February 14, 2023

Lawler lands in Winnipeg, signs two-year deal


WINNIPEG — Kenny Lawler is heading back to where his CFL career started.

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have signed the prolific receiver to a two-year deal, the team announced as the free agency period opened on Tuesday.

Lawler is CFL.ca’s fourth-ranked player on its top 30 free agents list.

Lawler had a productive season in Edmonton, despite dealing with injuries in 2022. Through 12 games, the 28-year-old had 58 catches for 894 yards and five touchdowns.

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Having left the Bombers in free agency after playing a part in the team’s back-to-back Grey Cup wins, Lawler made the argument with his play last year that he could be successful on any team in the league. He put up big numbers and made sensational plays on a team that went through a number of quarterbacks before zeroing in on Taylor Cornelius.

Lawler has proven that he can provide an instant impact for a team the moment he steps on the field, something the Bombers learned firsthand in their back-to-back Grey Cup-winning years. He’ll look to lift them back to the championship stage in 2023.

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