Riders re-sign Rob Bagg

The Saskatchewan Roughriders have signed national wide receiver Rob Bagg to a contract extension through the 2018 season.

Bagg was eligible to become a free agent next month.

He will return for his ninth season in Regina after signing with the Roughriders as an undrafted free agent in January, 2008.

The 30-year-old Kingston, Ont., native has 3,708 yards and 19 touchdowns on 272 catches through 105 career regular-season games.

“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,” Roughriders head coach and general manager Chris Jones said in a statement. “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 started 18 games last season, 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.