Roughriders Coach and GM Chris Jones told reporters on Thursday that talks on a new contract for quarterback Darian Durant have begun.
Jones wouldn't go into details but said they've spoken with Durant and that, "he knows we want him here".
Durant is in his 11th year in Saskatchewan but his contract is set to expire after this season. He's already gone on record as saying he wants to play 7-8 more seasons, but wants them to be with Saskatchewan.
Meanwhile Rider KR/RB Kendial Lawrence has been placed on the team's Suspended List due to a "family emergency" according to Jones. However that had nothing to do with Lawrence being scratched from the lineup in last week's win over Edmonton.