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CFL linebacker who’s drawn NFL interest now free to sign elsewhere

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CFL linebacker Henoc Muamba, who reportedly has worked out for the Ravens and Patriots, has been released by the Winnipeg Blue Bombers to seek an NFL career, the club announced Wednesday.

The first pick in the 2011 CFL Draft, Muamba (6-0, 230) notched 106 tackles for Winnipeg this season. He will be 25 later this month.

Muamba recently had a workout with the Ravens, according to Howard Balzer of The Sports Exchange. Also, via NESN.com, Aaron Wilson of NationalFootballPost.com reported that Muamba worked out with New England in December.

According to the Winnipeg Sun, Blue Bombers G.M. Kyle Walters said he was under the impression “multiple” teams were interested in Muamba, according to the player’s agent.

Muamba’s special teams ability could be part of his appeal to clubs and may be his ticket onto a roster. He’s notched 53 coverage tackles in three CFL seasons.

The first pick in the 2011 CFL Draft, Muamba attended St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia.

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18 Responses to “CFL linebacker who’s drawn NFL interest now free to sign elsewhere”
  1. thevikesarebest says: Feb 5, 2014 12:03 PM

    Some advice wud be don’t sign with the pathetic shehawks or cheesehead franchises.

  2. micknangold says: Feb 5, 2014 12:07 PM

    CFL defensive players have more ground to cover. More of them should get a closer look from the NFL and have been in recent years.

  3. holleywood9 says: Feb 5, 2014 12:11 PM

    Bears with trestman having a potential inside track is an interesting potential landing spot

  4. blamatina says: Feb 5, 2014 12:11 PM

    Come to Miami. We know how to treat former CFL linebackers.

  5. bmorepositive123 says: Feb 5, 2014 12:12 PM

    So he’s like a decade younger than than Weeden? What a terrible, terrible draft pick. Same can be said for that fire fighter lineman the Eagles drafted…

  6. micknangold says: Feb 5, 2014 12:12 PM

    Why would anyone want to play for the Dolphins?

  7. screamingsheep69 says: Feb 5, 2014 12:18 PM

    Wasn’t he the first pick in the 2011 CFL draft?

  8. realnflmaster says: Feb 5, 2014 12:20 PM

    Why would anyone draft a 28 year old rookie in Weeden? The dumbest, most laughable move ever.

  9. seatownballers says: Feb 5, 2014 12:25 PM

    Every defensive player that got a probowl should move to the nfl.

  10. soulmancer says: Feb 5, 2014 12:28 PM

    Unique to see a Canadian player who played college ball in Canada attracting NFL attention. Maybe the NFL should plant expansion teams in Canada or Mexico before talking about a team in London.

  11. spoilerfutbol says: Feb 5, 2014 12:29 PM

    micknangold says:

    Why would anyone want to play for the Dolphins?

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    All the black players want to join the Incognito´s team

  12. tjacks7 says: Feb 5, 2014 12:32 PM

    micknangold says:

    Why would anyone want to play for the Dolphins?

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    No state tax. Rarely have to work in poor weather conditions. Rarely play more than 16 games = less hits, better health, longer career, and overall more money.

  13. steelerchicken says: Feb 5, 2014 12:34 PM

    Steelers could use another LB!

    @micknangold if you can play in the NFL you sign with any team regardless of their chances of winning.

  14. vikes89allday says: Feb 5, 2014 12:41 PM

    The Vikings have signed a couple of the CFL players on recent years they signed Emmanuel arrceneaux WR from BC lions and Solomon elimimian LB for the same team neither made final 53 this guy being the first pick in the draft might be the one they need Sign him Vikes then again save the cap space for someone who will actually play… Good luck to whatever team swoops him up….

  15. ampats says: Feb 5, 2014 12:44 PM

    Why would anyone want to play for the Dolphins?

    No state tax. Rarely have to work in poor weather conditions.

    Best comment: Rarely play more than 16 games.
    Very true as the Dolphins rarely see any post season play !

  16. tcostant says: Feb 5, 2014 1:21 PM

    The CFL needs a “posting” system like the one MLB has with Japan.

  17. jimmyt says: Feb 5, 2014 2:08 PM

    Howard Balzer? I thought that bag finally ran out of gas.

  18. crownofthehelmet says: Feb 5, 2014 4:20 PM

    Rolando McClain is puzzled.

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