Report: Roughriders to extend GM Taman | | Official Site of the Canadian Football League
UPDATE: 11:15 am ET

REGINA -- According to the Regina Leader-Post, the Saskatchewan Roughriders are set to announce a contract extension for general manager Brendan Taman.

The Roughriders have called a press conference for 1pm ET, where it's expected they'll make the official announcement.

Taman is set to enter his fifth season as the team's general manager. He is credited with constructing the team's 101st Grey Cup championship team, the fourth title in the franchise's history.

The 2014 season will be Taman's 27th in the CFL. He was signed to a two-year extension by the Riders in March 2013.

Last month saw Taman ink Roughriders head coach Corey Chamblin to an extension, keeping him in Saskatchewan through the 2017 campaign.

Prior to returning to his home province of Saskatchewan to work for the Green and White, Taman spent 10 years working in the Winnipeg Blue Bomber organization, the last five of which were as the team’s General Manager and Vice-President of Football Operations.

Taman has appeared in four Grey Cup Championship games in the past seven years and over the course of his career has brought a number of noteworthy players into the CFL including Geroy Simon, Romby Bryant, Jon Ryan, and Doug Brown.

More to come...

Fan Comments
Orange & Black
Regardless of how good the guy is, with all the key players the Riders lost in the off-season looking for GREENER pastures, there will be no repeat in Sask. this season.
April 10, 2014 - 4:14am
so bitter
April 12, 2014 - 5:41pm
"The team went on to finish with an 11-7 regular season record before beating B.C. and Calgary in the playoffs, earning a birth in the 101st Grey Cup Game. The Green and White went on to win the franchises fourth championship, 45-23 in front of 44,710 spectators at Mosaic Stadium."

Glad I was there. Best play was when the ball sailed over Henry's head on a early snap (due to the crowd noise) - the look on his face was - priceless.

Good choice to put him on contract until 2017. Now the organization has to sign up DD to a new contract.

April 09, 2014 - 1:26pm
Can't argue with the job he did this year. HOWEVER, I still think the jury is still out on this guy. He has been in the league ~26 years and has been on exactly ONE Grey Cup winning team during this time. Not quite ready for the Hall of Fame just yet!!
April 09, 2014 - 12:14pm
The fourth GM in Riders history to win a Grey Cup. I wonder what kind of salary he's going make.
April 09, 2014 - 8:46am
als rule
no kidding he gets a HUGE raise from the green!!
April 08, 2014 - 11:06pm
Yup HUGE surprise this is! Of course they can give him a big increase with all the extra merchandise sold and money made through the GC last year!
April 09, 2014 - 10:24am