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REGINA -- Less than seven hours after being released by the Blue Bombers, Kirk Penton of the Winnipeg Sun has reported that Will Ford is set to sign with the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

Ford spent the past two seasons with the Blue Bombers, but suffered a hamstring injury during training camp and has yet to see any action this season.

He'll join the likes of Jerome Messam, Hugh Charles and Anthony Allen as the Roughriders' running backs.

Last season saw Ford carry the ball 113 times for 594 yards and two touchdowns. His 70-yard run in an October game at Calgary was the second longest scamper by a running back last season.

Through two seasons, he has rushed for 727 yards, a 5.3 yard average, and five touchdowns.

The Riders have been hard-pressed in finding a suitable replacement for former tailback Kory Sheets in 2014. Both Allen and Charles have had trouble hanging onto the ball, while Messam was only signed last week, and didn't register a carry in Week 3.

The Roughriders won't play again until July 26 against the Argonauts, as they are on bye in Week 4.

More to come...

Fan Comments
Coach shouldn't have pulled the plug on Charles way to fast. He was the only player on that team that seemed to want to be out there. I get the whole punishment for messing up thing, but come on. You need to win games, regardless of if a running back fumbled once.
July 15, 2014 - 7:39pm
There is no room for turnovers, we need someone that hangs onto the ball cause at least one fumble a game isn't gonna win very much football games. Our defence would be on the field the majority of the time slowly getting more and more tired becoming less and less effective, and the other teams offence pulls ahead like BC did this week. Winning the turnover battle is one of the most important things in football, teams don't win that often when giving the ball up more. So we need to win games by leaving a fumbling running back in, really? Lets see after bye week who wants to perform while hanging onto the ball, and if they can do it in game action. If they make a few games then fumble, leave them in. Otherwise good luck with points and field position coming from our turnovers.
July 16, 2014 - 1:46pm
Saskatchewan can't sign & keep every running back in the world in hopes of replacing Sheets! Not that I mind if this just makes matters worse for the riders!
July 15, 2014 - 3:18pm
als rule
this should come as NO surprise to any CFL fan!! the green showing NO signs of patience as they continue to seem confused and unsure of themselves!! quite a change from last year's start to the season!!
July 14, 2014 - 8:54pm
Now another tale with tears is the shadow of the former montreal team - without AC around (as I predicted last year) I really wonder where they will end up. I don't think the basement is deep enough!
July 14, 2014 - 11:57pm
als rule
@D: again you predicted nothing that every other CFL fan knew without AC montreal was going to go thru growing pains having QB troy smith in charge of the show!! are you trying to tell me smith hasn't shown improvement in his 1st 3 games?!!
July 15, 2014 - 5:51pm