The Winnipeg Blue Bombers made two somewhat-surprising cuts Monday, parting ways with American defensive end Jason Vega and Canadian offensive guard Steve Morley. Both had been long-time members of the club; Morley, who was picked first overall in the 2003 CFL draft (by Calgary), had been with Winnipeg since 2009, while Vega first joined the Bombers in 2011, starred with them for a couple of seasons, went to the NFL in 2013 and returned to Winnipeg in 2014. Both are prominent players, too. Bombers' general manager Kyle Walters appears to have attributed their release to salary cap concerns in the team's release:
We have been very active throughout the offseason, through free agency and such, and with that come decisions you must make in regards to the salary management system,” said General Manager Kyle Walters. “Both Steve and Jason are very solid individuals, and we sincerely thank them for their time with the Blue Bombers.”
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