February 9, 2016

Bombers ink receiver Ryan Smith

Saskatchewan Roughriders wide receiver Ryan Smith (#2) celebrates a touchdown during CFL action in Regina on Sunday, September 6, 2015. (CFL PHOTO - Derek Mortensen)

WINNIPEG, MB., February 9, 2016 –  The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the signing of International receiver Ryan Smith to a two-year contract.

Smith (5-7, 175,  North Dakota State, August 19, 1991 in Wahpeton, North Dakota) joins the Blue Bombers after spending his first two CFL seasons with Saskatchewan. The North Dakota State product led the Riders in receiving yards and touchdowns last season, finishing with 59 receptions for 991 yards and seven scores.

“Ryan Smith was ranked very high on all free agents lists heading into today,” said Blue Bombers General Manager Kyle Walters. “He brings dynamic playmaking ability to the offence, and is a hard-nosed receiver. Ryan is the type of player we want in this organization, and we’re thrilled he’s decided to make Winnipeg his home.”

Smith has played in 24 games over two season with Saskatchewan, starting in 22. In 2015, he recorded a catch of 40 yards or more in six of his 15 games, and caught at least one ball in every game he played.