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Blue Bombers Re-Sign Defensive End Jackson Jeffcoat

January 21, 2019 9:06 AM | Sports

Jackson Jeffcoat - Winnipeg Blue Bombers

Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ Jackson Jeffcoat, right, celebrates after sacking Calgary Stampeders quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell during first-half CFL West Division final football game action in Calgary, Alta., Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018. The Blue Bombers have signed defensive end Jeffcoat to a two-year extension. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh)

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers re-signed defensive end Jackson Jeffcoat to a two-year extension on Monday.

Jeffcoat spent the past two seasons in Winnipeg after signing as a free agent prior to the 2017 season. Last season, the Texas native recorded five sacks, two forced fumbles and 21 defensive tackles in just 12 regular season games, missing the other eight due to injury.

“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.”