August 8, 2011

Riders send Mullinder to Als for receiver Baker Staff

MONTREAL — The Saskatchewan Roughriders have acquired import receiver Dallas Baker from the Montreal Alouettes. In exchange, non-import defensive end Luc Mullinder has been sent to Montreal.

Baker joined the CFL when he signed as a free agent with the Alouettes in April. So far this season the 28-year old has three receptions for 29 yards.

The Florida product was originally drafted in the seventh round of the 2007 NFL Draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers. He was later released by the Steelers in 2009.

Baker then went on to play the 2010 season with the AFL’s Jacksonville Sharks.

Mullinder, recorded 89 defensive tackles and 15 sacks during the eight seasons he spent in Saskatchewan. So far this season, he has recorded eight defensive tackles and onesack.

“This could be a great opportunity for both players. We really appreciate the professionalism of Dallas Baker. He has played a big role, with his three starts at the beginning of the season in helping us start at 4-2. We wish him the best,” said Alouettes general manager Jim Popp.
“Luc will have the opportunity to come in and help us. He has been a big part of Saskatchewan’s success over the last 4 seasons. We have seen a lot of what Luc is capable of bringing on defense and special teams,” he added.