Blue Bombers sign hometown hero Donovan Alexander

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers added a local flavour to their roster, Tuesday, with the signing of...

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers added a local flavour to their roster, Tuesday, with the signing of defensive back Donovan Alexander (10). (REUTERS file photo)

PAUL FRIESEN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:14 PM ET

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers added a local flavour to their roster, Tuesday, with the signing of defensive back Donovan Alexander.

The 28-year-old Winnipegger is a six-year CFL veteran who spent the last three seasons in Edmonton, where he averaged 40 tackles a season and picked off a total of seven passes.

The Eskimos released Alexander last week, but the Bombers hope he competes for a starting spot in their secondary.

“We are very pleased to add not only a talented football player, but also someone who grew up in Winnipeg and understands the importance of Blue Bomber football in our community,” GM Kyle Walters said in a statement. “It was a great fit for both parties.”

Before joining the Eskimos, Alexander (6-foot-0, 180 pounds) played two seasons in Saskatchewan. The Riders released him following the 2010 season, and he signed as a free agent with Edmonton.

 


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