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Kicker Sergio Castillo signs 2-year deal with Edmonton Elks

Winnipeg Blue Bombers kicker Sergio Castillo (14) kicks a field goal against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats during second half football action in the 108th CFL Grey Cup in Hamilton, Ont., on Sunday, December 12, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

The Edmonton Elks signed American kicker Sergio Castillo to a two-year contract Monday.

Castillo joined the Winnipeg Blue Bombers late last season and helped the club capture a second straight Grey Cup title. He appeared in the club’s final three regular-season games, making seven-of-nine field goals and four-of-five converts.

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Castillo was a key part of Winnipeg’s 33-25 overtime Grey Cup win over Hamilton, making all five field goals he attempted. Additionally, he also had two crucial singles kicking off with a brisk wind in the fourth quarter so when Ticats kicker Michael Domagala made a 13-yard field goal with six seconds remaining in regulation, it was to force overtime and not secure a late victory.

Castillo, a 2019 CFL all-star, has spent time in the league with Winnipeg (2015, ’21), Ottawa (2016), Hamilton (2017) and B.C. (2019). He also played six games with the NFL’s New York Jets in 2020.

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Castillo has made 87-of-101 field goal tries (86.1 per cent) in 41 career CFL games while boasting a 44.4-yard punting average.

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