter drops, he’s much better suited for DB tha WR where his drops can be celebrated as pass break ups.

  18. Drew Edwards and the rest. I implore you finally put an end to this Red character. He is clearly not someone who should be on here and this will not end well for your web blog or perhaps the safety of some people on here. Things can escalate quickly. With that I am done reviewing your articles and hope I don’t read about tradegy to posters in the news.

  19. DC gonna plays lots of D. He’s arguably better at D than O. Gonna be fun to watch our D line going after QBs whiboanic and then watching all the picks as they occur.

    • thethinman // May 23, 2018 at 10:28 pm //

      What if teams counter your rush with some runs vs your lame-ass LB’s? Steele as the 2nd DT now that your overrated James has been released without even getting into a pre-season game, isn’t going to scare anyone. Considering Jones is still looking for some decent DB’s, I don’t know where the INT’s are coming from. On what basis to you see DC as a good DB? One game? Got burned by a nobody today. Good luck.

      • Look for DC to be used as DB in the same capacity he was last year for several games. If DC starts as a receiver and can play DB in the event of an injury it frees up a designated import to be slotted elsewhere. Great game day flexibility.

  20. Mr Red. // May 23, 2018 at 10:39 pm //

    Well is looks like the Washington Capitals are about to do something the Saskatchewan roughriders couldn’t. Win the Eastern conference after being down.

    • MR. Green // May 23, 2018 at 10:53 pm //

      Speaking of being down, before u start, tie my shoes. You’re such a loser red. Even Stamp fans don’t like you. I bet your hero Bo doesnt like you. You’re an embarrassment.

    • Green Apples // May 23, 2018 at 11:50 pm //

      Speaking of hockey, how’s your Alberta team doing in the Memorial Cup? Not sure which one of the two Sask teams I should hope for…

      • Mr Red. // May 24, 2018 at 12:35 am //

        Yeah. Much like the riders, the Regina Pats have a gifted, token berth.

        BTW Crowds don’t look that great! Sask can’t handle rider camp and a semi-major event like Memorial Cup.
        Thanks for bringing that up!

    • Duececoupe // May 24, 2018 at 12:00 am //

      Ya and maybe they will do something the stamps can’t do , win it all. Wow once again you don’t think when you post . You simply aren’t that bright .

  21. MR. Green // May 23, 2018 at 10:42 pm //

    After preseason game 1 we have 12 days. Carter will get D reps. He can step in. Suckers like red will click and type like a secretary.
    Red is a sucker. Hook, line and sinker. If a new story was on Calgary or Saskatchewan, he will click on Saskatchewan. He is a puppet.

  22. Just saying // May 23, 2018 at 10:56 pm //

    I agree with Helen, 3down I think it is time to remove the comment section or red from posting. This has gone way overboard.

    • Are you being forced to read through the comments?

      I don’t care for golf, so I don’t go golfing.

      I don’t care for tai-chi, so I don’t go to tai-chi classes.

      You whine like a puss about these comments, yet not only you read through them without fail, you even take the time to respond.

  23. Riders34 // May 23, 2018 at 11:57 pm //

    Problem is a obnoxious mentally ill sicko like Red would just create yet another profile and e-mail account and start if all over . A creature like Red needs the attention that chat bogs give himas he has no reality or life outside of this social media avenue. only strategy that would work is ignore him to a multitude of weeks and due to his obnoxious skills ability that is virtually impossible to do. His presence is a sad reality we have to cope with . just try to ignore him as difficult as it is .

  24. Duececoupe // May 24, 2018 at 12:07 am //

    I like what jones is doing with carter . If a d back goes down in a game carter can go in and we don’t miss a beat . That’s smart coaching

    • Mr Red. // May 24, 2018 at 12:18 am //

      ummm,,,,, doesn’t that potentially hurt you on offense?

      • You are relentless tonight Jerry. We’re you promoted at Chucky Cheese?

        • thethinman // May 24, 2018 at 2:06 am //

          So, Rouge, isn’t that Red in our official language? Are you a closet Stamp fan? Does it refer to the makeup you wear? I don’t get it.

  25. 14thman // May 24, 2018 at 1:10 am //

    How many times in the last couple of years have the Stamps had to transitions d-lineman to o-line to cover for an injury or ratio. That was deemed good coaching by Stamps fans. How often have teams put a d-lineman or linebacker in offense as a blocking back. With 39 spots on a team, having fleixibility with you to shift and adjust your roster in other means. Maybe adding an extra running back or allowing an extra d-lineman or linebacker for short yardage. Or step up for injuries that will inevitably happen.
    But doing it in TC to take reps away from a player who might be on the bubble is a stupid decision. Training camp is meant to find the best players, not experiment.

    • Riders34 // May 24, 2018 at 1:45 am //

      DC played DB in camp today because they wanted to take a long look at him playing the position for an extended period of time and due to the need to get more reps for 3 new receivers ( American ) they are taking a serious look at and who they want to take to Edmonton on sunday ( cant take them all ) I have been at camp and trust me the riders are LOADED at receivers and some cut will have a great chance to stick somewhere else if given the chance ( not putting other teams down , its just these guys her are GOOD, versitile and FAST) so sorry form what I have seen its a great time to try this camp experiment , then come back after the Sunday game having a roster pretty much set and your last exhibition 2 weeks away !!! Next weeks Green and White game is going into be almost like a 2nd exhibition game for some of these kids!! Things are working out very nicely for both Sask and Edmonton in having the early exhibition game ( they will have a advantage to closely look at guys for 2 weeks after already having played a real game. Well played Esks and Riders.

      • Mr Red. // May 24, 2018 at 9:52 am //

        It’s no secret the riders have great receivers. Too bad they don;t have a QB to get them the ball

        • It’s no secret about bobble head Bo.
          When he gets hit he just can’t throw.
          When Bo can’t throw the stamps won’t go.
          Enter Stanzi or ?, you’ve got no game,
          But you keep chirpin Riders, so predictable and lame.
          So now you’ve started asking folks here out on dates,
          Kinda spookie really, but at any rate,
          Have a good day there Norman Bates.

          • Mr Red. // May 24, 2018 at 11:26 am //

            Well with a 59-10-2 record he must be doing something right. I’m sure you agree.
            It just amazing me how rider fans suddenly think they are a QB factory

  26. thethinman // May 24, 2018 at 2:34 am //

    Terence Nunn was quickly snapped up after his outstanding camp in Regina, wasn’t he?Let me throw a little light on for you. The chances of a Rider castoff being picked up by a team after the final cuts & then being 3 weeks behind in the new team’s playbook is extremely slim, especially if he has no previous CFL experience. You seem to think nobody else in the league can scout players.

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