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Bombers Add Bennett, Nelson

WINNIPEG, MB., May 25, 2018 –   The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the club has added International quarterback Bryan Bennett and International receiver/returner Charles Nelson.

Bennett (6’3, 215, Southeastern Louisiana, March 6, 1992 in Tarzana, CA.) returns to the Bombers after playing for the club in the 2016 preseason.  Bennett also spent time with the Saskatchewan Roughriders and Indianapolis Colts. Bennett split his college career with the Oregon Ducks and Southeastern Louisiana Lions, completing 403 passes for 6,102 yards and 48 touchdowns in four seasons.

Nelson (5’8, 170, Oregon, Daytona Beach, FL.) played four seasons for the Oregon Ducks, catching 124 passes for 1,555 yards and 14 touchdowns. Nelson also had 2,424 kick return yards and two kick return touchdowns during his time at Oregon. In 2014, Nelson received the Gordon E. Wilson Award for being Oregon’s top special teams standout and was given 1st-Team Pac-12 All-Conference honours in 2015. 

The team has also released International linebacker Chinedu Oparaku and International defensive lineman Larry Webster.