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February 11, 2019

NATIONAL LINEBACKER SAM HURL SIGNS EXTENSION

The Saskatchewan Roughriders have signed national linebacker Sam Hurl to a one-year contract extension.

Hurl (6’1 – 230) will remain with the Riders for the second consecutive season after signing with the team as a free agent in February, 2018.

Hurl was originally selected by the Riders in the 2nd round (12th overall) of the 2012 CFL Draft. After three years in Saskatchewan, Hurl joined the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in 2015 where he remained for three seasons.

Last season, Hurl started all 18 games at middle linebacker where he registered 41 defensive tackles, six special-teams tackles and two tackles for loss. He also started the Western Semi-Final picking up three defensive tackles.

Through seven CFL seasons, Hurl has collected 207 defensive tackles, 53 special-teams tackles and eight quarterback sacks in 108 career regular-season games. He has also played five career playoff games.

He was a member of the Riders 2013 Grey Cup championship.

Hurl was eligible to become a free agent on February 12.