Jordan Younger named defensive backs coach with Blue Bombers

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WINNIPEG — The Winnipeg Blue Bombers hired Jordan Younger as defensive backs coach Friday and added defensive line duties to linebackers coach Glen Young’s job title.

Younger, who spent nine seasons with Toronto over his 12-year pro career, most recently served two seasons as the Argonauts’ defensive backs coach.

"Jordan is a bright young football coach whom I know personally and have confidence in his abilities to teach, relate well to players, get his message and coaching points across," Blue Bombers head coach Mike O’Shea said in a release. "He has a wealth of CFL experience as a player, playing at a high level and winning championships, and I’m excited to bring him into the fold on our staff."

Young has spent the last two seasons as the club’s linebackers coach. The Blue Bombers said the contracts of defensive line coach Todd Howard and defensive backs coach Tony Missick would not be renewed.

"I wish to thank Tony and Todd for their dedication and work with our organization," O’Shea said. "I’m excited to take a more active role with our defence and welcoming coach Younger to the organization."

The other coaches will return to their respective roles for the 2018 season, the team said.

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