Bombers keep Hefney in the fold

Jonathan Hefney has been resigned by the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. (QMI Agency Files)

Jonathan Hefney has been resigned by the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. (QMI Agency Files)

PAUL FRIESEN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:44 PM ET

WINNIPEG - Winnipeg Blue Bombers head coach Tim Burke can strike one item off his things-to-worry-about list.

Defensive back Jonathan Hefney has re-signed with the team for two more years, a month before he could have become a free agent.

Comfortable in Winnipeg after four seasons here, Hefney said the only other option he considered was to give the NFL another shot.

“I had some opportunities,” the three-time East Division all-star said on the phone from South Carolina, Friday. “But I’ve been through it before. I’ve been through it and got released, and I felt like I did a pretty good job when I was there in Detroit.

“I sat down with my mom, talked to my dad and we prayed about it, and all of a sudden I just let it go after that. I was at peace with it. The opportunity may come again, you never know. Right now I’m at peace and I’m happy with the decision I made.”

At 28 years old next month, Hefney’s NFL window is likely closed.

But having him back will preve


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