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Truro kicker Lauther re-signs with Roughriders

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REGINA - The Saskatchewan Roughriders have re-signed all-star kicker Brett Lauther to a one-year extension, keeping him with the club through 2020.

The native of Truro was named a West Division all-star last year after nailing 54 of 60 field-goal attempts for a 90 per-cent success rate, the second-best mark in Roughriders history.

Lauther, 28, was named the Riders' most outstanding special-teams player and top Canadian last year.

Lauther broke into the league with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in 2013, but didn't get another shot in the regular season until last year.

Saskatchewan also re-signed receiver Naaman Roosevelt to a one-year deal. Roosevelt is entering his fifth season with the Riders.

In 2018, the 31-year-old Buffalo, N.Y., native had 48 catches for 570 yards and four TDs in 14 regular-season games, He added seven receptions for 79 yards in the West semifinal.

Roosevelt has recorded 224 catches for 3,188 yards and 19 TDs over his CFL career.

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