Blue Bombers Transactions: March 24, 2022
WINNIPEG, MB., March 24, 2022 – The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the club has signed a pair of American players in wide receiver Antonio Nunn and defensive back Donald Rutledge, Jr.
Nunn (5-11, 204, University of Buffalo; born: September 14, 1996 in Tampa, FLA) joins the Blue Bombers after a solid college career with the Bulls and then attending training camp with the Atlanta Falcons in 2021.
Nunn finished his UB days with a solid senior season in 2020, leading the team with 37 passes for 584 yards and two touchdowns in seven games in a pandemic-shortened year. Those statistics earned him a spot on the All-MAC Second Team. He appeared in 45 games with the Bulls from 2017-20, starting all 19 in his junior and senior seasons.
Signed by the Falcons as an undrafted free agent, he attended training camp but was among the final cuts last August.
Rutledge, Jr. (6-1, 210, Georgia Southern University; born: May 22, 1997 in the Bronx, NY) comes to the Blue Bombers after attending training camps with both the Indianapolis Colts (2020) and Arizona Cardinals (2021).
Rutledge, Jr. began his collegiate career at The Citadel, spending his 2015-16 season as a redshirt freshman before transferring to Savannah State, where he spent the next three years playing safety. He spent his senior season at Georgia Southern after transferring, and started nine games, registering 50 tackles, five pass break-ups and an interception.
He then signed with the Colts as an undrafted free agent in 2020 and spent the entire training camp with the team before his release. Rutledge, Jr. signed with the Cardinals in January of 2021 and attended camp last year before being released.