Breaking News: Winnipeg Blue Bombers Confirm The Departure Of Another Experienced Top Star

Veteran DE with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers Jack Jeffcoat leaves the CFL.
Jackson Jeffcoat, a seasoned defensive end with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, has announced his retirement from the NFL, 3DownNation verified with his agency on Friday.

The Bombers showed little interest in signing Jeffcoat back to Winnipeg before he became a free agent on February 13. Rather than try his luck with a another team, he has decided to retire from the game.

In 14 games for the Bombers in 2023, the 33-year-old racked up 21 defensive tackles, 8 sacks, and 3 forced fumbles. But he never played a full season and ended his CFL career because of his persistent injuries.

The six-foot-three, 251-pound pass rusher joined the Winnipeg Jets in 2017 and was a member of the team for all 78 of his CFL appearances. With 150 total tackles, 38 sacks, 13 forced fumbles, and two interceptions, he was chosen as a 2021 CFL all-star.

Jeffcoat played in the NFL for three seasons before moving to Canada. He signed his first NFL contract as an undrafted free agent in 2014 with the Seattle Seahawks. Later that year, he signed up with the Washington Commanders, playing in nine games and recording nine tackles, one tackle for loss, one sack, one forced fumble, and one interception. He played with the Cleveland Browns until the end of his NFL career.

The Dallas, Texas, native had an incredible four seasons as a University of Texas student, totaling 172 tackles, 50 tackles for loss, 26 sacks, four forced fumbles, and an interception. Following a 13-sack senior season in 2013, he was selected a consensus All-American and won the Ted Hendricks Award as the nation’s best defensive end in addition to Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year.

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