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Winnipeg Blue Bombers Sign Offensive Lineman John Kling

After spending nearly the entire NFL preseason with Chicago Bears, Massive lineman John Kling is heading to Winnipeg to play for the Bluebombers of the CFL.

Kling, who stands 6’7 and weighs 315 pounds, was fixture on Buffalo's offensive line since taking over for an injured teammate in his sophomore year.

Shortly after the NFL draft Kling was picked up by the Chicago Bears as a free agent.

While with the bears Kling played well in practice but he did not manage to stand out enough to earn an opportunity in a preseason games.

Winnipeg just traded UB Alumni Drew Willy to the Toronto. Willy was the Bombers starting quarterback for two seasons. Earlier this year Matt Nichols replaced Willy after he struggled in Winnipeg’s new offense.

The Bombers’ next game is Friday, at home, against Edmonton.