February 9, 2016

Bombers ink free agent receiver Ryan Smith

WINNIPEG — The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have made another big free agent splash, announcing Tuesday afternoon the addition of Ryan Smith.

Smith emerged as one of the bright, young up-and-coming receivers in the league last season, recording 991 yards and seven touchdowns in 15 games. One of the lone bright spots on a Riders team that won only three games, the 24-year-old quickly became a fan favourite in Riderville.

He joins a re-tooled Bomber offence that GM Kyle Walters has been busy upgrading this off-season, from receiver Weston Dressler to running back Andrew Harris. What Smith lacks in size with his 5-foot-7, 175-pound frame, he more than makes up for with quickness and his ability to catch the football and ultimately make big plays.

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FA Analysis: Big Moves in Big Blue

After joining the Riders in 2014, the Wahpeton, N.D. native will look to continue his upward trajectory heading into his third CFL season.

More to come . . .