It was just a matter of time before the after shocks were going to be felt from last week’s free agent spending spree by Winnipeg Blue Bombers General Manager Kyle Walters. And the first casualty is Defensive Lineman Zach Anderson who has been released by the Winnipeg Football Club.
Last Friday Walters would not “name names” when asked about what moves might have to be made to accommodate the 7 Free Agent signings. But the Blue Bombers GM did confirm some decisions would be forthcoming and it was widely speculated that Anderson and fellow International Defensive Lineman Bryant Turner Junior could be vulnerable to some budgetary decisions to get in line with the salary cap following the signings of Keith Shologan and Euclid Cummings.
“Zach put everything on the line every week he stepped on the field,” said Kyle Walters. “We sincerely thank him for everything he has done for this organization, both on and off the football field.”
The Blue Bombers have also announced the acquisition of veteran International Offensive Lineman Jermarcus Hardrick. The 6-6, 320 pound graduate of the Nebraska Cornhuskers started 8 games for the Saskatchewan Roughriders in 2015 after starting 10 of 12 games played for the BC Lions the year before.