The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have secured the services of American linebacker Brian Cole for an additional year, as the team officially announced the signing of a one-year extension on Monday. This move comes just in time before Cole was set to hit free agency in February, ensuring his continued presence in the Blue Bombers’ lineup for the upcoming season.
Brian Cole, standing at 6 feet 2 inches and weighing 210 pounds, is an alum of Mississippi State, born on April 3, 1997, in Saginaw, MI. Having already spent two seasons with the Blue Bombers, Cole is poised to make a return for his third consecutive season in 2024. Throughout his tenure with the team, spanning 26 regular-season games, Cole has showcased his versatility on the field, amassing 20 special teams tackles, three defensive tackles, and forcing three fumbles, underscoring his impact on both defense and special teams.
Notably, Cole’s association with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers began in July of 2022 when he was initially added to the team’s practice roster. Since then, he has evidently become an integral part of the roster, contributing significantly to the team’s defensive and special teams units.
The decision to extend Cole’s contract underscores the team’s recognition of his valuable contributions and his potential impact in the upcoming season. As the Blue Bombers continue to fortify their roster for the challenges ahead, securing key players like Brian Cole becomes a strategic move in maintaining a competitive edge in the Canadian Football League (CFL). Fans can now look forward to witnessing Cole’s continued athleticism and prowess on the field as he embarks on his third season with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in 2024.