WINNIPEG — The Winnipeg Blue Bombers signed Canadian linebacker Jesse Briggs to a one-year contract extension on Sunday.
The Kelowna, B.C., native was scheduled to become a free agent next month.
Briggs, who was a second-round selection by the Bombers in the 2014 CFL draft, has dressed for 104 regular-season games, ranking behind only Jake Thomas (150) as the longest-serving member in terms of games played.
He had a career year in 2021. Working in a defensive rotation at linebacker, the six-foot-one, 207-pound Briggs had 24 tackles plus five on special teams, while adding a forced fumble and an 83-yard fumble-return touchdown in a game in Toronto on August 21 -- his first TD of his professional career.
Briggs, who played at McGill University, has made 62 special teams tackles over his career in Winnipeg.