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Alex Gets Wish Granted, AJ Ouellette Coming to Saskatchewan!

Published: Tuesday, Feb 6th 2024, 10:02pm

By Alex Dormuth (@RealAlexD)

 

Please allow me to totally fanboy here for a minute.

 

THE RIDERS ARE GOING TO SIGN FREE AGENT RUNNING BACK A.J. OUELLETTE!! LET’S BLEEPING GOOOOO!!!!

 

Ok, thank you.

 

Anyways, after not re-signing last year’s starter Jamal Morrow, the Riders had a hole at RB and Head Coach Corey Mace went to someone he was familiar with, Toronto’s stud back.

 

Typically, I’m not big on spending top dollars on running backs, especially American running backs. As the great Roy Shivers used to say, “running backs area  dime a dozen”. But I’m all for this signing. Ouellette has proven that he can lead a backfield, he runs HARD (something we haven’t seen here in Riderville in a while) and come on, he’s like, the coolest guy in the CFL. Plus, we already KNOW he looks good in green and white, from his time at Ohio.

 

 

What worries me is that over the last few years, the Riders have basically abandoned their run game. But with a new Offensive Coordinator in place, maybe Marc Mueller wants to put a major focus on running the ball, taking some pressure off of Trevor Harris and an offensive line that had a lot of issues in pass protection.

 

If that’s the case, this is going to be an absolutely great signing for General Manager Jeremy O’Day. I’m a huge fan of this guy both on and off the field and I haven’t been this excited about a signing for the Riders in a long time.

 

A.J., welcome to Riderville! Can’t wait to see you light it up!

 

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