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Linebacker Jeff Knox Jr. during Riders' training camp, 2016.
Linebacker Jeff Knox Jr. during Riders' training camp, 2016. Arielle Zerr/CJME News Staff

Optimism still abounds in Roughrider locker room

By Arielle Zerr/CJME News Staff
August 25, 2016 - 10:09am

After every Roughrider loss, head coach Chris Jones appears in front of the media and says the team has character and they won’t quit.

But what does character get you, really? It hasn’t helped in the win column.

Where it has helped is with overall team morale.

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‘It’s all about how you bounce back’ Riders look forward to Edmonton

By Arielle Zerr/CJME News Staff
August 24, 2016 - 12:12pm

It may have been the Roughriders worst showing yet.

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats walked all over the Roughriders Saturday night, beating the team 53-7. The Roughriders didn’t score a single touchdown in the effort, and Darian Durant threw four interceptions.

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‘I thought I was going to get cut’ Jeff Hecht grateful for chance with Roughriders

By Arielle Zerr/CJME News Staff
August 18, 2016 - 6:03pm

Jeff Hecht says his highlight reel is still a work in progress – one that he’ll get to expand on with the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

Hecht was part of a trade earlier this week that brought him and teammate Fred Bennett from Calgary to Saskatchewan for two negotiation list players.

Eric Norwood attempting to make a tackle for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.
Eric Norwood attempting to make a tackle for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. Canadian Press

Roughriders' Eric Norwood on the mend from ACL injury

By Arielle Zerr/CJME News Staff
August 17, 2016 - 5:36pm

Eric Norwood is more than ready for his return to the football field – his knee on the other hand, isn’t quite there.

Norwood tested out his knee for the first time since tearing his ACL in the western semi-final last year while playing for Hamilton.

Quarterback Darian Durant tosses a ball during practice.
Quarterback Darian Durant tosses a ball during practice. Arielle Zerr/CJME News Staff

Darian Durant among 5-10 players fined in week 7 for uniform violations

By Arielle Zerr/CJME News Staff
August 16, 2016 - 6:57pm

Another day, another fine for the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

After practice on Tuesday, Darian Durant mentioned that sometimes the team feels like it’s “us against the world” when it comes all the fines coming down against the Riders, adding he, too, has been fined by the league.

Saskatchewan Roughriders' head coach Chris Jones.
Saskatchewan Roughriders' head coach Chris Jones. submitted photo/Saskatchewan Roughriders

Stampeders’ QB accuses Riders of cheating, Jones denies any wrongdoing

By Arielle Zerr/CJME News Staff
August 10, 2016 - 6:16pm

A Bo Levi Mitchell tweet with an "eyes" emoji is creating quite a stir in the CFL.

Mitchell sent the tweet Tuesday reacting to a flurry of Roughrider practice roster signings. It read “I bet none of the people they signed needed flight.”

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Rider draft pick Quinn van Gylswyk likely to get first shot as CFL kicker

By Arielle Zerr/CJME News Staff
August 9, 2016 - 5:46pm

Quinn van Gylswyk may go from the six-game injury list straight into his first CFL start.

Regular Roughrider kicker Tyler Crapigna was injured during in practice a week ago, leading the Riders to bring in Johnny Mark for one game. Mark was released on Monday.

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