Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ OL Drew Desjarlais works out for New York Jets

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Drew Desjarlais worked out for the New York Jets on Thursday, per source, as he continues to draw significant interest from NFL teams across the league.

The 24-year-old has already worked out for a number of clubs, including the New England Patriots, San Francisco 49ers, Cincinnati Bengals, Seattle Seahawks, and New Orleans Saints. More workouts are expected to follow.

Desjarlais was the fourth overall pick in the 2019 CFL Draft out of the University of Windsor and established himself as a starter at guard for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers by the midway point of his rookie season. He started all 14 regular season games at left guard in 2021, plus the West Final and Grey Cup.

The native of Belle River, Ont. has yet to miss a game through his three-year CFL career and has won back-to-back league championships. He was named a West Division all-star in 2021, helping Winnipeg’s offensive line allow a league-low 16 sacks and a produce a league-high 14 rushing touchdowns.

It is expected that Desjarlais will sign an NFL contract over the coming weeks after completing his list of workouts south of the border.

John Hodge is a Canadian football reporter based in Winnipeg.