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Roughriders Ricky Collins gets tackled in pre-season action against the Edmonton Eskimos.
Roughriders Ricky Collins gets tackled in pre-season action against the Edmonton Eskimos. The Canadian Press

Roughriders drop pre-season finale to Edmonton; Durant throws two interceptions

By Jamie Nye/CJME News Staff
June 19, 2016 - 8:49am

Chris Jones didn’t get a warm welcome in his return to Edmonton.

“People act ugly and call you names and stuff as you walk on the field unfortunately but that’s part of it. It’s pro football,” admitted Jones after his team lost 25-11 to the Edmonton Eskimos.

Roughriders head coach Chris Jones at a media availability in Regina in May of 2016.
Roughriders head coach Chris Jones at a media availability in Regina in May of 2016. Arielle Zerr/CJME News Staff

‘It won’t be the friendliest of welcomes’ Roughriders’ Chris Jones returns to Edmonton

By Arielle Zerr/CJME News Staff
June 18, 2016 - 8:39am

Even though he arrived in Edmonton wearing the Grey Cup ring he won with the Eskimos, Roughriders head coach Chris Jones knows better than to expect an open arm greeting from fans Saturday afternoon.

Spencer Moore on field as the Riders face the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, June 27, 2015.
Spencer Moore on field as the Riders face the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, June 27, 2015. The Canadian Press

Roughriders’ Chris Jones chastises ‘stupid’ play, praises Spencer Moore

By Arielle Zerr/CJME News Staff
June 15, 2016 - 2:11pm

As the second pre-season game and second round of cuts creep up on the Roughriders, practice got a little physical Tuesday morning. 

Head coach Chris Jones likes intensity in practice, but he wasn’t a fan of what he was seeing. 

Darian Durant at the Saskatchewan Roughriders' training camp in Saskatoon on May 29, 2016.
Darian Durant at the Saskatchewan Roughriders' training camp in Saskatoon on May 29, 2016. Arielle Zerr/CKOM News Staff

Darian Durant ready to return

By CKOM News Staff
June 13, 2016 - 4:58pm

Darian Durant is itching to see the field Saturday against the Edmonton Eskimos at Commonwealth Stadium.
 
It's been almost a full year since the Riders' quarterback has played in a CFL game, after going down with a season-ending injury on June 27,2015.
 

B.J. Coleman threw three interceptions in the Riders 28-16 loss to the B.C. Lions on Saturday night.
B.J. Coleman threw three interceptions in the Riders 28-16 loss to the B.C. Lions on Saturday night. Saskatchewan Roughriders

Roughriders’ quarterbacks disappoint in 1st preseason game

By Arielle Zerr
June 12, 2016 - 2:20am

There were a lot of flags and not a lot of power at Mosaic Stadium on Saturday night.

In a game where Chris Jones hoped to get a good evaluation of the two players vying to back up Darian Durant at quarterback, neither rookie B.J. Coleman or Brett Smith earned the job.

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