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Saskatchewan Roughriders sign DB Amari Henderson to contract extension

By The Canadian Press on December 15, 2023.

Hamilton Tiger-Cats receiver Omar Bayless (80) catches the football as Saskatchewan Roughriders defensive back Amari Henderson (16) defends during the first half of CFL football action at Mosaic Stadium in Regina, on Saturday, October 7, 2023. The Roughriders have signed Henderson to a contract extension, the team announced Friday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Heywood Yu

REGINA – The Saskatchewan Roughriders have signed American defensive back Amari Henderson to a contract extension, the team announced Friday.

The length of the extension was not disclosed. Henderson was eligible to become a free agent on Feb. 13.

The 26-year-old from Charlotte, N.C., had 45 defensive tackles and two interceptions for the Roughriders last season.

Henderson joined the team in 2022 after stints in the NFL. He signed to the Jacksonville Jaguars’ practice roster in 2020 and played one pre-season game for the Minnesota Vikings in 2021.

The six-foot-one, 182-pound Henderson spent his college career at Wake Forest, where he was named second-team all-ACC as a senior.

Saskatchewan finished 6-12 and missed the playoffs for a second straight year this past season. Corey Mace replaced Craig Dickenson as head coach this off-season.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 15, 2023.

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