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« Reply #60 on: January 12, 2021, 10:26:55 PM »

Bombers' reigning CFL MODP Willie Jefferson accepts $50,000-plus pay cut

The CFL's reigning Most Outstanding Defensive Player Willie Jefferson took a sizeable hit to his salary.

According to TSN reporter Farhan Lalji, Jefferson agreed to a restructured contract with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers that will pay him $205,000 in 2021 after he was was originally due to make $260,000.

When Jefferson signed a two-year extension last February with Winnipeg and it was worth over $500,000 total. However, due to teams around the league spending to the salary cap floor instead of the ceiling, players are feeling the financial crunch.

Jefferson posted a career-high 12 sacks, forced six fumbles and knocked down a CFL single-season record 16 passes in 2019. He also added 24 tackles, five tackles for loss, two fumble recoveries and one interception. The 29-year-old was named a CFL all-star for the third straight season.

The six-foot-seven, 245-pound defensive lineman was a one-man wrecking crew in the 2019 Grey Cup, recording three sacks and forcing two fumbles to help the Blue Bombers upset Hamilton 33-12, hoisting the big silver trophy for the first time in 29 years.

https://3downnation.com/2021/01/12/bombers-reigning-cfl-modp-willie-jefferson-accepts-50000-plus-pay-cut/
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« Reply #61 on: January 12, 2021, 10:28:34 PM »

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« Reply #62 on: January 13, 2021, 08:23:19 PM »

Kyrie Wilson signs a 2 year contract extension with the Bombers. 2019 he played 18 games, made 63 tackles, 4 STT, 3 Sacks, 1 INT, 1TD.
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« Reply #63 on: January 14, 2021, 05:49:01 PM »

BLUE BOMBERS AGREE TO TERMS WITH LINEBACKER KYRIE WILSON

WINNIPEG, MB., January 13, 2021 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the club has agreed to terms with American linebacker Kyrie Wilson on a two-year contract extension. Wilson was scheduled to become a free agent in February.

Wilson (6-1, 216, Fresno State; born: November 5, 1992 in Fresno, CA) returns to the Bombers for a fourth season after originally signing with the club in 2017.

Wilson started all 18 regular season games and three playoff contests for the Blue Bombers in their 2019 Grey Cup season. Wilson finished third on the team in defensive plays, registering 63 defensive tackles and four special teams tackles along with three sacks, one interceptions, five pass knockdowns, three fumble recoveries and three tackles for losses.

Wilson dressed for six games over the 2017-18 seasons, making his debut in the 2017 Banjo Bowl and then appearing in five games a year later. He was first signed by the Bombers in April of 2017 after agreeing to a contract with the Oakland Raiders in 2016 as an undrafted free agent. Wilson was a three-year starter at Fresno State.

https://www.bluebombers.com/2021/01/13/blue-bombers-agree-terms-linebacker-kyrie-wilson/

WILSON TAKING SPIRITUAL, PROFOUND APPROACH TO EXTENDED OFFSEASON
https://www.bluebombers.com/2021/01/13/wilson-taking-spiritual-profound-approach-extended-offseason/
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« Reply #64 on: January 14, 2021, 05:52:08 PM »

BLUE BOMBERS AGREE TO TERMS WITH RECEIVER RASHEED BAILEY

WINNIPEG, MB., January 14, 2021 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the club has agreed to terms with American receiver Rasheed Bailey on a one-year contract extension. Bailey was scheduled to become a free agent in February.

Bailey (6-1, 210, Delaware Valley University; born: July 29, 1993 in Philadelphia, PA) returns to the Bombers for a second season after originally signing with the club in 2019.

Bailey dressed for five regular season and three playoff games in 2019, starting seven. He made his Canadian Football League debut in Toronto on August 1st and earned his first start in the Banjo Bowl, pulling in five passes for 33 yards in the victory. He then started the final regular season game and each of the playoff contests, including the 2019 Grey Cup. Bailey finished the regular season with 19 receptions for 206 yards, adding four receptions for 26 yards in the playoffs.

