Dallas Baker ready for Roughriders debut

August 31, 2011 - 4:05pm
Dallas Baker/Saskatchewan Roughriders Receiver. Jamie Nye/News Talk Radio
Dallas Baker/Saskatchewan Roughriders Receiver. Jamie Nye/News Talk Radio

The Saskatchewan Roughriders will get their first look at Dallas Baker, who they acquired in a trade from Montreal for veteran defensive end Luc Mullinder.

Baker has been slowly getting accustomed to the offence and feels he'll be good to go on Sunday against Winnipeg.

"I'm just looking at it as an opportunity to prove myself."

Baker was one of the few players who stuck around in the bye week and was able to work out with quarterback Darian Durant.

"It was very important. I felt like I needed to stay so I could get the playbook down and get the timing down with 'Double D'."

And his quarterback feels it's the right time for Baker to get into the line-up.

"It's taking him some time to pick up the system but he's studying hard and he's doing a great job for us. Look for big things out of him. He's a great receiver and he can definitely be and asset to our system."

Baker's addition to the line-up will come at the expense of Terrence Nunn. Nunn, who has struggled to establish himself as a go-to receiver, was injured in practice on Sunday and will sit out this game.

News and Notes

The Saskatchewan Roughriders have signed receiver Scott McHenry who starred with the University of Saskatchewan Huskies. McHenry was released on Tuesday by the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and was quickly snapped up by the Roughriders.

The Roughriders are also going to wait and see if former teammate Daniel Francis can help out. Francis was released by the Tiger-Cats on Wednesday and Head Coach Ken Miller said he could be an option down the road but not right now because with injured players coming back their roster is full.

Edited by News Talk Radio's Jamie Nye