The Winnipeg Blue Bombers signed import defensive lineman Aaron McConnell, and import receivers Tyrone Timmons and Chris Jackson to contracts on Wednesday.
McConnell, who registered 332 tackles and 22 sacks in 50 games at Pittsburgh State, was All-American and All-Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association (All-MAIAA) in all four seasons. He has spent the last three years with the Colorado Crush and the Nashville Kats of the AFL.
Timmons ranks second all-time in receptions and receiving yards at Mississippi Valley State behind NFL legend Jerry Rice. Last year, Timmons earned team Rookie of the Year honours for the AFL's Tampa Bay Storm when he caught 13 touchdowns in just four games.
Jackson went undrafted in the 2007 NFL Draft, but spent time with the Jacksonville Jaguars and New Orleans Saints. In his senior year at Millsaps, Jackson led his team in receiving with 65 catches for 693 yards and nine touchdowns. He also added 832 yards in kickoff and punt returns.