September 20, 2016

Bombers Add To Practice Roster

Winnipeg Blue Bombers before the Labour Day game between the Saskatchewan Roughriders and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers at Mosaic Stadium in Regina, SK. Sunday, September 4, 2016. (Photo: Johany Jutras)

WINNIPEG, MB., September 20, 2016 –   The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the club has added receiver Lonnie Outlaw, defensive back Keith Lewis, defensive tackles Brandon Williams and Erik Williams, and quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson to the practice roster. All players are Internationals.

Outlaw  (6-6, 220, Miles College, born in Rochelle, GA) spent 2015 in the Arena League playing with the Philadelphia Soul. As a rookie that season, he dressed for seven games, hauling in 17 passes for 235 yards and seven touchdowns. In 2013, at Miles College, he posted four touchdowns in six games.

Lewis (6-1, 190, Virginia-Lynchberg, March 28, 1989 in Chicago, IL) was the first player in Virginia-Lynchberg history to be invited to play in the Medal of Honor All-Star Game, and was also a part of the Nationals team at the College All-Star Game, both in 2014. He has spent time in camp with a number of NFL teams.

B. Williams (6-5, 255, Southern Illinois, April 4, 1994 in DuQuoin, IL) played four seasons for the Salukis, lining up at multiple positions in the front seven.  As a senior, he was an All-MCFV honorable mention after leading the team with 10 tackles for loss and 4.5 sacks. He also registered 49 tackles that season.

E. Williams (6-3, 270, Bethune-Cookman, August 28, 1991 in Plantation, FL) played four seasons with the Wildcats, appearing in 32 games. In his final year at B-CU, Williams opened up the season with a career best eight tackle, three sack performance.  After going undrafted in 2015, Williams spent time with the Bills.

Bethel-Thompson (6-3, 230, Sacramento State, July 3, 1988 in San Francisco, CA) played for the Hornets from 2008-2010, throwing for 1,322 yards and seven touchdowns in that span. He has spent time in both the AFL and the NFL, most recently with the Eagles, where he was released at the end of the 2016 preseason.