Seeing Green: Dean inks deal with Riders

SASKATCHEWAN — Linebacker Larry Dean has signed a deal with the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

The 32-year-old signed with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats as a free agent last year but didn’t suit up because of the cancelled 2020 season.

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The Eskimos big loss, is the Riders huge gain. Larry Dean has put up some very impressive numbers in 3 seasons. Best of luck with the Riders !Larry Dean

The 32-year-old Dean signed a one-year contract with the Riders for the 2021 season worth $120,000 in hard money. It includes an $81,000 base salary, a $20,000 signing bonus, $12,000 in housing payments, a $5,000 active roster first time bonus, and $2,000 travel allowance. He secured a raise from his 2020 agreement with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, which would have paid $110,000.