The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have released 'The Minister of Defence,' the CFL club announced today.
Import linebacker Barrin Simpson, who had asked to be traded during last season, left the club for a while, then returned, was given his walking papers after four years with the Bombers. Yet they left the door open for him to come back again.
Simpson played 52 regular-season games, three playoff games and one Grey Cup during that time.
"Barrin has always been a solid player in this league and we thank him for his hard work and dedicated commitment to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers," interim vice-president of football operations Ross Hodgkinson said in a release. "We certainly would consider the possibility of Barrin returning with the understanding of it being a fit for both parties."