The Winnipeg Blue Bombers announced on Thursday that they have signed former Dickinson State defensive back Jay Liggins.

Liggins, an All-American at Dickinson State in 2018, signed with the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles after his senior season. He played in the first two preseason games last fall and after recording three tackles and a pass breakup, he was cut.

Liggins was recently picked up by the St. Louis BattleHawks of the XFL and he participated in training camp with them.

The Blue Bombers won the Grey Cup in 2019 over Hamilton.