Roughriders sign veteran receiver Shaq Evans to contract extension

Saskatchewan Roughriders wide receiver Shaq Evans eludes B.C. Lions defensive back Garry Peters during first half CFL action at Mosaic Stadium in Regina on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018. (Mark Taylor/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

REGINA -- The Saskatchewan Roughriders signed American receiver Shaq Evans to a contract extension Tuesday.

Evans, 30, will return for a fourth season with the Riders.

Evans had 26 catches for 220 yards in five games last season after recovering from a broken leg suffered during the '21 season.

Evans had a banner '19 campaign with 72 catches for 1,334 yards and five TDs.

Evans was a 2014 fourth-round pick of the New York Giants out of UCLA. He also spent time with the Dallas Cowboys, New England Patriots and Jacksonville Jaguars.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 18, 2022.

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