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« on: February 10, 2020, 08:18:31 PM »

Blue Bombers agree to terms with CFL's Most Outstanding Defensive Player Willie Jefferson

WINNIPEG, MB., February 10, 2020 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the team has agreed to terms with all-star defensive end Willie Jefferson on a two-year contract extension.

Jefferson is coming off a 2019 season that was the best of his six-year Canadian Football League career. In his first year as a Blue Bomber, he posted a career-best '2 quarterback sacks, set a new CFL record for pass knockdowns by a defensive lineman with 16 (best in the league), while also leading the CFL with six forced fumbles and adding 24 tackles, an interception and two fumble recoveries.

Jefferson was also dominant in the 107th Grey Cup, registering three sacks and two forced fumbles as the Bombers captured their 11th championship in franchise history. For his efforts, Jefferson was named the CFL's Most Outstanding Defensive Player for the first time in his career and was also named a CFL All-Star and West Division All-Star for the third consecutive season. Jefferson was also named the Blue Bombers Most Outstanding Player and Most Outstanding Defensive Player in 2019.

"As an organization, we are very excited to have Willie and his family return for another two seasons," said General Manager Kyle Walters. "The talent he brings to the table and his ability to change football games speaks for itself, but what we have gotten to know over the past season is the person behind the player, and that is just as important to our football operations."

The 2020 season with be Jefferson?s seventh in the CFL after spending 2014-15 with the Edmonton Eskimos and 2016-18 with the Saskatchewan Roughriders. The veteran lineman has appeared in 94 regular season games, registering 43 sacks, 151 tackles, three career interceptions and touchdowns, and 12 forced fumbles.

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« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2020, 08:21:03 PM »


From Willie:

They always said the East is sweet...
But the West is Best!!! #CmonDownToWinnipeg
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« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2020, 08:24:23 PM »

Jeff Hamilton is reporting 265k per season
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« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2020, 08:24:51 PM »

Gotta love it when a plan comes together ! (A la "A Team") Happy he is on our team for a couple years.
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« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2020, 08:28:10 PM »

Start up the jersey machine!!  Grin
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« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2020, 08:30:35 PM »

Jeff Hamilton is reporting 265k per season

Reasonable.

Though paying that and Biggie's is a huge chunk of the SMS.

Not complaining though, welcome back Willie!
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« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2020, 08:30:46 PM »

Kudos to Walters.....we retained a great player that will definitely make us a contender for the Cup in 2020....Yahooooooo  Luv ya Willie
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« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2020, 08:32:02 PM »

Awesome
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« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2020, 08:32:20 PM »

Just read 2 years at 260/yr
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« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2020, 08:32:37 PM »

Free agency hasn't even started yet... And the defending champs are lookin' seriously set to defend that title.

Fantastic signing!
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« Reply #10 on: February 10, 2020, 08:38:40 PM »

Great news!! I was surprised we managed to extend him for 2 years too!
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« Reply #11 on: February 10, 2020, 08:40:14 PM »

Nice.  Surprised this one went the Bombers way.  Didn't see him going to the Argos without a large incentive, but Bombers vs. Ticats seemed like a pretty even money decision.

Glad you're staying Willie.
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« Reply #12 on: February 10, 2020, 08:40:28 PM »

YEE HAW!!! Walters going all in for another GC run this season! Love it, the twin towers back at DE! Smiley  Walters maybe becoming the next Huff?! Wink  What a vast difference around the team now compared to the train wreck he and O'Shea inherited all those years ago. 
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« Reply #13 on: February 10, 2020, 08:42:11 PM »

Nice.  Surprised this one went the Bombers way.  Didn't see him going to the Argos without a large incentive, but Bombers vs. Ticats seemed like a pretty even money decision.

Glad you're staying Willie.


When I saw the Ti-Cats resigned incumbent DE Davis I figured Willie was out of their picture anyway.
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« Reply #14 on: February 10, 2020, 08:49:06 PM »

Nice deal for both sides. Welcome back Willie.
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