Lions likely won’t be bidders for reigning most outstanding defender Adam Bighill

The chances of Adam Bighill staying in the Manitoba capital just seemingly increased.

Bighill was named the CFL’s Most Outstanding Defensive Player for the second time in his career following a 2018 season in which the 30-year-old led a turnaround on defence in Winnipeg. Bighill made 105 tackles, forced four fumbles, recorded four sacks and snagged two interceptions, one returned for a touchdown.

After spending the first six seasons of his CFL career with the B.C. Lions, Bighill spent the 2017 season in the NFL with the New Orleans Saints. The Saints waived Bighill in May and five days later the Bombers inked him to a one-year contract worth around $175,000.

It will take more than that dollar amount to get Bighill’s signature, but the Lions likely out of the running means Bighill could be back in Bombers blue.

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