The Saskatchewan Roughriders are well into Week 2 of 2016 Training Camp presented by Coors Light. They held their morning workout at SMF Field on Monday, and will for the next couple of days.
After a light workout on Sunday, the team pick up the pace on Day 9.
“Yeah it was a good-spirited practice today,” said Head Coach & GM Chris Jones. “I thought the guys came out and practiced with a purpose. We as coaches have to bring our A game everyday and about midway we had to talk about it a little bit. But I thought practice went real well.”
The Riders announced the release of four players early Monday morning, and added three more including former Alabama and Arizona Cardinals quarterback Philip Sims. With the release of rookie pivot Jacob Huesman, that means there are still five quarterbacks in camp.
“I spoke with (Cardinals coach) Bruce Arians last week about him and he’s a guy that’s been on our radar for quite some time,” Jones mentioned. “Bruce said he’s very intelligent and has a live arm. Freddy Kitchen really liked him. He’s the QB coach down there and he was with me at Alabama. The kid’s got a live arm and he’s tremendously intelligent according to Bruce and that’s saying something because Bruce doesn’t compliment anybody! I’m looking forward to seeing exactly what he brings to our football team.”
The temperature will rise into the 30-degree range for this week’s workouts in the Bridge City before the club returns home on Saturday to host the B.C. Lions in preseason action at 7:00 pm at Mosaic Stadium (TSN, CKRM Rider Radio Network).
The Riders will return to Saskatoon following the game and continue training camp here all of next week before their exhibition road game at Edmonton on Saturday, June 18.