January 31, 2020

Bombers, Jake Thomas agree to one-year extension

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WINNIPEG — The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announced on Friday that the club has agreed to a one-year extension with defensive lineman Jake Thomas.

Thomas was scheduled to be a free agent on Feb. 11 but will now return for his ninth season in Blue and Gold.

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He has recorded 114 defensive tackles, 18 sacks, three forced fumbles and one interception in 137 games played throughout his eight seasons with the Bombers.

In 2019, Thomas recorded a career-best five sacks, while also registering 22 defensive tackles while appearing in all 18 games and all three playoff games.

Thomas was originally drafted by the Bombers 29th overall in the 2012 CFL Draft. The Douglas, New Brunswick native captured his first championship with Winnipeg at the 107th Grey Cup presented by Shaw.