MISSISSAUGA — With less than 24 hours before the free agency deadline, the Argonauts have agreed to terms with Toronto native Mike Bradwell on a new contract through the 2015 season.
“I am honoured to be able to play in my hometown for another two years alongside outstanding teammates and a great coaching staff,” said Bradwell. “I look forward to an exciting 2014 CFL season and I can’t wait to compete for another Grey Cup championship.”
Born and raised in the Leaside area of Toronto, and a graduate of Leaside High School, Bradwell will enter his sixth CFL season in 2014. He has played his entire career for his hometown Argonauts and was a member of the 100th Grey Cup championship team in 2012. His career totals include 81 regular season games played with 86 catches for 1,040 yards and four touchdowns.
“Mike has developed into an important member of our team who has proven he can compete as a starter in our league”, said Argos general manager Jim Barker. “He is a smart, physical receiver who can play all of the positions, and he is a great special teams player. Mike grew up in Toronto and has become a valuable member of our team’s community programs. We are happy to have him back in Double Blue.”
The Argos drafted the McMaster University product with the 13th overall pick in the 2008 CFL Draft. He returned to school that year to complete his degree in Civil Engineering and has been a full-time member of the Double Blue since training camp in 2009. As a member of the Marauders, he was a First-Team All-Canadian and led the nation in receiving yards in 2008.