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Title: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: gobombersgo on December 02, 2019, 12:16:44 PM
Current roster:
                                                                                                                                  Contract length                Salary
Zach Collaros -8                  QB    A   re-signed Jan 27 2020                                        2020    2021                  490 000   
Sean McGuire - 12               QB    A   signed May 15 2019                                            2020                                      
Dru Brown                          QB    A   signed Mar 11 2020                                            2020   2021
Dalton Sneed                      QB    A   signed Mar 30 2020                                            2020   2021  

Andrew Harris -33               RB   N    extended May 20 2018                                       2020                              215 000
Johnny Augustine -27         RB   N    re-signed Dec 27 2019                                        2020   2021
Brady Oliveira -20               RB   N    signed May 13 2019                                            2020    2021
Joshua Caldwall                 RB   A     signed to FC Nov 6 2019                                     2020    2021
James Williams                   RB   A   signed to FC Nov 7 2019                                       2020   2021
Mike Miller -24                    FB   N    re-signed Dec 11 2018                                         2020
John Rush -32                    FB   N    re-signed Jan 4 2019                                           2020

Darvin Adams -1               WR   A    re-signed Feb 9 2020                                            2020   2021   2022         140 000                                         
Charles Nelson -6            WR    A    re-signed Jan 23 2020                                          2020   2021                                   
Kenny Lawler -89             WR    A    signed Nov 20 2018                                             2020
Lucky Whitehead -7         WR    A   signed May 9 2019                                                2020
Janarion Grant -80           WR    A     signed July 23 2019                                            2020   
Rasheed Bailey -88          WR    A   re-signed April 29 2019                                        2020 
Malcolm Lewis                  WR    A   signed to FC Oct 31 2019                                     2020   2021 
Tyre Mccants                    WR    A   signed to FC Oct 31 2019                                     2020   2021
Isaiah Harper                   WR    A   signed to FC  Oct 31 2019                                    2020   2021 
Travin Dural                     WR    A   signed to FC  Nov 2  2019                                     2020   2021
Ardarius Stewart             WR    A    signed to FC Nov 13 2019                                    2020   2021
Devin Lucien                    WR   A    signed to FC Nov 13 2019                                     2020   2021 
Kayaune Ross                  WR   A   signed Dec 20 2019                                               2020   2021  
Travis Rudolph                 WR   A   signed Dec 20 2019                                               2020   2021 
Deontez Alexander          WR   A   signed Feb 10 2020                                               2020   2021
Montay Crockett            WR   A   signed May 28 2020                                               2020   2021
Mekale McKay                WR   A   signed June 11 2020                                              2020   2021
Drew Wolitarsky -82        WR   N    re-signed Dec 15 2019                                         2020   2021                                           
Nic Demski -10                 WR   N    signed Feb 12 2019                                              2020
Daniel Petermann -81      WR   N    signed May 14 2018                                             2020  
Julian Feoli-Gudino           WR   N   signed Feb 5 2020                                                 2020                                    

Stanley Bryant -66           OL    A   re-signed Jan 20 2020                                           2020                              207 000                              
Jermarcus Hardrick -51    OL    A    re-signed Dec 14 2019                                          2020                                  
Darrell Williams -65          OL    A   signed June 13 2019                                             2020 
Kevin Lawrence               OL   A   signed Feb 3 2020                                                  2020   2021
Jarell Broxton                   OL   A   signed Feb 3 2020                                                  2020   2021
Sep Pupungatoa              OL   A   signed Feb 10 2020                                                2020   2021
Shane Carpenter             OL   A   signed Feb 28 2020                                                2020   2021
Nolan Ulizio                    OL   A   signed May 4 2020                                                 2020   2021
Patrick Neufeld -53        OL  N   re-signed Dec 10 2019                                              2020                                     
Michael Couture  -59        OL   N   re-signed Feb 10 2020                                          2020   2021                                                                       
Geoff Gray -68                  OL   N   signed Oct 15 2018                                               2020
Cody Speller -62              OL   N   signed Oct 30 2018                                               2020                                        
Drew Desjarlais -61         OL   N     signed May 15 2019                                            2020   2021     
Asotui Eli -67                   OL   N   signed May 13 2019                                              2020 
Chris Kolankowski           OL   N   signed Feb 6 2020                                                 2020   2021     

Justin Medlock -9             K     A      re-signed Jan 7 2019                                          2020 
Matthew Riley                  K    A   signed Feb 5 2020                                                  2020   2021                        
Chad Rempel -46            LS   N     re-signed Jan 9 2019                                            2020
Maxime Latour -58          LS  N   signed Sept 4 2019     

Ezekiel Rose                    DT    A   signed to FC Nov 2 2019                                       2020    2021                                    
Jake Thomas -95             DT   N     re-signed Jan 31 2020                                          2020                                   
Jackson Jeffcoat -94        DE    A      re-signed Jan 21 2018                                        2020
Willie Jefferson -5            DE   A     re-signed Feb 10 2020                                          2020   2021                  260 000
David Kenney -49            DE   A     re-signed Nov 27 2019                                         2020    2021 
Meffy Koloamatangi -97   DE   A     re-signed Nov 27 2019                                         2020    2021
Justin Alexandre              DE   A   signed Jan 13 2020                                                2020   2021
Alex McCalister                DE   A   signed Jan 20 2020                                                2020   2021
Steven Richardson -98    DL    A   signed May 18 2019                                              2020
Patrick Choudja               DL     A    signed to FC Oct 10 2019                                    2020   2021
Royce Lafrance                DL    A   signed to FC Nov 6 2019                                       2020   2021
Connor Griffiths -91         DL   N  signed May 13 2019                                               2020 

