WINNIPEG — The Winnipeg Blue Bombers agreed to a one-year contract extension with American receiver Rasheed Bailey on Wednesday.
Bailey was scheduled to become a free agent next week.
The six-foot-one, 208-pound Bailey will return for a third season with Winnipeg. He appeared in all 14 regular-season games last year, registering career highs in catches (52), yards (629) and touchdowns (five).
He added six catches for 116 yards in the playoffs, scoring a TD in the West final and a crucial two-point conversion in overtime that helped Winnipeg defeat Hamilton 33-25 for a second straight Grey Cup title.
Before arriving in Winnipeg, Bailey had stints with the CFL's B.C. Lions and NFL's Jacksonville Jaguars, San Diego Chargers, Cleveland Browns and Carolina Panthers.
The Bombers also agreed to terms on a one-year extension with American defensive back Mercy Maston, who was scheduled to become a free agent next week. Maston spent all of last season on the injured list after suffering a torn Achilles tendon during training camp.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 2, 2022.
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