Bombers bring back one-time Riders QB Bryan Bennett

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have signed quarterback Bryan Bennett.

Bennett spent 2017 training camp with the Saskatchewan Roughriders, but he was released before the regular season among the teams final training camp cuts.

The 25-year-old went 10-of-22 for 127 yards, one touchdown with a 79.2 QB rating during that pre-season.

Bennett was signed by Winnipeg in October 2015 and spent the 2016 season on the Bombers practice roster.

Collegiately, Bennett played two seasons at the University of Oregon and the final two at Southeastern Louisiana University. In total, he completed 403 out of 726 passes (55.5 per cent) for 6,102 yards, 48 touchdowns and 22 interceptions. He rushed 382 times for 2,080 (5.4 yards-per-carry) and 37 touchdowns.

Bennett went unselected in the 2015 NFL, signed an undrafted free agent contract, but he was let go in advance of the regular season.

That year spent in Winnipeg in 2016 was offensive coordinator Paul LaPolice’s first season back with the Bombers, so Bennett should be familiar with the offence more than any other pivot on the roster except starter Matt Nichols.

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