January 21, 2019

Bombers, Jeffcoat ink two-year extension

The Canadian Press

WINNIPEG — The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have signed pending free agent Jackson Jeffcoat to a two-year contract extension, the team announced Monday.

The international defensive end was due to become a free agent on Feb. 12.

Jeffcoat has spent the past two seasons in Winnipeg after signing as a free agent prior to the 2017 season. In 2018, the Texas product recorded five sacks, two forced fumbles and 21 defensive tackles in just 12 games, missing the other eight due to injury. Jeffcoat also recorded two sacks in each of the club’s post-season games in 2018.

“Jackson has continued to develop into a very strong pass rusher for us,” said General Manager, Kyle Walters. “He was able to come back strong after missing some time due to injury last season, and really played well in the postseason for us as well. He’s a big part of our defence up front and we are thrilled to have him back.”

In 2017, Jeffcoat’s first season in the CFL, he finished tied for the team lead in sacks with seven, while also recording one interception, one forced fumble and 36 defensive tackles.