Riders rising returner re-signs with Saskatchewan

Christion Jones is returning to Riderville.

The 25-year-old has signed a contract extension according to his Instagram.

Jones returned 45 punts for 645 yards and two touchdowns and added 223 yards on 12 punt returns in the playoffs, including a 79-yard touchdown that put the Rides in the lead late in the fourth quarter of the Eastern Final but Ricky Ray led a last-minute drive to deliver an Argos victory.

After going undrafted in the 2015 NFL draft, he signed a free agent contract with the Dolphins, but got waived in the final cuts. Jones was in Argos training camp in 2016 but he was released after suffering an injury.

The dynamic return man was the Riders Most Outstanding Special Teams Player in 2017.

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18 Comments on Riders rising returner re-signs with Saskatchewan

  1. Rider Prider // December 22, 2017 at 9:31 am //

    HUGE signing for the Riders!! This guy is a BALLER!

  2. Rick cowan // December 22, 2017 at 9:33 am //

    Great signing

  3. Was he scheduled to be a FA in February or is this an extension beyond the 2018 season?
    Curious because his name wasn’t on any list of FAs I have seen.

  4. Sources Say // December 22, 2017 at 10:21 am //

    I don’t think it’s a new signing. I think he’s just expressing thankfulness.

  5. Another good signing for Riders, I’m impressed

  6. Great news, he can flip the field in an instant.

  7. He’s a very good returner, happy he’s re-signed

  8. Odd that so many quality players on the Riders like Willie Jefferson ( I know it hasn’t yet been announced) are resigning before testing FA. Obviously a great situation in Regina that appeals to these guys but usually $$$$$ are the deciding factor for Americans. Some players like Jefferson could’ve written their own Cheques. REDBLACKS would have cut significant $$$$ from payroll to pitch Jefferson. Good on the Riders and Chris Jones for creating an environment that is more important than money in Regina.

  9. The Riders are busy signing players before FA, good for them, very smart. They just need to sign a decent starting QB now, Bridge is a good backup but not a starter yet.

  10. an asset to our League, our community and to our country….see you in 2018 Christion…Merry Christmas

  11. BleedzGreen // December 22, 2017 at 2:19 pm //

    Right on, but I wish he’d stop those painful-looking flips in the end zone.

    • the flips rock !!!!!!! Its like Henry “Gizo ” Williams reborn — but this time Gizo playing FOR us rather then breaking our hearts time and time again —- props and respect to the esk’s empire regarding having the giz honored.

  12. He’s under 40 that doesn’t hurt someone that’s young. Lol

  13. So much for players not wanting to play here!

  14. He wants another 4 th or 5th place finish AGAIN with the sliders

  15. One heck of a player who knows how to make things happen when he gets the ball in his hands. Those Alabama players know how to get it done that’s why they win so many championships.

  16. We have signed Jefferson over a month ago along with BB thadd Coleman jovon Johnson Christion Jones along with Picton and 3 others

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