Canadian OL Chris Kolankowski signs two-year contract extension with Blue Bombers

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The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have signed Canadian offensive lineman Chris Kolankowski to a two-year contract extension through the 2023 season.

The six-foot-one, 305-pound Kolankowski returns to the Bombers for a second season after first signing with the blue and gold in February 2020.

The 29-year-old Kolankowski spent most of 2021 on the practice roster, but did dress for two regular season games at the end of the year in Montreal and Calgary and then suited up for the 108th Grey Cup win in Hamilton.

Originally selected by the Toronto Argonauts in the sixth round, 49th overall during the 2016 CFL Draft, Kolankowski provides important depth on the interior of the Bombers offensive line.

After returning to York University in his draft year, Kolankowski made his CFL debut with the Argos in 2017 and dressed for six regular season games and two playoff games, including Toronto’s victory in the 105th Grey Cup. He appeared in 16 games for the double blue in 2018 before signing with Winnipeg.