Roughrid­ers ex­tend safety Edem through 2018

The Hamilton Spectator - - SPORTS -

The Saskatchewan Roughrid­ers have signed Cana­dian safety Mike Edem to a con­tract ex­ten­sion through 2018. The Riders re­cently ac­quired the 27-year-old Edem and a con­di­tional se­lec­tion in the ’18 Cana­dian Foot­ball League draft from the B.C. Lions for a con­di­tional ’18. The six-foot-one, 210pound Edem was orig­i­nally taken in the first round, third over­all, in the 2013 CFL draft by the Mon­treal Alou­ettes. He was traded to the Hamil­ton Tiger-Cats in Oc­to­ber 2015 be­fore sign­ing as a free agent with B.C. be­fore last sea­son. Edem, 27, has started 33-of-60 ca­reer reg­u­lar-sea­son games, reg­is­ter­ing 91 tack­les, 29 spe­cial-teams tack­les, six in­ter­cep­tions and five sacks. He was a 2013 East Di­vi­sion all-star and Mon­treal’s nom­i­nee as out­stand­ing rookie.

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