Mekale McKay Signs with Winnipeg Blue Bombers

Mekale McKay Signs with CFL’s Winnipeg Blue Bombers

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers announced on Thursday that they have signed former NFL and XFL receiver Mekale McKay. The 26-year-old has been on Winnipeg’s negotiation list since his rights were acquired via trade with Hamilton in 2016.

The six-foot-four, 210-pound target spent three seasons in the NFL, shifting between six different teams —Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonville Jaguars, Denver Broncos, Tennessee Titans, Chicago Bears, and Dallas Cowboys.

McKay was most recently a member of the New York Guardians of the XFL and ranked second on the club in receptions and yardage with 12 catches for 184 yards and a touchdown in five games before the league ceased operations this spring.

He spent 2019 with the San Antonio Commanders of the Alliance of American Football, finishing with 22 receptions for 375 yards and four touchdowns in just seven games before that league shut down.

Born in Louisville, Kentucky, McKay first attended the University of Arkansas and made 10 starts as a true freshman, recording 21 receptions for 317 yards and two touchdowns. He then transferred to Cincinnati, where he suited up for 38 games for the Bearcats and pulled in 87 passes for 1,717 yards and 17 TDs.

McKay becomes the 40th player to make the move from the XFL to another professional football league. You can see everyone that make the jump with our XFL Player Tracker.

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  1. With the majority of CFL players living in the United States, it s expected the league will have to put in it s own testing and self-isolation policy in order to get training camps going anyway. The CFL is trying to narrow its playing scenarios down to one or two possibilities, including using hub cities, with Winnipeg in the mix.

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