Who’s Who of Who: getting to know all ten players revealed on the Saskatchewan Roughriders’ neg list

Photo courtesy: Todd J. Van Emst

Even though there was no 2020 CFL season, the league has been good at keeping up on some of the things they were doing normally.

One of those things has been the release of 10 players on each team’s negotiation list.

There was a batch of names released earlier this fall and now we’ve received the winter edition of the partial lists from each team.

As is tradition around these parts, here’s a little bit on each of the 10 names provided by the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

Kentrell Brice – DB – Louisiana Tech

Brice is currently a free agent who’s spent time with the Green Bay Packers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Seattle Dragons (XFL), Chicago Bears, and Arizona Cardinals. In all, Brice has played in 36 NFL games, starting 14 of them where he picked up a combined 98 tackles, one sack, one interception, and one fumble return.

Jeremy Clark – DB – Michigan

Clark is also a current free agent after seeing time with New York Jets in 2017 and 2018. He was originally drafted by the Jets in the sixth round of the 2017 NFL Draft. Clark also suited up for the XFL’s Seattle Dragons in 2020. The 26-year-old tore his ACL in the Wolverine’s third last game in 2016. He is not to be confused with former Alabama defensive back Jeremy Clark.

Photo courtesy: Todd J. Van Emst

Sammie Coates – WR – Auburn

Another free agent, Coates has bounced around the NFL after being drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the third round of the 2015 NFL Draft. Coates spent two years in Pittsburgh before moving on to the Cleveland Browns, Houston Texans, Kansas Chiefs and finally the Houston Roughnecks of the XFL. Coates was named to the Southeastern Conference second all-star team in 2014 and won a national championship in 2013. In June, Coates joined Janson Beach High School in Florida as their receivers coach.

Dillon Gabriel – QB – UCF

Gabriel is currently the starting quarterback for the University of Central Florida, a program considered to be one of the best in what is known as the NCAA’s Group of Five schools in division one. The Hawaiian-born pivot took over the reigns of the Knights in 2019 in week two as a true freshman and has thrown for at least 3,300 yards in both seasons with time still go to in 2020. Gabriel’s father Garrett was a quarterback for the University of Hawaii in the 1980s.

Tevin Jones – WR – Memphis

Jones is another free agent who has bounced around the NFL. The former Memphis Tiger has seen time with the Houston Texans, Kansas City Chiefs, Pittsburgh Steelers, and Dallas Cowboys. He was originally signed as an undrafted free agent by the Texans in 2016. Jones caught the eyes of scouts thanks to his six-foot-two, 225-pound frame.

Andrew Lauderdale – OL – New Hampshire

Lauderdale is a free agent who has spent time with the New Orleans Saints, San Francisco 49ers, Buffalo Bills, and Jacksonville Jaguars. According to ESPN, Lauderdale was recruited to New Hampshire as a defensive end. He would go onto play tight end in college before converting to offensive line in his redshirt sophomore year.

Eric Lee – DB – South Florida 

Lee is currently a free agent who himself has bounced around the NFL. He originally signed as an undrafted free agent with the Houston Texans in 2016. He would spend two years there before joining the Buffalo Bills, New England Patriots, and Detroit Lions. In all, Lee has picked up 25 total tackles, 3.5 sacks, and one interception in his NFL career.

Charone Peake – WR – Clemson

Surprise, surprise — Peake is another free agent. The former Clemson Tiger was signed by the New York Jets as an undrafted free agent in 2016 and stayed with the team through the 2018 season. Peake was set to compete at Jets training camp in 2019 before suffering an ankle injury. He signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2020 but never made it to training camp. In all, Peake has registered 22 receptions in his career for 214 yards and a touchdown. He was named a USA Today High School All-American in 2010.

Jonathan Woodard – DT – Central Arkansas

Woodward is yet another free agent who was drafted in the seventh round of the NFL Draft by the Jacksonville Jaguars. He missed his entire rookie season with the Jags because of a torn Achilles tendon he suffered during team activities in May. He was released just before the start of the 2017 season. From there, Woodard spent time with the Atlanta Falcons, Miami Dolphins and Buffalo Bills.

Joel Gasson is a Regina-based sports writer, broadcaster and football fanatic. He is also a beer aficionado.