Riders extend contracts for Canadian lineman St. John, two others

The Saskatchewan Roughriders have announced contract extensions for three players – global offensive lineman Rene Brassea, American wide receiver Carlos Henderson and Canadian offensive lineman Josiah St. John.

St. John remains with the Riders through 2021 after coming back to the club during free agency in 2020. St. John completed the 2019 season with the Edmonton Eskimos, playing in the East Final. The 28-year-old also spent time with the Toronto Argonauts and B.C. Lions.

St. John, a first overall pick in the 2016 CFL Draft by the Riders, has played in 22 games over three seasons, including 11 in 2018 while helping the team reach the second-best rushing record in the league at 2,014 yards and the second-best rushing average per game at 111.9 yards.

Brassea joined Saskatchewan in 2019 after being selected sixth overall in the CFL’s first ever CFL-LFA Draft and is now signed through the 2021 season. The 31-year-old lineman played in 17 games during his CFL rookie campaign including the West Final.

Henderson stays with Saskatchewan through 2022 after initially signing with the team ahead of the 2019 season. Henderson played in one game that year, week 4 against the Stampeders, where he caught one reception for 15 yards and made one kick return for 27 yards before being sidelined due to injury.

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