Brett Lauther was willing to sit out until his minimum salary contract expired, which forced the Saskatchewan Roughriders to sign the Canadian kicker to an extension.

Lauther could have stayed home, worked out and made money at his off-season job until free agency next year, but the Riders stepped up with a raise through the 2020 season.

The 28-year-oldĀ hit on 54 of 60 field-goal attempts (90 per cent) including a long of 56 yards for the Riders in 2018. For those efforts, Lauther was named a West Division all-star. He was Saskatchewan’s Most Outstanding Special Teams Player and Most Outstanding Canadian.

Initially, Lauther signed with the Riders last March after being out of the CFL since 2013 when he made four-of-six three pointers for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

Lauther’s remarkable return has earned him more dollars and everyone including the Riders are satisfied.

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Justin Dunk is the pre-eminent CFL insider and unabashed supporter of Canadian quarterbacks. He is one of the founders of the new 3DownNation.