Bombers sign three players

JIM BENDER, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 2:31 PM ET

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have signed quarterback Alex Brink, the club announced Tuesday.

They also added former B.C. Lions linebacker Courtney Smith and non-import receiver Chris Ioannides to their roster.

The Bombers also released non-import receiver Josh Svec and non-import offensive lineman Mike Morris.

Brink, 24, was drafted in the seventh round of the 2008 NFL draft by the Houston Texans. He spent parts of the 2008 and 2009 season with the Texans before being released in September of 2009.

The rights to the 6-foot-2, 208-pound Washington State product was obtained in a draft-day trade with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

Brink left Washington State with career records in passing yards, touchdowns, attempts, completions and total offence. In his senior year, he threw for 3,818 yards, the second highest single-season total in the school's history.

Brink finished his career as the third leading passer (yardage) in Pac-10 history -- behind Carson Palmer and Derek Anderson -- and fifth in touchdowns. Overall, he finished with a competition rate of 58.4, throwing for 10,913 yards and 75 touchdowns.

"We are excited to add Alex Brink to our roster," Bombers GM Joe Mack said in a release. "He's a guy that has had a lot of success at the NCAA level and drew interest from the NFL. We think he can come in and compete for a roster spot and look forward to watching him in training camp in June."

The 6-foot, 225-pound Smith recorded five special teams tackles in four games with the Lions last season. Smith, 25, starred at Texas State for four years.

The 6-foot-4, 228-pound Ioannides caught 46 passes for 501 yards and four touchdowns for Queen's last season. Ioannides, 24, caught 18 passes for 251 yards and two TDs to lead the Gaels to the Vanier Cup victory last year.


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