CFL·ROUNDUP

McLeod Bethel-Thompson signs 1-year contract extension with Argonauts

The Toronto Argonauts signed veteran quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson to a one-year extension Tuesday. The 31-year-old pivot, who will enter his fourth CFL season this summer, was scheduled to become a free agent on Feb. 11.

San Francisco native threw CFL-high 26 touchdown passes in 13 starts last season

Argos quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson has struck a one-year contract extension after topping the CFL in touchdown passes (26) and 300-yard games (nine) in only 13 starts last season. (Peter Power/Canadian Press/File)

The Toronto Argonauts signed veteran quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson to a one-year extension Tuesday.

Bethel-Thompson was scheduled to become a free agent on Feb. 11.

The 31-year-old San Francisco native had CFL highs in touchdown passes (26) and 300-yard games (nine) in just 13 starts with Toronto last season. He also finished third overall in passing yards (4,024).

Bethel-Thompson is entering his fourth season with the Argos.

Alouettes re-sign top receiver Eugene Lewis

The Montreal Alouettes re-signed American receiver Eugene Lewis to a one-year deal.

Lewis was scheduled to become a free agent next week.

The six-foot-one, 208-pound Lewis was Montreal's leading receiver last year with 72 catches for 1,133 yards and five TDs. Lewis, 26, was named an East Division all-star for his efforts.

Lewis has appeared in 38 career regular-season games over three seasons with Montreal. He has registered 123 catches for 2,080 yards and nine TDs. He has also run for a touchdown and thrown a scoring strike.

Spain joins forces with CFL

Spain's Federacion Espanola de Futbol Americano is the latest country to partner with the CFL.

Spain becomes the 14th country to join the Alliance of Gridiron Football (IAGF), which is dedicated to growing football globally. The IAGF consists of football federations/elite leagues from Austria, Brazil, Canada, Great Britain, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Norway, Spain and Sweden.

The CFL is working with its partners to host scouting combines in Europe, Japan, Brazil and Mexico prior to the CFL Global Draft in April.

Comments

To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted.

By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Comments are welcome while open. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.