The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have signed linebacker Kyrie Wilson to a one-year contract extension. 

Wilson returns for his sixth season in Winnipeg after his 2022 campaign was cut short when he sustained an Achilles injury in a Week 4 win over Toronto. 

He had 17 defensive tackles, one special-teams tackle and a sack before the injury.

Wilson’s best season statistically came in 2019, when he started all 18 games and finished third on the club in defensive plays. 

He registered 63 defensive tackles, four special teams tackles, with sacks, one interception, five pass knockdowns, three fumble recoveries and three tackles for losses in helping the Blue Bombers to their first of two straight Grey Cup titles.

Wilson has appeared in 35 games with Winnipeg and has 96 career tackles, four sacks and one interception for a touchdown.

He was first signed by the Bombers in April 2017 after agreeing to a contract with the Oakland Raiders in 2016 as an undrafted free agent. He was one of Oakland's final roster cuts before the 2016 NFL season.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 16, 2022.