Bombers extend DB Nick Hallett

WINNIPEG — The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have agreed to terms on a one-year contract extension with Canadian defensive back Nick Hallett. Hallett was scheduled to be a free agent next month.

Hallett (five-foot-11, 197 pounds, Toronto; born: Feb. 12, 1994 in London, Ont.) returns to the Bombers for a third season after initially being selected by the club in the seventh round, 61st overall, of the 2019 Canadian Football League Draft.

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Hallett has become one of the CFL’s best special teams players over his two seasons in Winnipeg, registering 29 tackles on the kick-cover units – including 16 in 2021, which tied for the fourth-highest total in the league. Over his two years with the Bombers, only all-time special-teams tackle leader Mike Miller – with 50 — has registered more special-teams tackles than Hallett.

In his rookie campaign in 2019, he had 13 tackles on special teams, adding a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. This past season he also took some snaps on defence, registering seven tackles and also forced one fumble.

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