The Winnipeg Blue Bombers strengthened their defensive secondary today with the acquisition of defensive back Kelly Malveaux from the Montreal Alouettes.
The Bombers received the rights to Malveaux in exchange for a sixth round (43rd overall) pick in todayâ€™s CFL college draft.
â€œWeâ€™ve been interested in Kelly Malveaux for a long time, ever since he was playing in Calgary,â€? Bombers G.M. Brendan Taman said. â€œHe is a consummate professional and he will greatly enhance our secondary.â€?
Malveaux (5-9, 185, Arizona â€™97, DOB: May 11, 1976 in Bellflower, Calif.) has spent six seasons in the CFL.
He began his CFL career in 1999 as a member of the Saskatchewan Roughriders following stints with the NFLâ€™s San Francisco 49ers and Amsterdam Admirals of NFL Europe.
Following a tryout with the New England Patriots in 2000, he spent the spring of 2001 with the Orlando Rage of the now-defunct XFL before joining the Calgary Stampeders in July of that year.
Malveaux spent three seasons (2001-03) with the Stamps before being traded to Montreal in exchange for current Bombers cornerback Omar Evan on Jan. 26, 2004.
He appeared in all 18 of Montrealâ€™s regular season games in 2005, registering 63 defensive tackles, one quarterback sack, five special teams tackles and nine pass knockdowns.
ha ha were looking even better with malveaux, and hebert added to an already good D!