Winnipeg – The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have re-signed Receiver Darvin Adams to a 3 year deal through the 2019 season. Adams was scheduled to become a free agent on February 14th and was near the top of GM Kyle Walter’s “to do list’ for the off season. Adams was Winnipeg’s leading pass catcher when he went down with a left shoulder injury during a July 28th win in Edmonton.
At the time, Adams had 36 receptions for 382 yards and 3 touchdowns. The former Auburn Tiger standout missed 12 weeks before returning on October 29th for the final 2 regular season games. And what an impact the 6-2, 195 pound native of Canton, Mississippi had. In his first game back, Adams hauled in 9 passes for 87 yards and a major and finished the season with 51 catches for 690 yards and 6 touchdowns in just 8 games.
“Darvin has continued to develop over the past two seasons, and in our view, is now one of the league’s top-end targets,” said Blue Bombers General Manager Kyle Walters. “He was having a great season last year before unfortunately suffering a tough injury, but we look forward to watching him build off of his season in 2017 and beyond.”
Adams joined the Blue Bombers after being signed as a free agent from Toronto prior to the 2015 season. In his first full year in Blue and Gold, the 27 year old receiver dressed for 16 of 18 games and caught 61 passes for 839 yards and 6 majors.
He says he’s thrilled to be staying in blue and gold.
“This was something I wanted to get completed, and not head into free agency,” said Adams. “This is such a great organization, and for them to want me back, with the direction the team is going, that means a lot to me. I couldn’t be happier to be remain a Bomber.”
The Bombers still have not come to terms on a new deal with starting quarterback Matt Nichols.
CFL free agency begins on February 14th.