WINNIPEG -- The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have avoided seeing one of their best pass rushers hit the free agent market.
After stating that Bryant Turner had agreed to terms on a contract with the Bombers during a conference call on Thursday, general manager Joe Mack confirmed Friday that the team has officially signed the veteran defensive tackle.
“Bryant is an integral part of our defense and organization as a whole. His character both on and off the field are exactly what we look for as representatives of the Blue Bombers, and we are thrilled to get this deal completed and have Bryant anchor our defensive line once again,” said Vice-President and General Manager Joe Mack.
Turner has spent the past two seasons with the Bombers, registering 35 tackles and nine sacks in the process. In 2012, the 25-year-old racked up 20 tackles and six sacks, good enough for third best among all Bombers.
“I’m really excited to get this deal done prior to free agency and stay with the organization that gave me an opportunity. I really feel that we are on the road to great things in Winnipeg and I cannot wait to play in the new Investors Group Field, in front of the best fans in the CFL,” said Turner.