Bailey was a star in his four seasons at Delaware Valley, finishing with 165 receptions for 3,138 yards and 29 touchdowns for the Aggies. He ended his college career as the school's all-time leader in receiving yards and second in receiving touchdowns. In 2015, he signed with the Philadelphia Eagles as an undrafted free agent and has also spent time with the B.C. Lions, Jacksonville Jaguars, San Diego Chargers, Cleveland Browns and Carolina Panthers.

https://www.bluebombers.com/2021/01/14/blue-bombers-agree-terms-receiver-rasheed-baile/

BAILEY FINDS A HOME IN WINNIPEG
https://www.bluebombers.com/2021/01/14/bailey-finds-home-winnipeg/
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« Reply #65 on: January 14, 2021, 05:53:53 PM »

Only thing better then this would be if he had of signed for 2 years.
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« Reply #66 on: January 15, 2021, 01:07:54 PM »

WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS AGREE TO TERMS WITH GREY CUP MVP ANDREW HARRIS

WINNIPEG, MB., January 15, 2021 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the club has agreed to terms with Canadian running back Andrew Harris on a one-year contract extension. Harris was scheduled to become a free agent in February.

Harris (5-10, 216, Vancouver Island Raiders; born: April 24, 1987 in Winnipeg, MB) returns to the Blue Bombers for a fifth season after initially joining the team as a free agent in 2016.

One of the most decorated players in both Blue Bombers and Canadian Football League history, Harris is the reigning three-time league rushing champion after capturing the title in 2019 (1,380 yards), 2018 (1,390 yards) and 2017 (1,035).

He capped his 2019 season by not only helping his hometown club win the Grey Cup, but also being named the game?s MVP and Most Valuable Canadian. Harris finished the 2019 season with 1,380 yards and four touchdowns along the ground, adding another 70 receptions for 529 yards and four more touchdowns.

During the '19 season he also moved into sixth place on the Bombers' all-time rushing list with 4,779 yards and in 10th place in receptions with 300. Harris also passed Ben Cahoon to become the CFL's all-time leader in yards from scrimmage by a Canadian - now at 14,145 yards - and moved past Normie Kwong as the all-time leader for rushing yards by a Canadian with 9,038.

A five-time CFL All-Star (2012, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018), Harris was also named the league's Most Outstanding Canadian in 2017. During the 2017 season, in addition to leading the league in rushing, Harris broke the league record for receptions by a running back with 105.

Harris signed with the Blue Bombers as a free agent on February 9, 2016 after seven years with the B.C. Lions and led the club in rushing with 974 yards, third in the league.

With the Lions, he spent the '09 season on the practice roster before becoming a regular in 2010. Harris led the CFL in yards from scrimmage in both 2012 and 2015 and was the Most Valuable Canadian in B.C.?s win over the Bombers in the 2011 Grey Cup.

Harris played his amateur football locally with the Eastman Riders and then the Grant Park Pirates and Oak Park Raiders in high school. He then moved on to play for the Vancouver Island Raiders of the Canadian Junior Football League, where he was named an All-Canadian four times.

https://www.bluebombers.com/2021/01/15/winnipeg-blue-bombers-agree-terms-grey-cup-mvp-andrew-harris/


"I STILL GET CHILLS WHEN I DRIVE UP TO IG FIELD" - HARRIS RETURNS
https://www.bluebombers.com/2021/01/15/still-get-chills-drive-ig-field-harris-returns/
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« Reply #67 on: January 15, 2021, 01:38:16 PM »

Re-signing Harris was a top priority for the team. His production and leadership have been critical factors for the teams success.

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« Reply #68 on: January 15, 2021, 02:25:53 PM »

No surprise here. AH33, Mr.204. signing in Winnipeg. The heart and soul of the bombers.
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« Reply #69 on: January 15, 2021, 02:45:17 PM »

Excellent that Harris is back in blue.
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« Reply #70 on: January 15, 2021, 02:50:38 PM »

Heart and soul of the team, indeed. He is our identity.
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« Reply #71 on: January 16, 2021, 01:30:04 PM »

All-star LB Adam Bighill takes $145,000 pay cut to stay in Winnipeg
By 3Down Staff - January 15, 2021

CFL teams may be cutting costs ahead of the 2021 season, but it looks like former Most Outstanding Defensive Player Adam Bighill won't be on the chopping block in Winnipeg.

TSN's Farhan Lalji is reporting that the All-Star middle linebacker has reached an agreement on a restructured contract that will keep him with the Blue Bombers next season. Bighill was reportedly set to make $260,000 in the final year of his three year deal, but has now taken "significantly less" to stay in Winnipeg.

