Canadian RB Johnny Augustine re-ups with Blue Bombers

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have signed Canadian running back Johnny Augustine to a two-year contract extension through the 2021 season.

Augustine was scheduled to be a free agent in February.

Augustine will be entering his third season with the Bombers in 2020 after originally signing with Winnipeg prior to the 2018 season. He played in 16 regular season games for the Bombers in 2019, rushing 38 times for 242 yards and adding six receptions for 92 yards and a touchdown.

Augustine earned a spot with the Bombers after an impressive training camp in 2018 that included rushing eight times for 81 yards and a touchdown in a pre-season win over Edmonton. He dressed for nine regular season games, rushing seven times for 51 yards and a touchdown — all those touches coming in Winnipeg’s regular season finale in Edmonton.

Augustine played five seasons with the University of Guelph Gryphons, rushing for 2,742 yards and 28 touchdowns on 483 rushes. In his senior year at Guelph, Augustine rushed for 690 yards and nine touchdowns on 122 carries.

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