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Veteran Hughes returns to Saskatchewan Roughriders

Saskatchewan Roughriders defensive lineman Charleston Hughes talks with head coach Chris Jones on the sidelines during second half CFL action against the B.C. Lions at Mosaic Stadium in Regina on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Taylor. MST

REGINA – Charleston Hughes is back with the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

The veteran American defensive lineman re-signed with Saskatchewan on Tuesday after spending the 2021 campaign with the Toronto Argonauts. Hughes played two seasons with the Riders (2018-19), leading the CFL in sacks both years.

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The six-foot-one, 246-pound Hughes enters his 14th CFL season. He had 18 tackles, one special-teams tackle and two sacks in nine games last year with Toronto.

Hughes, a six-time league all-star, played his first 10 CFL seasons with Calgary (2008-17), registering 412 tackles, 38 special-teams tackles, 99 sacks and 23 forced fumbles. He won Grey Cups with the Stampeders in 2008 and ’14.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 10, 2022.

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