The Saskatchewan Roughriders continue to load up after bringing in former Hamilton Tiger-Cat Jameer Thurman.
The middle linebacker’s deal is for one year and will be for around $175,000 for the 2024 season. The 6-foot-0, 227-pound backer has been one of the CFL’s best at the position, tallying 233 tackles, eight sacks, five interceptions, and four forced fumbles since his return from down south over the past three seasons. The 29-year-old is coming off of a career year, finishing seventh in the CFL with a career-high 98 tackles, career-high five sacks, and two interceptions.
The former Stampeder spent his first two seasons in the CFL in Calgary. He collected 163 tackles, three sacks, three interceptions and three forced fumbles before heading to the NFL to spend time with the Chicago Bears, and with the DC Defenders in the XFL.
One of the best second level defenders available will presumably fill a hole in the middle of the 306’s defence, as Larry Dean remains unsigned. Starter Micah Teitz and special teamer Justin Herdman-Reed also remain without a contract, while contributors from last year in T.J. Brunson and A.J. Allen are on the payroll.
While no deal is official until the start of free agency on Feb. 13, Thurman should be in the Green and White in a week’s time.
Big Announcement: CFL Unveils Free Live Streaming Platforms
Get Alerts & Stay ConnectedCFL iPhone App
CFL Android App