Riders acquire rights to ‘offensive weapon’ Denard Robinson in trade with Argos

The Saskatchewan Roughriders have acquired the rights to offensive weapon Denard Robinson in the trade for defender Eric Striker.

Robinson is currently a free agent and he’s been out of pro football since 2016.

The 27-year-old was a fifth-round pick, 135th overall by Jacksonville in the 2013 NFL draft. He played four seasons for the Jaguars from 2013-2016 rushing for 1,058 yards and five touchdowns while adding 47 receptions for 310 yards in 55 games. He wanted to be listed as an “offensive weapon” on the NFL roster.

Robinson has the only 1,500-yard passing and 1,500-yard rushing season in NCAA history. He passed for 6,250 yards and 49 touchdowns and rushed for 4,495 yards and 42 touchdowns for the University of Michigan Wolverines from 2009-2012. He was a first-team All-American in 2010 when he passed for 2,570 yards, 18 touchdowns and rushed for 1,702 yards and 14 more touchdowns. Robinson was featured on the cover of EA Sports NCAA Football 2014.

Freshly signed Riders quarterback Devin Gardiner played three seasons with Robinson at Michigan.

Robinson could be a dynamic playmaker on a CFL field.

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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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29 Comments on Riders acquire rights to ‘offensive weapon’ Denard Robinson in trade with Argos

  1. They have plenty of offensive weapons already, what they need is the fortress to protect them!
    The way transactions or coming out of mosaic, you’d think it was March/April not July.
    Really speaks to the instability

    • Says the poster child for instability

    • True Green // July 3, 2018 at 3:44 pm //

      Which personality is making this comment? Stampeding 1 or Stampeding 2? Perhaps is Equine Excellence? Maybe it’s Sun Always Shines… a certain colour that rhymes with bed or an animal generally thought of as an @ss?

      Now that’s instability.

      • all the above except Stampeding 2

        • Don’t take it personal. Rider fans love resorting to whataboutism in response to any critiques of their team.

          • very true.. don’t I know it!!

          • Garcia98 // July 3, 2018 at 4:24 pm //

            If you guys would stop replying to this Stampeder guy and thereby stop acknowledging his presence then that seriously would cut down on the amount of junk in these comments. This is a chicken/egg, cause/effect thing going on. You’re either part of the problem or part of the solution. By the way, I’m not him.

    • You know stampeding I for one am glad you are huddled down in your mom and dads basement being a fulltime keyboard warrior. The obvious fixation and hatred you have for the riders is downright scary. Would hate to think of what could happen if this fixation and hatred was targeted at a person you would regularly come in contact with, could be a very scary situation if they crossed your path and upset you. So keep typing away, take out your life frustrations on your keyboard as 3DN will keep you supplied with rider stories. Hopefully some day you realize just how immature and irrational you are and seek some much needed help.

    • Green&Gold // July 3, 2018 at 4:06 pm //

      Lol. This guy is always quick to respond on a Riders article. What an embarrassment to the city of Calgary.

      • I’m sure “The city of Calgary” is none too concerned about what I do

        • Green&Gold // July 3, 2018 at 5:15 pm //

          Exactly. And they don’t care what the stamps do either. Everyone is out looking for this “duck” tape you speak so highly of.

    • Bomber Fan In The Stands // July 3, 2018 at 4:19 pm //

      They could always trade him for a “fortress”. Several CFL teams could use his offensive skilk set (i.e. QB/RB). Think of the O’Shae-isk trick plays a team could run.

  2. RANDALL HOOK // July 3, 2018 at 3:40 pm //

    Finally Chris Jones is showing some intelligence! Denard Robinson is truly a great pickup having following his college career very closely as quarterback and running back he will be a definite improvement to the offense of Saskatchewan! Now if you have the smarts, to bring back BJ Daniels to bolster both quarterback and wide receiver position Saskatchewan might be able to save it season!

  3. Sounds like he’d be a fun player to watch.

  4. The fact he was on the EA NCAA cover will certainly excite rider nation

  5. Interesting

    I suspect more player moves within the coming weeks

  6. wewert3 // July 3, 2018 at 3:59 pm //

    Those rushing numbers Shoelace put up as an Option QB at Michigan were amazing. Too bad he’s not a accurate passer, as he would be awesome as a dual-threat QB if he still has that elite speed.

  7. MR. Green // July 3, 2018 at 4:13 pm //

    Worth a look if they can sign him. Definitely can make plays.

  8. 1500 yards receiving and 1500 yards rushing in only a 12 game season? that’s impressive

  9. A few thoughts re: Riders and the current state of the team… (from a Ticat fan)

    1.) I suspect Chris Jones will use the first half of the regular season as an extended pre-season… experimenting with strategy, recruiting players, etc… and then when the NFL Training Camp cuts start happening (end of August) the Riders will need a bus to carry all the new bodies being imported…

    2.) Saw this for a few years in Hamilton with Kent Austin… playing sub .500 all season but then getting hot in October/November to make a run at the playoffs… not very entertaining for the fans…

    3.) Duron Carter (Pt 1)… this kid is in trouble… he has issues and probably isn’t getting the professional help he needs… I know others with similar Mental Health issues and they too self medicate with weed…

    4.) Duron Carter (Pt 2)… in spite of all his quirks… Duron Carter is a dynamic and gifted receiver… WTF??? why is he playing DB???

    5.) All posters on here are knowledgeable and understand the basics of football… an offence is only as good as it’s O-Line… same can be said for defence… so no matter how many stars CJ recruits… without the hogs up front they will fail… (see #6 below for evidence)

    6.) Zach Collaros is done… too bad because before his first injuries he was the best QB in the CFL and was having an MOP season in Hamilton… when traded to Riders I was concerned that for sure he would return to his MOP form and the Ticats would regret the decision to keep Masoli and trade Collaros… sorry I was wrong…

    • Philski // July 4, 2018 at 8:40 pm //

      Right you are Mr. Snake. As for #6 you can blame Odell Willis…all downhill for Collaros after that cheap shot. Still unbelievable that there was no penalty on that play albeit he was fined later. Just another example how TC’s have gotten screwed by CFL officiating over and over through the years…and even into this season it would appear.

  10. Assuming he signs; the more like this the less likely it is Zack Collaros is back anytime soon.

    • MR. Green // July 3, 2018 at 7:18 pm //

      If he signs, sounds like it’s more of a Thigpen type role,but with better hands. Jones compared him to Thigpen.

  11. It’s great that cj is signing offensive players but how about offensive linemen.back up o lineman us Steele. Best receiver is playing DB. No signings of any secondary help. I can’t wait until Thursday. What kind of fiasco is that game going to be maybe jefferson plays fullback

  12. Robinson could become a star in the CFL. John Avery type of potential. Hope he comes north if he doesn’t get a call for NFL training camp.

  13. Jim Bob // July 3, 2018 at 10:32 pm //

    Another NCAA running type QB who could do well in the CFL as a multi purpose player. His NFL days are most likely over since no one has signed him in 2 years.

  14. Colour me green // July 4, 2018 at 12:24 am //

    We need an OL

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