The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce that Barron Miles has
been named the club’s Defensive Backs Coach. Miles joins Coach O’Shea’s staff
after spending the past three seasons holding the same position with the
“I’m extremely excited to come over to Winnipeg and work with such
a strong group of defensive backs,” said Miles. “I really believe this group is
one of the league’s best and with such athletic and versatile players in the
secondary, I look forward to helping them grow and ultimately having our unit
help us in being successful as a team.”
Miles brings with him 15 years of experience in the Canadian
Football League, including 12 years as one of the league’s top defensive backs.
Miles spent seven seasons with Montreal, before heading to B.C. for his final
five years. A three-time Grey Cup Champion, Miles was a nine-time Division
All-Star, and a CFL All-Star on six occasions. He is second all-time in CFL
history with 66 interceptions.
“Barron brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to our
organization,” said Head Coach Mike O’Shea. “He was so good in our league for
so long, he can relate to players very well, and that’s a great asset to have
on your coaching staff. We’re thrilled to have him on board.”
Prior to joining the Riders in 2012, he had spent the previous two
seasons with the Lions as their Defensive and Player Personnel Assistant.
Miles won two Grey Cups as a player (2006, 2011) with the Lions,
and one as a Defensive Backs Coach (2013) with the Riders.
(Winnipg Blue Bombers)
The BC Lions announced today that Geroy Simon has accepted a
position with the club in a dual football operations and corporate
The CFL’s all-time leading receiver who spent 12 amazing seasons
in orange returns to the Leos where he won two Grey Cup championships in 2006
and 2011 and set all-time franchise marks for receptions, yards, and
“Geroy’s place is with the Lions and it’s an honour to have him
return to our organization,” said president and CEO Dennis Skulsky. “I know he
will undoubtedly be a valued contributor to our football operations department
as a player personnel evaluator, scout and player mentor, as well as a
tremendous asset on the business side and in alumni relations.”
Simon wrapped-up his playing days as a member of the Saskatchewan
Roughriders following the 2013 CFL season where he also notched a third career
Grey Cup title. He spent last year in the ‘Riders front office and will carry
that experience into an expanded role with the Lions.
“It’s great to be home,” said Simon. “While my career took me away
from BC and the Lions for a couple years, my heart never left and I couldn’t be
happier to be back with the club. I’m going to do everything I can to help
Wally and Jeff build a winner on the field while also working with Dennis and
the business side of the organization to continue to grow the Lions brand.
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have re-signed international defensive endJustin Hickman, the team announced
Hickman, a 6-2, 265-pound native of El Paso, Texas, returned to
Hamilton for his second stint with the Ticats on September 17, 2014 after
spending two seasons (2012-13) with the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts. The 29-year-old
first landed in the CFL in 2009, when he originally signed with the Tiger-Cats.
Entering his fifth CFL season, the former UCLA Bruin has compiled
153 defensive tackles, 28 quarterback sacks, five tackles for a loss, five
forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries in 61 games. His 28 career sacks
rank him seventh all-time in Ticats history.
In seven starts last season, he registered nine defensive tackles
and one quarterback sack.
“Re-signing Justin was key to maintaining the continuity on our
defensive line,” said Ticats general manager and head coach Kent Austin. “We
are looking forward to Justin having an even more productive season in year two
of his return to Hamilton”.
Hickman was named a CFL All-Star, East Division All-Star and the
Tiger-Cats Most Outstanding Defensive player after leading the league with a
career-high 13 sacks in 2011.
The Edmonton Eskimos have signed free agent international wide
The six-foot-one, 195-pound native of Atlanta, GA, spent last season with
Ottawa where he recorded 50 receptions for 732 yards and four touchdowns.
Before his selection by the REDBLACKS in the CFL Expansion Draft, he spent two
seasons with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers where he recorded 16 receptions for 193
yards and one touchdown.