Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Veteran Defensive Lineman Jason Vega Retires as a Winnipeg Blue Bomber

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Veteran Defensive Lineman Jason Vega Retires as a Winnipeg Blue Bomber

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Vega retires as a Winnipeg Blue Bomber

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WINNIPEG - Defensive end Jason Vega signed a one-year contract with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers on Wednesday and retired as a member of the organization.

Began originally joined the Bombers in 2011, appearing in 38 career games over three seasons. He registered 82 tackles, 17 sacks, two forced fumbles, a fumble recovery and two catches for 23 yards and a touchdown.

"Winnipeg is where it all started and it's come full circle for me at this point," Vega said in a statement. "I came to Winnipeg with a dream to play football and soon realized it was about much more than that.

"A wife, a son, and a family of blue/gold fans that embraced me like one of their own. In the end, Winnipeg is home and there's no better place to call home. The Blue Bombers organization was great to me, and retiring as a member of the franchise is something I will always cherish. …

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