Trade Maurice Price to the Riders

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  1. Madman

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    The Saskatchewan Roughriders added some speed to their receiving corps on Monday, acquiring receiver Maurice Price from the Ottawa REDBLACKS in an off-season trade.

    The 30-year-old heads to Saskatchewan along with a sixth round pick (52nd overall) in the CFL Draft in 2016 in exchange for a sixth (45th overall) and seventh (54th overall) round pick in 2016.

    Price was acquired by the REDBLACKS last off-season in a trade for linebacker Jasper Simmons after spending the first three years of his career in Calgary. Part of the league’s most explosive receiving corps, the Orlando, Fla. native fell on the depth chart behind four 1,000-yard receivers.

    Yet while registering only one touchdown, Price’s 58 catches were a career-high while his 603 receiving yards marked the second-highest total of his career. A graduate of Charleston Southern, Price has registered at least 400 yards in each of his four CFL seasons, averaging throughout his career 49.8 receiving yards per game over 47 contests.

    While the REDBLACKS are set to return Chris Williams, Ernest Jackson, Brad Sinopoli and Greg Ellingson, all 1,000-yard receivers a year ago, Price should have a chance to make a substantial impact with his new team. Rob Bagg, Chris Getzlaf and Ryan Smith were all key contributors in 2015 now due to become free agents for the Green and White.

    Price was a consistent performer in Ottawa’s magical run to the Grey Cup this past season, catching five passes for 77 yards in an Eastern Final win over the Ticats before contributing two catches for 28 yards in an eventual loss to the Edmonton Eskimos in the 103rd Grey Cup.
     
  2. Jayman

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    A strong message to the 3 FA's, almost Danny Reagan'ish, "whoever is last to speak up we don't need to speak to"...
     
  3. deuvl

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    bombers could have used him. how sad.
     
  4. Bronko

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    O'Shea prolly told Kyle U Style "the guy only had 2 catches for 28 yds in the Cup - he'd be useless at IGF!"

    O'Shea told Kyle to find some more O'Shea favorites - ie. empty cereal boxes as d-linemen, mini coke bottles as linebackers and Pez containers (the ones with feet) as DBs.
     
  5. Madman

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    One day after acquiring receiver Maurice Price from the Ottawa Redblacks, the Saskatchewan Roughriders have signed him to a contract extension.

    Details of the extension were not released. Price and a sixth-round pick (52nd overall) were acquired from the Redblacks in exchange for a sixth round (45th) and seventh round (54th) draft pick.

    Price started all 18 games for the Redblacks in his first season with the team, hauling in 58 receptions for 603 yards and a touchdown.

    “We had an opportunity to acquire a veteran receiver with a high level of speed that can add a game breaking element to our team,” Riders vice president of football operations, general manager and head coach Chris Jones said in a team release after acquiring Price. “He is an intelligent and versatile player that has succeeded playing different roles in multiple offences.”

    Prior to his year in Ottawa, Price played three seasons with the Calgary Stampeders. For his career, the 30-year-old has 167 receptions for 2,340 yards and 13 touchdowns.

    http://www.tsn.ca/roughriders-sign-price-to-extension-1.421737
     
  6. Tundra Mustang

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    When he's good, he's very good, but his career stats are indicative of the fact that Price has never achieved the lofty heights and elite status as a receiver in the CFL so long predicted for him.

    Part of that is his apparent inability to stay healthy, and another part of it is his inconsistency on the field when he does suit up.

    For example, in cold weather playoff games, Mo Price has had some of his worst games ever.

    Given Regina's geography and climate, his play in recent years late in the season does not auger well for him nor for the fortunes of a team that looks to be reliant on him as a game-breaking playmaker when it really counts.


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  7. deuvl

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    is riderland the new cemetery of former great receivers?
     
  8. Jason Newlin

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    Don't the riders still have getzlaf? He was good,not the best.
     
  9. Tundra Mustang

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    Hmmmmnnn.

    I would say he was okay, not good.

    He always walked in the shadow of his older brother, the Duck...;)


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  10. Bronko

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    You'll know Saskatchewan is officially in massive trouble when they schedule a "Milt Stegall Night"
     
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