Bombers’ receiver Addison Richards announces retirement

Canadian Press

Winnipeg Blue Bombers wide receiver Addison Richards announced his retirement on Tuesday.

The 23-year-old didn’t appear in any games for the Blue Bombers in 2017.

Richards, who was drafted 11th overall by Winnipeg in the 2015 CFL draft, had one reception for 12 yards in 17 career games.

“As with any player, we fully respect Addison’s wishes and decision to move on to the next chapter of his life,” said Blue Bombers general manager Kyle Walters. “Obviously things didn’t go as we had all hoped in regards to Addison’s time with the Blue Bombers, but he is a great young man who we wish nothing but the best for moving forward.”

The six-foot-four, 217-pound Regina native was a first-team All-Canadian in 2014 with the University of Regina.


4 Comments on Bombers’ receiver Addison Richards announces retirement

  1. Richards was a bust, especially as the 11th pick. That was the same year that Walters pissed away a 2016 1st round draft pick on Garrett Waggoner.
    These 2 picks really hurt. Hopefully Geoff Gray doesn’t stick with Green Bay or another big pick will be wasted at a time we still can’t afford to waste any.

  2. I hope the Riders invite him to training camp next year. I’m sure he’s discouraged now, but he’s a good receiver who’s just had a bad run with injuries.

  3. What reasons made Addison Richards retire? When he was young? It is unfortunate

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