Canadian defensive back Jeff Hecht tested the free agent market and has decided to return to Regina.
The Roughriders announced Wednesday morning that they have signed Hecht to a new contract. The Edmonton native was originally acquired by the Green and White in an August trade with the Calgary Stampeders. The 31-year-old Saint Mary’s product entered the league in 2011 when he signed as an undrafted free agent with the Montreal Alouettes. Hecht joined the Stampeders in 2012 where he remained until joining the Riders. Through 81 career regular-season games, Hecht has registered 57 defensive tackles, 38 special-teams tackles, three tackles for loss and one interception. He also played in two Grey Cup championships, winning with the Stampeders in 2014.