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Edmonton Eskimos sign quarterback Mike Reilly to contract extension

Edmonton Eskimos quarterback Mike Reilly looks to make a pass against the Saskatchewan Roughriders during the first quarter of CFL pre-season football action at Mosaic Stadium on Friday, June 20, 2014 in Regina. Reilly is staying put.The Edmonton Eskimos signed their starting quarterback to a contract extension through the 2016 season Monday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Liam Richards

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Edmonton Eskimos quarterback Mike Reilly looks to make a pass against the Saskatchewan Roughriders during the first quarter of CFL pre-season football action at Mosaic Stadium on Friday, June 20, 2014 in Regina. Reilly is staying put.The Edmonton Eskimos signed their starting quarterback to a contract extension through the 2016 season Monday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Liam Richards

EDMONTON - Quarterback Mike Reilly is staying put.

The Edmonton Eskimos signed their starting quarterback to a contract extension through the 2016 season Monday.

Reilly started all 18 games last season, his first with Edmonton. He completed 305-of-512 passes (59.6 per cent) for 4,207 yards with 24 TDs and 18 interceptions.

He finished second among CFL quarterbacks in passing yards and TDs.

Reilly was the league's top rushing quarterback last year with 709 yards on 84 carries (8.4-yard average) and a touchdown.

Reilly began his CFL career with the B.C. Lions before being traded to Edmonton on Jan. 31, 2013.

Edmonton kicks off the '14 season visiting B.C. on Saturday night.

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