Blue Bombers re-sign Turner, Denmark, add Dewit

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The Canadian Press
2/15/2013 4:28:58 PM
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WINNIPEG -- The Winnipeg Blue Bombers re-signed defensive tackle Bryant Turner and slotback Clarence Denmark on Friday.

Winnipeg signed Turner and Denmark before both were scheduled to become free agents at noon ET.

Once the free-agent period began, Winnipeg signed offensive lineman Mark Dewit, who spent last season with the Calgary Stampeders.

"Mark has experience in our league playing in over 50 games throughout his career," Bombers GM Joe Mack said in a statement. "We look forward to watching him compete on our offensive line in 2013."

The six-foot-two, 276-pound Turner has spent the last two seasons with Winnipeg. Had he not re-signed with the Bombers, Turner would've been able to join any CFL team after the league's free-agent deadline of noon ET on Friday.

Turner had six sacks, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery in 14 games with Winnipeg last season.

"I'm really excited to get this deal done prior to free agency and stay with the organization that gave me an opportunity," Bryant said in a statement. "I really feel that we are on the road to great things in Winnipeg and I cannot wait to play in the new Investors Group Field, in front of the best fans in the CFL."

Denmark had 54 catches for 620 yards and one touchdown in 2012, his second with Winnipeg. In 2011, he was the Bombers' nominee for the CFL's top rookie honour after recording 65 receptions for 818 yards and five TDs.

"Clarence is a solid contributor to our offence and a player who has excellent speed and still great potential," Bombers GM Joe Mack said. "He's a quiet guy who leads by example, and we are pleased to have him continue his career in Winnipeg."

Clarence Denmark (Photo: The Canadian Press)

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