Riders re-sign offensive tackle Takoby Cofield for two years

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The Saskatchewan Roughriders have signed American offensive lineman Takoby Cofield to a two-year contract extension through the 2021 season.

Cofield was set to become a free agent on February 11, 2020.

The six-foot-four, 315-pound Cofield returns to the Riders after playing in 15 games over the last two seasons. The 28-year-old spent time at both left and right tackle in 2019, playing in four games after sustaining an injury in the early part of the year. Cofield made his CFL debut on August 18, 2018.

The North Carolina native spent five collegiate seasons at Duke University and played in 51 career games. He started 42 consecutive contests at left tackle putting him on the field for 3,274 snaps. He helped the team win the ACC Costal Division Championship in 2013 and made three bowl game appearances. He was Duke’s representative at the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl in 2014.

Prior to coming to the Riders, Cofield spent time with the NFL’s Oakland Raiders, Seattle Seahawks and Washington Redskins and played in eight pre-season games between 2015 and 2016.

Cofield was a key piece to lock down and help protect franchise quarterback Cody Fajardo while paving the way in the run game.