Local long-snapper Mike Benson re-signs for second season with Blue Bombers

Winnipeg is beaming with Bomber pride. Global's Marek Tkach has more on excitement from the fans and the team.

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have extended a one-year contract with Mike Benson, who will return to the club as a long-snapper and reserve linebacker for a second season.

The 35-year-old, who attended St. Paul’s High School and the Winnipeg Rifles football program, was set to become a free agent.

This year he played in all 14 regular-season games, the Western Final, and Grey Cup.

The club announced the news in a press release saying Benson played an “integral role” in the Bombers’ Grey Cup win this year.

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Benson joined the team as a free agent in Feb. 2021, after playing in Calgary, Edmonton, and Ottawa.

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