Terrence Edwards Retires from Blue Bombers

Terrence Edwards Retires from Blue Bombers

Winnipeg Blue Bombers' slotback Terrence Edwards (L) makes a catch as Edmonton Eskimos' Ronnie Prude (C) and JC Sherritt defend during the first half of their game at Canad Inns Stadium in Winnipeg on Thursday, July 26, 2012. (FRED GREENSLADE / REUTERS)
Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ slotback Terrence Edwards (L) makes a catch as Edmonton Eskimos’ Ronnie Prude (C) and JC Sherritt defend during the first half of their game at Canad Inns Stadium in Winnipeg on Thursday, July 26, 2012. (FRED GREENSLADE / REUTERS FILE)

After seven seasons with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Terrence Edwards is stepping away from the game.

“I’ve had a great run in this league, and made countless friends and memories I will forever cherish,” Edwards said in a news release announcing his retirement.

“This city and the Blue Bomber organization have been so good to my family and me, and I just cannot thank them enough for everything they have done. Also, I would really like to acknowledge and thank the fans of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. The support we get as players is amazing, and that is one of the best things I will take away from my time in Winnipeg.”

The slotback, 34, joined the Blue Bombers as a free agent in May of 2007 and is the franchise’s all-time greatest receivers.

“He was a leader of the club’s offence for many years, and players like him simply do not come along every day. He was a special player in our league, and we thank him for everything he has done for our organization,” general manager Kyle Walters said.

Prior to joining Winnipeg, Edwards spent two years with the Montreal Alouettes. He played his college football at Georgia, where he set numerous records and remains one of the best receivers in Georgia Bulldogs history.


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