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Winnipeg Blue Bombers sign former CFL all-star receiver Lucky Whitehead – Brandon Sun

Winnipeg Blue Bombers sign former CFL all-star receiver Lucky Whitehead – Brandon Sun
Winnipeg Blue Bombers sign former CFL all-star receiver Lucky Whitehead – Brandon Sun

WINNIPEG – The Winnipeg Blue Bombers (1-4) have signed free agent receiver Lucky Whitehead to the practice squad, the team announced Monday.

It will be Whitehead’s second stint with Winnipeg.

The 32-year-old native of Manassas, Virginia, played his first season in the CFL with the Bombers in 2019. He caught 52 passes for 521 yards and three touchdowns, while also rushing for 92 yards and a touchdown.

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have signed free agent receiver Lucky Whitehead to the practice squad, the team announced Monday. Whitehead, who plays for the BC Lions, dives to make a reception in Vancouver, B.C., Saturday, Sept. 16, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Whitehead spent the past three seasons with the BC Lions, where he was a CFL All-Star in 2021 and had a 1,000-yard season in 2022. He had 58 catches for 728 yards and three touchdowns with the Lions last year.

Before joining the CFL, Whitehead played in the NFL alternately with the Dallas Cowboys and New York Jets.

On Monday, the Blue Bombers also released American defensive end Ali Fayad.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published July 8, 2024.