Riders offensive lineman Chris Best announces retirement

Saskatchewan Roughriders offensive lineman Chris Best has announced his retirement.

The 33-year-old played his entire 10-year career in Saskatchewan since being selected fourth overall in the 2005 CFL Draft. He won a Grey Cup with the club in 2013 and was the team’s Most Outstanding Lineman in 2011.

“I want to congratulate Chris Best on a successful 10-year CFL career,” said Jeremy O’Day, the Roughriders assistant vice president of football operations. “I had the opportunity to work with Chris as a teammate and then as an administrator over the past decade. His level of intensity, competitive attitude, and will to win made Chris a great player. We wish him continued success in his next endeavour.”    

Best missed the entire 2016 season after suffering a double sports hernia last off-season, then battled hip issues that also required surgery.

“I want to thank the Roughriders and entire province of Saskatchewan for everything they have done for me. It’s been an incredible privilege to play for the Roughriders for the past 10 years,” said Chris Best. “I want to give a special thanks to my coaches, teammates, and especially Rider fans for your continuous support over the years.”   

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