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Juron Criner

Wide Receiver  Ottawa Redblacks

Height:   6' 3''   Weight:   220

November 12, 2017    Juron Criner News

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Criner tallied 11 receptions for 102 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 31-20 Eastern Semi-Final loss to the Roughriders.

On an afternoon when quarterback Trevor Harris threw for 457 yards, Criner played a significant role in the passing game, as he posted career-best reception and receiving yardage totals. The 27-year-old has flashed plenty of big-play potential throughout his two-year career, but he's been limited to just 12 games over that span. Looking ahead to 2018, the Redblacks are likely to attempt to incorporate Criner and his talents into the offense in a more significant manner than ever. Factoring in Sunday's production, Criner totaled 17 catches for 192 yards and three scores over his final pair of contests.

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October 28, 2017

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Criner posted six receptions for 90 yards and two touchdowns in Friday's 41-36 win over the Tiger-Cats.

Criner's 12-yard scoring reception with 4:03 remaining was a key part of the Redblacks' comeback, and his two scores were his first since the season opener. Criner's reception and yardage totals were also season highs, as he enjoyed a larger-than-usual share of Ottawa's passing-game targets. The 27-year-old wideout was hampered by a knee injury earlier in the season that cost him over a month, but his strong showing in the regular-season finale gives him some positive momentum heading into the postseason.

September 28, 2017

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Criner is listed as a starting slotback for Friday's game against the Roughriders.

Criner was just recently cleared from a knee injury that kept him out for over a month, but he'll be placed right into the starting lineup upon his return Friday. Criner has recorded five catches for 44 yards and a touchdown this season, and upon his return, slotback Kevin Elliott is not listed on Friday's depth chart.

September 25, 2017

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Criner (knee) will return for Friday's game against the Roughriders, Tim Baines of Postmedia reports.

Criner was able to take part in portions of practice last week and is now finally ready to return to the field. Considering he's fresh off an injury, it's unclear just how big of a role Criner will have in his first game back, so fantasy owners may need to take that into consideration. In two games early this season, Criner pulled in five receptions for 44 yards and a touchdown.

September 20, 2017

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Criner (knee) was seen in uniform on the field during Wednesday's practice, AJ Jakubec of TSN Radio 1200 reports.

Criner has been out since early July, though has seemingly been making enough progress in his recovery to take the practice field Wednesday. He was not taking reps with the first team, however. That role was handed to Kevin Elliot, who is the favorite to fill in for the injured Joshua Stangby (undisclosed). At this point, it seems doubtful that Criner will take the field Friday against the Blue Bombers.

August 17, 2017

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This week's game will mark Ottawa's sixth since Criner initially landed on the six-game injured list, but he is not ready to get back on the field and will need at least another month to recover. He still has a chance to return to action before the season concludes, however.

July 4, 2017

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Criner will be out at least six weeks with a knee injury, Tim Baines of Postmedia reports.

The severity of Criner's setback is uncertain, but he is not believed to be dealing with an ACL injury, so he should have a chance to get back on the field later this season. It remains to be seen who will replace Criner in the starting lineup, but Jake Harty and Dominique Rhymes are likely the top options.

June 19, 2017

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Criner lined up at slotback with the first-team offense in Monday's practice, Tim Baines of Postmedia reports.

Criner caught just 12 passes in six regular season games with Ottawa a year ago, but it appears he will have an expanded role in 2017 with Chris Williams and Ernest Jackson no longer in town. Criner averaged an impressive 22.4 yards per reception last year, so he could replace Williams as the Redblacks' top deep threat.

November 28, 2016

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Criner totaled 89 yards on three receptions in Sunday's 39-33 Grey Cup overtime victory over the Stamps.

The 26-year-old receiver turned in his second straight impressive postseason performance after having tallied 88 yards in the Eastern Conference final last week versus the Eskimos. Although he flashed some upside in his limited opportunities during what was his first CFL campaign, Criner's 2017 role in a crowded and talented Redblacks receiving corps is up in the air.

November 20, 2016

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Criner totaled 88 yards on four receptions in Sunday's 35-23 Eastern Finals victory over the Eskimos.

Criner was back in action after having been held out of the last two regular-season games and co-led the Redblacks in receptions while pacing the team in yardage. The 26-year-old's most important catch came on the final drive for Ottawa, when he hauled in a 24-yard pass from Henry Burris with 2:48 remaining, extending a possession that would eventually culminate in a game-sealing, 20-yard Kienan Lafrance touchdown run. Criner figures to once again be a pivotal part of the air attack alongside Ernest Jackson in next week's Grey Cup showdown with the Stamps.

