WINNIPEG — The Winnipeg Blue Bombers announced today that they have signed veteran receiver Clarence Denmark to a contract extension. The agreement will keep Denmark in Winnipeg through the 2016 campaign.
Denmark is currently second in CFL receiving yardage with 646. The always reliable Denmark is currently in his fourth season with the Blue and Gold, is the club’s leading active receiver, who also led the team in receiving yardage last season.
Over his four year career in Winnipeg, Denmark has hauled in 225 passes for 2,985 yards and 11 touchdowns. He has also caught at least one pass in each of the last 26 straight games.
“Clarence is the prototypical professional. He shows up to work every day, works as hard as anybody on the football field and in the meetings rooms, leads by example both on and off the field, and is the definition of a team-first athlete,” said Blue Bombers General Manager Kyle Walters.
“Those are the types of players you build your football team around, and we are very pleased to have Clarence with us for the next few seasons.”
The Arkansas-Monticello product has started 62 games since joining Winnipeg out of training camp in 2011 – a year he was the club’s top rookie nominee – and has appeared in 63 games, missing only two contests in four seasons.
He has seven career 100-yard games, and has shown the ability to make the big play, with 24 catches for 30 plus yards in his career, including five for over 30 yards this season.
“This organization has been so good to me since I first got into the CFL in 2011,” said Denmark.
“The way the franchise is operating now, with the people from the top down, there is such a positive and professional atmosphere and vibe for us as players, and I am very glad to continue being a part of that. The fans of this team are incredible, and I can’t say that also wasn’t another factor in deciding to remain a Bomber. In the grand scope, this is really the place to play Canadian football.”