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Riders pull out wild 35-32 overtime win over RedBlacks
By Joel Gasson

paNOW Staff

If the CFL has been lacking in the entertainment department, then that Riders win over Ottawa might have made up for the entire season.

The Riders mounted a second half comeback that involved just about everything you could imagine in a 35-32 double overtime win over the RedBlacks.

Rider fans staying on the bandwagon after 28-3 loss to Hamilton
By Andrew Shepherd paNOW Staff

Saskatchewan Roughrider fans aren't the most confident this week, but most admit they've seen much worse.

Fans are still reeling from the 28-3 loss to Hamilton on Sunday in backup quarterback Tino Sunseri's first CFL start.

"Life without Darian Durant, uh...sad right now," said Mike in Regina.

However, many Rider fans talking in Regina said one loss without Durant is nothing to fret about.

Riders streak snapped in Steeltown
By Joel Gasson paNOW Staff   

That thud you heard...that was the Saskatchewan Roughriders winning streak coming to an abrupt end.

The Riders had a chance on Sunday afternoon to set a single season franchise record with their eight straight win; instead they were mostly flat and got flattened by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats 28-3 at the partially finished Tim Horton's Field.

The game was Tino Sunseri's first career CFL start and it wasn't exactly one to remember as Sunseri 9-for-21 for 88 yards and an interception.

Up and down season continues for Chris Getzlaf
By Joel Gasson paNOW Staff

The roller coaster ride continues for Saskatchewan Roughriders receiver Chris Getzlaf.

Riders sign QB Keith Price
By Courtney Markewich paNOW Staff

The Saskatchewan Roughriders have made progress to bolster its quarterback situation as starter Darian Durant heads off for surgery.

On Wednesday, the club announced international quarterback Keith Price signed with the team.

The 23-year-old California native comes to Saskatchewan after four seasons with the University of Washington Huskies. Price recently attended the Seattle Seahawks rookie camp, originally signing with the team in June as an undrafted free agent.

UPDATE:Durant will miss remainder of regular season
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It's the news no one in Rider Nation wanted to hear: franchise quarterback Darian Durant's 2014 regular season is done.

The team confirmed the news on Tuesday morning that Durant had torn tendon in his right throwing elbow and would be undergoing surgery to fix it.

Chamblin says Durant out at least a week
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Roughriders Quarterback Darian Durant won't be playing when the Riders play in Hamilton against the Tiger-Cats Sunday.

Although it comes as no surprise, head coach Corey Chamblin confirmed the news Monday that Durant will be out for week 12.

"Darian's status right now is he sees the doc around one o'clock," Chamblin told reporters at Mosaic Stadium. "Then I can tell you further what's going on but obviously he's out for this week."

Riders sweep away Bombers, lose Durant
By Joel Gasson paNOW Staff

Make it seven wins in a row and a clean sweep of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers for the Roughriders, however, this 30-24 win proved to be costly.

Chick, Bagg earn player of the month awards
By Courtney Markewich paNOW Staff

Two dominant Saskatchewan Roughriders are being recognized with CFL Player of the Month Awards.

On Wednesday, John Chick was named defensive player of the month for August while Rob Bagg was recognized as Canadian player of the month.

Chick picks up the defensive player recognition for the second-straight month. In August, Chick registered 12 defensive tackles, six quarterback sacks and one forced fumble. Chick leads the league for 12 quarterback sacks on the season.

Riders pull out 35-30 win over Winnipeg in Labour Day Classic

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All's well that ends well for the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

It wasn't a perfect 10 but the Riders picked up their 10th straight win in the Labour Day Classic as they pulled out a 35-30 win over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

"We're battle tested," said Darian Durant. "I think the veterans in this room we've been through any time of game scenario."

UPDATE: Weston Dressler officially back with the Riders
By Joel Gasson paNOW Staff

The wait is over and Rider Nation is celebrating the news that Weston Dressler is returning to the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

The Riders announced on Thursday morning that the receiver had officially signed back with the team.

Riders mum on Darian Durant's status
By Joel Gasson paNOW Staff

Rider Nation is no closer to knowing how badly hurt Darian Durant's throwing hand is.

The Riders returned to practice on Wednesday as preparations began for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and the Labour Day Classic at Mosaic Stadium.

When the team took to the field, Durant was part of the opening offensive walk through but did not do much for the rest of practice, especially when it came to throwing the football.

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Weston Dressler is officially a free man.

Dressler was released by the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday and, as expected, cleared NFL waivers on Tuesday.

Under NFL rules, teams have 24 hours after a player is released to pick up said player and their contract. No team tried to claim Dressler so now he is free to sign anywhere he wants in the CFL or the NFL.

It's expected that Dresser will draw attention from much of the CFL.

Scott McHenry out with an injured neck

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There’s good and bad news when it comes to the status of Riders fullback Scott McHenry.

