October 24, 2017

Bombers Add Casher and Nelson to PR

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., October 24, 2017 –  The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the club has added international defensive end Chris Casher and International quarterback Philip Nelson to the practice roster.

Casher (6-4, 265, Faulkner University, December 30, 1993 in Mobile, AL) played four seasons with the Florida State University Seminoles and was part of the 2014 National Championship team. He later transferred to Faulkner University for his last year of eligibility, where he started in all 10 games registering 60 total tackles and 8.5 sacks.

He has spent time with the Oakland Raiders and New York Giants as an undrafted rookie this past year.

Nelson (6-3, 220, East Carolina, September 11, 1993 in Madison, WI) played two years for the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers and later finished his collegiate career with the East Carolina University Pirates. At ECU, Nelson posted career passing numbers throwing for 2,621 yards and 16 touchdowns at a 68% completion rate.

The team has also released national defensive back Abu Conteh and International quarterback Josh Straughan from the practice roster.