DL Anthony Lanier II returning to Saskatchewan with one-year extension

The Saskatchewan Roughriders have locked up a key piece of their defensive line with the signing of Anthony Lanier II.

Anthony Lanier II Photo Electric Umbrella/Derek Elvin

The two sides agreed to a one-year contract extension.

Lanier II (6’6-285) will be back for his fourth season with the green and white. The 30-year-old lined up at both defensive tackle and defensive end throughout the season picking up 19 tackles, five sacks, two tackles for loss, one pass knockdown and one fumble recovery.

Back in 2022, Lanier had 8 sacks in 11 games with the Roughriders. In his rookie season (2021), he had one sack in 10 games.

Before joining Saskatchewan, Lanier spent five seasons in the NFL, with the Washington Commanders, L.A. Chargers, Kansas City Chiefs, and New Orleans Saints.

Collegiately, Lanier II played for the Alabama A&M Bulldogs. As a senior in 2015, he made 29 tackles, six tackles for a loss, three sacks, one forced fumble, four quarterback hurries and one pass break-up over eight games.

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