Blue Bombers release speedster Kody Case, one other

Photo: AP/Colin E. Braley

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have released American receiver Kody Case and American defensive lineman Rick D’Abreu, both of whom dressed for the team’s recent preseason loss to the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

Case played his final collegiate season at the University of Illinois, seeing action in four games as a kick returner. He was signed by the Indianapolis Colts after going unselected in the 2023 NFL Draft but was waived following training camp.

The five-foot-ten, 182-pound target spent the previous five years at the University of South Dakota where he caught 82 passes for 1,157 yards and nine touchdowns in 32 games. He reportedly ran a 4.44-second forty-yard dash at his pro day in March 2023.

The native of Lake City, Ia. caught one pass for four yards and returned one kickoff for 24 yards in preseason action with the Blue Bombers.

D’Abreu played four seasons at East Carolina University before finishing his collegiate career at Texas Christian University. He made a career total of 84 total tackles, 13.5 tackles for loss, 5.5 sacks, and one forced fumble.

The six-foot-two, 280-pound native of Chester, Va. went unselected in the 2024 NFL Draft.