Bombers’ draft choice Andy Mulumba done with football

The second overall pick of the 2013 CFL draft has reportedly decided to end his professional football career.

Andy Mulumba, a product of Eastern Michigan, dressed for twenty games with the Green Bay Packers from 2013 to 2015 and has since been an off-season member of the Kansas City Chiefs (2016), Oakland Raiders (2017), and Los Angeles Rams (2017).

Mulumba’s agent, Tom Tafelski, balked at the contract offer Winnipeg submitted following his release from the Rams this past season. Tafelski publicly ripped the Bombers and the CFL for a “lack of professionalism” despite never formally countering Winnipeg’s contract offer.

It’s worth noting that Tafelski is not a CFLPA-registered contract advisor.

Mulumba’s decision makes it more critical for Winnipeg to find a way to re-sign veteran defensive end Jamaal Westerman heading into next season. The fact that Mulumba — a pass-rushing specialist — isn’t coming north increases the veteran’s value for Winnipeg substantially.