Riders Add Defensive TrioAugust 29, 2012 - Canadian Football League (CFL) Saskatchewan Roughriders
Lobendahn (5'11" - 242) originally entered the CFL in 2008 when he signed a free agent contract with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. The four year veteran has appeared in 45 career games recording 180 defensive tackles, seven quarterback sacks and one interception. The Hawaii native most recently attended training camp with the Calgary Stampeders in 2012.
Ferri (5'10" - 204) began his CFL career in 2007 with the Montreal Alouettes. After temporarily joining the Toronto Argonauts practice roster in 2006, the University of Syracuse graduate, signed with Montreal as a free agent in 2007 where he spent the next five seasons. The Stoneham, Massachusetts native appeared in 76 games for the Als, recording 240 defensive tackles, eight quarterback sacks and 5 interceptions while winning the Grey Cup in 2009 and 2010.
Lawrence (6'2" - 215) joins the Riders after signing and attending training camp with the Detroit Lions. The Lucedale, Mississippi native attended Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College for two seasons after transferring from Southern Mississippi. Prior to his time with the Golden Eagles, Lawrence spent his freshman season at the University of Alabama under the tutelage of head coach Nick Saban.
- The Riders have also announced they have released import receiver Efrem Hill and import running back Louis Rankin.
Canadian Football League Stories from August 29, 2012
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- Green Named CFL Offensive Player of the Week - Montreal Alouettes
- Riders Add Defensive Trio - Saskatchewan Roughriders
- Cornish, Hughes Earn Player of the Week Honours - Calgary Stampeders
- Gibson's Finest CFL Players of the Week Named - CFL
- Grey Cup to Visit More Than 100 Communities as It Travels Canada to 100th Grey Cup in Toronto this F - CFL
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