The Saskatchewan Roughriders announced national free agent defensive lineman Dylan Ainsworth has re-signed with the team. As per club policy, details of the contract were not released.
Ainsworth (6’3 – 240) will return for his third season with the Green and White after originally being selected in the 2nd round (11th overall) of the 2014 CFL Draft. Through his first two seasons the University of Western Ontario product has played 35 regular season games picking 29 special teams tackles – the most by a Rider over that time.
Last season, the 23-year-old registered a team leading 12 special teams tackles in 17 regular season games. He was the Riders nomine as Most Outstanding Special Teams Player.