The latest news out of Riderville. I do anticipate more today on the defence. There are reports that Baron Miles is to join the Riders defensive staff as the defensive backs coach. Also I expect that Richie Hall will return as defensive co-ordinator. No word on Craig Dickenson, but I would expect him to be back as well. Anyway, back to confirmed news.
The Saskatchewan Roughriders announced today that they have signed import defensive back Nick Graham to a new contract. Financial details of the signing were not released.
Graham came to the Green and White in October, 2010 after signing as a free agent with the team. He went on to play in two regular season games, both playoff games and the Grey Cup to finish off the 2010 season. In his first full year with the Riders in 2011, Graham tallied 54 defensive tackles, five pass knockdowns, three special team tackles, and two interceptions in 17 regular season games starting at cornerback.
The 27-year-old was set to become a free agent in February.
For your bonus reading, a list of the Riders remaining free agents:
RB Graeme Bell; RB Wes Cates *; SB Jason Clermont; WR Andy Fantuz; RB Stu Foord; LB Jerrell Freeman *; DE Brent Hawkins *; DB Tristan Jackson *; WR Cary Koch *; DB Leron Mitchell; OL Marc Parenteau.