Bombers activate veteran receiver Darvin Adams for Week 3 against Argos

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The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have activated veteran receiver Darvin Adams.

He missed the first two games of the season with a shoulder injury suffered while practicing in training camp.

An injury limited Adams to 13 games in 2019 and he finished the year with 47 catches for 549 yards and five touchdowns, ending a streak of back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons in 2017 and 2018.

The pass catcher was especially effective in the Bombers’ push to a championship, making some critical catches in three playoff games leading up to and including the Grey Cup.

Adams had six catches for 105 yards and a 71-yard touchdown in the Western Semi-Final win over the Calgary Stampeders and a week later, pulled in eight catches for 93 yards in the Western Final victory over the Saskatchewan Roughriders. He then had three receptions for 11 yards in the Grey Cup decision over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, and even completed a 13-yard pass to quarterback Chris Streveler.

Adams has been with the Bombers since 2015, recording 296 receptions for 4,226 yards and 34 touchdowns in 69 games. Though his receiving totals were down in the 2019 regular season, the six-foot-two, 201-pound pass catcher made eight catches for 209 yards and one touchdown in the playoffs en route to a Grey Cup victory.

The 31-year-old signed a three-year contract extension through the 2022 season during the league’s negotiation window in February 2020. Adams is a two-time West Division All-Star (2017, 2018) and was a CFL Players’ Association All-Star in 2017.