February 13, 2018 3:45 pm
Updated: February 15, 2018 9:16 am

Blue Bombers sign Winnipegger Kienan LaFrance

Kienan LaFrance carries the ball in a CFL game between the Saskatchewan Roughriders and the Toronto Argonauts at BMO field on Oct. 7, 2017 in Toronto.

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The Winnipeg Blue Bombers didn’t have to look far for a new running back, locking up Winnipegger Kienan LaFrance to a one-year contract.

LaFrance is the second local product the Bombers signed on the opening day of CFL free agency. The team added receiver Nic Demski earlier in the day.

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LaFrance ran the football 68 times for 273 yards and two touchdowns in 13 games last year with the Saskatchewan Roughriders. The 26-year-old was released by the club at the beginning of February.

In 45 career CFL games over three seasons, LaFrance registered 453 rushing yards off 111 carries. He won a Grey Cup as a member of the Ottawa Redblacks in 2016.

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LaFrance was selected in the sixth round of the 2015 CFL Draft by Ottawa. He played college football with the Manitoba Bisons.

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