Homegrown star Andrew Harris signs one-year extension with Winnipeg Blue Bombers

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WINNIPEG — The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have signed star running back Andrew Harris to a one-year contract extension.

The Winnipeg native returns to the Blue Bombers for a fifth season.

The 33-year-old Harris has led the CFL in rushing the past three years. He was named the game MVP and most valuable Canadian in Winnipeg's Grey Cup win over Hamilton in 2019.

During the 2019 season, Harris passed Ben Cahoon to become the CFL's career leader in yards from scrimmage by a Canadian. He also moved past Normie Kwong as the Canadian career rushing leader.

A five-time CFL all-star, Harris also was named the league's most outstanding Canadian in 2017.


The Ottawa Redblacks have signed Canadian linebacker Brad Cowan and defensive back Dagogo Maxwell and American defensive backs Brandin Dandridge and Marcus Roberson.

Cowan was Ottawa's sixth-round pick in the CFL draft. He played university football at Wilfrid Laurier in Waterloo, Ont.

Maxwell was Calgary's fifth-round pick in 2018 out of UBC. He had six special-teams tackles with Calgary in 2019 before signing with Ottawa.

Dandridge had 12 defensive tackles and four pass breakups in four games in 2019 with Ottawa.

Roberson had 20 defensive tackles in 11 games for Toronto in 2018, his last action in the CFL.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 15, 2021.

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