Edmonton Eskimos receiver Adarius Bowman will be the highest-paid receiver in the league.

The two-year extension Bowman signed last week will pay him $260,000 this season and jump to $265,000 in 2018. Bowman received a $140,000 signing bonus on the new pact.

Those numbers put him tops among pass catchers and highest paid among non-quarterback skill position players in the CFL.

A three-time CFL all-star, Bowman set a team record last season with 120 receptions for a league-leading 1,759 yards and nine touchdowns. He’s amassed three straight 1,300-plus-yard years. In his nine CFL seasons, Bowman has amassed career totals of 568 receptions for 8,490 yards and 43 touchdowns. 

Bowman originally joined the Eskimos as a free agent in January 2011 after stints in Saskatchewan (2008) and Winnipeg (2009-10).

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