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Saskatchewan Roughriders' A.C. Leonard, right, brings down Calgary Stampeders' Ka'Deem Carey during a game in Calgary, on Oct. 23, 2021.Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press

American defensive lineman A.C. Leonard, who registered a CFL-high 11 sacks last season, signed a two-year contract extension with the Saskatchewan Roughriders on Monday.

The six-foot-two, 250-pound Leonard was scheduled to become a CFL free agent next month.

Leonard, 29, posted a career-best 11 sacks in 11 games last season while adding 41 tackles (six for a loss), two pass knockdowns, one interception, one forced fumble and a fumble recovery. He also played in the division semi-final and final, registering a combined seven tackles and two pass knockdowns.

Leonard, a converted receiver, has registered 36 sacks, 200 tackles, one interception and five forced fumbles in 78 career games with B.C. (2015), Ottawa (2018) and Saskatchewan (2016-18, 2019-present).