The team announced on Monday that McHenry suffered a neck injury during Sunday’s game against the B.C. Lions. McHenry was hurt covering a kick-return in the second half, he was able to walk off on his own but did not return. After the game, McHenry was seen in a neck brace leaving the stadium in an ambulance where he was taken to hospital.

Weston Dressler released by Kansas City Chiefs
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Weston Dressler has officially been released by the Kansas City Chiefs.

The NFL team announced the first round of roster cuts on Monday, with former Roughrider star receiver among those on the list.

Dressler has the option of waiting 10 days to see if another NFL team picks him up. Otherwise, he could be returning to the green and white very soon.

As an unrestricted free agent, he is technically eligible to sign with any CFL team.

Check back for updates on this developing story. 

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Riders grind out 20-16 win in B.C.
By Joel Gasson paNOW Staff

The Saskatchewan Roughriders have done it again. It wasn't pretty or flashy, but once again they found a way to grind out a 20-16 win over the B.C. Lions.

The team was all smiles after the game and plenty of guarantee jokes were flying around the lower level of BC Place as the Riders spoiled what was supposed to be the Lions guaranteed win night.

Instead, it was another win for the guys in green.

B.C. Lions riled up by 'green is the new orange' billboard

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A Roughrider fan billboard outside B.C. Place proclaiming that green is the new orange is causing quite a stir within the B.C. Lions organization.

Rider Nation is also planning a pregame rally planned at the Commodore Ballroom, with 500 fans expected to show up in green and white on Sunday.

Dismay over the rival team buying billboard space across from the Lions’ home turf has prompted Lions President Dennis Skulsky to make a bold prediction.

Riders defence promising better effort against B.C.
By Joel Gasson paNOW Staff

The Riders defence is looking for a different outcome.

Last time the Green and White faced the B.C. Lions, they were gashed along the ground with over 200 yards rushing. Lions running back Andrew Harris had over 200 yards from scrimmage.

"That's completely unacceptable with this defence, this team and it's not going to happen (against the Lions)," said safety Tyron Brackenridge.

Riders add kicking depth
By Joel Gasson paNOW Staff

The Saskatchewan Roughriders kicking game is now firmly in the spotlight.

The team did the expected on Wednesday and announced the signing of Canadian kicker Justin Palardy. Palardy hasn't played a game yet this year after being released by the Ottawa RedBlacks during training camp. Previously, Palardy played for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

The move itself might not be much of a surprise but the reasoning behind it might not be what you think.

Patient Riders down Alouettes 16-11
Patient Riders down Alouettes 16-11
By Joel Gasson paNOW Staff

Patience is considered the greatest virtue and the Roughriders showed it in spades on Saturday winning their fourth game in a row 16-11 over the Montreal Alouettes.

Fans, players and media alike had to be patient during the game as both teams showed little ability to put up yards on offence let alone scoring touchdowns. It wasn't until the start of the fourth quarter that the Riders were able to break the stalemate and score a major in the hands of the Rob Bagg.

Riders release images of new special edition jersey
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Thanks to help from Rider Nation, the Saskatchewan Roughriders have released images of the new special edition jersey.

The jersey is part of Reebok's new CFL Signature uniforms. The new jersey will be worn by each team twice the season as well as in seasons to follow.

Players on each team got their first glimpse of the new uniforms already, including Rider Rob Bagg.

Defence comes to the rescue in Riders 23-17 over Winnipeg
By Joel Gasson paNOW Staff

There are many ways you could describe that one for the Saskatchewan Roughriders; the one word that comes immediately to mind is gutsy.

The Riders had the entire deck stacked against them in Winnipeg on Thursday night: a short week, an extended road trip and problems off the field. They didn't make it easy on themselves either by taking 17 penalties in the game, some of which kept Bomber drives alive, but somehow they managed to pull an ugly game out of the fire and down the Bombers 23-17 at a sold-out Investors Group Field.

GAME DAY: Riders vs Blue Bombers depth charts

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The Riders close out their two-game road trip tonight in Winnipeg against the 5-1 Blue Bombers.

Attached are the depth chart for both teams. Printable versions can be found at the bottom of the page.

Rider fans look forward to renewed Winnipeg rivalry
By Brady Knight paNOW Staff

The Riders have yet to sell out a game this season, and there's nowhere near the hype from last year's Grey Cup win, but this week's matchup in Winnipeg might be just the thing to re-energize Rider Nation.

For the first time since 2005, Saskatchewan will meet Winnipeg three times in the regular season. And fans seem pretty confident their team will come through with a win.

VIDEO: Taj Smith charged with violating conditions of release
By Joel Gasson paNOW Staff

The Saskatchewan Roughriders will be without receiver Taj Smith when they face the Winnipeg Blue Bombers Thursday evening.

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