Kicker Westwood cut by Blue Bombers
Legend holds more than 30 team records
Kicker Troy Westwood's career with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers has come to an end.
The Canadian Football League legend was cut by the club on Sunday morning after what the coaching staff considered a poor performance in an exhibition game against Hamilton last week.
Drafted by the Bombers in 1991, Westwood has played all 17 years with Winnipeg, appearing in 278 games.
Last year, he made just 20-of-33 field goal attempts for 60 per cent, down from better than 79 per cent the year before.
But Westwood went out on a personal high note, punting 11 times for almost 50 yards average and hitting on both field goal attempts in last fall's Grey Cup game loss against the Saskatchewan Roughriders.
"Troy Westwood has represented so much of what is right about the Blue Bombers organization," team president Lyle Bauer said in a release. "What an extraordinary career."
Westwood holds more than 30 team records including points (2,741). He also has the CFL mark for best career playoff field goal percentage (85.7 per cent) and most consecutive regular season converts (663).
He's fourth on the league's all-time scoring list behind Lui Passaglia of B.C., Mark McLoughlin of Calgary, and Paul Osbaldiston of Hamilton.