[b]WBB RELEASE â€“ 2005/224
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE â€“ Oct. 02, 2005[/b]
WINNIPEG, MB â€“ The Winnipeg Blue Bombers added a savvy veteran to their defensive secondary today in a deal with the Calgary Stampeders.
The Bombers acquired import DB Anthony Malbrough and future considerations in exchange for non-import S Wes Lysack.
â€œAnthony Malbrough was one of the most highly-coveted defensive backs on the free agent market this past off-season,â€? Bomber General Manager Brendan Taman said. â€œWe feel very fortunate to acquire a player of his ability.
â€œUnfortunately when you make a trade like this you have to give up quality to get quality.â€?
Malbrough (5-10, 185, Texas Tech DOB: Dec. 9, 1976 in Beaumont, TX) is in his fourth CFL season. He originally came to the league in 2002 when he signed as a free agent with the Stampeders on Sept. 13. He spent the remainder of that season and all of 2003 with the Stamps before being traded to the Ottawa Renegades prior to the 2004 season.
The Texas Tech grad has played in a total of 44 CFL games and has recorded 89 defensive tackles, six tackles for losses and three interceptions.
In eight games with Calgary this season Malbrough had 19 defensive tackles, two pass knockdowns, two tackles for losses and two interceptions.
Malbrough was originally a draft pick of the Cleveland Browns (2000) and earned a spot on the NFL teamâ€™s roster that season. He also spent time with the NFLâ€™s Houston Texans and NFL Europeâ€™s Barcelona Dragons.