CFL all-star Lucky Whitehead back in blue and gold after signing with Winnipeg

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have signed free agent receiver Lucky Whitehead to the practice roster, the team announced Monday.

It will be Whitehead’s second stint with Winnipeg.

The 32-year-old from Manassas, Va., spent his CFL rookie campaign with the Bombers in 2019, catching 52 passes for 521 yards and three touchdowns, while rushing for 92 yards and a TD.

Whitehead spent the last three seasons with the B.C. Lions, where he was a CFL All-Star in 2021 and posted a 1,000-yard season in 2022. He had 58 catches for 728 yards and three touchdowns last year with the Lions.

Before arriving in the CFL, Whitehead split time in the NFL between the Dallas Cowboys and New York Jets.

The Blue Bombers (1-4) also released American defensive end Ali Fayad on Monday.

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Lucky Whitehead celebrates his touchdown while a member of the Bombers in 2019. (John Woods/The Canadian Press)