February 25, 2014

Going home: Alexander signs with Bombers


CFL.ca Staff

WINNIPEG — Blue Bombers General Manager Kyle Walters announced Tuesday that the club has signed non-import defensive back Donovan Alexander.

Alexander has spent the past three seasons with the Edmonton Eskimos, recording 121 defensive tackles, five special teams tackles and seven interceptions, while playing in 51 regular season games, and three playoff games during that time.

“Donovan is a veteran, Canadian player, who we feel can compete for a starting spot in our secondary,” said Walters.

“We are very pleased to add not only a talented football player, but also someone who grew up in Winnipeg and understands the importance of Blue Bomber football in our community. It was a great fit for both parties,” he added.

Prior to joining the Eskimos, he went to back-to-back Grey Cup’s with the Saskatchewan Roughriders in 2009 and 2010.

Alexander was originally drafted in the third round of the 2007 CFL Draft by the Montreal Alouettes. He grew up in Winnipeg, playing his high school football at St. Pauls.