The Saskatchewan Roughriders have signed quarterback Darian Durant to a new contract. Terms of the deal were not released.
"Darian is a class act, smart, and he's very respected in our locker room," said Riders GM Eric Tillman. "We are thrilled to have him back in green and white, and we look forward to watching him compete for the starting position."
The third year quarterback was eligible to become a free agent on February 15.
Durant started four games for the Green and White last season, completing 57 of 87 pass attempts for 817 yards and six touchdowns. Saskatchewan was 4-0 in games he started last season. He finished the 2008 season with a 59.7 percentage after completing 77 of 129 pass attempts for 1122 yards and seven touchdowns.
Tillman says no promises have been made to Durant when it comes to regaining the starting job in Regina.
"Darian was given one promise: he would be the lead rabbit at training camp, but he was also told that it was going to be an open competition. Darian was playing terrific before his rib injury last season, and he's totally comfortable with that challenge and opportunity."