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Blue Bombers release international running back Will Ford

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WINNIPEG - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have released international running back Will Ford.

Ford spent the last two seasons in Winnipeg ad was a CFL East Division all-star last year. He rushed for 594 yards and three touchdowns on 113 attempts last season and added 1,047 yards and two touchdowns on kick returns.

Ford became expendable with the emergence of Nic Grigsby, who leads the CFL with three rushing touchdowns and is second with 218 yards through three games.

Running back Paris Cotton is also back in the lineup after suffering a knee injury in a pre-season game. He returned six kicks for 157 yards in Winnipeg's 34-33 win in Montreal on Friday.

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