Canadian Football League

Saturday, May 21, 2005

Bombers add to Canadian Football League roster

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers acquired cornerback Omar Evans from the Calgary Stampeders for future considerations on Friday.
"We are very happy to add an experienced person of Omar's ability to our team," said Bombers general manager Brendan Taman.

"He's a very smart person that plays the game at a high level of intensity. We feel like he'll fit quite nicely into our defensive scheme."
After spending the 2003 season in Montreal, the 28-year-old American-born Evans registered 19 tackles, one quarterback sack and one fumble recovery in nine games with the Stampeders last season.
In 2003, Evans played in 15 regular-season games for the Alouettes and made 42 tackles, seven pass knockdowns, two tackles for a loss, one fumble recovery and two interceptions.
The season before that he made 22 tackles and one interception in 12 games with the Saskatchewan Roughriders. He made his CFL debut in 2001 with the Riders.
Also on Friday, the Bombers signed un-drafted Canadian lineman Jean-Francois Ostiguy.
Ostiguy spent four seasons with the Laval Rouge et Or, and was a Canadian Interuniversity Sport second-team all-star the past two years. He also helped the school to back-to-back Vanier Cup championships in 2003 and 2004.
"We are pleased to add a quality, non-import offensive lineman of Jean-Francois' ability after the draft," said Taman.


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