Blue Bombers sign kicker Justin Medlock to two-year extension


Winnipeg Blue Bombers kicker Justin Medlock kicks a successful field goal. (Paul Chiasson/CP)

WINNIPEG – The Winnipeg Blue Bombers announced Monday they’ve agreed to terms with kicker Justin Medlock on a two-year contract extension.

Medlock was scheduled to become a free agent next month.

"As we headed into free agency, once again Justin was high on the list of players we needed to have back in our organization," GM Kyle Walters said in a statement. "Kickers like Justin just don’t come around often, and his dedication to his craft, work ethic, attention to detail and overall professionalism all add up to being a truly elite talent in our league at his position.

"We are thrilled to have him back."

Last season Medlock made 42-of-47 field goals (89.4 per cent) and was the only kicker in the CFL to make all of his convert attempts (52). He also led the league with 13 punts placed inside an opponent’s 10-yard line.

Medlock has played in 128 career games over his eight year CFL career. In three seasons with Winnipeg, he has made 158-of-185 field goals (85.4 per cent) and 140-of-141 converts.

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