October 1, 2016

Riders release Lawrence; sign Fuller

REGINA — The Saskatchewan Roughriders have released wide receiver Kendial Lawrence and have signed wide receiver Jeff Fuller, the club announced Saturday.

Fuller comes to the Green and White after spending the last three seasons with the Calgary Stampeders (2013-2015). The 26-year-old California native registered 91 receptions for 1,251 yards and eight touchdowns in 25 regular season games after originally signing with the team in September of 2013.

Following the 2015 season, the six-foot-four, 223-pounder signed with the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks. He also spent time with the Houston Texans in 2013 and Miami Dolphins in 2012.

“Jeff brings a valued combination of size and speed that will compliment our receiver group,” stated Riders General Manager and Head Coach Chris Jones. “His ability to play inside or out not only provides us depth but can allow us to be flexible and unpredictable in how we lineup.”

Lawrence suited up in 11 games this season with the Riders, collecting 17 catches for 129 yards. 2016 was the 25-year-old’s fourth seeason in the CFL, after spending two with the Eskimos and one with the Tiger-Cats.

Saskatchewan has won their last two games in a row, including most recently a last-second 20-18 victory against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. The Riders have a Week 15 bye before returning to the field to take on the REDBLACKS in Ottawa.