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Bombers extend Justin Palardy, re-sign Sears

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers extended the contract of kicker Justin Palardy and re-signed defensive back Johnny Sears on Thursday.
Winnipeg Blue Bombers kicker Justin Palardy kicks a field goal in a July 2012 game against the Toronto Argonauts during. (Aaron Vincent Elkaim/Canadian Press)

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers extended the contract of kicker Justin Palardy and re-signed defensive back Johnny Sears on Thursday.

The six-foot, 201-pound Palardy, a native of Truro, N.S., hit 39 of 45 field goals last season. The 86.7 per cent success ratio tied Palardy's single-season club record.

Sears was scheduled to become a free agent next month. He started 14 of 15 games he dressed for last season, registering 50 defensive tackles, six more on special teams and three interceptions.