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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

RIDERS EXTEND CHARLESTON HUGHES

The Saskatchewan Roughriders have signed international defensive lineman Charleston Hughes to a contract extension keeping him with the team through 2019.             

The Riders acquired Hughes February 2nd in a trade with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, shortly after the Ti-Cats had picked up Hughes from the Calgary Stampeders.   

Hughes (6’1 – 246) is a veteran of 10 CFL seasons after originally joining the Stampeders in June, 2008.

Over the last 10 seasons, Hughes has registered 412 defensive tackles, 99 quarterback sacks, 38 special-teams tackles and 23 forced fumbles. He’s also appeared in 11 career playoff games and four Grey Cup games.

In 2017, the 34-year-old Hughes registered 41 defensive tackles, 11 quarterback sacks, two tackles for loss and one forced fumble. 

Hughes was named a CFL All-Star in 2012, 2013, 2016 and 2017 while being named a West Division All-Star in 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2015-17.   

He won Grey Cup championships while with the Stampeders in 2008 and 2014.

4 comments:

Brad said...

So much for all the haters saying he is going to retire and how it’s like the lemon deal from last year...Calgary is dropping off and everyone else is getting better, gonna be a tight race this year

Anonymous said...

Welcome to the jungle!
Rider Nation

@mrt_man said...

Wasn't it already reported that the renegotiation involved more up front money... wouldn't that put it in prime territory for him to retire with the money?... assuming that the previous times this had happened is what you are talking about. He still could.

Here's hoping he is a great addition though.

Anonymous said...

Here's hoping we can get him another couple Grey Cup rings.

The West is going to be tight again.