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Bombers sign DT Jake Thomas to one-year extension

WINNIPEG — The Winnipeg Blue Bombers announced on Tuesday the club has agreed to terms with Canadian defensive tackle Jake Thomas. Thomas was set to become a free agent in February.

Thomas will be entering his eighth CFL season in 2019, all with Winnipeg. He has recorded 92 defensive tackles, 13 sacks, three forced fumbles and one interception in 119 games played (25 starts). In 2018, Thomas recorded three sacks, 17 defensive tackles and two forced fumbles while appearing in all 18 games. Thomas was originally drafted by the Bombers 29th overall in the 2012 CFL Draft.

“I’m very excited to be returning for my eighth year with the Bombers,” said Thomas. “Winnipeg and the organization have become like a second home to me, and to be able to have another shot at our ultimate goal is something I am very appreciative for.”