The Saskatchewan Roughriders announced national offensive lineman Chris Best has signed an extension to remain with the team through 2017. As per club policy, financial details of the contract were not released.
Selected in the first round (4th overall) of the 2005 CFL Draft, Best is set to enter his 10th season with the Green and White. The 32-year-old native of Calgary has played 114 career regular season games, with 94 career starts, appearing mainly a right guard.
The University of Waterloo product has played seven playoff games and three Grey Cup games, including the Riders 2013 championship. He was also a member of the Riders 2007 Grey Cup winning team.
The Saskatchewan Roughriders announced national free agent defensive lineman Dylan Ainsworth has re-signed with the team. As per club policy, details of the contract were not released.
Ainsworth (6’3 – 240) will return for his third season with the Green and White after originally being selected in the 2nd round (11th overall) of the 2014 CFL Draft. Through his first two seasons the University of Western Ontario product has played 35 regular season games picking 29 special teams tackles – the most by a Rider over that time.
Last season, the 23-year-old registered a team leading 12 special teams tackles in 17 regular season games. He was the Riders nomine as Most Outstanding Special Teams Player.