Monday, February 13, 2012

Brink Re-Signs With Bombers

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are pleased to announce that they have re-signed import quarterback Alex Brink (6-3, 216, Washington State, DOB: June 2, 1985 in Eugene, Oregon) to a new contract, avoiding free agency with the third-year pivot which is slated to begin next week.

“Alex has shown tremendous progression in his short time in our league and gained a ton of experience on the playing field last season,” said Vice-President and General Manager Joe Mack. “He is very well liked by his teammates and possesses tremendous leadership qualities both on the field and in the locker room. We look forward to having him back in Winnipeg as we continue to develop our young stable of quarterbacks.”

Brink saw playing time in eight games last season, including making two starts, and completed 89 of 140 pass attempts for 1,023 yards and five touchdowns against four interceptions while also serving as the team’s quarterback during short-yardage situations. He recorded 148 rushing yards and six touchdowns on the ground last season.

“I am very happy about returning to the Blue Bombers where I am surrounded by great teammates and coaches,” said Brink. “The opportunity I have in Winnipeg is one I’m excited to be a part of and will allow me to continue to get better as a quarterback in the CFL.”

Brink, a former seventh round draft pick of the Houston Texans in 2008, originally signed with the Blue Bombers in 2010 and made one start during his rookie season. Upon graduation from Washington State, he left the Cougars as the school’s all-time leading passer with 10,913 yards, 76 touchdowns and 848 completions on 1,451 attempts.

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