February 20, 2018 6:37 pm

Winnipeg Blue Bombers sign pair of internationals as negotiation lists get released

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WINNIPEG – The Winnipeg Blue Bombers announced the signing of two international players on Tuesday.

The Bombers signed defensive back Tevin Homer and receiver Corey Washington.

Homer, 22, signed with the Washington Redskins as an undrafted free agent last year, but was cut prior to the start of the season. He played two seasons at Florida Atlantic where he appeared primarily on special teams.

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Washington, 26, spent time with eight different NFL teams after splitting a four-year collegiate career between Georgia Military and Newberry. He originally signed as an undrafted free agent with the Arizona Cardinals in 2014 but was soon claimed off waivers by the New York Giants. Washington appeared in 14 games with the Giants in 2014 where he made five catches for 52 yards with one touchdown.

Washington also spent time on the practice rosters of the Redskins, Detroit Lions, Atlanta Falcons, Buffalo Bills, Kansas City Chiefs, and Dallas Cowboys. He was released by the Cowboys last August.

Washington was one of 10 players on the Bombers exclusive negotiation list that was released by the CFL on Tuesday. At the CFL winter meetings the league recently approved a measure to share the previously secret negotiation lists twice a year in February and December.

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The Bombers neg list includes quarterbacks Quinton Flowers (South Florida), Alex McGough (Florida International) and Chris Streveler (South Dakota). Also protected by the Bombers is kicker Felix Menard-Briere (Montreal), wide receivers Washington and Shakim Phillips (Boston College), as well as linebacker Jayson DiManche (Southern Ollinois) and defensive backs Cody Prewitt (Ole Miss), Marcus Sayles (West Georgia) and Tharold Simon (LSU).

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Elsewhere across the league, the Montreal Alouettes have NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick on their negotiation list while the Hamilton Tiger-Cats have the rights to QB Robert Griffin III.

According to CFL by-laws each of the league’s nine teams can claim exclusive rights of up to 45 players by placing them on their negotiation list. The list can be altered at any time.

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