Riders return: DB Otha Foster inks one-year deal with Saskatchwan

The Saskatchewan Roughriders have signed free agent defensive back Otha Foster to a one-year contract through the 2020 season. 

Foster returns to the Riders after a two-year absence, having initially signed with the green and white in 2016. Foster most recently spent time with the B.C. Lions in 2018, where he played 18 games and made 58 tackles, one special teams tackle, three sacks and two forced fumbles. He was named a 2018 West Division all-star for his efforts.

Foster played four pre-season games for the Baltimore Ravens in 2017, making three tackles and one sack. He returned to Saskatchewan that fall and played in three games for the Riders making 11 defensive tackles. He had a standout year at strong-side linebacker in 2016, where he put up a career-high 71 defensive tackles, two special teams tackles, three sacks, one interception and one forced fumble.

Prior to joining the Riders the first time, Foster spent two seasons in Edmonton, winning a Grey Cup in 2015. The 31-year-old played in 33 games as an Eskimo and recorded 102 defensive tackles, seven special teams tackles three sacks, two interceptions, two touchdowns and two forced fumbles.

Foster could fill the void at SAM linebacker left by Derrick Moncrief signing with the Las Vegas Raiders.