February 15, 2013

FA13: ‘T-Brack’ is back; Riders sign Anderson


CFL.ca Staff

REGINA — The Saskatchewan Roughriders announced the re-signing of import linebacker Tyron Brackenridge today as well as the signing of free agent DB Dwight Anderson.

“Dwight is a proven veteran in this league and instantly bolsters our secondary,” stated Riders General Manager Brendan Taman.

“His familiarity and relationship with Coach Chamblin was a major factor in his decision to come to Saskatchewan. We are also very pleased that we were able to re-sign Tyron. He showed tremendous growth with the team last year and has turned into one of our top defensive players.”

Brackenridge entered free agency at Noon ET today, but Tweeted this afternoon that he had re-signed with the Riders.

One of the upcoming stars on defence in the CFL, Brackenridge solidified himself as one of the most athletic linebackers in the game in his third season with Saskatchewan in 2012, racking up 77 tackles, 2 interceptions and 2 fumble recoveries.

A versatile defender with a knack for laying big hits, the Washington State product was one of the most sought after free agents in this year’s pool.

Anderson comes to Saskatchewan after spending the past two seasons with the Montreal Alouettes. In 16 regular season games with the Alouettes last season, Anderson had 47 defensive tackles and two interceptions.  

Prior to joining the Alouettes, Anderson spent three seasons with the Calgary Stampeders after playing his rookie season in Hamilton. In 98 career regular season games, Anderson has recorded 290 defensive tackles and 14 interceptions. He is a two-time divisional all-star and was a Grey Cup champion in 2008.