WINNIPEG — The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have signed American receiver Kenny Lawler to a one-year extension.
Lawler was named the Bombers’ top rookie in 2019 after leading the club with 637 receiving yards on 41 receptions. He also scored four touchdowns.
Lawler added eight receptions for 126 yards in three playoff games as the Bombers won the Grey Cup.
B.C. cut Lawler in training camp in 2018, opening the door for Winnipeg to sign the California Golden Bears product to their practice roster.
Lawler was a seventh-round NFL draft pick of Seattle in 2016.
LINEBACKER RETURNS TO REDBLACKS
OTTAWA — The Ottawa Redblacks have re-signed American linebacker Avery Williams.
The Temple University product had 69 defensive tackles with Ottawa in 2019, his second year with the team.
In 28 games over two seasons, Williams has 112 defensive tackles, seven special-teams tackles and two sacks.
LEMON RETURNS TO EDMONTON
EDMONTON — The Edmonton Football Team has signed American defensive end Shawn Lemon to a one-year deal.
The nine-year CFL veteran previously played for Edmonton in 2012.
Lemon played for B.C. in 2019 and has been a member of seven of the CFL’s nine teams. He has registered at least eight sacks each of the past four years.
For his career, Lemon has 70 sacks and 22 forced fumbles.