Lack of FA signings in Riderville

Anyone else worried about the lack of signings in Riderville?

I won’t be worried until they start signing elsewhere. I am actually surprised at the number of signings across the league. I expected most players to wait for the new CBA.

Well, meek, my feeling is that since the leader left, there’s no reason for the followers to be loyal either, i’m Thinking the team will be in a total rebuild this year, all 1 year contracts again untill the cba is done. But that’s just my opinion. There really is no reason for these players to stay, unless they want to be here.

Yup like I said here a while back:

Quote from: depopulationINC on Jan 21 2019, 03:56 AM

[b]This was no more Jones's team [/b]that Calgary is Huffs when he wore multiple hats, nor Wally's when he did, nor Barker when he did...and every one of those men would tell you the same. Jones was a players coach...stern but bend over backwards for you if he knew you would do the same..that's why a lot of solid players followed him. Perhaps the only staffer that the Riders have who is on the same level with that is Dickenson...very well liked. Despite what many want to think...McAdoo is as well, but Dickenson likely has the edge. The core of that D is still there....Jefferson leaving would sting. I believe they will promote Shivers, and I believe shivers will do well over time
Agree to disagree depop. That's not the way folks/fans I associate with viewed at all! imo it was absolutely Jones team.

Well lets see who signs and resigns.

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[td]N[/td]
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[td]N[/td]
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[td]N[/td]
[td]QB[/td]
[td]South Alabama[/td]
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[tr][td]BROOKS, Mic’hael[/td]
[td]I[/td]
[td]DL[/td]
[td]East Carolina[/td]
[td][/td]
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[tr][td]BROUILLETTE, Marc-Olivier[/td]
[td]N[/td]
[td]DB[/td]
[td]Montreal[/td]
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[td]likely done[/td]
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[tr][td]COLLAROS, Zach[/td]
[td]I[/td]
[td]QB[/td]
[td]Cincinnati[/td]
[td][/td]
[td]probably gone[/td]
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[tr][td]EDEM, Mike[/td]
[td]N[/td]
[td]DB[/td]
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[tr][td]EVANS, Zack[/td]
[td]N[/td]
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[tr][td]FRANCIS, Kevin[/td]
[td]N[/td]
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[td]North Carolina A&T[/td]
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[td]N[/td]
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[tr][td]HURL, Sam[/td]
[td]N[/td]
[td]LB[/td]
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[td]I[/td]
[td]RB[/td]
[td]Arizona State[/td]
[td][/td]
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[td]I[/td]
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[tr][td]ROOSEVELT, Naaman[/td]
[td]I[/td]
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[tr][td]SHAW, Kenny[/td]
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There are a few guys chasing the NFL, 5 extended. After that there are what…3 priorities? From there another 4 or 5 that would be nice but not crushing if they don’t return?

I think that is not too bad of shape to be honest.

Or the fact that someone is willing to give them a job.

fewest free agents in the league by a pretty significant margin and it equates to a total rebuild. Who knew and every other team must be entirely doomed.

Riders should go after Ellington, they need a good Canadian receiver, He still got a couple of years I would think.

Greg Ellingston is an Int. player and not Nat.

Richard

Oh, I thought he was nat. Still worth going after

He made 215,000 last year. I would hope Rider have 0 interest at that price.

FAs are starting to get signed now.

Not going to hit the ‘panic’ button until I see where everything lands.

Go Riders

We are getting crushed!
Where’s the moves?

Would have been nice to land a big name qb. Hopefully Collaros can stay healthy next year. Johnson for Jefferson seems like a wash though I’ll miss Jefferson. Overall no better or worse coming out of today than going in. Edmonton looks like they have improved quite a bit overall. If not for coaching I think they’d be a favorite going in to the season. BC signing Reilly for 700k was a huge mistake. Calgary should be decent as well tho losing Johnson will hurt. Winnipeg added Jefferson so their d should improve

Man, why couldn’t we keep Jefferson, anybody know? That would’ve been a killer line with the addition of Micah.

I have “very strong” speculation, that is that.

Geter is no Jefferson…few are…but I do think he will do well there and the Johnson addition should at least make that all a wash.

The biggest stinger IMO is Antigha

I wouldn’t say this has been a horrid free agency thus far…but it hasn’t been great. if they can pick up Rosie or Walker and an OLman (JSJ would be great) then it would really change the outlook on the draft IMO.

Antigha is a huge loss though.

Walker wants 275. A little rich I would think given the other half of the combination he needs to be effective.

Getting Leonard back should take away a bit of the sting of losing Antigha, if not an upgrade.

Well…woed around the water cooler is the new ST is the top paid non QB in the league…that puts him around that mark as well.

With Walker all but locked up with Toronto, the Riders have signed Roosevelt. I would imagine we will see some of the WRs getting signed pretty soon around the league now.

Basically sounded like he had a little more on the table in Winnipeg, but was playing the see and wait game…once the Riders seemed out of the Walker sweepstakes…bamm