Bombers re-sign tackle Douglas
By JIM BENDER, QMI Agency
|Montreal Alouettes defensive end Anwar Stewart intercepts the ball as Winnipeg Blue Bombers offensive lineman Andre Douglas comes in for the tackle during first half CFL action in Winnipeg, Sept. 30, 2011. (REUTERS/Fred Greenslade)
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have re-signed import offensive tackle Andre Douglas, the CFL club announced Wednesday.
The 6-foot-4, 318-pound Temple product had indicated that he would test NFL waters when he became a free agent on Feb. 15th, but there must have been a lack of interest.
"We're happy to have Andre back with us for another season," Bombers GM Joe Mack said in a release. "Continuity along the offensive line is key and this signing allows us to keep another piece of last year's offensive line intact."
The Bombers did, however, lose left guard Brendon LaBatte when he signed with Saskatchewan as a free agent recently.
Douglas, 25, was named Winnipeg's Most Outstanding Rookie in 2010 and the left tackle has only missed three games in his two seasons with the Bombers.
The Bombers have also signed import defensive lineman Andre Caroll. The 6-foot-1, 301-pound Delaware State product attended Winnipeg's training camp last year, was cut, then signed by the NFL's Cleveland Browns. As a senior at Delaware State, Caroll set a record for single-season tackles by a down lineman after recording 96, which ranked as the fifth highest in the conference. He was named an All-MEAC first team all-star as a senior and an All-MEAC second team all-star as a junior.