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The Roughriders traded veteran quarterback Darian Durant to Montreal on Friday.
The Roughriders traded veteran quarterback Darian Durant to Montreal on Friday. Canadian Press

Rider Nation, former players react to Darian Durant trade

By Sarah Mills/CJME News Staff
January 13, 2017 - 4:24pm

Former Saskatchewan Roughrider players and fans are reacting to the news that Darian Durant has been traded to Montreal.

Durant was a fan favourite who seemed to bleed green just as much as the 13th man.

Much like Rider Nation, TSN's Chris Schultz was shocked by the trade.

Defensive back Ed Gainey originally signed with the Roughriders in February 2016 after playing with the Hamilton Tigercats and the Montreal Alouettes.
Defensive back Ed Gainey originally signed with the Roughriders in February 2016 after playing with the Hamilton Tigercats and the Montreal Alouettes. SASKATCHEWAN ROUGHRIDERS/TWITTER

Ed Gainey signs 3-year contract extension with the Roughriders

By Arielle Zerr
December 29, 2016 - 6:36am

Saskatchewan Roughrider fans can feel free to go out and buy an Ed Gainey jersey as he’ll be in green and white for the foreseeable future.

The fan favourite defensive back has signed a three-year contract extension with the Roughriders that will keep him with the team until 2019.

The Sask. Roughriders held a private memorial service for Joe McKnight on Dec. 12, 2016.
The Sask. Roughriders held a private memorial service for Joe McKnight on Dec. 12, 2016. Arielle Zerr/CJME News Staff

Roughriders hold private memorial for Joe McKnight

By Arielle Zerr/CJME News Staff
December 12, 2016 - 5:51pm

While Joe McKnight’s funeral was being held in Louisiana, a small private ceremony was also happening in Regina.

Roughrider players, coaches and staff gathered in the Green and White Lounge Monday morning to remember McKnight.

Riders Running Back Joe McKnight was shot to death on Dec. 1, 2016. Joe McKnight had gone through a lot of career highs and lows before he landed with the Roughriders, but his head coach believed he was turning the corner – set to finally reach his full potential.  “We had every plan to have him back, and every talk I had, he certainly wanted to be back,” Jones said Friday morning from Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  But those plans are no longer. The 28-year-old running back was shot dead after a traffic disput
Riders Running Back Joe McKnight was shot to death on Dec. 1, 2016. Joe McKnight had gone through a lot of career highs and lows before he landed with the Roughriders, but his head coach believed he was turning the corner – set to finally reach his full potential. “We had every plan to have him back, and every talk I had, he certainly wanted to be back,” Jones said Friday morning from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. But those plans are no longer. The 28-year-old running back was shot dead after a traffic disput ARIELLE ZERR/CJME NEWS

‘Hoping maybe I dreamed it:’ Roughriders head coach says McKnight is a tremendous loss

By Arielle Zerr/CJME News Staff
December 3, 2016 - 7:45am

Joe McKnight had gone through a lot of career highs and lows before he landed with the Roughriders, but his head coach believed he was turning the corner – set to finally reach his full potential.

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