Adam Bighill -4                LB   A      re-signed Jan 15 2019                                         2020   2021                   250 000
Kyrie Wilson -19             LB    A      re-signed Feb 5 2019                                          2020
Thiadric Hansen -3         LB   G  signed May 15 2019                                                2020                           
Sam Williams                  LB    A    signed to FC Oct 2 2019                                        2020   2021
Tyrone Neal                    LB    A   signed to FC Oct 28 2019                                       2020   2021
Mason Moe                     LB    A   signed to FC Nov 6 2019                                        2020   2021
Otha Peters                    LB   A   signed Dec 11 2019                                                2020   2021
Dylan Donahue                LB   A   signed Jan 9 2020                                                  2020   2021
Tobi Antigha                    LB   A    signed Feb 13 2020                                              2020
Jontrell Rocquemore        LB   A   signed Feb 14 2020                                               2020   2021
Micah Awe                       LB   A   signed Feb 18 2020                                               2020   2021
Jesse Briggs -34             LB   N    re-signed Dec 17 2018                                          2020
Shayne Gauthier -44      LB   N    re-signed Jan 25 2019                                           2020
Brandon Calver -43        LB   N    signed Sept 6 2019                                               2020
Thomas Miles                  LB   N   signed Feb 11 2020                                                2020
           
Brandon Alexander -37   DB    A     re-signed Feb 12 2019                                        2020                                                                 
Mercy Maston -36            DB    A     re-sign Dec 9 2019                                             2020                                  
Nick Taylor -25                 DB    A     re-signed Jan 20 2020                                       2020                             
Mike Jones -16                 DB   A    signed April 29 2019                                            2020   
Demerio Houston             DB    A   signed to FC Oct 20 2019                                    2020   2021
Joshua Allen                     DB    A   signed to FC Nov 2  2019                                    2020   2021
Raekwon Williams            DB   A     signed to FC Nov 5 2019                                    2020   2021
Malik Boynton                  DB   A     signed Dec 13 2019                                            2020   2021
Clifton Duck                      DB   A    signed Dec 23 2019                                            2020   2021
Chris Lyles                        DB   A    signed Feb 5 2020                                              2020
Josh Johnson                    DB   A   signed Feb 11 2020                                             2020
Dexter McDougle              DB   A   signed Feb 6 2020                                               2020   2021    
Dee Alford                        DB   A   signed Feb 10 2020                                              2020   2021  
Josh Miller                         DB   A  signed Feb 14 2020                                              2020   2021 
Jamalcolm Liggins               DB   A   signed Feb 20 2020                                             2020   2021
Isaiah Johnson                   DB   A   signed Feb 28 2020                                            2020   2021   
Damian Swann                   DB   A   signed Mar 17 2020                                            2020   2021   
Jhavonte Dean                  DB   A   signed Mar 24 2020                                             2020   2021
Ranthony Texada               DB   A   signed May 4 2020                                              2020   2021
Terrence Alexander            DB   A   signed May 22 2020                                             2020   2021
Doran Grant                      DB   A   signed May 28 2020                                             2020   2021       
Nick Hallett -21                 DB   N    signed May 10 2019                                           2020
Kerfalla Exume -41           DB   N   signed May 13 2019                                            2020

