The Saskatchewan Roughriders announced today national wide receiver Rob Bagg has signed an extension to remain with the team through the 2018 season. As per team policy, financial details of the contract were not released.
“Rob Bagg has proven to be a versatile and dependable player throughout his career and was an important guy for us to retain within our receiving core and in our locker room,” stated Riders head coach and general manager Chris Jones. “Canadian starters and depth are always important in our league, but what is most important are players that bring a willingness to work and sacrifice to win. Bagg has been a leader in all that he does.”
Bagg (6’0 – 192) will return for his ninth CFL season with the Green and White after signing with the team as an undrafted free agent in January, 2008. The 30-year-old Kingston, ON native has collected 3,708 yards and 19 touchdowns on 272 catches through 105 career regular season games. He currently ranks 12th on the Riders all-time receptions list and 17th in receiving yards.
Last season, Bagg started all 18 games registering 50 receptions for 540 yards and four touchdowns while adding five carries for 14 yards and three touchdowns.
He was named a West Division All-Star in 2014 and won his first career Grey Cup in 2013.
Bagg was eligible to become a free agent on February 9th.