Bombers sign linebacker Ejiro Kuale

Linebacker Ejiro Kuale is joining the Blue Bombers this season. (Martin Chevalier/QMI Agency/Files)

Linebacker Ejiro Kuale is joining the Blue Bombers this season. (Martin Chevalier/QMI Agency/Files)

KIRK PENTON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 6:02 PM ET

WINNIPEG - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have found their veteran linebacker.

The Blue and Gold inked former Toronto Argonauts, Montreal Alouettes and Saskatchewan Roughriders linebacker Ejiro Kuale to a contract this afternoon. He will play middle linebacker in defensive co-ordinator Gary Etcheverry's system and is looking forward to playing under head coach Mike O'Shea, who was his special teams coach in Toronto.

"It feels great. I'm playing for coach O'Shea again, and that's like a dream come true," Kuale said this afternoon from his home in Daytona Beach, Fla. "I'm sure everyone saw what I did for him when he was a special teams coach, so I can only imagine what he's going to bring out of me as a head coach. I'm excited and I can't wait to play my heart out for him."

Bomber fans likely remember Kuale most from the time he hammered quarterback Buck Pierce with a late, helmet-to-helmet hit in a 2011 game at Rogers Centre.


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