Bombers LB Adam Bighill healthy and ready for return

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Star Bombers linebacker Adam Bighill was one of the members of the team made available to the media on Thursday.

“He’s really good. It means a level of security knowing that he’s going to get guys in the right spots and knowing that he’s going to head off those mistakes before they happen,” Bombers head coach Mike O’Shea said.

“He’s going to get on the sideline and make sure the guys are dialed in. And while he’s doing all that he’s probably going to make a few really big plays.”

That means he’s a go against the Ticats. Bighill had missed the Bombers last three games versus the Reblacks, Argos and Redblacks again, but Winnipeg still managed to stay undefeated at 5-0.

The 30-year-old signed a three-year contract extension in January that paid him a signing bonus of $105,000 included in $230,000 of hard money in the first season. There is a massive $750,000-plus in hard money over the length of the agreement.

Last season Bighill made 105 tackles, forced four fumbles, recorded four sacks and snagged two interceptions, one returned for a touchdown, earning him the CFL Most Outstanding Defensive Player Award.
It’s clear Winnipeg wanted to make sure Bighill was fully healthy before putting him back in the lineup.
Justin Dunk is a football insider, sports reporter and anchor.