WINNIPEG — The Winnipeg Blue Bombers announced on Friday that the club has signed their fifth overall selection from last month’s CFL Draft, Tennessee defensive end Jonathan Kongbo.
Kongbo (6-5, 255, Tennessee, March 19, 1996 in Surrey, BC) played 30 games, starting 17, over three seasons with the Volunteers as a linebacker and defensive lineman. He totalled 51 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks, two interceptions (including a 50-yarder returned for a touchdown), and two knockdowns. He won the 2018 John Stucky award as Tennessee’s best performer in the weight room.
The team also announced the following transactions:
Added to roster: National receiver Dylan Schrot (Manitoba)
Released from roster: National receiver Malik Richards
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