Official: Saskatchewan Roughriders sign all-star OL Jermarcus Hardrick

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The Saskatchewan Roughriders have officially signed American offensive lineman Jermarcus Hardrick to a two-year contract through the 2025 season.

As per 3DownNation’s Justin Dunk, the deal makes Hardrick the highest-paid American offensive lineman in the CFL, including a $120,000 signing bonus and $230,500 in hard money in both years of the deal plus $6,000 in all-star incentives.

The 33-year-old started 18 regular-season games for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in 2023, earning his second career CFL all-star selection while becoming the West Division’s finalist for Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman. He started both of Winnipeg’s playoff games, making a fourth consecutive Grey Cup appearance.

The University of Nebraska product was a mainstay at right tackle for the Blue Bombers for seven seasons. He was named a West Division all-star in 2017 and a CFL all-star in 2021 and 2023.

The six-foot-five, 311-pound bookend has dressed for 133 career CFL regular-season games since breaking into the league as a member of the B.C. Lions in 2014. He has played 113 games as a member of the Bombers and won the Grey Cup with Winnipeg in 2019 and 2021.

Saskatchewan begins the 2024 season on Saturday, June 8 when the Riders travel to Edmonton to take on the Elks.