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No Guarantee Geroy Simon will return to Saskatchewan Roughriders

Saskatchewan Roughriders

The most prolific receiver in CFL history and a future member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame is in limbo. Geroy Simon, who was acquired by the Riders from the BC Lions in January 2013 to provide veteran leadership, isn’t sure where he will play next season.

Brendan Taman, the Riders’ general manager and vice-president of football operations had this to say regarding Simon:

“Geroy and I have, obviously, a pretty good relationship so when we made this deal last year to acquire him we knew at the end of the first year he played for us that we’d sit down and talk about his role,” Taman said.

“Obviously we have a contract issue we’re going to have to talk about, too, so that plan is ongoing … those talks are progressing, you could say, one way or the other.

“He’s got as good a chance of not being back as he will be back.”

Simon, who turns 39 later this year, posted 40 catches for 565 yards and 3 TDs last year, missing the first 3 regular-season games due to injury.

Simon is the most prolific receiver in CFL history with 1,029 receptions for 16,352 yards (both all-time records) with 103 TDs over the span of 15 seasons.

“Obviously he had a good year for us and did a good job for us,” Taman said. “His status for ’14 is to be determined and we’re still in talks about that.”

“There was an agreement in place that after the first year we would talk about a second year going forward,” Taman said. “That was mainly, obviously, financial related.

“Right now he’s still on the same contract that he was on and if we can work that out and (it) stays that way we’ll see. But we have some discussions we still have to do with him.”

Is Simon poised to return to the Riders? Only time will tell.

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