Blue Bombers sign three to practice roster, including defensive back Raleigh Texada

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The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have signed American defensive back Raleigh Texada as well as American offensive linemen Payton Muljo and Liam Fornadel to their practice roster.

The native of Frisco, Texas played five seasons at Baylor, recording 142 tackles and four interceptions. He was also named to the Big 12 Commissioner’s Honour Roll four times.

The five-foot-ten, 188-pound cover man signed with the Green Bay Packers after going unselected in the 2022 NFL Draft but was waived by the team not long after. He also had a workout with the Miami Dolphins.

Muljo played 19 games at left tackle at Northern Michigan and helped the Wildcats reach a new single-season rushing record in 2018. The six-foot-six, 305-pound blocker was named an All-GLIAC honourable mention in 2021 and signed with the New Orleans Breakers of the USFL following his graduation.

Fornadel played five seasons at James Madison University where he was named HERO Sports FCS Second Team All-American, VaSID First Team All-State, and FCS Preseason First Team All-American. The six-foot-five, 311-pound blocker was invited to rookie minicamp with the Pittsburgh Steelers after going unselected in the 2022 NFL Draft.