Blue Bombers sign Oliver Martin, who caught NFL preseason passes from QB Nathan Rourke

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The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have signed American receiver Oliver Martin.

The six-foot-one, 200-pound target went unselected in the 2023 NFL Draft but signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars soon thereafter. He made three catches for 17 yards during the preseason and caught a two-point conversion from former CFL quarterback Nathan Rourke.

Martin made 25 catches for 405 yards and two touchdowns over three collegiate seasons at the University of Nebraska (2020-22). He reportedly ran a 4.53-second forty-yard dash at his pro day along with a 41-inch vertical jump and an eleven-foot, two-inch broad jump.

The 24-year-old had previous stints at Michigan and Iowa before transferring to the Cornhuskers. He caught 11 passes for 125 yards and one touchdown with the Wolverines in 2018 before making five catches for 28 yards and one touchdown with the Hawkeyes in 2019.

The Blue Bombers (10-3) are scheduled to visit the Hamilton Tiger-Cats (5-7) on Saturday, Sept. 16 with kickoff slated for 4:00 p.m. EDT.