Riders sign contract extension with Charleston Hughes

By CJME News Staff
February 20, 2018 - 12:15pm

International defensive lineman Charleston Hughes signed a contract extention through 2019 with the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

The Riders acquired Hughes Feb. 2, but just made the announcement on Monday.

The 10-year CFL veteran started with the Calgary Stampeders in June 2018.

In his CFL career, Hughes has registered 412 defensive tackles, 99 quarterback sacks, 38 special-teams tackles and 23 forced fumbles. He’s also played in 11 career playoff games and four Grey Cups.

Last year, the 34-year-old registered 41 defensive tackles, 11 quarterback sacks, two tackles for loss and one forced fumble.

Hughes was named a CFL All-Star in 2012, 2013, 2016 and 2017. He was also named a West Division All-Star in 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2015 through 2017.

While with the Stampeders, Hughes won Grey Cup championships in 2008 and 2014.

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