Maurice Leggett Released by Blue Bombers

Maurice Leggett Released by Blue Bombers

Maurice Leggett
Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ Maurice Leggett (31) intercepts the pass intended for Ottawa Redblacks’ Greg Ellingson (82) during the second half of CFL action in Winnipeg Friday, September 22, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have released defensive back Maurice Leggett.

The 32-year-old joined the Bombers in 2014 and played 72 games over five seasons.

“I would like to thank the city and the organization for five tremendous years,” Leggett said in a statement. “My family and I appreciate everyone that helped us make this an experience to remember. Winnipeg will still be a part of us.”

The Pennsylvania native was twice named the team’s top defender (2014 and 2016) and was the second Blue Bomber to ever record three touchdown returns in a single season (2016) and just the second CFL player to accomplish this in 11 years.

“I would like to thank Moe for everything he has done for our football team, both on and off the field,” GM Kyle Walters added.

“Over the course of his stay here, Moe made Winnipeg his home and endeared himself to the community. With the decision of moving on as an organization made, we felt releasing Moe now would give him more opportunity to explore other options. We thank Moe for the energy and enthusiasm he brought to the locker room, and we wish him nothing but success going forward.”

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