Blue Bombers sign American running back, returner Shane Simpson & one other

Courtesy: Towson University Athletics

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have signed American running back and returner Shane Simpson.

The five-foot-11, 200-pound Simpson played his senior season at the University of Virginia in 2020 after spending his first four collegiate years at Towson University.

At Towson, Simpson recorded 1,925 career rushing yards and 13 touchdowns in 35 games. He registered 5,088 career all-purpose yards with the Tigers, including 2,080 on kickoff returns, adding two more touchdowns. In his senior season at Virginia, Simpson had 600 all-purpose yards and three touchdowns for the Cavaliers.

Winnipeg also signed American offensive lineman Dennis Bardwell.

The six-foot-six, 305-pound Bardwell played four seasons at the University of Houston, appearing in his first game in 2017 as a true freshman. He finished his collegiate career starting six games in 2020 at right tackle and in total played 23 collegiate games, primarily as a tackle.