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Blue Bombers sign two receivers to extensions

Winnipeg Blue Bombers slotback Cory Watson drops a goal line pass against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats during the first half of their CFL football game in Hamilton October 7, 2011.


The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have signed non-import wide receivers Kito Poblah and Cory Watson to contract extensions.

The Bombers' top draft pick in 2010, Watson has played two seasons in the CFL, both with Winnipeg.

He didn't miss a game last year, recording 69 receptions in the regular season for 793 yards and one touchdown.

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Poblah is entering his second season with the Bombers after being chosen in the 2011 supplemental draft.

Injuries limited his playing time to three regular-season games and the 2011 Grey Cup.

He recorded at total of 10 receptions for 99 yards, including nine for 89 in the Labour Day Classic in Regina.

"We are very pleased to lock up, what we feel, are two valuable Canadian players in our league," said general manager Joe Mack. "Cory has shown tremendous progression from year one to year two, and we are looking forward to watching him take his game to the next level in 2012. With Kito, he had some unfortunate injuries nag him for a lot of 2011, but in the short duration in which he did play, we were very pleased."

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