Bombers’ receiver Addison Richards announces retirement

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.