The Saskatchewan Roughriders announced today that international defensive lineman John Chick has signed an extension to remain with the team through the 2016 season. As per club policy, financial details of the contract were not released.
Chick (6’4 – 250) will be entering his sixth year with the Roughriders after originally signing with the team ahead of the 2007 season. Last year, the Utah State product started all 18 regular season games at defensive end where he led the CFL with 15 quarterback sacks and 11 tackles for loss while also collecting a career high 45 defensive tackles. At seasons end he was named a CFL All-Star and the Riders nominee as Most Outstanding Player and Most Outstanding Defensive Player.
The 32-year-old has played 73 career regular season games, all with the Green and White. His 42 quarterback sacks currently place him 5th on the Riders all-time list. Chick is a two-time Grey Cup champion (2007, 2013) and was named the 2009 CFL Most Outstanding Defensive Player.
He returned to the Riders in 2013 after spending the 2010-2012 seasons in the National Football League.