WINNIPEG, MB., February 11, 2020 – The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the signing of veteran linebacker Thomas Miles to a one-year contract extension. The deal was completed just before the opening of Canadian Football League free agency this morning at 11:00 a.m. CT.
Miles (6-1, 232, Manitoba) returns to his hometown Bombers for a fourth season and will continue to play a role on special teams while serving as a tremendous ambassador of the club in the community.
Miles has not missed a game since signing with the Bombers as a free agent in March of 2017 following three years with the Toronto Argonauts. In 2019, Miles accumulated eight special teams tackles and added four on defence and suited up for all three playoff games.
Miles was also named the 2019 recipient of the Ed Kotowich Good Guy Award, acknowledging a Bombers player who has ‘excellent football ability, is a leader in the locker room, and shows outstanding effort in the community.’
Miles has made several appearances for the Bombers Tackle Bullying and Break the Silence Against Women programs and has visited several Northern communities in conjunction with those initiatives. A proud product of Churchill High School and the University of Manitoba, Miles has also made countless visits to schools as part of the team’s Hit the Books program, helps coach and mentor with the Bombers Youth Football Club. As well, he serves on the board of directors of the Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization of Manitoba, supports Wahbung Abinoonjiiag – a domestic violence prevention centre for children and their families – and has been a ‘Big Brother’ with Big Brothers and Sisters of Winnipeg. He is also a mentor and speaker with Food Allergy Canada and the Children’s Allergy & Asthma Education Centre at the Winnipeg Children’s Hospital.
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