Blue Bombers signing Canadian kicker Tyler Crapigna

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The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are signing Canadian kicker Tyler Crapigna, per sources.

Crapigna was released by the Montreal Alouettes on Sunday.

The 28-year-old was a fifth-round pick of the Calgary Stampeders in the 2014 CFL Draft out of McMaster University. He was traded to the Saskatchewan Roughriders the following season and appeared in three games with the team, connecting on all four of his field goal attempts.

The native of Nepean, Ont. dressed for 33 games with Saskatchewan over the following two seasons, connecting on 72-of-84 field goal attempts. He signed with Toronto as a free agent in May 2019 and ended up dressing for 13 games with the team, making 22-of-27 field goal attempts.

The Argonauts traded Crapigna to the Montreal Alouettes in February 2020 in exchange for American kicker/punter Boris Bede.

Winnipeg currently has just one kicker/punter in training camp in Marc Liegghio, who was a fifth-round pick out of Western in the 2020 CFL Draft. Crapigna will provide some competition as training camp progresses.

John Hodge is a Canadian football reporter based in Winnipeg.