REGINA — American defensive lineman A.C. Leonard, who registered a CFL-high 11 sacks last season, signed a two-year contract extension with the Saskatchewan Roughriders on Monday.

TSN CFL Insider Farhan Lalji reports the deal is worth $205,000 in 2022 and $210,000 in 2023. It also includes a $40,000 signing bonus and a $10,000 roster bonus. 

The six-foot-two, 250-pound Leonard was scheduled to become a CFL free agent next month.

Leonard, 29, posted a career-best 11 sacks in 11 games last season while adding 41 tackles (six for a loss), two pass knockdowns, one interception, one forced fumble and a fumble recovery. He also played in the division semifinal and final, registering a combined seven tackles and two pass knockdowns.

Leonard, a converted receiver, has registered 36 sacks, 200 tackles, one interception and five forced fumbles in 78 career games with B.C. (2015), Ottawa (2018) and Saskatchewan (2016-18, 2019-present).

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 10, 2022.