Winnipeg Blue Bombers add five to roster

WINNIPEG, MB., January 6, 2020 – The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the club has signed American receivers Travis Rudolph and Kayaune Ross, American defensive backs Malik Boynton and Clifton Duck, and American linebacker Otha Peters.

Rudolph (6-1, 186, Florida State, September 15, 1995, West Palm Beach, FL) comes to Winnipeg after playing three seasons at Florida State with the Seminoles. Rudolph caught 153 passes for 2,311 yards and 18 touchdowns. Following his college career, Rudolph played for the New York Giants making eight catches for 101 yards, as well as played for the Miami Dolphins, where he was placed on the practice roster.

Ross (6-6, 225, Kentucky, July 8, 1994, West Chester, OH) caught 19 passes for 286 yards without a touchdown as a senior at UK. Ross closed his UK career with three catches for 67 yards in the 2017 Music City Bowl.

Duck (5-10, 170, Appalachian State, May 3, 1998, Matthews, N.C) recorded 158 tackles (102 solo), 12 interceptions, one sack, 324 punt return yards and one touchdown in his 39-games three year career with Appalachian State.

Boynton (6-0, 190, Austin Peay State University, June 30 in Detroit, MI.) was in training camp with the club in 2019. He played four seasons for the Austin Peay Governors, tallying 158 total tackles, 11 pass deflections, three forced fumbles and one interception in 43 games. In his senior year, Boynton was named team captain and led the Governors to an eight-win season. In 2018, Boynton spent time with the Pittsburgh Steelers and Memphis Express of the AAF.

Peters (6-0, 235, Louisiana-Lafayette, February 27, 1994 in Covington, Louisiana) played two season with the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns, totalling 162 tackles, two sacks, two fumble recoveries and four pass deflections in 25 games. In 2017, Peters signed with the Seattle Seahawks as an undrafted free agent. He also spent time with the Washington Redskins and Kansas City Chiefs, playing in three NFL games.