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Blue Bombers Sign WR Chris Matthews to Three-Year Deal

May 10, 2019 9:48 AM | Sports

Chris Matthews

Winnipeg Blue Bombers wide receiver Chris Matthews celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Montreal Alouettes during second quarter CFL football action, Friday, July 6, 2012 in Montreal. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson)

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have signed a familiar face to the club in wide receiver Chris Matthews.

The three-year contract will see the Grey Cup-winning former Calgary Stampeder return to Winnipeg, where he spent the 2012 and 2013 seasons.

“Chris is not only a big-bodied receiver, but has experience in our league and with Coach (Paul) LaPolice,” said Blue Bombers general manager Kyle Walters. “He is a very physical receiver, will go up and get the football, and we are very excited to add him to our offence in 2019.”

While with the Stampeders last season, the Long Beach native recorded 19 receptions for 350 yards and one touchdown. He recorded at least three catches in all but one of his six games with Calgary.

Matthews, 29, was the CFL’s Most Outstanding Rookie in 2012, recording 81 catches, 1,192 receiving yards and seven touchdowns in his rookie CFL season.