The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have agreed to a one year contract extension with Chris Randle that will keep the veteran Defensive Back in Blue and Gold through the 2017 CFL season.
Randle will be entering his third season with Winnipeg in 2016 after playing in Calgary the two previous years. The Bombers acquired Randle from the Stampeders just before free agency day on February 10/14 and immediately signed him to a contract extension.
The 5-11, 191 pound Utah State Grad suffered a season ending knee injury in the 37-19 Labor Day Classic loss at Regina last season and finished the year with 37 tackles, 7 more on special teams along with a quarterback sack and an interception.
In four CFL seasons and 59 career games, the 27 year old native of Berkley, California has totaled 148 defensive tackles, 44 special teams tackles, two sacks, eight interceptions (two returned for touchdowns) and a pair of fumble recoveries.
“Chris Randle is one of our most valuable players, on either side of the football,” said General Manager Kyle Walters. “What he brings to the football field, his intensity, athleticism and skill, along with the intangibles that he carries inside our locker room, all of those are hard to find in one individual. He’s a key piece of our organization moving forward, and extending his contract is very key for us.”