REGINA — The Saskatchewan Roughriders have signed defensive lineman A.C. Leonard to a two-year contract extension through the 2021 season.

The six-foot-two, 250-pound Leonard is entering his sixth CFL season and his fourth with the Riders, rejoining the team last year after spending 2018 with the Ottawa Redblacks.

Leonard played in 17 games in 2019, collecting 44 defensive tackles, nine quarterback sacks, three forced fumbles and 10 tackles for a loss.

Leonard entered the CFL in 2015 with the BC Lions as a receiver after spending the 2014 season with the Minnesota Vikings. He signed with the Riders in 2016 as a free agent where he remained until he signed with the Redblacks.

In 73 career games, Leonard has made 160 defensive tackles, 25 sacks and four forced fumbles. The 28-year-old Florida native was named an East Division all-star in 2018.

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