The Saskatchewan Roughriders announced on Wednesday international defensive back Justin Cox has signed an extension to remain with the team through 2018. As per team policy, financial details of the contract were not released.
Cox (6’0 – 187) completed his first season in the Green and White after signing with the team in May, 2016. The 23-year-old Mississippi native started the first 15 games before suffering an injury that forced him to miss the final three contests. In his first CFL season, Cox picked up 42 defensive tackles and a team leading four interceptions on his way to being named the Riders Most Outstanding Rookie.