REGINA — The long wait to see where one of the CFL’s most dynamic receivers will land is over as the Saskatchewan Roughriders confirmed the signing of Duron Carter on Thursday.
The former Montreal Alouette reportedly narrowed down his choices back in late November of 2016 of where he could potentially sign but two months later has landed in Green.
“We are pleased to be able to add a young dynamic player like Duron Carter to our football team,” stated Riders Vice President of Football Operations, General Manager and Head Coach Chris Jones in a statement. “He is a supreme talent with a rare combination of size and speed that has yet to reach his full potential. Adding him to our already deep receiving core will give us multiple options and make us difficult to defend.”
Throughout three seasons with the Alouettes, Carter logged 2,877 receiving yards and 17 touchdowns.
The star receiver was released, alongside his cousin Kenny Stafford, by the Montreal Alouettes last October after a season that was not short on controversy. Despite stellar play on the field, Carter was suspended for a well-documented run-in with Ottawa head coach Rick Campbell, and also had two separate disputes with quarterback Rakeem Cato during practice.
Stafford has since signed a two-year deal with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.
Carter, 25, was in his first season back in Montreal after joining the team as a free agent early in the year. The Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. native spent two seasons with the Alouettes from 2013 through 2014 before landing south of the border with the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts.