March 4, 2017

Bombers sign former Bison Thomas Miles

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WINNIPEG — Thomas Miles didn’t stay on the market long, signing with his hometown Winnipeg Blue Bombers just days after being released.

The Bombers announced the deal on Saturday.

The Winnipeg-born, University of Manitoba product has spent the past three seasons with Toronto after being taken by the Argos 33rd overall in the 2014 CFL Draft.

Miles, a 6-foot-1, 230-pound linebacker, has played 40 games (eight starts) with Toronto in the past three seasons,  accumulating 58 defensive tackles, 16 special teams tackles, two sacks and one forced fumble.

“Thomas is another solid key piece to our Canadian depth,” said Blue Bombers general manager Kyle Walters. “He has the ability to play a role on special teams as well as on defence, and obviously being able to add a local product to our organization is always an added benefit.”

Miles played four seasons (2010-13) at the University of Manitoba, totaling 80 defensive tackles, 16 special teams tackles, one sack, one forced fumble, one tackle for a loss, and three fumble recoveries, one for a touchdown.