Blue Bombers sign linebacker Briggs
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The CFL’s Winnipeg Blue Bombers have signed Canadian linebacker Jesse Briggs to a one-year contract.
The 32-year-old from Kelowna, B.C., who was scheduled to become a free agent today, returns to Winnipeg for a ninth season in 2023.
A second-round selection by the Blue Bombers in the 2014 CFL Draft, Briggs has suited up for 116 regular-season games, ranking him behind only defensive tackle Jake Thomas (169) as the longest-serving member of the club.
An injury limited Briggs to 12 games in 2022, over which he registered three defensive tackles and four more on special teams. His 2021 season was his best statistically as he finished with 24 tackles and five more on special teams while adding a forced fumble and an 83-yard fumble return touchdown.
Updated on Tuesday, February 14, 2023 9:27 AM CST: Adds hed