3 Key Points
- C.J. Reavis signs two-year extension with Saskatchewan Roughriders.
- Reavis’ 2023 performance included 59 defensive tackles, three sacks, and three forced fumbles.
- The defensive back’s journey included a recovery from a torn Achilles and stints in the NFL.
Saskatchewan Roughriders Extend C.J. Reavis
The Saskatchewan Roughriders have announced the signing of American defensive back C.J. Reavis for a two-year deal, which confirms his stay with the team until the end of 2025. This move solidifies the Roughrider’s defense, holding on to a versatile player who has proven critical in their backfield.
Reavis’ Impact in the 2023 Season
Reavis played an important role in the team’s 2023 season, taking up the mantle in 17 games and adapting to positions at strongside linebacker and safety. With an impressive 81 plays on defense, he stood out as the second-highest contributor in this aspect for the Riders. His defensive stats demonstrate a consistent and involved performance throughout the season.
From Injury to Performance
Despite a significant injury in October 2022—a torn Achilles—Reavis demonstrated resilience by bouncing back to form the following season. His road to the Roughriders included changing teams and overcoming setbacks, crafting a narrative of determination and adaptability in his professional football career.
Collegiate and Professional Journey
Prior to his CFL career, Reavis made an impact on the field during his college years which included a stint at East Mississippi Community College, showcased on the series ‘Last Chance U’. Transitioning later to Marshal, his college performance was notable. Unselected in the 2018 NFL Draft, he had brief encounters with the NFL before his tenure with the Roughriders began.
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