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« on: February 15, 2022, 06:45:52 PM »

"The team, the coaches... it's a great organization from the ground up." - Ed Tait

It's the many stops along his football journey that have helped give Deatrick Nichols a hard-earned perspective. He's been cut before. He's been in limbo before, too, wondering where his next address might be. And so given all that, the 27-year-old Florida product can certainly recognize and appreciate a good situation - like the one he has now in Winnipeg and the Blue Bombers.

"It's the guys, the coaches... everything," Nichols told bluebombers.com on Monday after his one-year contract extension through the 2023 season was announced. "It was a no brainer to sign, for real."

A solid starter during his days at the University of South Florida, Nichols got his first opportunity in pro ball as an undrafted free agent with the Arizona Cardinals in 2018. He cracked the Cardinals lineup, even as a long-shot undrafted prospect, and suited up for two games that year before being released at the conclusion of training camp in 2019.

His next opportunity came in 2020 with the Houston Roughnecks of the XFL and Nichols was leading the fledgling circuit in interceptions when the plug was pulled on the whole league due to the pandemic. That brought him next to the New Orleans Saints, then the Miami Dolphins that summer, but with the doors to both opportunities ultimately slamming shut.......

Read more about Deatrick Nichols here!
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« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2022, 05:19:03 AM »

Glad many players repeat the same things about the BB organization. Really everything starts from the top down. Wade Miller and Kyle Walter's and O'Shea has done a great job of building a dynasty
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