Three More Signed

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The Blue Bombers inked a trio of players Tuesday, including non-import receiver Ivan Birungi and import defensive backs Darrius Battles and Patrick Body.

Birungi was originally drafted by the Montreal Alouettes in 2006. The CIS product played four years at Acadia, where earned back-to-back AUS conference MVP honours in 2005 and 2006, before transferring to the University of Ottawa for his final season.

Battles spent his college career at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, where in 2007, his senior year, he led the team with ten pass knockdowns.

Body was signed by the Cincinnati Bengals as an undrafted free agent in 2005. He has also spent time with the Minnesota Vikings and Detroit Lions. He played college football at Toledo.

"As we continue to address our needs, Battles and Body will prove to be competitive in camp and Birungi is a solid non-import receiver that has the physical tools to also challenge for a roster spot." said Bombers head coach Mike Kelly.

WINNIPEG, MB - The Blue Bombers signed import defensive backs Darrius Battles and Patrick Body, as well as non-import receiver Ivan Birungi today.

As per team policy, details of the agreements are not disclosed.

Battles (5'11, 188, ULM ‘07, DOB: Sept. 14, 1984 in Mobile, AL) played his college football at University of Louisiana at Monroe, where in 2007, his senior year, he led the team with ten pass knockdowns. In 2005 he played in ten games recording 29 tackles and four interceptions.

Body (6-2, 198, Toledo '05, DOB: Jan. 17, 1982 in Pittsburgh, PA) was originally signed by the Cincinnati Bengals as an undrafted free agent in 2005. He played college football at Toledo.

Body has also been a member of the Minnesota Vikings and Detroit Lions.

Birungi (6-4, 225, Acadia '08, DOB: Nov. 9, 1983 in Mbabane, Swaziland) was a standout in CIS, playing four years at Acadia, where earned back-to-back AUS conference MVP honours (2005, 2006).

Birungi holds the AUS and Axemen regular season record for career touchdown receptions at 29. He transferred to the University of Ottawa for his final season in the CIS. He was drafted by the Montreal Alouettes in 2006.

"As we continue to address our needs, Battles and Body will prove to be competitive in camp and Birungi is a solid non-import receiver that has the physical tools to also challenge for a roster spot," said head coach Mike Kelly.

i wonder who he will cut now

...THE MORE THE MERRIER.......some of these guys will be pushing the regs. for a job....which is a good thing....I hate to think that some' players were just going through the motions last year....and 'if' they were ...Kelly has just sent out a large message...The best players and the ones who actually want to be in BluenGold for 09 will be left standing....and that's the way it should be....No more country club atmosphere :wink: :rockin: ..The return to practices 'the way it used to be' ( a good interval in between ..instead of 20 mins.) is a good start...and the also the return to the BluenGold game is another.... :thup: Keep er' goin' Mike...