Marcus Thigpen inks extension with Riders

REGINA — The Saskatchewan Roughriders have signed international running back Marcus Thigpen to a contract extension, the team announced Tuesday morning. Thigpen will remain with the Riders after completing his second season with the Green and White.

Through 13 regular-season games in 2018, the 32-year-old Thigpen registered 48 carries for 408 yards and four touchdowns while adding 24 receptions for 233 yards and one touchdown. He also had 12 punt returns for 87 yards and 21 kickoff returns for 521 yards and one touchdown.

The Detroit native also played in the Western Semi-Final, picking up five carries for 15 yards and two receptions for 12 yards.

Thigpen was eligible to become a free agent in February 2019.