Official: defensive end A.C. Leonard signs two-year contract extension with Riders

The Saskatchewan Roughriders have signed American defensive lineman A.C. Leonard to a two-year contract extension through the 2021 season.          

3DownNation insider Justin Dunk first reported the news on Monday night.     

Leonard is entering his sixth CFL season and his fourth with the Riders. The 28-year old re-joined Saskatchewan for the 2019 season after spending 2018 with the Ottawa Redblacks. This past season, he played in in 17 games collecting 44 defensive tackles, 10 tackles for loss, nine quarterback sacks and three forced fumbles. 

Leonard entered the CFL in 2015 with the B.C. Lions as a receiver after spending the 2014 season with the Minnesota Vikings. He signed with the Riders in 2016 as a free agent where he remained until he signed with the Redblacks. In 73 career games, Leonard has made 160 defensive tackles, 25 sacks and four forced fumbles. He was named an East Division all-star in 2018.

The Florida native played two seasons at Tennessee State, also as a receiver, registering 1,174 yards and 11 touchdowns on 85 receptions.

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