The Saskatchewan Roughriders announced today that import defensive linemen Markus White and Robert Eddins and import receiver Devin Aromashodu have signed with the team. As per club policy financial details of the contracts were not released.
White (6’4 – 264) joins the Riders after spending the last three seasons in the NFL. The 26-year-old was originally selected by the Washington Redskins in the 7th round (224th overall) in the 2011 NFL Draft. The Florida native played three regular season games with the Redskins over two seasons before signing with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers early in the 2012 season. He attended 2013 training camp with the Bucs appearing in two preseason games.
Before going pro, White spent three seasons at Florida State registering 125 defensive tackles and 11.5 quarterback sacks in 38 career collegiate games.
Eddins (6’3 – 246) signs with the Green and White after spending parts of two seasons with the Buffalo Bills. The Detroit native spent the 2011 season on the Bills practice roster after originally signing with the team in July as an undrafted free agent. He attended 2012 training camp with the Bills seeing action in four preseason games.
Prior to the NFL, the 25-year-old spent four seasons at Ball State where he registered 167 defensive tackles, 17 quarterback sacks and seven forced fumbles in 46 career collegiate games.
Aromashodu (6’3 – 201) joins the Riders after spending seven seasons in the NFL. The 30-year old Auburn product has played 61 career regular season games recording 78 receptions for 1,193 yards and five touchdowns. He was originally selected Miami Dolphins in the seventh round (223rd overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft. The Miami native also went on to spend time with the Indianapolis Colts, Houston Texans, Minnesota Vikings and Chicago Bears.
· The Riders also announced import defensive back Woodny Turenne and import linebacker Xavier Adibi have been released while import defensive back Prince Miller has retired.