Blue Bombers bring back defensive back Robert Priester

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The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have signed American defensive back Robert Priester.

The five-foot-nine, 180-pound cover man played in two games for Winnipeg in the 2018 season, recording seven defensive tackles. He was in training camp with the Edmonton Elks in 2019 and played five games with the Tampa Bay Vipers of the XFL in 2020.

The 28-year-old spent three seasons with the Wyoming Cowboys, making 103 total tackles and three forced fumbles in 35 games played. In 2017, Priester recorded a career-high in tackles for loss and forced fumbles.