Riders News

Roughrider Jerrell Freeman wins Defensive-Player-of-the-Week honours

Three sacks against B.C. Lions
Posted August 17, 2010 - 10:27am

Saskatchewan Roughriders linebacker Jerrell Freeman will be enjoying his bye week a little more now that he's been named the league's Defensive Player of the Week.

The honour comes after Freeman sacked B.C's Jarious Jackson three times in the Riders 37-13 win against the B.C. Lions last Thursday.  They're the first sacks of his career.  He also recorded three defensive tackles.

Freeman joins teammates Andy Fantuz, Darian Durant, Luca Congi and Brent Hawkins as weekly award winners this season.

As for the other awards in the CFL:


Riders easily tame B.C. Lions winning 37-13

Head into the bye week 5-2
Posted August 12, 2010 - 11:01pm

The Saskatchewan Roughriders had no trouble taking care of the B.C. Lions taking the game 37-13.

Darian Durant led the way going 18-27 for 223 yards and a touchdown to Chris Getzlaf.  He also ran nine times for 67 yards and two touchdowns.  Wes Cates ran for 61 yards and also punched in two TDs.

A healthier-looking Durant says it was key to get his legs going.


Don Narcisse inducted into Canadian Football Hall of Fame

Eight 1,000 yard receiving seasons
Posted August 12, 2010 - 6:04am

It's a homecoming for former Saskatchewan Roughrider Don Narcisse, who was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame on the weekend in Saskatoon.

Narcisse flew into town last Wednesday for the start of the Hall of Fame week.  It's a tough time for Narcisse though as he's still grieving the loss of his mother, Dorothy, who died Monday after a lengthy illness.

"It's kind of hard, but bittersweet," said Narcisse.  "I couldn't have done it without her and this is going to bring our whole family together."


Roughrider quarterback Darian Durant feeling strong

Battled back from salmonella poisoning and injured thumb to play against B.C. Lions on Thursday
Posted August 11, 2010 - 3:56pm

Roughrider quarterback Darian Durant is warning everyone to “look out” now that he is feeling the best he’s felt in weeks.

The Saskatchewan Roughriders will have their full arsenal on Thursday against the B.C. Lions with Durant ready to play after battling some salmonella poisoning and an injured thumb on his throwing hand.

Durant says with his health improving, he feels like he can do some things he hasn’t been able to do for a few weeks.


Jordan Sisco completes first practice with Saskatchewan Roughriders

Pleased to play for team he admired as a child
Posted August 10, 2010 - 5:22pm

University of Regina product Jordan Sisco finished his first full practice with the Roughriders on Tuesday. Sisco, who was the 9th overall selection in the 2010 CFL Draft, says it doesn’t get much better than suiting up for the team you cheered for as a child But he realizes now it’s time to get down to work. Sisco missed Roughrider training camp because he was with the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts.


Roughriders won't ease up on B.C. Lions

Miller expects full effort from players even though B.C. is struggling
Posted August 10, 2010 - 5:18pm

The Saskatchewan Roughriders will face a struggling B.C. Lions on Thursday night, but head coach Ken Miller says you have another thing coming if you think his team will take the Lions lightly going into the Hall of Fame game.

The Lions are on a five-game losing streak and are starting their third different quarterback with Jarious Jackson getting the start over Travis Lulay and injured starter Casey Printers.


Injuries bench Roughrider players

Hurting players force changes
Posted August 9, 2010 - 4:24pm

Luc Mullinder, Donovan Alexander and Leron Mitchell all sat out the Roughriders practice on Monday with various injuries.

Mullinder is the most likely to play against B.C. and Tad Kornegay may have to line-up at corner for the second week in a row as Alexander continues to nurse a leg injury.


Jordan Sisco signed by the Saskatchewan Roughriders

University of Regina product picked by Riders in CFL draft
Posted August 9, 2010 - 4:10pm

The Roughriders have signed non-import receiver Jordan Sisco, the University of Regina product picked by the Roughriders in the 2010 CFL Canadian draft.

Sisco missed the Roughriders training camp because he was working out for the Indianapolis Colts. Sisco was the Roughriders second pick (9th overall) in the 2010 CFL Canadian Draft.



Roughriders Ken Miller tip-toes around CFL officiating questions

Miller carefully choose words
Posted August 9, 2010 - 4:04pm

Officiating in the CFL is starting to draw some ire from players, fans and coaches and Saskatchewan Roughriders Head Coach Ken Miller tip-toed around the issue on Monday.

Miller was asked about Wes Cates getting an unnecessary roughness penalty in Montreal.

“Wes had his helmet ripped off and there were blows that were flailing around there," sAid Miller.


Roughrider Darian Durant sits out practice with injured thumb

Second time quarterback sits out in two weeks
Posted August 9, 2010 - 3:53pm

The Roughriders starting quarterback Darian Durant sat out of practice for the second time in as many consecutive weeks, this time for an injured thumb.

The Roughriders pivot says the coaches and training staff are holding him back so he can give his thumb some rest and also get his energy levels back up as he continues to battle salmonella poisoning from some bad chicken he ate in Vancouver a few weeks ago.

Durant will likely be back at practice on Tuesday.