WINNIPEG, MB., – The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the club has re-signed American receiver and kick returner Janarion Grant to a one-year contract extension. He was scheduled to become a free agent on February 14th.
Grant (5-9, 160, Rutgers; born: November 20, 1993, in Fort Trilby, FL) returns in 2023 for his fourth season with the club. In 2022, Grant led all CFL returners with five touchdowns – three in the regular season and two more in the playoffs – with four coming via punt returns and the fifth on a kickoff.
Grant earned a spot on the CFL All-Star team and became the Blue Bombers’ all-time leader in kick return touchdowns in the regular season with seven. He also set a Grey Cup record with a 102 yard return touchdown in the championship loss to Toronto.
Grant initially joined the club in July of 2019 after first attending training camp with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. Appearing in just 11 games, Grant led the Blue Bombers in both punt and kickoff returns that season.
Grant first turned pro in 2018, signing with the Baltimore Ravens as an undrafted free agent. He made the team’s final roster as the primary punt and kick returner but was released in late September of that season.