The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have extended offensive lineman Sukh Chungh through 2018, locking up one of their key young players for another season.
Chungh, still just 24, was originally selected by Winnipeg second overall in 2015 and had a year remaining on his rookie deal. He started all 18 games his first season, then 16 last year (he missed two due to injury.)
“When we drafted Sukh, this is the exact type of development we were hoping for and expecting, quite honestly,” said Blue Bombers general manager Kyle Walters said in statement. “He’s a hard-nosed, tough, talented lineman who plays the game on the edge and brings a feistiness to our offensive line. Sukh is a big piece of our Canadian talent and we are really glad to have him secured for another year.”