The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have agreed to terms on a two-year contract extension with linebacker Adam Bighill, the team announced on Tuesday. He was in the final year of his contract this past season and was slated to become a free agent in February 2023.
The five-foot-ten, 219-pound defender joined the Blue Bombers as a free agent in 2018 following a stint in the NFL. He has since made 308 defensive tackles, 12 sacks, seven interceptions, six forced fumbles, and two touchdowns.
The 34-year-old was already well-decorated by the time he arrived in Winnipeg having played six seasons with the B.C. Lions. He is an eight-time West Division all-star, six-time CFL all-star, three-time CFL Most Outstanding Defensive Player, and three-time Grey Cup champion.
The native of Montesano, Wa. made 72 tackles, two sacks, and one interception this past season along with five tackles in the playoffs. He currently ranks seventh all-time on the CFL’s career tackles list.