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CORY WATSON STILL EXCELLING WITH CFL'S BLUE BOMBERS
July 4, 2013


Cory Watson
Cory Watson

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers signed slotback and Vanier alum Cory Watson to a contract extension on December 2nd. Cory was a starter with the CFL club last season.

“We are very pleased to lock up this young, solid, Canadian player for the foreseeable future,” vice-president and GM Joe Mack said in a release. "Cory is a big, physical target for us that has come a long way since he joined our club out of the draft in 2010 and we are looking for him to have a breakout season in 2013.”

The six-foot-three, 213-pound Watson, a native of Dollard des Ormeaux, Que., had 35 catches for 344 yards and a touchdown last season, his third with Winnipeg.

The Blue Bombers selected Watson ninth overall in the 2010 CFL draft. In his rookie season he caught 17 passes for 277 yards and 1 TD. In his second season he caught 69 passes for 793 yards. In a game against the Alouettes on July 3rd, Cory caught 6 passes for 114 yards! Read more on the signing.


Previous stories:

CORY WATSON ON A STREAK WITH WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS
October 21, 2011
Alum Cory Watson's return to Montreal September 18th VS the Als was highlighted with his electrifying 92 yard catch and run in the first half. He had another great game on September 11th, hauling in 9 receptions for 111 yards. Also, following his 75-yard performance during a win over Toronto in July, Cory was named the CFL'sCanadian Player of the Week. Watson, a former member of the Concordia Stingers, was the Blue Bombers number one draft pick for 2010 and is now in his second year with the team. Alright, Cory! This just in: Cory was featured in a Gazette article from Sept. 30 plus an article from Oct. 21st. As well, an August 3rd article in the Winnipeg Sun predicted that Cory could be the first Canadian Blue Bomber to crack 1000 yards since 1995! Read the story with a great photo. Also, Cory was just listed in a TSN article as one of the top 8 candidates for CFL Canadian Player of the Year. Finally, read an earlier article from April 2011.



PHOTOS OF CORY WATSON

Cory Watson making catch against Ti-Cats.

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Cory Watson in action


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