Roughriders hand GM Taman two-year extension | | Official Site of the Canadian Football League

REGINA -- Saskatchewan Roughrider President/CEO Jim Hopson announced today the contract extension of General Manager Brendan Taman. The new two-year extension will see Taman continue in his role with the organization through the 2015 season.

“Brendan has proven himself to be a valuable member of our organization. By completing this extension we have created continuity within the Riders Football Operations,” stated Hopson.

“We feel Brendan is continuously increasing the talent level of this team and we are excited to move forward under Brendan’s direction.”  

Taman is entering his fourth year as General Manager of the Riders and fifth season since returning to the club in 2009. Taman took over complete control of the football operations department in November of 2011.

“I am once again grateful for the vote of confidence shown to me by Jim Hopson and the Riders Board of Directors,” stated Taman.

“I understand and welcome the expectations and responsibilities that go along with having this position. My job is to keep moving this team forward and I am confident we have the people in place to do that.”

Taman had a busy winter heading into the 2012 season. He filled a vacancy by hiring current Head Coach Corey Chamblin and completed an overhaul of the previous year’s roster  by adding CFL veterans like Dominic Picard, Brendon Labatte, and Jock Sanders while adding new talent like Kory Sheets, Xavier Fulton, Terrell Maze, and Drew Willy. The 2012 Canadian Draft saw the Riders select stalwarts Ben Heenan and Sam Hurl.

In January 2013, Taman orchestrated a trade acquiring Geroy Simon, the CFL’s All-Time Leading Receiver and then locked up free agents Tyron Brackenridge, Dwight Anderson, Weldon Brown, Ricky Foley and Renauld Williams.

Taman is entering his 26th season in the CFL and has appeared in three Grey Cup Championship games in the past six years.

Fan Comments
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thanx for signing dwight anderson who was a huge GM jim popp mistake!!
April 06, 2013 - 11:44am
I'm not sure how I feel about the extension. I'd like to see how the choices made in the off-season before I rejoice in it. Is anyone else surprised that the riders did not do more to bolster their o-line with all the pass protection problems last year?
March 29, 2013 - 2:14pm
pass protection problems? I think we had in the top 2-3 of Offensive Lines last year. Heenan played great for his first year, LaBatte, Picard are reliable, and Xavier Fulton was a huge surprise last year. Which cost us what, a 6th round draft pick? Fantastic, and they can only get better when they play together more.
April 04, 2013 - 11:41am
funny thing is they ran him our of winnipeg and if you ask a bombers fan now, they would love to have him back in place of joe mack. lol Anyways, i think he earned the extension. He's brought in the talent, now its all up to the coaches and players to take care of the on field product
March 28, 2013 - 4:04pm
"Bomber fans would love to have him back in Winnipeg" Are you kidding me??. The good news about his contract extension is that he will DEFINITELY NOT be back in Winnipeg for 2 more years
March 28, 2013 - 10:28pm
Sorry I meant to write see how the choices in the off-season "pan out." My mind was working ahead of my fingers.
March 29, 2013 - 2:18pm