We swung a deal today. I have been pretty vocal about our lack of Cdn talent and our lack of picks in 2016 draft (we traded away 2nd and 3rd round picks).
Picton was selected by stamps in 2015 5th round. Stamps are pretty astute pickers. Last yr draft was deep in Cdn OL so we might have a bit of a project here. But after Watman and Vonk we got nothing to groom so this adds to our holster of National O-line.
We gave up Richards who became famous for his clothesline hit on Tim Brown. Got himself ejected. Week #2 he managed to get a few more penalties and that opened the door for #54 Hardrick to take his roster spot. Hardrick has looked okay and will likely move aside for Levy Adcock to rejoin the roster...............so all things equal we have import experienced depth with Hardrick for 2016 and Richards was baggage so we picked up a National OL who is currently developing in the CIS with the Rams.
So watch Picton as he plays his last 3-4 CIS games and share your views. Hopefully he gets named a western all star but that might be tough when his team is 0-4 and won't play post season?
So..........looks like an okay deal in my books. I think Richards was buried behind Levy and Hardricks..........we pick up a National to develop in 2016-2017. Maybe he becomes a player?
I am not much of a twitter follower..........but it seems as though Steven Miller got released. Nothing official and this was a tweet???? Maybe it's not even true.