Cory Watson

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Cory Watson
Free agent
Born: (1984-03-27) March 27, 1984 (age 36)
Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Quebec
Career information
CFL statusNational
Height6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight210 lb (95 kg)
CFL draft2010 / Round: 2 / Pick: 9
Drafted byWinnipeg Blue Bombers
Career history
As player
20102014Winnipeg Blue Bombers
2015Saskatchewan Roughriders*
20152017Edmonton Eskimos
2018BC Lions
2019Saskatchewan Roughriders
*Off-season and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career stats

Cory Watson (born March 27, 1984) is a professional Canadian football wide receiver who is currently a free agent. He was drafted ninth overall by the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the 2010 CFL Draft and played for five seasons with the club, three seasons for the Edmonton Eskimos and spent the 2018 season with the BC Lions.[1] He played CIS football for the Concordia Stingers.

Professional career[edit]

Winnipeg Blue Bombers[edit]

Watson joined the Winnipeg Blue Bombers after being drafted by them in the 2nd round of the 2010 CFL Draft. In his rookie season in the league he played in 15 games, totalling 277 yards on 17 receptions. He caught his first touchdown pass in the final game of that season. Watson showed great improvement in his sophomore season racking up 793 yards on 69 catches, which is, to date, the best season of his career. Over the next three seasons Watson missed significant playing time due to injuries, playing in only 30 of a possible 54 games. During those 30 games he averaged only 38.2 yards per game on 3.1 receptions per game.

Saskatchewan Roughriders[edit]

On January 29, 2015, Watson and a 3rd round selection in the 2015 CFL Draft were traded to the Saskatchewan Roughriders in exchange for Canadian receiver Kris Bastien, a 2nd round pick in the 2015 CFL Draft and the rights to a player on Winnipeg's negotiation list.[2]

Edmonton Eskimos[edit]

One day before the 2015 CFL Draft, the Riders traded Watson to the Edmonton Eskimos. In return, the Riders received national long-snapper Jorgen Hus and a second-round selection in the 2016 CFL Draft.[3] Watson contributed 42 receptions for 319 yards with three touchdowns during the Eskimos 103rd Grey Cup winning season. Following the season, Watson was re-signed by the Eskimos throughout the 2017 CFL season.[4] Over three seasons with the Eskimos, he played in 48 games, recording 112 receptions for 1,114 receiving yards and seven touchdowns.

BC Lions[edit]

Upon entering free agency, Watson signed with the BC Lions on February 14, 2018, reuniting him with former Eskimos general manager, Ed Hervey.[5]


  1. ^ Archived 2010-07-01 at the Wayback Machine Blue Bombers ready for 2010 training camp
  2. ^ "Trade: Riders acquire SB Watson from Bombers". The Canadian Press. Archived from the original on 2015-09-23.
  3. ^ Moddejonge, Gerry. "Edmonton Eskimos trade for Cory Watson". Edmonton Sun.
  4. ^ "Eskimos extend contract of SB Watson through 2017". TSN. 2015-12-03. Retrieved 2015-12-03.
  5. ^ "Lions Land Free Agent Receiver Cory Watson". 14 February 2018.

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