Canadian Football League

Friday, April 15, 2005

Roberts looking to finish career in Canadian Football League

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers made sure pint-sized running back Charles Roberts will be wreaking havoc on opposing CFL teams for at least a few more seasons.
Roberts, Winnipeg's most outstanding player in 2004, signed a multi-year contract extension on Wednesday.

Running back Charles Roberts will stick with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers for the next few seasons. (CP File Photo)
"Locking in a player of Charles's ability for the long term is a great benefit for the ball club, for Charles and for the fans," Blue Bombers general manager Brendan Taman said in a news release.
"His long-term commitment to us is a great gesture and we are excited to have him with the team for years to come."
Roberts played in all 18 regular-season contests with the Blue Bombers last year, rushing for 1,522 yards on 300 carries with eight rushing touchdowns.
Roberts, despite his five-foot-six-inch, 171-pound frame, was also a threat in the air, catching 53 passes for 398 yards and five touchdowns.
The fourth-year CFLer also excels on special teams. Last season, Roberts had three punt returns for 28 yards and four kickoff returns for 84 yards.
Elsewhere, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats signed three non-import players on Wednesday – defensive back Conor Healey, offensive lineman Anthony Mason and defensive tackle Gonzalo Segovia.
All three contracts are for one year plus an option


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