"Shocked to hear that Adam Bighill's contract for 2021 is 115k (down from 260k)," Lalji wrote on Twitter. "I know he has strong business interests in Winnipeg, but it speaks volumes for the atmosphere Mike O'Shea has created with the Bombers that a player would take that much less to stay there."

The deal comes on the heels of reigning Grey Cup Champions re-signing star Canadian running back Andrew Harris and renegotiating the contract of 2019 Most Outstanding Defensive Player Willie Jefferson earlier this week. Jefferson took a $50,000 pay cut on his new deal, while Harris re-upped for $170,000 after earning $215,000 in 2019.

Bighill's $145,000 pay cut is the biggest of the bunch and the he report should put to bed rumours that the eight year CFL veteran would become a salary cap casualty as teams are directed to spend only to the salary cap floor.

Bighill began his career with the B.C. Lions in 2011 and would spend six seasons in Vancouver, teaming up with teammate Solomon Elimimian to form one of the fiercest linebacking duos in CFL history.

Bighill won his first Most Outstanding Defensive Player Award in 2015 before jumping to the NFL in 2017. After spending the season as a special teams contributor for the New Orleans Saints, Bighill returned to the CFL in 2018 with Winnipeg, becoming the league's top defensive player for the second time.

The five-time CFL All-Star has racked up 655 tackles, 41 sacks and 12 interceptions over the course of his career and helped the Bombers break their Grey Cup drought in 2019.

The reigning champs entered the 2021 offseason with a long to do list, but have managed to retain their core despite financial limitations. With their defensive leader firmly in the fold, there is no telling what the 2021 Bombers are capable of.

https://3downnation.com/2021/01/15/all-star-lb-adam-bighill-restructures-deal-to-stay-in-winnipeg/
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« Reply #72 on: January 16, 2021, 01:36:56 PM »

BLUE BOMBERS ADD THREE TO ROSTER

WINNIPEG, MB., January 15, 2021 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the team has signed American defensive back Demetrious Cox, American defensive end Vontarrius Dora and American receiver Davon Grayson.

Cox (6-0, 200, Michigan State, April 20, 1994 in Jeannette, PA) has spent time practice squads with the Bengals, Carolina Panthers and Arizona Cardinals before returning to Cincinnati in 2019. Cox played in four games with Carolina in 2017. He was most recently with the New York Guardians of the XFL. Cox played collegiately at Michigan State, seeing action in 51 games, starting 25 and recording 91 solo tackles, 75 tackle assists, one sack, 14 pass breakups, four interceptions, one forced fumbled, two fumble recoveries and two touchdowns.

Dora (6-4, 255, Louisiana Tech, September 7, 1994 in West Point, MS) has spent the past three seasons in the Arizona Cardinals organization, and prior to that was on the practice squads in Indianapolis and Denver. Dora saw action in 46 games at Louisiana Tech, including starting all 13 at defensive end his senior season, finishing with a career-high 48 tackles (31 solo, 17 assisted) as well as a career-high and team-high six sacks for a loss of 51 yards.

Grayson (6-2, 190, East Carolina, September 5, 1995 in Cleveland, OH) as a senior in 2017, Grayson finished with career-bests in receptions (59), receiving yards (886) and touchdowns (six). He signed with the Kansas City Chiefs in May of 2018.

https://www.bluebombers.com/2021/01/15/blue-bombers-add-three-roster-2/
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« Reply #73 on: January 16, 2021, 01:40:01 PM »

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2021-01-15   WPG   HANSEN, Thiadric   LB   A      Add To   Active Roster
2021-01-15   WPG   JEFFERSON, Willie   DL   A   Stephen F. Austin State   Add To   Active Roster
2021-01-15   WPG   JEFFERSON, Willie   DL   A   Stephen F. Austin State   Delete From Active   Free Agent
2021-01-15   WPG   LEWIS, Malcolm   WR   N   Miami   Add To   Active Roster
2021-01-15   WPG   BAILEY, Rasheed   WR   A   Delaware Valley   Add To   Active Roster
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« Reply #74 on: January 16, 2021, 06:26:38 PM »

Down to 17 remaining potential free agents. I guess it won't be long before any surprises come to light. We've speculated on a few but it's not over until it's over so to speak. One a day seems to be our trend.

Each additional re-signing adds clarification I suppose. The order of re-signings has caught me a bit off guard but the reality is that order doesn't matter.

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