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The Saskatchewan Roughriders announced today they have signed import receivers Rod Harper and Eron Riley. Financial details of the signings were not released.
Harper (6’1 – 208) joins the Roughriders after spending time in the NFL with the Philadelphia Eagles, Green Bay Packers and New Orleans Saints where he returned two punt returns for touchdowns in the pre-season. He spent the 2009 season with the Arkansas Twisters of af2 where he led the league in multiple categories, including receptions and receiving touchdowns.
The Florida native attended Murray State where he led the team with 57 receptions for 779 yards and ten touchdowns in 2007. He ranks third in school history in both receiving yards and touchdowns.
Riley (6’3 – 205) comes to Saskatchewan after spending the past few seasons in the NFL with the Baltimore Ravens, Carolina Panthers, Denver Broncos and N.Y. Jets. Prior to joining the NFL, Riley spent four seasons at Duke University where he was a four-year letter winner at wide receiver. He was a two-time All-ACC selection and finished his collegiate career as one of Duke’s all-time receiving leaders.
The club also announced they have released the following players:
Non-import K/P Chris Bodnar
Import DE Jammie Kirlew
Import DE Julian Miller
Import DB Terrell Skinner
Non-import WR Kolton Solomon