* contract length is not confirmed
    

Once a Bomber, Always a Bomber:
M Hernamdez-Reyes -38     LB   G   signed May 15 2019  - on PR since June 9  - released Nov 26 2019     
S Schiaffino Perez -26  DB  G    signed May 15 2019      - on PR since June 9     - released Nov 26 2019                   
Kenneth Walker -86       WR   I     re-signed April 29 2019    - on PR since July 31    - released Nov 26 2019   
Dondre Wright -40          DB   N   signed July 8 2019              - on PR Sept 19 2019  - released Nov 26 2019   
Meffy Koloamatangi -97  DE  I   signed Sept 24 2019  - on PR Sept 24 2019 - released Nov 26 2019    -re-signed Nov 27 2019
David Kenney -49           DE  I   signed Sept 24 2019  - on PR Sept 24 2019 - released Nov 26 2019   -re-signed Nov 27 2019
Trey Johnson -35             DB  I   signed Sept 24 2019  - on PR Sept 24 2019 - released Nov 26 2019   
Jordan Robinson -47      RB   I   signed Sept 24 2019  - on PR Sept 24 2019 - released Nov 26 2019    -re-signed Nov 27 2019
Nathan Brisson-Fast -48     DL   I    signed Oct 8 2019   - on PR Oct 8 2019 - released Nov 26 2019   
Malcolm Williams -84      WR   N   added to AR Aug 31 2019  - on PR Oct 10 2019   - released Nov 26 2019   
Marcus Rios -39            DB   I    signed May 1 2019  (added to AR June 26)  - on PR Oct 24 2019 - released Nov 26 2019   
Trevor Knight -18          QB  I   signed Sept 24 2019 (added to AR Oct 24)  - on PR Nov 9 2019 - released Nov 26 2019   
Anthony Gaitor -23        DB   I     Re-signed Jan 27 2019  - released Nov 28 2019
Jonathan Kongbo-2  DE  N     signed May 17 2019          -  released Dec 5 2019  (was under contract for 2020, 2021)
Winston Rose -30         DB    A     signed Feb 13 2019    - released Dec 27 2019 (pending free agent)
Marcus Sayles -14        DB    A     signed June 28 2018   - released Jan 1 2020  (pending free agent)      
Jordan Robinson -47    RB     A    re-signed Nov 27 2019  - traded to Edmonton Jan 23 2020
Matt Nichols -15           QB    A    re-signed Jan 18 2017    - released Jan 28 2020 (pending free agent)
Dexter Janke -31          DB   N    signed Feb 7 2019          - released Jan 30 200 (was under contract for 2020)
Chris Streveler -17       QB   A    signed May 4 2018          - released Feb 3 2020 (pending free agent)
Drake Nevis -92            DT   A     signed March 16 2019    - became free agent Feb 11 2020
Craig Roh -93               DE    A    signed Feb 16 2018        - became free agent Feb 11 2020
Korey Jones -45            LB    A    signed July 16 2019         - became free agent Feb 11 2020
Thomas Miles -52          LB   N    re-signed Jan 30 2019      - became free agent Feb 11 2020
Chandler Fenner -22     DB   A    signed Feb 13 2018         - became free agent Feb 11 2020   
Derek Jones -0              DB   N     re-signed Nov 20 2017    - became free agent Feb 11 2020                              
Jeff Hecht -29                DB   N     re-signed Feb 3 2019      - became free agent Feb 11 2020  
Jovon Johnson                DB   A    signed Mar 9 2020             - transferred to retired Mar 9 2020                   
Austin Appleby               QB    A   signed to FC Oct 28 2019   - retired Mar 18 2020   
Devin Lucien                  WR   A    signed to FC Nov 13 2019  -retired May 12 2020 

Roster 2018-2019
http://forums.bluebombers.com/index.php?topic=51239.0   (http://forums.bluebombers.com/index.php?topic=51239.0  )      

Roster 2017-2018
http://forums.bluebombers.com/index.php?topic=49702.0 (http://forums.bluebombers.com/index.php?topic=49702.0)


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: gobombersgo on December 02, 2019, 12:17:11 PM
Roster as of Nov 25th 2019:
                                                                                                        Contract length                           Salary
Matt Nichols -15                 QB   I   re-signed Jan 18 2017                                     2019                                   450 000
Chris Streveler -17            QB   I   signed May 4 2018                                           2019
Sean McGuire - 12             QB   I   signed May 15 2019                                         2019   2020
Zach Collaros - 8               QB   I   signed Oct 9 2019                                            2019

Andrew Harris -33          RB   N    extended May 20 2018                                      2019   2020                        195 000
Johnny Augustine -25, 27 RB   N    signed Nov 30 2018 (added from PR July 4)    2019*
Brady Oliveira - 20          RB   N    signed May 13 2019                                          2019   2020*
Mike Miller -24                FB   N    re-signed Dec 11 2018                                       2019   2020
John Rush -32                FB   N    re-signed Jan 4 2019                                         2019   2020

Darvin Adams -1           WR   I   re-signed Jan 16 2017                                         2019
Charles Nelson -12 3 6 WR   I     signed Oct 30 2018                                           2019
Kenny Lawler -89          WR   I    signed Nov 20 2018                                           2019    2020*
Lucky Whitehead - 87 7  WR   I   signed May 9 2019                                            2019   2020
Janarion Grant - 80        WR   I     signed July 23 2019  (added from PR Aug 7)    2019   2020*   
Rasheed Bailey - 88      WR   I   re-signed April 29 2019 (added from PR Sept 6)  2019   2020 
Drew Wolitarsky -82      WR   N    signed Oct 5 2017                                            2019
Nic Demski -10               WR   N    signed Feb 12 2019                                         2019   2020
Daniel Petermann -81    WR   N    signed May 14 2018                                        2019 

Stanley Bryant -66          OL   I   re-signed Jan 17 2019                                      2019
Jermarcus Hardrick -51  OL   I   extended Nov 28 2018                                       2019
Darrell Williams -65        OL   I   signed June 13 2019  (added from PR Oct 4)     2019  2020   
Patrick Neufeld -53        OL  N   extended Nov 16 2017                                       2019
Michael Couture -59      OL   N   re-signed Jan 21 2019                                       2019                                 
Geoff Gray -68               OL   N   signed Oct 15 2018                                           2019   2020
Cody Speller -62            OL   N   signed Oct 30 2018                                           2019   
Drew Desjarlais - 61       OL   N     signed May 15 2019                                       2019   2020*     
Asotui Eli - 67                 OL   N   signed May 13 2019 (added from PR Oct 24)   2019   2020       

Justin Medlock -9             K     I     re-signed Jan 7 2019                                     2019   2020                         
Chad Rempel -46            LS   N     re-signed Jan 9 2019                                     2019   2020
Maxime Latour -58          LS  N   signed Sept 4 2019 (added from PR Oct 18)    2019*

