A little icing on the cake for Roughriders Head Coach Corey Chamblin as he was named CFL Coach of the Year at an event in Ottawa on Wednesday.
The announcement wasn't too much of a surprise as more often than not it seems the coach of the team that wins the Grey Cup tends to win this award. Last year the Argos Scott Milanovich won the Grey Cup and was named Coach of the Year.
Chamblin beat out the Ti-Cats Kent Austin and the Stampeders John Hufnagel for the honour.
It appears Weston Dressler has found his new home in Kansas City.
The Riders released their All-Star receiver last week allowing him to sign in the NFL but Dressler couldn't say at that time what team he was close to joining. Reports surfaced over the next day or so that it was likely the Kansas City Chiefs. It now appears that deal is done according to multiple reports.
The deal is a futures contract because the NFL's "new year" doesn't begin until March and that's when Dressler's deal will begin.
The soon to be retired Kerry Joseph spoke out for the first time exclusively on the Green Zone Friday afternoon.
Joseph was released by the Edmonton Eskimos on Wednesday paving the way for him to end his career by likely signing a one-day contract with the Saskatchewan Roughriders.
"I knew the time was going to come," said Joseph. "I knew the direction they were going to go in."
The Saskatchewan Roughriders announced Thursday afternoon that they had released Weston Dressler so he could sign a deal with an NFL team, sending shockwaves through Rider Nation which has grown accustomed to his game saving catches and gritty, determined play.
“He’s the person who can execute when it really matters,” said one man who had just learned the news. “And, I mean, he’s a small guy, but a big player.”
The Saskatchewan Roughriders released some potentially earth-shattering news for fans: popular receiver Weston Dressler has been let go by the team.
In a pair of tweets issued just after 3 p.m. Thursday the team revealed that the star import had been let go by the Riders. They added that the purpose behind the move is to give him "the opportunity to sign with a National Football League team."
The City of Regina has a plan for how to pay off a $100 million loan for the new stadium, but there is still a question of how to pay off the interest.
Kory Sheets has another work out in the NFL.
Late on Monday afternoon Sheets tweeted out an Instagram photo taken outside of the Oakland Raiders facility tagged "Let's work."
The Green Zone can now confirm that the Raiders have been granted permission by the Saskatchewan Roughriders to take a look at the Grey Cup MVP.
This is the second known work out for Sheets in the NFL this off season , he previously worked out for the Indianapolis Colts in December.
Riders Head Coach Corey Chamblin isn't resting on his laurels heading towards the 2014 season.
Even though the Green and White are coming off a Grey Cup win in 2013, Chamblin has been hard at work putting together a plan for the 2014 season now that he's done celebrating his first championship as a professional head coach.
"I celebrated, it was a great celebration," said Chamblin. "Now it's time to move forward."
It was a career like none other in the history of the CFL.
Montreal Alouettes quarterback Anthony Calvillo officially retired after 20 years in the league on Tuesday, an announcement that had been nearly a week in the making.
The announcement was made at a Montreal hotel at an event that lasted nearly an hour. Later that day Calvillo joined Jamie Nye and Darrell Davis to talk about his career.
You can hear the entire interview at the bottom of this page.