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November 21, 2018

Bombers release Maurice Leggett

Maurice Leggett (31) of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers during the game against the Edmonton Eskimos at Investors Group Field in Winnipeg, MB. Thursday, July 14, 2016. (Photo: Johany Jutras)

WINNIPEG, MB., November 21, 2018 – The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the release of defensive back Maurice Leggett.

Statement from General Manager Kyle Walters:

“I would like to thank Moe for everything he has done for our football team, both on and off the field. Over the course of his stay here, Moe made Winnipeg his home and endeared himself to the community. With the decision of moving on as an organization made, we felt releasing Moe now would give him more opportunity to explore other options. We thank Moe for the energy and enthusiasm he brought to the locker room, and we wish him nothing but success going forward.”

Statement from Maurice Leggett:

“I would like to thank the city and the organization for five tremendous years. My family and I appreciate everyone that helped us make this an experience to remember. Winnipeg will still be a part of us. Thank you.”

Leggett joined the club in 2014 and played 72 games in blue and gold over five years. He was twice named the team’s top defender (2014 & 2016) and was just the second Blue Bomber to ever record three TD returns in a single season (2016) and just the second CFL player to accomplish this in 11 years.