Drake Nevis -92              DT   I    signed March 16 2019                                    2019     
Jake Thomas -95            DT   N     re-signed Jan 8 2019                                    2019
Jackson Jeffcoat -94       DE    I     re-signed Jan 21 2018                                 2019   2020
Craig Roh -93                 DE   I    signed Feb 16 2018                                       2019
Willie Jefferson - 5          DE  I      signed Feb 12 2019                                      2019                                      $210 000
Jonathan Kongbo- 00 2  DE  N     signed May 17 2019                                      2019   2020*
Steven Richardson - 98   DL   I   signed May 18 2019                                       2019   2020
Connor Griffiths -78 91   DL   N   signed May 13 2019 (added to PR Oct 24)     2019   2020* 

Adam Bighill -4              LB  I      re-signed Jan 15 2019                                    2019   2020   2021                   230 000
Kyrie Wilson -19           LB   I      re-signed Feb 5 2019                                     2019   2020
Thiadric Hansen - 43 3 LB   G  signed May 15 2019                                          2019   2020
Korey Jones - 45           LB   I    signed July 16 2019 (added from PR Aug 7)    2019   2020*
Jesse Briggs -34           LB   N    re-signed Dec 17 2018                                    2019   2020
Shayne Gauthier -44    LB   N    re-signed Jan 25 2019                                     2019   2020
Thomas Miles -52         LB   N    re-signed Jan 30 2019                                     2019
Brandon Calver -43      LB   N    signed Sept 6 2019  (added from PR Sept 26) 2019   2020
           
Brandon Alexander -37 DB   I     re-signed Feb 12 2019                                  2019   2020
Anthony Gaitor -23        DB   I     Re-signed Jan 27 2019                                 2019   2020
Chandler Fenner -22     DB   I      signed Feb 13 2018                                     2019                                    130 000
Marcus Sayles -36,14    DB   I      signed June 28 2018                                   2019
Winston Rose - 30         DB   I     signed Feb 13 2019                                      2019
Mercy Maston -36          DB   I     signed Aug 4 2019                                        2019*
Nick Taylor - 25              DB   I     signed Aug 19 2019 (added from PR Oct 4)  2019   2020
Mike Jones - 16             DB   I      signed April 29 2019 (added from PR Oct 24) 2019   2020   
Derek Jones -0              DB   N     re-signed Nov 20 2017                                  2019
Jeff Hecht -29                DB   N     re-signed Feb 3 2019                                    2019   
Dexter Janke - 31          DB   N    signed Feb 7 2019                                         2019   2020*
Nick Hallett - 21             DB   N    signed May 10 2019                                      2019   2020*
Kerfalla Exume - 48 41  DB   N   signed May 13 2019                                      2019   2020*

Practice roster:    
M Hermamdez-Reyes - 54 38     LB   G   signed May 15 2019  - on PR since June 9       
S Schiaffino Perez - 47 26  DB  G    signed May 15 2019      - on PR since June 9                     
Kenneth Walker - 86       WR   I     re-signed April 29 2019    - on PR since July 31   
Dondre Wright - 40          DB   N   signed July 8 2019              - on PR Sept 19 2019
Meffy Koloamatangi - 97  DE  I   signed Sept 24 2019  - on PR Sept 24 2019
David Kenney - 49           DE  I   signed Sept 24 2019  - on PR Sept 24 2019
Trey Johnson -35             DB  I   signed Sept 24 2019  - on PR Sept 24 2019
Jordan Robinson - 47      RB   I   signed Sept 24 2019  - on PR Sept 24 2019
Nathan Brisson-Fast - 48     DL   I    signed Oct 8 2019   - on PR Oct 8 2019
Malcolm Williams - 84      WR   N   added to AR Aug 31 2019  - on PR Oct 10 2019 
Marcus Rios - 39            DB   I    signed May 1 2019  (added to AR June 26)  - on PR Oct 24 2019
Trevor Knight - 18          QB  I   signed Sept 24 2019 (added to AR Oct 24)  - on PR Nov 9 2019

Signed to Future Contract:
Sam Williams                LB/BD  I   signed Oct 2 2019      2020   2021
Patrick Choudja              DL     I   signed Oct 10 2019    2020*
Demerio Houston                         signed Oct 20 2019    2020   2021
Austin Appleby                            signed Oct 28 2019    2020    2021
Tyrone Neal                                 signed Oct 28 2019   2020   2021
Isaiah Harper                              signed Oct 31 2019   2020   2021
Malcolm Lewis                             signed Oct 31 2019  2020  2021           
Tyre Mccants                               signed Oct 31 2019   2020   2021
Travin Dural                                 signed Nov 2  2019   2020   2021
Joshua Allen                                signed Nov 2  2019   2020   2021
Ezekiel Rose                                signed Nov 2  2019   2020   2021   
Raekwon Williams                       signed Nov 5 2019     2020   2021
Joshua Caldwall                          signed Nov 6 2019    2020   2021
Mason Moe                                  signed Nov 6 2019    2020   2021
Royce Lafrance                            signed Nov 6 2019    2020   2021
James Williams                            signed Nov 7 2019     2020   2021
Ardarius Stewart                         signed Nov 13 2019   2020   2021
Devin Lucien                               signed Nov 13 2019   2020   2021                 
     


