As of 11 AM Regina time Tuesday morning, many CFL’ers will become free agents meaning general managers around the league will be doing some shopping as they try to find the right player at the right price to help their football team.
After a 3 win season in 2015, head coach/general manager/director of football operations Chris Jones made many moves in an attempt to improve his football team, but the signings of players like Kendial Lawrence, Justin Capiccotti and Curtis Steele did not work well as the first two didn’t last the season with Steele being released earlier this year.
As the team looks to improve on a 5 win season in 2016, assistant general manager Jeremy O’Day feels the team will be wading into the free agent pool, but they won’t be making the splash they did last year seeing there is now some continuity to their roster which wasn’t there last season.
It is believed the team will look to upgrade its offensive line with one player on the market being the reigning CFL offensive lineman of the year. As of Monday night, Derek Dennis had not signed with the Calgary Stampeders making him available if he should not sign a new deal by Tuesday morning.
Amongst the Riders going to free agency are Canadian defensive back Matt Webster, import offensive lineman Thaddeus Coleman and import receiver Jeff Fuller.