Riders receiver Duron Carter is hoping to silence his critics in 2017.
The son of NFL hall-of-fame receiver Cris Carter has had a controversial three years in the CFL all with the Montreal Alouettes as there have been questions about what type of teammate he is even though he is a tremendously talented player.
Through four days of training camp, Carter is showing he is very happy to be in Saskatchewan, and is very excited at what he is seeing as the team gets ready for its pre-season opener against Winnipeg one week from Saturday at Mosaic Stadium.
“This is definitely the best football team I’ve been on, “Carter gushed after Wednesday’s practice at Griffiths Stadium in Saskatoon. “There are so many athletes out here so there is really no excuse.”
Other items from Wednesday’s practice included
- New Rider quarterback Marquise Williams said Darian Durant called him to give him some advice on the CFL and congratulate him for signing with the Riders. Williams broke some of Durant’s records at North Carolina and says the former Rider quarterback told him to break some of his records with the green-and-white.
- The first fight of camp saw defensive back Zavian Bingham go up against receiver Thomas Mayo as Mayo threw some punches before other players stepped in. Head coach and general manager Chris Jones shrugged the fisticuffs off.
- Some of those getting nicked up on Day 4 of camp included receiver Ricky Collins Junior, running back Daniel Thomas, linebacker Glenn Love and offensive lineman Brendon Labatte. Safety Mike Edem also went down with a leg injury, but returned before practice was over.
The Riders will be back on the turf Thursday morning.
An update on what is happening can be heard on the Sportscage starting at 4 on 620 CKRM.