Winnipeg traded defensive end Patrick Choudja in exchange for the rights to Greg Ward from Calgary in the Canada Day trade.

The Bombers added Ward to their negotiation list as he’s currently under contract with the Philadelphia Eagles.

Ward had a spectacular NCAA career at the University of Houston as a duel-threat quarterback. He completed 67.8 per cent of his passes for 8,704 yards, 52 touchdowns against 26 interceptions while rushing 557 times for 2,381 yards and 39 touchdowns. He even recorded 25 receptions for 228 yards and two touchdowns.

The Tyler, Texas native stands five-foot-10, weighing 186 pounds with speed (4.59 40-yard dash) and athleticism (34.5-inch vertical jump). Ward went unselected in the 2017 NFL draft, but the Eagles signed him to an undrafted free agent contract.

He spent parts of two seasons in Philadelphia prior to playing in the now-defunct Alliance of American Football league for the San Antonio Commanders, making 22 catches for 214 yards in eight games. After the AAF suspended football operations, Ward re-signed with the Eagles.

If Ward ever made his way to Canada, the dynamic playmaker could be an intriguing offensive weapon.

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