Bombers sign LB Malik Clements, add FB Antonio Valvano

WINNIPEG — The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have signed American linebacker Malik Clements and have inked Canadian fullback Antonio Valvano to a two-year deal.

Clements (six-foot, 230 pounds, Cincinnati, October 4, 1996, in Danville, VA) appeared in seven games with the Elks in 2021, recording 11 defensive tackles and two special teams tackles.

Clements played collegiate football at Cincinnati, racking up 187 total tackles, nine for loss, two sacks, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and one interception.

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Valvano (six-foot-one, 203 pounds, Western University; December 19, 1995 in St. Catharines, ON) joins the Blue Bombers this season after finishing up his collegiate career in 2021 with the Vanier Cup champion Mustangs.

A two-time Vanier Cup champ, Valvano played five years with the Mustangs as a blocking back while making significant contributions on special teams. In 2021 he also pulled in 12 passes for 124 yards and two touchdowns, while also adding five tackles on defence.

Valvano attended the CFL’s Ontario Regional Combine in 2020, but was not selected in the CFL Draft and returned to play his final year at Western.

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