Two and a half months after being named the MVP of the CFL’s 2013 Grey Cup, running back Kory Sheets is heading south. The former Saskatchewan Rough Riders back has signed with the Raiders, according to Brian McIntyre (via Twitter). Sheets had worked out for the Raiders last month.
In two seasons with Saskatchewan, Sheets racked up 2,875 rushing yards in a pass-heavy league, averaging 5.6 yards per rush and rushing for 23 touchdowns. The 28-year-old Purdue alum figures to have signed a reserve/futures contract, perhaps with a small guarantee included. He’ll compete for a roster spot in Oakland this summer.
Sheets has previously signed contracts with the 49ers, Dolphins, and Panthers, seeing his only NFL action in 2009 with Miami.