July 5, 2011


The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have signed import receiver Alex Watson to a contract today.

Watson (5-9, 185, Northern Arizona, DOB: December 21, 1984 in Long Beach, California) attended training camp with the Blue Bombers and caught one pass for six yards in the preseason. He was a big part of the offense at Northern Arizona and finished his collegiate career with 194 receptions for 2,250 yards and 22 touchdowns – 14 of which came in his junior year when he caught 81 passes for 1,009 yards, becoming only the eighth player in school history to record 1,000 receiving yards in a season. He was a first team All-Big Sky that season and a second team All-Big Sky as a senior. Watson last played for the Amarillo Dusters of the Arena 2 league in 2009.

The Blue Bombers have also announced that they have placed non-import safety Brady Browne and non-import receiver Kito Poblah on the 9-game injured list.