Riders make Chris Jones extension official

The Saskatchewan Roughriders have made the Chris Jones contract extension official.

“We are pleased that we have reached an extension with Chris,” president Craig Reynolds said in a statement. “Under Chris’s guidance, the team has improved year over year and developed into one of the league’s top rosters. We are excited for what’s ahead for our football team.”

Jones is signed with the team through the 2020 season.

Sportsnet reporter Arash Madani first reported the news on Monday.

The Riders also extended assistant general manager Jeremy O’Day with a matching contract to Jones that expires after the 2020 season.

After O’Day spent 14 seasons playing in the CFL, the final 12 with the Riders, the four-time CFL all-star offensive lineman moved into the front office with Saskatchewan in 2011. He spent four seasons as the assistant general manager. In August 2015 O’Day was named interim general manager for the final nine games of the season. Then he interviewed for the permanent job that off-season, which eventually went to Jones who retained O’Day.

Saskatchewan finally announced long-time scout Paul Jones has joined the club as an assistant general manager. 3DownNation insider Justin Dunk first broke the news about Jones’ addition in December. Jones is lined up with a two-year deal that carries to the end of 2020.

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