Riders re-sign Best and Ainsworth

By The Canadian Press
February 9, 2016 - 5:04pm Updated: February 9, 2016 - 7:27pm

The Saskatchewan Roughriders signed Canadian offensive lineman Chris Best to a contract extension through the 2017 season Tuesday.

Best, 32, of Calgary, is entering his 10th season with Saskatchewan. He was scheduled to become a free agent Tuesday afternoon.

Best has appeared in 114 career regular-season with Saskatchewan, including 94 as a starter. He has also participated in three Grey Cup games, winning in '07 and 2013.

Saskatchewan also re-signed defensive lineman Dylan Ainsworth shortly after the start of free agency. The former Western Ontario star will return for a third season with the Riders after being selected in the second round, 11th overall, in the 2014 CFL draft.

Last season, Ainsworth had a team-high 12 special-teams tackles in 17 regular-season games.

Rider players heading to free agency are: OL Levy Adcock, OL Xavier Fulton, WR Chris Getzlaf, WR Ryan Smith, DL Dylan Ainsworth, DL Alex Hall, DL Markus White, DB Paul Woldu, OL Corey Watman, DB Don Unamba, QB Keith Price and LB Kevin Regimbald.

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