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: gobombersgo on December 02, 2019, 12:17:59 PM
Transactions Nov 27:
2019-11-27   WPG   WILLIAMS, James   RB   N   Washington State   Add From Active 2020   Active Roster
2019-11-27   WPG   WILLIAMS, Sam   LB   A   East Texas Baptist University   Add From Active 2020   Active Roster
2019-11-27   WPG   WILLIAMS, Raekwon   DB   N   Florida Atlantic   Add From Active 2020   Active Roster
2019-11-27   WPG   STEWART, Ardarius   WR   N   Alabama   Add From Active 2020   Active Roster
2019-11-27   WPG   ROSE, Ezekiel   DT   N   West Virginia   Add From Active 2020   Active Roster
2019-11-27   WPG   NEAL, Tyrone   LB   N   Auburn   Add From Active 2020   Active Roster
2019-11-27   WPG   MOE, Mason   LB   N      Add From Active 2020   Active Roster
2019-11-27   WPG   MCCANTS, Tyre   WR   N   South Florida   Add From Active 2020   Active Roster
2019-11-27   WPG   LUCIEN, Devin   WR   N   Arizona State   Add From Active 2020   Active Roster
2019-11-27   WPG   LEWIS, Malcolm   WR   N   Miami   Add From Active 2020   Active Roster
2019-11-27   WPG   LAFRANCE, Royce   DL   N   Tulane   Add From Active 2020   Active Roster
2019-11-27   WPG   HOUSTON, Demerio   DB   N   Southern   Add From Active 2020   Active Roster
2019-11-27   WPG   HARPER, Isaiah   WR   N   Old Dominion   Add From Active 2020   Active Roster
2019-11-27   WPG   DURAL, Travin   WR   N   Louisiana State   Add From Active 2020   Active Roster
2019-11-27   WPG   CHOUDJA, Patrick   DL   A   Nevada   Add From Active 2020   Active Roster
2019-11-27   WPG   CALDWELL, Joshua   RB   N   Northwest Missouri State   Add From Active 2020   Active Roster
2019-11-27   WPG   APPLEBY, Austin   QB   N   Florida   Add From Active 2020   Active Roster
2019-11-27   WPG   ALLEN, Joshua   DB   N   Miami of Ohio   Add From Active 2020   Active Roster

Transactions Nov 28:
2019-11-28   WPG   GAITOR, Anthony   LB   N   Florida International   Delete From Active   Free Agent


Pending Free Agents

QB Matt Nichols (I) released Jan 28 2020, signed with Toronto Feb 12 2020
QB Chris Streveler (I) released Feb 3 2020
QB Zach Collaros (I)  re-signed Jan 27 2020 (2 years)

RB Johnny Augustine (N) re-signed Dec 27 2019 (2 years)

WR Darvin Adams (I)  re-signed Feb 9 2020 (3 years)
WR Charles Nelson (I)  re-signed Jan 23 202 (2 years)
WR Drew Wolitarsky (N) re-signed Dec 15 2019 (2 years)

OL Michael Couture (N)  re-signed Feb 10 2020 (2 years)
OL Pat Neufeld (N)  re-signed Dec 10 2019 (1 year)
OL Stanley Bryant (I) re-signed Jan 20 2020 (1 year)
OL Jamarcus Hardrick (I) re-signed Dec 14 2019 (1 year)

DL Willie Jefferson (I)  re-signed Feb 10 2020 (2 years)
DL Drake Nevis (I) signed with Toronto Feb 12 2020
DL Craig Roh (I) signed with Toronto Feb 11 2020
DL Jake Thomas (N)  re-signed Jan 31 2020 (1 year)

LB Korey Jones (I) signed with Edmonton Feb 11 2020
LB Thomas Miles (N) - signed with Bombers Feb 11 2020 (1 year)

DB Chandler Fenner (I)
DB Jeff Hecht (N)
DB Derek Jones (N) signed with B.C. Feb 11 2020
DB Mercy Maston (I)  re-signed Dec 9 2019 (1 year)
DB Winston Rose (I)  released Dec 27 2019
DB Marcus Sayles (I)  released Jan 1 2020
DB Nick Taylor (I) re-signed Jan 20 2020 (1 year)

OFFICIAL 2020 FREE AGENT TRACKER
https://www.cfl.ca/fa20/#BOMBERS (https://www.cfl.ca/fa20/#BOMBERS)

Players Remaining Under Contract

QB Sean McGuire (I) - 2020
RB Andrew Harris (N) - 2020
RB Brady Oliveira (N) - 2021
FB Mike Miller (N) - 2020
FB John Rush (N) - 2020
REC Rasheed Bailey (I) - 2020
REC Nic Demski (N) - 2020
REC Kenny Lawler (I) - 2020
REC Daniel Petermann (N) - 2020
REC Lucky Whitehead (I) - 2020
OL Drew Desjarlais (N) - 2021
OL Tui Eli (N) - 2020
OL Geoff Gray (N) - 2020
OL Cody Speller (N) - 2020
DL Thiadric Hansen (G) - 2020
DL Jackson Jeffcoat (I) - 2020
DL Steven Richardson (I) - 2020
DL Jonathan Kongbo (N) - 2021
LB Adam Bighill (I) - 2021
LB Jesse Briggs (N) - 2020
LB Shayne Gauthier (N) - 2020
LB Kyrie Wilson (I) - 2020
DB Brandon Alexander (I) - 2020
DB Kerfalla Emmanuel Exume (N) - 2020
DB Nick Hallett (N) - 2020
DB Mike Jones (I) - 2020
RET Janarion Grant (I) - 2020
K/P Justin Medlock (I) - 2020
LS Chad Rempel (N) - 2020

https://3downnation.com/2019/11/25/the-winnipeg-blue-bombers-free-agent-list/ (https://3downnation.com/2019/11/25/the-winnipeg-blue-bombers-free-agent-list/)


