Winnipeg Blue Bombers sign OL Jermarcus Hardrick to contract extension

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The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have signed American offensive tackle Jermarcus Hardrick to a one-year contract extension, the club announced on Wednesday. He was scheduled to become a free agent in February.

The six-foot-five, 319-pound blocker started 17 regular season games at right tackle in 2022 and was part of an offensive line that finished second league-wide with 29 sacks allowed and 113.5 rushing yards per game.

The Nebraska product has been a mainstay at right tackle for the Blue Bombers since he joined the team as a free agent in 2016. He was named a West Division all-star in 2017, a CFL all-star in 2021, and a CFL Players’ Association all-star in 2022.

Hardrick has dressed for 115 career CFL regular season games since breaking into the league as a member of the B.C. Lions in 2014. He has played 95 games as a member of the Blue Bombers and won the Grey Cup as a member of the team in 2019 and 2021.