Blue Bombers agree to two-year contract extension with Adam Bighill


Winnipeg Blue Bombers' Adam Bighill (4) celebrates after he makes an interception against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats during the second half in Winnipeg Friday, September 27, 2019. (John Woods/CP)

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are keeping another core member of their defence around by signing linebacker Adam Bighill to a two-year contract extension.

The star linebacker was scheduled to become a free agent in February 2023.

Bighill led the Blue Bombers with 72 tackles while also registering two sacks, one interception, and one tackle for a loss in 2022. The 34-year-old is coming off his third season with the Bombers and his 10th season in the CFL.

The Montesano, Wash., native was named a West Division All-Star for the eighth time in his career. During his time in the CFL, Bighill has been named the Most Outstanding Defensive Player on three occassions and is also a three-time Grey Cup champion, winning it twice with the Blue Bombers and once as a member of the B.C. Lions.

Winnipeg recently re-signed star defensive end Willie Jefferson to a one-year deal as they try to maintain their core group that has led the team to three-straight Grey Cup appearances.

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