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: gobombersgo on December 03, 2019, 10:32:19 PM
THE CLUB SIGNS PLAYERS TO FUTURES CONTRACTS

WINNIPEG, MB., December 3, 2019 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the club has signed the following players to futures contracts beginning in 2020:

American receiver Devin Lucien (6-2, 200, Arizona)
American receiver ArDarius Stewart (6-0, 205, Alabama)
American running back James Williams (6-0, 205, Washington State)

https://www.bluebombers.com/2019/12/03/club-signs-players-futures-contracts/ (https://www.bluebombers.com/2019/12/03/club-signs-players-futures-contracts/)


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: gobombersgo on December 05, 2019, 10:13:33 PM
BLUE BOMBERS RELEASE DEFENSIVE END JONATHAN KONGBO TO PURSUE NFL OPPORTUNITIES

WINNIPEG, MB., December 5, 2019 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the club has released defensive end Jonathan Kongbo in order for him to further pursue NFL opportunities.

Blue Bombers General Manager Kyle Walters statement:
"When we selected Jonathan in last year's CFL Draft, he chose to sign with our organization rather than wait a season to continue training. This agreement came with the understanding that if he received any NFL interest, we would work with him to help him pursue those interests. Jonathan is a great young man and deserves the opportunity to explore all avenues in his career. We wish him the best and certainly will welcome his return if nothing comes to fruition in this regard."

https://www.bluebombers.com/2019/12/05/blue-bombers-release-defensive-end-jonathan-kongbo-pursue-nfl-opportunities/ (https://www.bluebombers.com/2019/12/05/blue-bombers-release-defensive-end-jonathan-kongbo-pursue-nfl-opportunities/)


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: gobombersgo on December 05, 2019, 10:17:29 PM
Jeff Hamilton   @jeffkhamilton  21m
The #Bombers are closing in on an extension with DB Mercy Maston. The deal should be announced within the next day or two. #wfp

Mercy Maston re-signs with Winnipeg Blue Bombers
by John Hodge

Defensive back Mercy Maston has re-signed with the Grey Cup champion Winnipeg Blue Bombers. The contract is for one year.

Maston joined the Blue Bombers in August after a stint with the Philadelphia Eagles. He originally filled a depth role in the secondary before becoming a starter at strong-side linebacker in the playoffs.

The 27-year-old recorded 13 tackles, one interception, and one sack in three post-season victories.

Maston played two seasons for the Edmonton Eskimos prior to his NFL opportunity, recording 57 tackles and two interceptions in 19 games.

https://3downnation.com/2019/12/05/mercy-maston-re-signs-with-winnipeg-blue-bombers/ (https://3downnation.com/2019/12/05/mercy-maston-re-signs-with-winnipeg-blue-bombers/)


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: GOLDMEMBER on December 05, 2019, 10:25:47 PM
Jeff Hamilton   @jeffkhamilton  21m
The #Bombers are closing in on an extension with DB Mercy Maston. The deal should be announced within the next day or two. #wfp

Mercy Maston re-signs with Winnipeg Blue Bombers
by John Hodge

Defensive back Mercy Maston has re-signed with the Grey Cup champion Winnipeg Blue Bombers. The contract is for one year.

Maston joined the Blue Bombers in August after a stint with the Philadelphia Eagles. He originally filled a depth role in the secondary before becoming a starter at strong-side linebacker in the playoffs.

The 27-year-old recorded 13 tackles, one interception, and one sack in three post-season victories.

Maston played two seasons for the Edmonton Eskimos prior to his NFL opportunity, recording 57 tackles and two interceptions in 19 games.

https://3downnation.com/2019/12/05/mercy-maston-re-signs-with-winnipeg-blue-bombers/ (https://3downnation.com/2019/12/05/mercy-maston-re-signs-with-winnipeg-blue-bombers/)

Well one down MANY to go...


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: 1chad on December 05, 2019, 10:38:40 PM
Well one down MANY to go...
23 to go. 

I think we lose or move on from 8-10 players.

