Canadian Football League

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Hebert Leaves Canadian Football League

Two years after plucking starting linebacker Rashad Jeanty from Canada, the Bengals signed free agent safety Kyries Hebert to a two-year contract Wednesday and issued the following press release.

Hebert (6-3, 220; Louisiana-Lafayette) is classified a first-year NFL player. He has played the last four seasons (2004-07) in the Canadian Football League, competing for Ottawa in 2004-05 and for Winnipeg in 2006-07. He was a leading performer on the Winnipeg team that advanced to the 2007 Grey Cup championship game, losing to Saskatchewan. The Blue Bombers had the CFL's second-ranked defense.

A three-time team tackling leader at Louisiana-Lafayette, Hebert signed his first pro contract as a college free agent with Minnesota of the NFL in April of 2002. He was on the Houston Texans 53-player roster (inactive) for the final game of the 2002 season. He was briefly on Tampa Bay's offseason roster in 2005.


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