November 20, 2016

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Criner (undisclosed) will start at wide receiver in Sunday's Eastern Final matchup with the Eskimos.

Criner was held out of the Redblacks' final two regular season games, but he will be back in action this week as the team looks to advance to the Grey Cup.

November 4, 2016

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Criner (undisclosed) remains on the one-game injured list for Week 20.

Criner will sit out for the second straight week for an unspecified reason. The Redblacks are holding out several starters Friday, and Criner is only on the one-game injured list, so he should have a chance to get back on the field when the Redblacks kick off postseason play Nov. 20.

October 28, 2016

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Criner was placed on the one-game injured list with an undisclosed injury in advance of Saturday's game against the Blue Bombers.

It's not clear what type of setback Criner is dealing with, but it will prevent him from taking the field this week. Khalil Paden and Jamill Smith will be the Redblacks' starting wide receivers in Criner's absence.

October 22, 2016

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Criner managed 53 yards and a touchdown on two receptions in Friday's 39-36 overtime loss to the Ti-Cats.

Criner was on the receiving end of a Henry Burris touchdown throw in the second quarter that gave the Redblacks a 17-3 lead at the time. The touchdown marked the 26-year-old's first time crossing the goal line this season, and he could continue to be in line for increased productivity in the final games of the 2016 campaign. With Chris Williams (knee) sidelined for the season, Criner has stepped up the last two weeks to grab five balls for 138 yards and Friday's score.

October 15, 2016

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Criner totaled 85 yards on three receptions in Friday's 30-29 victory over the Ti-Cats.

Criner is expected to take on more work with Chris Williams (knee) out for the season, which was reflected in his production Friday. The 26-year-old logged his highest amount of catches since Week 13 against the Stamps, while also posting his best yardage total since that contest. He's still looking for his first touchdown of the season, but his big-play capability could lead to him accomplishing that feat in the Week 18 rematch against this Hamilton squad.

September 18, 2016

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Criner amassed 91 yards on four catches in Saturday's 48-23 loss to the Stamps.

The 26-year-old excelled in his 2016 debut, tying Ernest Jackson and Greg Ellingson for the team lead in receptions while coming up just two yards short of equaling the former's team-high 93 receiving yards. Finally off the injured list, Criner could be poised to serve as an important cog in the Redblacks' attack for the rest of the season. The former University of Arizona product certainly brings the college credentials, having hauled in 209 receptions for 2,859 yards and 32 touchdowns throughout 50 games from 2008-2011.

September 15, 2016

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Criner (undisclosed) will play play Saturday against the Stampeders, Gord Holder of the Ottawa Citizen reports.

Criner has spent nearly all season on the injured list, but it appears he is ready to see game action. It remains to be seen whether he will work as a wide receiver or a slotback.

August 24, 2016

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Criner (undisclosed) remains on the one-game injured list and will miss Thursday's game against the Lions.

Criner is still being hampered by an undisclosed injury and will be on the sidelines alongside fellow wideout Jamill Smith (undisclosed).

August 19, 2016

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Criner (undisclosed) remains on the injured list heading into Friday's game against the Alouettes.

Criner continues to deal with an undisclosed injury that has nagged the receiver throughout the entire season thus far.

July 30, 2016

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Criner (undisclosed) is on the one-game injured list again this week.

Criner has yet to appear in a game for the Redblacks, and it remains to be seen when he will be ready to go.

July 21, 2016

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

Criner (undisclosed) remains on the one-game injured list and will miss Friday's tilt with the Roughriders.

Criner has spent the entire season on the injury list with an undisclosed injury. Look for Chris Williams, Jake Harty, and Ernest Jackson to continue to get the majority of the reps in the passing game on Friday.

July 12, 2016

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

Criner (undisclosed) remains on the one-game injured list and will miss Wednesday's game against the Argonauts.

Criner has yet to take the field this season as he continues to be hampered by an undisclosed injury. Look for Chris Williams and Jake Harty to continue to lead the attack in the passing game this week, with the addition of Khalil Paden to the depth chart.

July 7, 2016

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Criner (undisclosed) remains on the one-game injured list for Friday's matchup with Calgary.

It is the second week in a row that Criner has landed on the one-game injured with an undisclosed injury. Look for Chris Williams and Jake Harty to continue to lead the attack in the passing game this week. Criner's next chance to take the field will come next Wednesday when the Redblacks face the Argonauts.