Chris Jones has agreed to a contract extension with the Saskatchewan Roughriders.
A CFL source confirmed Monday that Jones and Saskatchewan have reached the agreement. The Riders are expected to announce the deal Tuesday.
Following the 2017 season, Saskatchewan signed Jones, the Riders head coach/GM, to a contract extension that took him through the '19 campaign.
This most recent move comes after Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports said at least two NFL teams had "done extensive research" on Jones.
Jones, 51, of South Pittsburgh, Tenn., joined the Riders in 2016 after leading the Edmonton Eskimos to a Grey Cup title the year before as their head coach.
The Riders have steadily improved under Jones, registering five, 10 and 12 regular-season wins in each of the last three seasons. Saskatchewan finished second in the West Division this year with a 12-6 record before losing 23-18 to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the conference semifinal minus starting quarterback Zach Collaros.
In five CFL seasons, Jones has compiled a 53-37 regular-season record and is 4-3 in the playoffs.
Jones has won four Grey Cups over his CFL coaching tenure with Montreal (2002), Calgary (2008), Toronto (2012) and Edmonton.
The Canadian Press