Veteran safety Mike Edem signs extension with Saskatchewan Roughriders

Saskatchewan Roughriders safety Mike Edem (15) tries to block a pass intended for Calgary Stampeders wide receiver Juwan Brescacin (82) during second half CFL action in Regina on Sunday, August 19, 2018. The Saskatchewan Roughriders defeated the Calgary Stampeders 40-27. Matt Smith / The Canadian Press

National safety Mike Edem has signed a two-year extension with the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

Born in Nigeria and raised in Brampton, Ont., Edem will enter his seventh year in the CFL. He was selected third overall by the Montreal Alouettes in the 2013 draft and also has played with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and B.C. Lions.

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The Roughriders acquired Edem in a trade with the Lions prior to the 2017 season.

Last season, the six-foot-one, 210-pound Edem had a career-high 61 defensive tackles along with two interceptions while starting in all 18 regular-season games.

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For his career, Edem has 172 defensive tackles, 50 special-teams tackles, eight interceptions and five sacks.

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