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Winnipeg Blue Bombers Agree to Terms on Two-Year Contract Extension with Linebacker Adam Bighill

November 29, 2022 - Canadian Football League (CFL) - Winnipeg Blue Bombers News Release


WINNIPEG, MB. - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the club has signed all-star linebacker Adam Bighill to a two-year contract extension. He was scheduled to become a free agent in February 2023.

Bighill (5-10, 219; Central Washington University; born: October 16, 1988, in Montesano, WA) returns in 2023 for a fifth season with the Blue Bombers and his 11th in the Canadian Football League. Bighill led the Blue Bombers in total defensive plays in 2022, registering 72 tackles along with two sacks, one interception and one tackle for a loss.

He was named a West Division All-Star for the eighth time in his career and a CFL Players' Association All-Star for a fifth time. A three-time winner of the CFL's Most Outstanding Defensive Player award - 2015, 2018 and 2021 - Bighill's 72 tackles this year moved him into seventh place on the CFL's all-time list with 817.

A three-time Grey Cup champion - 2019 and 2021 with the Blue Bombers and 2011 with the Lions - Bighill has played in 164 games in his CFL career, including 65 over the last four seasons in Winnipeg.


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