The Saskatchewan Roughriders announced today they have signed non-import defensive lineman Ricky Foley. Financial details of the signing were not released.
Foley (6’3 – 245) will be entering his eighth CFL season after previously spending three seasons in Toronto and four with BC. Last season with the Argonauts Foley recorded 35 defensive tackles, five special team tackles and three quarterback sacks in 18 regular season games. The 30-year-old added three defensive tackles and one quarterback sack in two playoff games before helping lead his team to a Grey Cup Championship with four defensive tackles, one quarterback sack and one fumble recovery. He was named the Grey Cup’s Most Valuable Canadian.
The Ontario native was originally drafted in the 1st round (4th overall) by the BC Lions in the 2006 Canadian Draft after playing three seasons at York University. Foley appeared in 70 regular season games over three seasons with the Lions, winning his first Grey Cup in 2006 and being named the league’s Most Outstanding Canadian in 2009.