The Winnipeg Blue Bombers signed Canadian free-agent safety Cauchy Muamba on Tuesday.

Muamba spent the last three seasons with the B.C. Lions. He started 17 games with the squad last year, registering 41 tackles, one forced fumble and two interceptions.

B.C. selected the five-foot-11, 196-pound Muamba in the sixth round, 34th overall, in the 2010 CFL draft from St. Francis Xavier.

In Winnipeg, he'll join his brother, Henoc, a linebacker who the Bombers selected first overall in the 2011 CFL draft also from St. Francis Xavier.

"We are very pleased to lock up a Canadian player with Cauchy's ability and potential," said general manager Joe Mack in a statement. "We feel he will add immediate depth to our roster and also an added locker room presence with his brother Henoc already in our organization and a big part of our defence."