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February 4, 2019

Bombers extend national safety Hecht

David Chidley/CFL.ca

WINNIPEG — The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have signed national safety and pending free agent Jeff Hecht to a one-year contract extension, the team announced Sunday.

Hecht, a 5-foot-9, 205-pound defensive back out of Saint Mary’s University, played 14 games for Winnipeg last season after joining the club in July. He recorded eight defensive tackles, seven special teams tackles, two sacks, one interception and one forced fumble.

The 33-year-old is entering his ninth CFL season in 2019, playing in 114 career games with Saskatchewan, Montreal, Calgary and Winnipeg.

Hecht adds depth heading into free agency, as the team risks losing veteran safety Taylor Loffler. Last week it was reported that Loffler could test the open market.

Free agency officially starts Feb. 12 at noon ET.

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