Newest Bomber survived homelessness and life-threatening injury en route to CFL

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers‘ newest signing is looking forward to his CFL career, but as he told 680 CJOB’s Sports Show Tuesday night, it hasn’t been an easy road.Detroit native Malik Boynton, who most recently played for the Memphis Express of the now-defunct Alliance of American Football (AAF), said he survived homelessness, poverty and a nearly career-ending injury on the way to his football dream.Story continues below“My upbringing was solid and stable up until I had just turned 14,” Boynton said.“I lost my mom when I was getting ready to…

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Bombers sign U.S. wide receiver Parks

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have announced another signing.Wide receiver Dennis Parks, 25, was signed by the club on Thursday.READ MORE: Blue Bombers neither confirm nor deny bid to host NFL pre-season gameA native of San Antonio, Tex., Parks recorded 97 receptions for 1,507 yards and eight touchdowns over a 46-game college career with Rice University, which included being named an All-Conference USA selection as a punt returner.After his college career, Parks signed with the NFL’s Green Bay Packers and later with the Cleveland Browns.WATCH: ‘I know they’d like to get…

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Three players added to Winnipeg Blue Bombers roster

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have added three more names to their roster.The new players are Americans Alex McCallister, Tim Wilson, and Joe Este.READ MORE: Winnipeg Blue Bombers re-sign veteran snapper RempelDefensive end McCallister was a seventh round draft pick of the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles in 2016, after three seasons with the Florida Gators.Wilson, a receiver, also has an Eagles connection, signing in Philadelphia as an undrafted free agent in 2018.Defensive back Este signed with the Tennessee Titans as an undrafted free agent in 2018, following two seasons for Tennessee Martin…

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Winnipeg Blue Bombers sign Rasheed Bailey, re-sign Kyrie Wilson

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers continued their off-season signing spree Tuesday.The club signed international wide receiver Rasheed Bailey and re-signed pending free agent linebacker Kyrie Wilson.READ MORE: Winnipeg Blue Bombers re-sign Canadian defensive back Jeff Hecht to one-year dealBailey, 26, has spent time in the CFL and NFL with the BC Lions, Philadelphia Eagles, Jacksonville Jaguars, San Diego Chargers, Cleveland Browns, and Carolina Panthers. Rasheed BaileyTWilson, also 26, will be returning to Winnipeg for a third season on a two-year contract extension.He saw action in five regular season and two playoff…

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Winnipeg Blue Bombers sign pair of former NFL’ers

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers signed a pair of players with NFL experience on Friday.The Bombers announced they’ve signed running back Jalen Simmons and defensive back Mykkele Thompson.RELATED: Winnipeg Blue Bombers re-sign Winnipegger, add quarterback and receiverStory continues belowSimmons, 26, signed with the Carolina Panthers as an undrafted free agent in 2016. He spent time with four different NFL teams including the San Diego Chargers, New York Giants, and Arizona Cardinals. He appeared in a total of 11 pre-season games from 2016-2018.RELATED: Winnipeg Blue Bombers all-star Matthias Goossen calls it a careerThompson, 25,…

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Blue Bombers sign Adam Bighill to three-year contract

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have their man.The Winnipeg Football Club announced Tuesday morning that all-star linebacker Adam Bighill has signed a three-year deal to remain with the team.Bighill joined the Bombers as a free agent just prior to the start of training camp last May.Bighill had a superb 2018 season for the Blue Bombers and was named the CFL’s Outstanding Defensive Player.READ MORE: Adam Bighill pushing towards Blue Bombers’ most outstanding player award Winnipeg Blue Bombers Linebacker Adam Bighill.Global News WinnipegThe 5’10”, 230 lb star finished tied for third in…

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Winnipeg Blue Bombers re-sign veteran snapper Rempel

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are continuing their signing frenzy by inking veteran long snapper Chad Rempel to a two-year contract.Rempel, who signed with the Bombers before the 2015 season, will be returning to work with kicker Justin Medlock – another key player the Bombers re-signed this week.READ MORE: Blue Bombers re-sign star kicker Justin Medlock“Chad brings an extreme wealth of special teams knowledge to the field, locker room and meeting rooms,” said Bombers general manager Kyle Walters.“Most importantly, he is as good as anybody in our league at what he…

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Winnipeg Blue Bombers agree to terms with Jake Thomas

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have agreed to terms Canadian defensive tackle Jake Thomas to a one-year contract extension.Thomas recorded 92 defensive tackles, 13 sacks, three forced fumbles and a single interception over seven seasons with the Bombers.READ MORE: This Winnipeg Blue Bombers employee won’t retire until they win Grey CupStory continues belowHe has played 119 games for the club over the course of his career, with 25 starts. Last year, Thomas had three sacks, 17 defensive tackles and two forced fumbles, playing in all 18 games.Thomas calls Winnipeg a “second home”,…

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Blue Bombers re-sign star kicker Justin Medlock

Justin Medlock will be wearing blue and gold for two more seasons.The Winnipeg Blue Bombers announced Monday morning that star kicker Medlock – named the Most Outstanding Special Teams Player in each of his three seasons as a Bomber – has agreed to a two-year contract extension.READ MORE: The waiting game begins again for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and their fansStory continues below“As we headed into free agency, once again Justin was high on the list of players we needed to have back in our organization,” said Bombers General Manager…

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Bombers add two defensive players to roster

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers made a pair of signings on Boxing Day.The club inked national defensive back Jacob Firlotte and international linebacker Otha Peters Jr. to contracts.Firlotte was drafted 58th overall by the Bombers in the 2018 CFL Draft and spent part of last season on the team’s practice roster. He played university football for four seasons with the Queen’s Gaels.READ MORE: The waiting game begins again for the BombersPeters has spent time with the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks, Washington Redskins, and Kansas City Chiefs, suiting up in three games. He…

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