Edmonton extends veteran American offensive tackle SirVincent Rogers

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The Edmonton Football Team has signed all-star offensive lineman SirVincent Rogers to a contract extension through the 2021 season.

Rogers was originally signed by the EE Football Team in 2019 but has yet to make his first appearance for the team after sustaining a season ending torn tricep injury in training camp.

Rogers was one of three long-time Redblacks who left for Edmonton on the first day of free agency in February 2019 alongside quarterback Trevor Harris and slotback Greg Ellingson. The six-foot-four, 320-pound blocker’s deal was worth almost $450,000 over two seasons, making him one of the highest-paid offensive linemen in the CFL.

In his CFL career, Rogers has started 87 games primarily at left tackle for both the Ottawa RedBlacks and the Toronto Argonauts. He was named a CFL East All-Star three times (2015, 2016, 2018), a CFL All-Star twice (2015 and 2018), and the CFL’s Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman in 2015.

The 34-year-old hasn’t dressed for a professional football game since the 2018 Grey Cup. By the time the 2021 season rolls around, his absence from the field will have extended to beyond two-and-a-half years.