ADAMS, Darvin      WR      Auburn
AUGUSTINE, Johnny *      RB      Guelph
BRYANT, Stanley      OL      East Carolina
COLLAROS, Zach      QB      Cincinnati
COUTURE, Michael *      OL      Simon Fraser
FENNER, Chandler      DB      Holy Cross
FOKETI, Manase      OL      West Texas A&M
HARDRICK, Jermarcus      OL      Nebraska
HECHT, Jeff *      DB      Saint Mary?s
JEFFERSON, Willie      DL      Stephen F. Austin State
JONES, Derek *      DB      Simon Fraser
JONES, Korey      LB      Wyoming
 
MILES, Thomas *      LB      Manitoba
NELSON, Charles      WR      Oregon
NEUFELD, Patrick *      OL      Saskatchewan
NEVIS, Drake      DL      Louisiana State
ROH, Craig      DE      Michigan
ROSE, Winston      DB      New Mexico State
SAYLES, Marcus      DB      West Georgia
STREVELER, Chris      QB      South Dakota
TAYLOR, Nicholas      DB      Florida International
THOMAS, Jake *      DL      Acadia
WOLITARSKY, Drew *      WR      Minnesota


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: blue girl on December 05, 2019, 11:23:59 PM
Jeff Hamilton   @jeffkhamilton  21m
The #Bombers are closing in on an extension with DB Mercy Maston. The deal should be announced within the next day or two. #wfp

Mercy Maston re-signs with Winnipeg Blue Bombers
by John Hodge

Defensive back Mercy Maston has re-signed with the Grey Cup champion Winnipeg Blue Bombers. The contract is for one year.

Maston joined the Blue Bombers in August after a stint with the Philadelphia Eagles. He originally filled a depth role in the secondary before becoming a starter at strong-side linebacker in the playoffs.

The 27-year-old recorded 13 tackles, one interception, and one sack in three post-season victories.

Maston played two seasons for the Edmonton Eskimos prior to his NFL opportunity, recording 57 tackles and two interceptions in 19 games.

https://3downnation.com/2019/12/05/mercy-maston-re-signs-with-winnipeg-blue-bombers/ (https://3downnation.com/2019/12/05/mercy-maston-re-signs-with-winnipeg-blue-bombers/)

Nice start. Keep them coming Mr. Walters.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: gobombersgo on December 08, 2019, 03:42:29 AM
Current roster by numbers:

Quarterback:     2
Runningback:   3A    2N
Fullback:                  2N
Receiver:         10A  2N
Olineman:         1A   4N
Kicker:              1A
Longsnapper:          2N
Dlineman:         6A   1N
Linebacker:      5A   3N   1G
Dback:              5A   3N     

Total signed players: 2 QBS
                                  1 Global
                                 31 Americans
                                 19 Nationals

- numbers don't include pending free agents
- numbers include 18 players that were signed to future contracts
- 3 players were re-signed from the end of season practice roster:
Meffy Koloamatangi     DE  A   
David Kenney              DE  A
Jordan Robinson         RB   A

Practice roster players not re-signed:
M Hermamdez-Reyes   LB   G   
S Schiaffino Perez        DB  G                       
Kenneth Walker          WR   A       
Dondre Wright            DB   N   
Trey Johnson               DB  A   
Nathan Brisson-Fast   DL   A       
Malcolm Williams        WR   N   
Marcus Rios                DB   A   
Trevor Knight              QB  A 


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: gobombersgo on December 09, 2019, 01:16:48 AM
CFL interceptions leader DB Winston Rose books multiple NFL workouts
By John Hodge

A Grey Cup champion is getting some looks down south.

Winnipeg Blue Bombers' cornerback Winston Rose has booked NFL workouts with teams including the Philadelphia Eagles and New York Giants.

The 26-year-old recorded a league-high nine interceptions in 2019 en route to being named a CFL all-star. He also recorded 58 tackles and a touchdown in 18 starts, helping lock down the boundary side of Winnipeg's secondary.

https://3downnation.com/2019/12/06/cfl-interceptions-leader-db-winston-rose-books-multiple-nfl-workouts/ (https://3downnation.com/2019/12/06/cfl-interceptions-leader-db-winston-rose-books-multiple-nfl-workouts/)


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: gobombersgo on December 09, 2019, 02:34:54 PM
Miami Dolphins schedule workout with CFL Most Outstanding Defensive Player Willie Jefferson
By Justin Dunk

The Miami Dolphins have scheduled a workout with the Canadian Football League's Most Outstanding Defensive Player, defensive lineman Willie Jefferson, per sources.

Jefferson has made it known in the past he only wants to entertain legitimate offers from NFL teams and doesn't want to attend workouts unless it's a final stamp for putting pen to paper.

https://3downnation.com/2019/12/09/miami-dolphins-schedule-workout-with-cfl-most-outstanding-defensive-player-willie-jefferson/

 (https://3downnation.com/2019/12/09/miami-dolphins-schedule-workout-with-cfl-most-outstanding-defensive-player-willie-jefferson/)


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: gobombersgo on December 09, 2019, 03:08:56 PM
BLUE BOMBERS EXTEND CONTRACT OF DEFENSIVE BACK MERCY MASTON

WINNIPEG, MB., December 9, 2019 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the club has extended the contract of pending free agent defensive back Mercy Maston.

Maston (5'11, 202, Boise State, November 10, 1992, Bakersfield, CA) signed with Winnipeg as a free agent in August, playing in three regular season games and all three postseason games. In the 2019 playoffs, Maston registered 13 defensive tackles, one interception and one sack.

