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Riders sign DT Zack Evans to four-year extension

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The Saskatchewan Roughriders have signed Canadian defensive tackle and notorious pierogi eater Zack Evans to a four-year contract extension.

The deal could keep the 28-year-old Regina native with the club through 2022.

The 6-foot-4, 295 pound Evans joined the Riders as a territorial junior in 2012 but was taken by the Ottawa Redblacks in the 2013 expansion draft. After four years in Ottawa, Evans signed a one-year, $170,000 deal with the Riders last February.

Evans started all 18 regular-season games in 2018, registering 15 defensive tackles and one quarterback sack. He also collected four fumble recoveries, returning one for a touchdown. In seven CFL seasons, Evans has played n 104 career games, amassing 102 defensive tackles, 23 sacks, five fumble recoveries and one interception. He is a two-time Grey Cup champion, winning with the Riders in 2013 and the Redblacks in 2016.

Evans was eligible to become a free agent in February.

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