Alex Suber has signed a one-day contract with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in order to retire in Blue and Gold.
"Some of my most memorable years of football happened in the city of Winnipeg and with that great organization. The fans in Winnipeg are the absolute best in the CFL, and I made some friendships there that will last forever," Suber said in a news release issued by the team.
"It's a great football province, and I'll always consider myself a Blue Bomber."
Suber, 30, started his career in the CFL with the Bombers in 2010 and played with the team until being traded to the Toronto Argonauts midway through the 2014 season.
He was released by the Argos during the 2015 training camp and was signed by the Saskatchewan Roughriders. He played one season in Regina before being among 19 players cut from the roster last month by new general manager and head coach Chris Jones.
"Alex was a consummate professional from the moment he arrived in Winnipeg six years ago," said Blue Bombers general manager Kyle Walters. "He was one of those players who was willing to do whatever it was going to take to win a football game and maintained a very team-first mentality throughout his career.
"We thank him for his contributions both on and off the field to our organization."
During his time in Winnipeg, Suber appeared in 65 games, starting all at the halfback position, collecting 226 defensive tackles, 28 special teams tackles, three interceptions (one returned for a 66-yard touchdown), six fumble recoveries, one sack, 15 tackles for loss, and 12 pass knockdowns.
He also started the 2011 East Division final, recording an interception and a fumble recovery, as well as the 2011 Grey Cup, recording six tackles and two pass knockdowns in the championship game.
"Alex represented our organization very well, and played the game the way it is supposed to be played," said Blue Bombers president and CEO Wade Miller.
"We were honoured that he wanted to retire as a member of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, and we wish him the very best in life after football."