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Saskatchewan Roughriders Extend DB Rolan Milligan

Defensive Back Rolan Milligan extended his contract with the Saskatchewan Roughriders on Friday. Milligan signed a 2-year contract extension with the Roughriders and the financial details of the contract are not yet known. Milligan is the latest defensive back to be re-signed by the Roughriders after they extended Devin Jones and Jordan Beaulieu in recent weeks.

Milligan was a bright spot on a disappointing Roughriders team in 2022. The 28-year-old native of Florida had 71 defensive tackles, 11 special teams tackles, 1 quarterback sack, 1 interception and he led the Riders with 8 pass knockdowns. Milligan had 5 or more defensive tackles in 7 of his 17 CFL games last season. He was waived by the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts before the start of the 2021 NFL regular season.

“Milligan was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Dallas Cowboys after the 2016 NFL Draft. He spent 2017 with the Detroit Lions and signed with the Indianapolis Colts in October of 2018. He played in 11 regular season games with the Colts, recording 15 tackles.”

via 650 CKOM

The former University of Toledo standout has played in 18 regular season games for the Roughriders over his 2-year CFL career. Signing Milligan to an extension was seen as one of General Manager Jeremy O’Day’s offseason imperatives. He was known to be one of the Riders’ best defensive players last year and frequently made his presence known on the field.

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Matt Morrisey Reporter
Matt Morrisey grew up in Eastern Canada but now lives in Alberta and loves all things football. He is an avid fan of the CFL, NFL, NHL and NBA.
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