|Riders Release Pair; Add Three to Roster|
|Written by Les Lazaruk|
|Wednesday, 29 August 2012 10:52|
The Saskatchewan Roughriders made it official Wednesday. Joe Lobendahn passed his physical and has been signed by the Green and White along with fellow linebacker Diamond Ferri while the Riders released Efrem Hill. The receiver had tweeted he was let go by the Riders yesterday. In addition, Saskatchewan released import running back Louis Rankin and signed import defensive back Alonzo Lawrence.
Lobendahn has played 45 games for Winnipeg between 2008 and 2011 before injuring a knee. The Hawaii native attended Calgary's training camp this year. Ferri was let go by Montreal after five seasons and 76 games with the Alouettes. That includes Grey Cup wins over the Riders in 2009 and 2010. Both Lobendahn and Ferri practiced with the Riders today in advance of Sunday's Labour Day Classic against Winnipeg...Lobendahn with the first team defence at middle linebacker and Ferri alternating at the weak side spot with Shomari Williams. U. of S. grad Ben Heenan, linebacker Darren Stone and defensive tackle Mick Williams were not practicing.
CJWW has comprehensive coverage of Sunday's contest, beginning with pre-game talk at 12:30, play-by-play at 2 p.m. and winding up with complete post-game analysis.
|Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 August 2012 13:18|