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Roughriders reward QB Durant with contract extension

Regina, SK ( - The Saskatchewan Roughriders signed quarterback Darian Durant to a multi-year contract extension on Wednesday.

Per club policy, no terms were disclosed.

In 16 regular-season starts last year, the 31-year-old Durant threw for 4,154 yards and a CFL-best 31 touchdowns -- the third highest single season total in team history. He was also named a West Division All-Star for the second time in his career.

Durant currently ranks third all-time in franchise passing attempts (2,842), completions (1,745), passing yards (22,711) and TDs (125). He has played in 131 career regular-season games, starting 87, since arriving in Regina in 2006.

The North Carolina product is a two-time Grey Cup champion, having won with the Riders as the starting quarterback in 2013 and as a backup to Kerry Joseph in 2007.

04/16 15:31:08 ET

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