Derel Walker. Oct. 14, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

American receiver Derel Walker is back with the Edmonton Football Team.

Walker returned to Edmonton on Friday. He spent the 2019 season with the Toronto Argonauts.

Walker began his CFL career with Edmonton in 2015 and was the league's top rookie after registering 89 catches for 1,110 yards and six TDs. He helped the franchise win the Grey Cup that season.

Walker joined the Argos as a free agent in 2019, registering 65 catches for 1,040 yards and six TDs. He became a free agent after the season.

Walker has recorded 362 catches for 5,248 yards and 32 TDs over five CFL seasons.


The Winnipeg Blue Bombers agreed to terms on one-year contract extensions with offensive lineman Geoff Gray and linebacker Shayne Gauthier, both Canadians, and American linebacker Tobi Antigha on Friday.

All three players were slated to become free agents next month.

Gray, a six-foot-six, 310-pound Winnipeg native, joined the Bombers in October 2018 after NFL stints with Green Bay, the New York Jets and Cleveland. He appeared in 13 games in 2019, 12 starts.

Gauther, of Dolbeau-Mistassini, Que., has spent the past four seasons with Winnipeg after being taken in the fourth round, No. 28 overall, by the Bombers in the 2016 CFL draft.

Antigha played in 11 games with Toronto in 2019, registering 20 tackles and two interceptions.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 8, 2021