Ed Gainey signs 3-year contract extension with the Roughriders

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December 29, 2016 - 5:08am
Defensive back Ed Gainey originally signed with the Roughriders in February 2016 after playing with the Hamilton Tigercats and the Montreal Alouettes.
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Defensive back Ed Gainey originally signed with the Roughriders in February 2016 after playing with the Hamilton Tigercats and the Montreal Alouettes.

Saskatchewan Roughrider fans can feel free to go out and buy an Ed Gainey jersey as he’ll be in green and white for the foreseeable future.

The fan favourite defensive back has signed a three-year contract extension with the Roughriders that will keep him with the team until 2019.

Gainey originally signed with the Roughriders in February 2016 after playing with the Hamilton Tigercats and the Montreal Alouettes.

He played 17 games with the Riders this season – racking up 49 defensive tackles, seven special teams tackles, three interceptions and one fumble recovery that he returned 51 yards for a touchdown.