Bombers sign three importsAlso invite junior player to camp
By QMI Agency
|Rifles receiver Brett Carter scored two touchdowns against Calgary on Sunday. (QMI Agency files)
WINNIPEG - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers added three import defensive players on Monday and also invited a local junior player to their training camp.
The Blue and Gold signed defensive backs Bert Brown and David James, and linebacker Daniel Sheffield. They also announced Winnipeg Rifles receiver Brett Carter will participate in the team's training camp.
The 6-foot-, 169-pound Brown had nine interceptions and 35 pass knockdowns during his four years at Union College, and he also returned 31 kickoffs and 15 punts.
James, a 5-foot-11, 190-pound native of Edmond, Okla., had 98 tackles and four interceptions in three seasons at Weber State, where he started 26 of 31 games.
Sheffield, a 6-foot-3, 206-pound native of Ashburn, Ga., played three seasons at Troy University and had 147 tackles, seven tackles for a loss, two and a half sacks and one interception. He was one of Saskatchewan's final cuts at last year's training camp.
Carter, meanwhile, played in the St. Vital Mustangs organization before joining the Rifles in 2011. Last year he started all eight games and led the Prairie Football Conference in receptions (48) and receiving yards (782). He was named Winnipeg's most valuable player and a Canadian Junior Football League All-Canadian.