Riders sign LaBatte to a contract extension

The Saskatchewan Roughriders signed veteran offensive lineman Brendon LaBatte to a contract extension through the 2017 season Monday.

The six-foot-four, 304-pound LaBatte is in his fifth season with Saskatchewan after starting his CFL career with Winnipeg. LaBatte, 30, of Weyburn, Sask., has appeared in 139 career regular-season games, 137 as a starter.

The former University of Regina star helped Saskatchewan capture the 2013 Grey Cup and was the league’s top lineman that year.

– CP