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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