Bombers cut ties with running back Will Ford

The Bombers have parted ways with running back Will Ford on Monday. (Kevin King/QMI Agency/Files)

The Bombers have parted ways with running back Will Ford on Monday. (Kevin King/QMI Agency/Files)

KIRK PENTON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 5:20 PM ET

WINNIPEG - The Bombers have parted ways with their top special teams player and starting running back from last season.

The Blue and Gold released tailback/returner Will Ford this morning. He got hurt in training camp, and newcomers Nic Grigsby and Paris Cotton proved to be capable replacements in his absence.

Ford was voted the team's top special teams player last season after he returned two kickoffs for touchdowns. He also became the starting tailback after Chad Simpson went down at mid-season with a foot injury.

Ford became a free agent in the off-season, and it looked like he wouldn't be returning when he asked for too much money. He replaced his agent, however, and a deal got done with the Bombers. It included a $10,000 signing bonus that now goes down the drain.


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