The Saskatchewan Roughrider announced today they have signed import defensive tackle Rodrique Wright to the practice roster. Financial details of the signing were not released.
Wright (6’5 – 300 lbs) was recently released by the New York Jets after signing as a free agent in March, 2010. The Texas product was originally drafted by the Miami Dolphins in the seventh round of the 2006 NFL Draft. He missed his rookie season with a shoulder injury, but went on to play 13 games with the Dolphins in 2007 where he had 38 defensive tackles and 1.5 quarterback sacks. He was released by the team in late 2009. The 26-year-old played four seasons at Texas and had 227 defensive tackles, 42 tackles for a loss and 17.5 quarterback sacks.
As for what happened at Rider practice today, this is what the Leader-Post's Craig Slater is reporting on "Rider Rumblings"
* The snow and gusting wind forced the Riders to practise indoors at the Credit Union Event Plex, much to the delight of the players, coaches and media. The team is planning to return outdoors to Mosaic Stadium for Thursday’s practice.
* Slotback Weston Dressler participated in practice and said his groin was feeling a lot better than it was last week. He was running routes at full speed and anticipates playing in Sunday’s game against the B.C. Lions.
* Cornerback Omarr Morgan missed practice due to a family issue. He is expected back this week.
* Defensive end Brent Hawkins wasn’t operating at full speed during Wednesday’s workout and is considered to be day-to-day.