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Blue Bombers sign defensive end Jonathan Kongbo

WINNIPEG, MB., June 7, 2021 – The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the club has signed free agent defensive end Jonathan Kongbo to a one-year contract.

Kongbo was originally selected fifth overall by Winnipeg in the 2019 CFL Draft. He went on to play 12 games during that Grey Cup winning season, recording 12 defensive tackles and one sack. Kongbo was released following the season to allow him to sign with the San Francisco 49ers.

Kongbo spent three seasons collegiately at Tennessee prior to be drafted by Winnipeg, seeing action in 30 games with 17 starts, and recording 51 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks, and two interceptions.