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Roughriders sign DB Anderson, re-sign LB Brackenridge

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2/15/2013 5:25:36 PM
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The Saskatchewan Roughriders signed free agent import defensive back Dwight Anderson and re-signed import linebacker Tyron Brackenridge on Friday.

Anderson comes to Saskatchewan after spending the past two seasons with the Montreal Alouettes. In 16 regular season games with the Alouettes last season, Anderson had 47 defensive tackles and two interceptions. 

Prior to joining the Alouettes, Anderson spent three seasons with the Calgary Stampeders after playing his rookie season in Hamilton. In 98 career regular season games, Anderson has recorded 290 defensive tackles and 14 interceptions. He is a two-time divisional all-star and was a Grey Cup champion in 2008.

"Dwight is a proven veteran in this league and instantly bolsters our secondary," stated Riders general manager Brendan Taman. "His familiarity and relationship with Coach Chamblin was a major factor in his decision to come to Saskatchewan."

Brackenridge returns for his third season with the Riders. After joining the team late in the 2011 season and playing in five games, Brackenridge started all 18 regular season games and the West semi-final last year. The Washington State product led the Riders last season with 77 defensive tackles, seven tackles for a loss and two interceptions. He was also the Roughriders nominee as Most Outstanding Defensive Player.

"We are also very pleased that we were able to re-sign Tyron," added Taman. "He showed tremendous growth with the team last year and has turned into one of our top defensive players."

Dwight Anderson (Photo: The Canadian Press)

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