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Roughriders Run It Back With Rolan Milligan Jr.

The Saskatchewan Roughriders have extended American half-back Rolan Milligan Jr. to a one-year contract extension.

The 29-year-old was already under contract for the upcoming 2024 season, but will now be tied to Riderville through the 2025 campaign. Milligan Jr. only played in four games this past season for Saskatchewan, suffering a season-ending foot injury. Despite the little action, there wasn’t little production, making 17 defensive tackles, three special teams tackles, two tackles for loss, two interceptions, and two pass knockdowns.

It was unfortunate for the Lake Wales, Florida native to miss the majority of last year’s campaign, as he was coming off of a breakout 2022 season where he tallied 71 defensive tackles, 11 special teams tackles, one forced fumble and recovery, one sack, one interception, and a team-high eight pass knockdowns which was good enough for fifth in the league. Also, the 94 defensive plays Milligan Jr. made ranked 10th in the CFL, doing all of this over a span of 17 games.

The 5-foot-11, 200-pound cover man initially signed with the Roughriders in October 2021, previously having five years of NFL experience with the Dallas Cowboys, Detroit Lions, and Indianapolis Colts. Milligan Jr. found the most success in Indy, racking up 15 tackles over 11 regular season games for the Colts.

The Green and White continue to solidify the half-back position with Milligan Jr., while bringing back starter Amari Henderson back in December, and signing former second-overall pick Nelson Lokombo to a one-year deal a couple of days ago.

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Coty Wiles
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