Abou-Mechrek to Riders?

From the Edmonton Sun:

"NOT INTERESTED: The Esks didn't take a shot at veteran starting offensive lineman Mike Abou-Mechrek yesterday.

"I was kind of surprised by that," said Abou-Mechrek, the top O-lineman on the market.

Looking for a salary near $115,000, the eight-year CFLer was negotiating with Saskatchewan and Winnipeg.

But with the Riders offering more money as of late yesterday, a return to Winnipeg appeared in doubt."

He has signed with the Riders, or so it says on the home page of this site.

...good luck to Mike...he's a great guy in the locker room... might have a litle more incentive playing T.O. this year...he sounded quite miffed that they didn't pursue him...guess that's how the ball bounces in free agency :wink:

Poor guy stuck with the riders ( :lol: :lol: )

i wonder what they're gonna do for a defensive back-field my son.....seems they've all flown the coop.... :roll: :roll:

Well the GM better get his team together but it looks like a rookie ladden defensive back field. Can you say rebuilding for the riders.