People are saying that this is our biggest signing of the off-season:
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are pleased to announce the addition of National defensive lineman Jamaal Westerman.
Westerman (6-3, 260, Rutgers, February 21, 1985 in Brooklyn, New York) has spent the past six seasons in the National Football League.
“Jamaal was highly recruited throughout the CFL this off-season and we are very grateful and fortunate he chose the Winnipeg Blue Bombers,? said Blue Bombers General Manager Kyle Walters. “He’s a big, physical defensive end who we feel can be an immediate impact player on our roster. In addition, his Canadian status is a major plus and really a ratio changing addition for us.?
Originally signed as an undrafted free agent by the New York Jets in 2009, Westerman appeared in 58 games through six seasons. He amassed 62 tackles, six sacks, four fumble recoveries and one forced fumble, while adding 27 special-teams tackles.
He has spent time with the Jets (2009-11), Arizona (2012), Indianapolis (2012), Buffalo (2013) and Pittsburgh (2013).
Westerman played his collegiate football at Rutgers where he appeared in 50 games, registering 141 tackles and 26 sacks.
His kid brother was a 1st round draft pick for BC a few years back.
Jamaal only qualified as a 'National' since last year's CBA.