CFL: Winnipeg Blue Bombers Add Two Recent NFLers

Giants27Analyst IMay 30, 2009

GLENDALE, AZ - AUGUST 29:  Darrell Hackney #4 of the Denver Broncos looks to pass during the game against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium on August 29, 2008 in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have signed two recent NFLers, quarterback Darrell Hackney (Denver Broncos) and Jonathan Hefney (Philadelphia Eagles).

Hackney was signed by the Cleveland Browns as an undrafted free agent in 2006 after a successful career at Alabama-Birmingham. At UAB he set four school records in passing yards, touchdowns, completions, and total offensive per game. After being cut by the Browns he signed with the Denver Broncos on January 2, 2007.

After battling with Jay Cutler, Preston Parsons, and Patrick Ramsey he made the team. In 2008, he re-joined Denver, but this time on their practice roster before being promoted on November 1 when Ramsey was placed on injured reserve. After the Broncos signed Chris Simms and acquired Kyle Orton in the Cutler trade, Hackney was waived by Denver.

Hefney was a starter at safety and cornerback while at Tennessee and was signed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as an undrafted free agent in 2008. On July 25 he was released by the Bucs. He would later sign with the Philadelphia Eagles and earn a spot on the practice roster. He was cut later in the season.

The Blue Bombers have also signed Jasper Johnson, Chase Ortiz, and Bradley Pierson.

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