February 26th, 2024

Winnipeg Blue Bombers re-sign veteran Canadian defensive lineman Thomas

By The Canadian Press on February 2, 2024.

Winnipeg Blue Bombers Jake Thomas (95) sacks Edmonton Elks quarterback Taylor Cornelius (15) during first half CFL action in Edmonton, Alta., on Friday July 22, 2022. Thomas agreed to terms on a one-year extension with Winnipeg on Friday.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson.

WINNIPEG – Jake Thomas is continuing his CFL run with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

The veteran Canadian defensive lineman agreed to terms on a one-year extension with Winnipeg on Friday. Thomas was scheduled to become a free agent Feb. 13.

The six-foot-two, 274-pound native of Douglas, N.B., returns for a 12th CFL season, all with Winnipeg. Thomas is the club’s longest-serving player, having appeared in 186 regular-season games and registering 123 tackles and 25 sacks.

Thomas, a two-time Grey Cup champion, dressed for all of the club’s 18 regular-season games in 2023 _ the sixth straight year he’s done so. Thomas recorded five sacks, matching a career high, and 17 tackles.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 2, 2024.

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