Saskatchewan Roughriders re-sign Canadians Jake Harty, Jordan Reaves

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The Riders have re-upped some key Canadian talent ahead of free agency.

Saskatchewan has re-signed receiver Jake Harty and defensive lineman Jordan Reaves. Both players were set to become free agents in February 2021 and have inked one-year contract extensions.

Harty spent three seasons with the Ottawa Redblacks before signing with Saskatchewan as a free agent in February 2018. He sat out two years with a torn ACL prior to the cancellation of the 2020 CFL season.

The native of Calgary has 36 career receptions for 307 yards and one touchdown. At six-foot-two and 210 pounds, he is also capable of contributing on special teams. He was originally selected in the second round, 10th overall during the 2015 CFL Draft.  The 29-year-old won the Grey Cup with the Redblacks in 2016. 

Reaves joined the Riders in 2016 and is a converted basketball player from Brandon University. The six-foot-four, 220-pounder has 14 career special teams tackles and will look to grow that total in 2021. 

Born in Winnipeg, Reaves is the son of Canadian Football Hall of Fame running back Willard Reaves. Prior to arriving in Saskatchewan, Reaves spent the 2015 season on the Blue Bombers practice roster.  

The Riders also announced the signing of American defensive back Jeremy Clark.