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REGINA NATIVE ZACK EVANS SIGNS EXTENSION

The Saskatchewan Roughriders have signed national defensive lineman Zack Evans to a four-year contract extension, keeping him with the club through 2022.

Evans (6’4 – 295) is a veteran of seven seasons after originally entering the CFL with the Riders as a territorial junior in 2012. The 28-year-old Regina native spent two seasons with the Green and White before being selected by the Ottawa Redblacks in the 2013 CFL Expansion Draft. After four years in Ottawa, Evans returned home to Saskatchewan, signing with the club ahead of the 2018 season.

Last year, Evans started 18 regular-season games, collecting 15 defensive tackles and one quarterback sack. He also registered four fumble recoveries, returning one for a touchdown. He added one defensive tackle in the Western Semi-Final.

In 104 career games, Evans has amassed 102 defensive tackles, 23 sacks, five fumble recoveries and one interception. He is a two-time Grey Cup champion – winning with the Riders in 2013 and with Ottawa in 2016.

Evans was eligible to become a free agent on February 12, 2019.