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REGINA -- The Saskatchewan Roughriders announced today they have signed import defensive back Carlos Thomas and import receiver Lyle Leong. Financial details of the signings were not released.

Thomas  has spent the last two seasons with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats appearing in 21 career games. Last season, the 25-year-old played six games registering 16 defensive tackles, one interception and one tackle for loss. He missed the remainder of the season due to injury.

After attending San Francisco 49ers training camp, Thomas entered the CFL with the Saskatchewan Roughriders by joining the team in October of 2009, appearing in one regular season game. The Georgia native spent part of the 2010 season on the Edmonton Eskimos practice roster before being acquired by the Ti-Cats for 2011.

Leong joins the Riders after a standout four year career at Texas Tech. As a senior, Leong lead the team with 926 receiving yards on 74 receptions. His team leading 19 receiving touchdowns ranks second on Tech’s all-time single season list. The 25-year-old finished his collegiate career with 152 catches for 1877 yards and ranks second on Tech career receiving touchdowns list with 32.

The Abilene, TX native spent time on the Dallas Cowboys practice squad last season.

Fan Comments
Wondered if he would be signed by anyone. His results were okay for the games he played, but obviously DC Steinauer who certainly knows good DBs, saw him as expendable and has acquired players he feels are better. I see he has come full circle and is back where he started.
February 21, 2013 - 4:18pm
Maze, Russ, Brown, and now Thomas. The Riders are going the extra mile with our backs!!
February 21, 2013 - 2:40pm
als rule
will be interesting to see and hear what TFmcb has to say about the green signing thomas one of his DB heroes!!
February 21, 2013 - 2:35pm
Hardly a "hero" of mine!!
February 21, 2013 - 4:19pm