Who stays and who goes? Riders to make final cuts at anytime

The players have done all they could and now it’s time to wait.  The Saskatchewan Roughriders ended a long training camp Thursday afternoon meaning it is now time to decide who stays and goes.

It is something that head coach Craig Dickenson says is the worst part of his job.

“We have some tough decisions to make.” Dickenson said. “Jeremy and I will sit down and make the final cuts after dinner.  It is very tough, but we try to be real honest with them and respect everything they brought to the table. It’s not easy news to deliver, but we try to be respectful and tell them thank you for giving us our best.”

When it comes to where the decisions will be toughest, Dickenson says offensive line, receiver and backup quarterback top the list.

When it comes to bringing in guys that have been released by other teams like defensive linemen Chris Casher and Shawn Lemon and offensive lineman Thaddeus Coleman, Dickenson says he feels good about the guys that were in camp and would like to stick with them, but if there is a guy they think can help them, they will kick the tires and see if there is any interest.

The team will take Friday and Saturday off before getting back on the field Sunday to start preparations for the season opener which goes Friday August 6 at what will likely be a sold-out Mosaic Stadium against the B.C Lions in a 7:30 start.



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