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Friday, February 15, 2013

Brackenridge Is Back And Here Comes Anderson





The Saskatchewan Roughriders announced today that they have signed import defensive back Dwight Anderson. The club also announced that import linebacker Tyron Brackenridge has re-signed with the Riders. Financial details of the signings were not released.

Anderson (5’11 – 185 lbs) comes to Saskatchewan after spending the past two seasons with the Montreal Alouettes. In 16 regular season games with the Alouettes last season, Anderson had 47 defensive tackles and two interceptions.

Prior to joining the Alouettes, Anderson spent three seasons with the Calgary Stampeders after playing his rookie season in Hamilton. In 98 career regular season games, Anderson has recorded 290 defensive tackles and 14 interceptions. He is a two-time divisional all-star and was a Grey Cup champion in 2008.

Brackenridge returns for his third season with the Riders. After joining the team late in the 2011 season and playing in five games, Brackenridge started all 18 regular season games and the West semi-final last year. The Washington State product led the Riders last season with 77 defensive tackles, seven tackles for a loss and two interceptions. He was also the Roughriders nominee as Most Outstanding Defensive Player.

“Dwight is a proven veteran in this league and instantly bolsters our secondary,” stated Riders General Manager Brendan Taman. “His familiarity and relationship with Coach Chamblin was a major factor in his decision to come to Saskatchewan. We are also very pleased that we were able to re-sign Tyron. He showed tremendous growth with the team last year and has turned into one of our top defensive players.”


11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Really? What good will that nutjob Anderson be! I can't see him being good in the locker-room. Major mistake!

Anonymous said...

Did Chamblin ask for this move because of their relationship in Calgary. The guy is an A$$hole!

Anonymous said...

Rider fans will love DA by Week 6. Count on it!

Anonymous said...

Rider fans hated the Sandro signing and most loved him by the time the season was over. I can see that happening with DA.
As for Brackenridge, that is great news!

perry

Anonymous said...

Getting Brackenridge back is a great move. The other one--not so much!

Anonymous said...

If Anderson keeps his mouth shut and plays football, I'm OK with it. If he acts the way he did with Calgary and Montreal, I'll be buying a Greyhound sked for him.

Shannon

Anonymous said...

If Anderson is here, does that mean McKenzie won't be back?

JN

Anonymous said...

perry, I agree with you.

Anonymous said...

Chamblin knows what type of talent Anderson is on the field because he has worked with him. I do agree that the guy comes off as an idiot, but lets welcome him here and see if he can be an impact guy. If he is, I will forgive and forget the past. It seems Weston has so why can't we?

Chad

Anonymous said...

Terrible signing! (Anderson). I can't see him meshing in here at all!

Anonymous said...

Please don't sign Sisco now !