Saying good bye: Edwards announces his retirement | | Official Site of the Canadian Football League

WINNIPEG -- After nine CFL seasons - seven of which spent with the Blue Bombers - receiver Terrence Edwards has announced his retirement.

“I’ve had a great run in this league, and made countless friends and memories I will forever cherish,” said Edwards.

“This city and the Blue Bomber organization have been so good to my family and me, and I just cannot thank them enough for everything they have done. Also, I would really like to acknowledge and thank the fans of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. The support we get as players is amazing, and that is one of the best things I will take away from my time in Winnipeg.”

After joining the Blue Bombers as a free agent in May of 2007, Edwards went on to have an illustrious career in a Bomber uniform.

Edwards hangs up his cleats as the team's fourth all-time leader in receiving yards (7,200 yards), and 10th in yards from scrimmage (7,273). In all seven seasons, he gained at least 500 receiving yards and pushed his CFL career totals to 508 catches for 7,637 yards and 47 touchdowns by the end of 2013.

Edwards produced five 1,000-yard seasons in Winnipeg, and a total of 24 100-yard games, second only to Milt Stegall among all-time Bombers receivers. 

“Terrence will retire today as one of the best receivers in the history of this franchise. He was a leader of the club’s offence for many years, and players like him simply do not come along every day. He was a special player in our league, and we thank him for everything he has done for our organization,” said General Manager Kyle Walters.

Edwards was named to the Division All-Star team three times and twice to the All-CFL team. He led the club in receiving in 2007, 2010 and 2011, with the 2010 campaign marking his career-highs of 1,372 yards and 12 touchdowns. Edwards played in three Grey Cups recording 11 receptions, appearing once as a rookie with Montreal in 2005, and again in 2007 and 2011 with the Blue Bombers.

“Terrence Edwards has been a consummate professional for the Winnipeg Football Club throughout the past seven years, and I would personally like to thank him for representing our club with class, hard work, and a burning desire to be successful,” said President and CEO Wade Miller.

“He may be hanging them up, but he will always remain a member of the Blue Bomber family.”

Edwards first joined the CFL late in the 2005 season when he signed with the Montreal Alouettes. He played his college football at Georgia, where he set numerous records and remains one of the best receivers in Georgia Bulldogs history.

Fan Comments
BIG loss for the Blue Bombers! Good luck to Edwards with future endeavours.
February 18, 2014 - 8:11pm
All the best to you Terrence! You will be missed and we appreciate that you stayed with us for 7 years even though some of those were tough. Go Blue
February 18, 2014 - 7:45pm
als rule, you are a frequent writer on this site and are normally spot on. when I see your handle, i pause to see what you have to say. BUT way to miss the point of this article. Edwards retires and you blather on about the als? Montreal let Edwards go - you could have said that - and the Bombers profited.
February 18, 2014 - 2:46pm
als rule
@GB: excuse me!! "blather on"?!! NO!! edwards was an als GM popp mistake!! edwards under contract at the time to montreal wanted to play XFL in the CFL off season but popp refused to okay it!! which led to a beef between the 2 and popp released him!!
February 19, 2014 - 8:16am
als rule
montreal FYI: alouettes release OL coach verducci!! scuttlebutt has C #57 G scott flory retiring in a year or so to assume the OL coaching position!!
February 18, 2014 - 1:31pm
als rule
at bit surprising at this stage of the season BUT does free up money for more FAs!!
February 18, 2014 - 12:24pm