The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have agreed to terms on a one-year extension with American defensive back Mercy Maston.
Maston became a free agent after asking for his release to pursue NFL opportunities late last August following the cancellation of the CFL’s 2020 season. He originally signed with Winnipeg as a free agent on August 4, 2019. He was then signed to a one-year extension on December 9, 2019.
Lining up at both defensive halfback and the “dime” position, Maston appeared in three regular season games and all three playoff contests during the Bomber’s 2019 Grey Cup run, registering 13 tackles, one interception and one sack.
Prior to joining the Bombers, Maston played two seasons with the Edmonton Football Team from 2017 to 18, recording 57 tackles and two interceptions in 19 games. He was released to pursue NFL opportunities in January of 2019 and signed with the Philadelphia Eagles but was cut before the season began.
The Bombers also formally acknowledged the signing of fellow defensive back Nick Taylor, previously reported by 3DownNation’s John Hodge.