The Saskatchewan Roughriders announced today international defensive back Tristan Jackson and national linebacker Kevin Regimbald have signed extensions to remain with the team. As per club policy, details of the contracts were not released.
Jackson (5’8 – 185) will remain in Green and White for his fifth season and eighth in the CFL. The Central Arkansas product spent three years with the Edmonton Eskimos before being acquired by the Riders in March, 2011. He re-signed with the team as a free agent in August, 2013.
Last season the 28-year-old started 18 regular season games at cornerback where he totaled 47 defensive tackles, six knockdowns, and tied for the team lead with four interceptions. He also led the league in kickoff return yards with 954 and missed field goal return yards with 267; including a 111 yard return for a touchdown. Jackson’s 1,531 total return yards were also a league high.
Regimbald (6’1 – 225) will return for his third year in the CFL. The Riders originally selected the Quebec native in the 5th round (35th overall) of the 2012 Draft before he joined the team in 2013 for his first season.
Last season, the 27-year-old played eight regular season games, registering six special teams tackles, before suffering a season ending knee injury. Through his first two seasons the University of Sherbrooke product has registered 10 special teams tackles in 14 regular season games.
Both players were eligible to become free agents on February 10th.
· The Riders also announced they have agreed to trade the rights of national kicker John Mark to the Ottawa Redblacks in exchange for a conditional 2016 CFL Draft pick.