Photo of Jordan Sisco taken by Jamie Nye on June 5th, 2011
At the end of the day, Jordan Sisco just wasn't ready to leave home.
The Riders receiver became a free agent last Friday, but instead decided to re-sign with the team on Saturday, despite having some offers from other teams on the table.
"It's home, right? Grew up wanting to play for the Roughriders, haven't really got to do much playing because of injuries, so I don't really think my time here was finished yet," said Sisco.
It's been a long couple of seasons for Sisco, suffering serious wrist injuries in back-to-back seasons, but he says that the one that ended his 2012 season is feeling a lot better than the one that suffered in 2011. So what's he been doing to make sure he's ready to go?
"Video games actually, that's what the doctors say," joked Sisco. "I've just been doing little things in the gym to just kind of do a little extra for them; I'm hoping that will make them stronger."
Specifically Sisco has been busy playing NBA and Madden NFL games. Admitting he even created himself in Madden for fun.
Another reason Sisco wanted to stay in Regina, the basketball team he coaches.
"I didn't want to sign with another team, then have to leave coaching basketball," he said. "I didn't just want to kind of be there for half of the year, then have to leave those kids, they would have depended on me being there every day."
Odds are Sisco will get a shot at seeing some playing time this year too, as it looks like the Riders will go with two non-import receivers in the starting line-up.
"You'll obviously need three or four guys to have that compliment covered," said general manager Brendan Taman. "Whether or not he starts that will be determined in camp, (Rob Bagg's) health will be a pretty big determining factor in that."