Winnipeg Blue Bombers bring back kicker Sergio Castillo

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The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have signed American kicker Sergio Castillo to a one-year contract, bringing him back into the fold after he became a free agent on February 13.

The 33-year-old set a new franchise record with a 90.2 percent accuracy mark in 2023, connecting on 46-of-51 field goal attempts and hitting four-of-six from outside the 50-yard mark. He was three-for-five in the Western Final and hit his only attempt in the Grey Cup, extending his consecutive streak in championship games to six after he went five-for-five in the Blue Bombers 2021 victory over Hamilton.

The 2023 season marked Castillo’s third separate stint in Winnipeg. He entered the CFL with the team in 2015 and was acquired via trade mid-way through the 2021 season, before leaving as a free agent that offseason.

In 77 career CFL games, the West Texas A&M product has gone 170-of-196 on field goals, hitting 86.7 percent of his kicks with the Bombers, Ottawa Redblacks, Hamilton Tiger-Cats, B.C. Lions, and Edmonton Elks. He was named a CFL all-star in 2019, leading to opportunities south of the border with the NFL’s New York Jets, XFL’s Houston Roughnecks, and AAF’s San Antonio Commanders.

The Blue Bombers open the 2024 regular season by hosting the Grey Cup champion Montreal Alouettes at Princess Auto Stadium on Thursday, June 6.