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Fajardo: ‘I’m just excited for the opportunity at hand’

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07.01.2021

REGINA — When Cody Fajardo and the Saskatchewan Roughriders finalized his new two-year contract extension on Tuesday, he celebrated like any quarterback should; throwing footballs.

“I’m just excited for the opportunity at hand,” Fajardo told reporters on a video conference call Tuesday after his extension was announced. “I’m chomping at the bit to play some football. I went to my backyard after everything was final and I threw the football at a few trees and a few trash cans back there because I just wanted to throw the football and I was excited about it.

“(I’m) very pleased to be with the team for the next few years.”

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The deal keeps Fajardo, who played his first full season with the Riders in 2019, through the 2022 campaign. It was his breakout year, finally finding a starting role after many seasons as a backup/short yardage QB on his previous squads. The six-foot-two, 215-pounder was named a CFL........

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