Jovon Johnson Signs New CFL Deal

11 year CFL vet and Mercyhurst Prep grad continuing playing career with Riders

The Saskatchewan Roughriders announced Thursday that they extended contract extensions to offensive lineman Thaddeus Coleman and defensive back Jovon Johnson .

The Coleman deal is for two years, while Johnson's is good until the end of the 2018 season. The two Americans could have become independent players next February.

Coleman, 32, has five seasons of experience in the CFL, including two with the Riders. The product of Mississippi Valley State University started all 18 games of the Saskatchewan regular calendar in 2017, in addition to the two playoff games, at the blocker position on the right.

A native of Waukegan, Illinois, Coleman was the Riders' nominee for the offensive offensive lineman title in 2016.

For his part, Johnson has made 39 defensive tackles and two steals in 18 regular season games with the Riders in 2017. The 34-year-old, a veteran of 11 CFL campaigns, has also played for Winnipeg, Ottawa and Montreal. .

In 2011, Johnson was voted defensive player par excellence of the CFL, while he was playing with the Blue Bombers.

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