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.