Blue Bombers add local receiver Luke McMillan to practice roster, one other

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The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have added Canadian receiver Luke McMillan and American linebacker Brian Cole to the practice roster.

McMillan made 36 receptions for 414 yards and three touchdown last season as a member of the Winnipeg Rifles of the Canadian Junior Football League.

The 22-year-old was in training camp with the Blue Bombers this season, though he was released following its conclusion. He played three total seasons with the Rifles (2018-19, 2021) and recorded 68 catches for 706 yards and four touchdowns.

Cole was in training camp with the Saskatchewan Roughriders but didn’t make the final roster. He spent two weeks on the practice roster with the Edmonton Elks but was let go on Sunday without dressing for a game.

The six-foot-two, 213-pound linebacker was selected in the seventh round of the 2020 NFL Draft by the Minnesota Vikings. He also had stints with the Miami Dolphins and Carolina Panthers.

Cole played in 17 games for Mississippi State in 2018 and 2019, recording 78 total tackles, 10.5 tackles for loss, three sacks, 12 quarterback pressures, two interceptions, four passes defended, one forced fumble, and two fumble recoveries. He also returned 16 kicks for 329 yards.