A growing trend in the NFL seems to be plucking the best of the CFL off Canadian rosters.

That continues today with Henoc Muamba, of the Winnepeg Blue Bombers. Muamba is canadian all the way (unlike USC turned CFLer Armond Armstead who is on the Pats already) as he went to high school in Nova Scotia.

The Pats worked him out as recently as December, and he's just been released to pursue an NFL career.

CFL linebacker Henoc Muamba, who reportedly has worked out for the Ravens and Patriots, has been released by the Winnipeg Blue Bombers to seek an NFL career, the club announced Wednesday.

It seems like more and more defensive players in the CFL are getting gigs in the NFL. With the structure of the CFL game being so tailored to the offense, it's almost like spartan-like training for defensive players. The CFL has produced studs like Cameron Wake and Brandon Browner who've had success in the NFL.

The Pats could also use a linebacker, with both Brandon Spikes and Dane Fletcher heading into free-agency. Rookie LB Jamie Collins broke out in the playoffs this year, but he could end up moving down to defensive end. The Pats at least need more depth, and perhaps Muamba is the man that can provide that.

Michael Saver 2/05/2014 02:36:00 PM Edit

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