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Title: Winnipeg Blue Bombers Add to Roster - December 4, 2018
Post by: ModAdmin on December 04, 2018, 03:23:16 PM
Winnipeg Blue Bombers Add to Roster - December 4, 2018

WINNIPEG, MB., December 4, 2018 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers announce today the club has signed international receiver Evan Clarke, national running back Johnny Augustine, international defensive end Patrick Choudja and international receiver Kenny Lawler.

Clark (5'10, 190, St. John's University, August 6, 1995 in Phoenix, AZ) played five seasons with the St. John's University Johnnies, totalling 29 touchdowns. In 44 games played, Clark had 90 receptions for 1701 receiving yards, the 14th most all time at St. John's. In 2018, Clark participated in the Kansas City Chiefs rookie camp.

Augustine (5'9, 202, University of Guelph, July 7, 1993 in Welland, ON.) signed as a free agent with Winnipeg prior to last season, and saw action in nine games. Augustine recorded seven carries for 51 yards and one touchdown. He played five seasons with the Guelph Gryphons, rushing for 2,742 yards and 28 touchdowns on 483 rushes. In his senior year, Augustine rushed for 690 yards and nine touchdowns on 122 carries.

Choudja (6'3, 263, Nevada, April 11, 1996 in Oakley, CA) played four seasons with the Nevada Wolfpack, totalling 93 tackles, four and a half sacks and four forced fumbles in 50 games. Choudja signed with the San Francisco 49ers as an undrafted free agent in 2018 and spent time on the Bombers' practice roster in 2018.

Lawler (6'2, 203, University of California, June 25, 1994 in Pomona, CA.) was selected in the seventh round of the 2016 NFL Draft by the Seattle Seahawks, spending time on their practice squad in 2016 and 2017. Lawler played three seasons with the California Golden Bears, catching 143 passes for 1706 yards and 27 touchdowns. He spent part of 2018 on the club's practice roster.

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Title: Re: Winnipeg Blue Bombers Add to Roster - December 4, 2018
Post by: Doublezero on December 04, 2018, 03:47:55 PM
Happy to see Augustine signed, hopefully he gets touches in relief of Harris next year.


Title: Re: Winnipeg Blue Bombers Add to Roster - December 4, 2018
Post by: GCn18 on December 04, 2018, 03:53:24 PM
Augustine's signing may signal the end of Kienan Lafrance.


Title: Re: Winnipeg Blue Bombers Add to Roster - December 4, 2018
Post by: Sir Blue and Gold on December 04, 2018, 03:54:18 PM
Augustine! Hopefully, O'Shea has determined that he's "paid his dues" enough to actually be given the ball next year. To my eye, he was the second-best running back on the roster last year.


Title: Re: Winnipeg Blue Bombers Add to Roster - December 4, 2018
Post by: bludan on December 04, 2018, 03:54:39 PM
Augustine's signing may signal the end of Kienan Lafrance.

That's good news.


Title: Re: Winnipeg Blue Bombers Add to Roster - December 4, 2018
Post by: GCn18 on December 04, 2018, 04:03:12 PM
Augustine! Hopefully, O'Shea has determined that he's "paid his dues" enough to actually be given the ball next year. To my eye, he was the second-best running back on the roster last year.

For sure, a better and cheaper Kienan LaFrance.


Title: Re: Winnipeg Blue Bombers Add to Roster - December 4, 2018
Post by: Donny C on December 04, 2018, 04:18:34 PM
I too am a fan of the Augustine signing.


Title: Re: Winnipeg Blue Bombers Add to Roster - December 4, 2018
Post by: booch on December 04, 2018, 04:30:49 PM
YEAH a much better bang for the buck RB and did well on teams too...and probably easily signed to 65kish salary as opposed to around 100k for lafrance who did basically nothing and made me cringe when he carried the ball.

Augustine in his limited runs during the season, and the ones in pre-season looked and gave the sense he could bust off a big gain at any moment...also ran hard and north to south...exactly what you want as the back-up


Title: Re: Winnipeg Blue Bombers Add to Roster - December 4, 2018
Post by: bigbuff33 on December 04, 2018, 05:08:36 PM
I like Augustine more than LaFrance...
Has a great attitude and i love the way he runs!!  Good signing


Title: Re: Winnipeg Blue Bombers Add to Roster - December 4, 2018
Post by: blueraid on December 04, 2018, 05:27:33 PM
Augustine showed us he wants to be here long term...great signing ..Does this mean the end of Lafrance orrrrr Flanders.?.????


Title: Re: Winnipeg Blue Bombers Add to Roster - December 4, 2018
Post by: Sir Blue and Gold on December 04, 2018, 05:42:11 PM
Augustine showed us he wants to be here long term...great signing ..Does this mean the end of Lafrance orrrrr Flanders.?.????

Probably both. There's value in keeping an import running back on the PR, but I'm not sure that guy will be Flanders. He deserves a real opportunity but not sure where he'll find one.


Title: Re: Winnipeg Blue Bombers Add to Roster - December 4, 2018
Post by: Throw Long Bannatyne on December 04, 2018, 05:54:51 PM
Augustine showed us he wants to be here long term...great signing ..Does this mean the end of Lafrance orrrrr Flanders.?.????

I expect Flanders name to pop up on an AAF roster soon, I don't think he's going to waste another year of his career waiting around in Wpg., can't blame him.


Title: Re: Winnipeg Blue Bombers Add to Roster - December 4, 2018
Post by: GCn18 on December 04, 2018, 06:37:04 PM
I expect Flanders name to pop up on an AAF roster soon, I don't think he's going to waste another year of his career waiting around in Wpg., can't blame him.

I don't think his body size is one they will look at imo. This is a league hoping to become a feeder league to the NFL, they are going to go with and sign NFL size players, not the guys already deemed too small or tweeners.


Title: Re: Winnipeg Blue Bombers Add to Roster - December 4, 2018
Post by: booch on December 04, 2018, 06:47:31 PM
I can see Flanders back in BC or possibly in Hamilton....doubt he goes the AAF route unless nothing materializes up in Canada for him


Title: Re: Winnipeg Blue Bombers Add to Roster - December 4, 2018
Post by: blue girl on December 04, 2018, 07:40:29 PM
I have to say that Augustine was a pleasant surprise. I do believe that Flanders is done, probably also LaFrance.


Title: Re: Winnipeg Blue Bombers Add to Roster - December 4, 2018
Post by: Pigskin on December 04, 2018, 09:09:33 PM
JA was clearly our best backup RB in training camp.