October 27, 2010

Roughriders add Defensive Tackle Staff


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.