I would not disagree on that possibility. Riders will have a ton of CAP space. But as even some Regina writers have said, I'll note again that the Riders may have to overpay for players. Harris is in a position to, IMO, ask for $450K at the low end & is likely to get more - maybe up to $500K from the Riders. The Argos may kick tires on him as well.
Lewis has leaked out that he is looking for $350K. Not sure he gets that but Duke was offered $300K by one club last year. If the Riders do sign them both, that's a lot of cash to tie up in 2 players.
Look, agents & everybody else know that the Riders are going to spend big because O'Day & Dickensen have to win this year. With only 6 of 41of their FA's signed that could mean that either a bunch of their FA's are reluctant to sign or they're dumping a whole lot of their current roster wholesale - not a good bargaining position to be in. Knowing that the mgmt structure may only be in place for one year, top players will want a premium over other clubs to go there IMO due to the uncertainty.