Jovon Johnson Signs Extension to Remain with Riders

Saskatchewan Roughriders

December 22, 2017 - Canadian Football League (CFL) - Saskatchewan Roughriders

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The Saskatchewan Roughriders have signed international defensive back Jovon Johnson to a contract extension.

Johnson (5'9 - 190) will remain with the Riders after joining the team in June, 2017. The 34-year-old, 11-year veteran originally entered the CFL with the Riders in 2007. He went on to spend time with Winnipeg, Ottawa and Montreal over the next nine seasons before returning to Saskatchewan.

Last year, Johnson started all 18 regular-season games for the Riders at cornerback, picking up 39 defensive tackles and two interceptions - one of which he returned 40 yards for a touchdown. He added seven defensive tackles and one interception while starting the East Semi-Final and East Final.

For his career, Johnson has totaled 560 defensive tackles and an impressive 34 interceptions while starting 177 of 178 regular-season games. He has scored 12 touchdowns - seven interception returns, three punt returns, one fumble return and a missed field goal return.

Johnson was eligible to become a free agent on February 13.

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