He played two seasons (2017-2018) for the Edmonton Eskimos, recording 57 tackles, eight special teams stops and two interceptions in 19 games. The Eskimos released him on January 4, 2019 to pursue the NFL opportunity with the Philadelphia Eagles. He appeared in 25 games with five starts, recording 71 tackles and one interception for Boise State.

https://www.bluebombers.com/2019/12/09/blue-bombers-extend-contract-defensive-back-mercy-maston/ (https://www.bluebombers.com/2019/12/09/blue-bombers-extend-contract-defensive-back-mercy-maston/)


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Lincoln Locomotive on December 09, 2019, 03:33:48 PM
Miami Dolphins schedule workout with CFL Most Outstanding Defensive Player Willie Jefferson
By Justin Dunk

The Miami Dolphins have scheduled a workout with the Canadian Football League's Most Outstanding Defensive Player, defensive lineman Willie Jefferson, per sources.

Jefferson has made it known in the past he only wants to entertain legitimate offers from NFL teams and doesn't want to attend workouts unless it's a final stamp for putting pen to paper.

https://3downnation.com/2019/12/09/miami-dolphins-schedule-workout-with-cfl-most-outstanding-defensive-player-willie-jefferson/

 (https://3downnation.com/2019/12/09/miami-dolphins-schedule-workout-with-cfl-most-outstanding-defensive-player-willie-jefferson/)
I remember Cameron Wake who played for BC and was similar in style.   He signed with Miami and it worked out very well.   He earned 52 million since then!   You certainly can't fault the players for leaving the CFL for that kind of cash potential!   Good luck to him and thanks Willie for bringing a Cup to River City!


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Jesse on December 09, 2019, 05:28:47 PM
I remember Cameron Wake who played for BC and was similar in style.   He signed with Miami and it worked out very well.   He earned 52 million since then!   You certainly can't fault the players for leaving the CFL for that kind of cash potential!   Good luck to him and thanks Willie for bringing a Cup to River City!

I love Willie, but he's no Cam Wake.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: TecnoGenius on December 10, 2019, 06:30:34 AM
I love Willie, but he's no Cam Wake.

If Willie goes down south, he'll have to stay awake every play until the whistle, in every game, not just in the playoffs!  ;)

But hey, if he turns it on for the cup like he did, I'm perfectly fine with him playing 30-50% in the regular season.  Worth every penny.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: GCn19 on December 10, 2019, 12:19:19 PM
Thing is Willie is too small to be a DE in the NFL. It's LBer or nothing for him.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: GOLDMEMBER on December 10, 2019, 01:38:57 PM
Thing is Willie is too small to be a DE in the NFL. It's LBer or nothing for him.
he dies have the body fir LBer in the NFL. He is a tweener


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Colton on December 10, 2019, 02:59:52 PM
If Willie goes down south, he'll have to stay awake every play until the whistle, in every game, not just in the playoffs!  ;)

But hey, if he turns it on for the cup like he did, I'm perfectly fine with him playing 30-50% in the regular season.  Worth every penny.


30-50%?? He was the Defensive MOP


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: GCn19 on December 10, 2019, 03:09:06 PM
If Willie goes down south, he'll have to stay awake every play until the whistle, in every game, not just in the playoffs!  ;)

But hey, if he turns it on for the cup like he did, I'm perfectly fine with him playing 30-50% in the regular season.  Worth every penny.


Wow...where to start.,,,Willie J was not 30-50% on a single play this season. That comment may be the most misinformed thing I've read on this forum. His effort level was beyond reproach. A player cannot win every match up every day. Some days they game plan you out of the mix and that opens things up for your team. As a DE sometimes you are asked to keep contain rather than pressure. There are many reasons why a DE may not have a stat for a game but I can GUARANTEE you that no MODP in this league has ever sat out 50-70% of the plays and won that award or kept his job for that matter. Just patently false assertion by fans who don't understand the game.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: GCn19 on December 10, 2019, 03:09:47 PM
he dies have the body fir LBer in the NFL. He is a tweener

Not a tweener at all. Lber size. Waaaayyy too light to play DE in the NFL.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: GCn19 on December 10, 2019, 03:11:29 PM
30-50%?? He was the Defensive MOP

Ridiculous narrative.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: GOLDMEMBER on December 10, 2019, 03:13:08 PM
Not a tweener at all. Lber size. Waaaayyy too light to play DE in the NFL.
I disagree he is to lean for LBer. Dudes would run rough shot around this guy in the NFL.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: theaardvark on December 10, 2019, 03:19:51 PM
Jefferson was a force, game in and game out.  He forced other teams to scheme against him, and yes, that managed to make him less visible for his own personal stats, but help bring in the W's.  Kongbo, Jeffcoat, even Nevis, Thomas and Richardson all got boosts from teams worrying about Jefferson.  

He is a force on the DL.  Does that transfer over to LB play?  Sure, he dropped into coverage and me made some amazing knockdowns and INT's... but will that translate to the NFL LB position?  Is he fast enough to cover?  Can his hips swivel quick enough to track a TE or RB?  Or does he become a running play LB?  

No doubt he can be a ST demon, and if that is all they want him for, and backup at LB, he might have a shot.  But having to get a vet salary, I'm thinking he needs to land a legit starting spot.  Wishing him the best (might actually get me to watch an NFL game here and there), but if he doesn't get a legit offer, I can see him back here on a long term deal... I don't see him bouncing around the NFL camps at this stage, and he seems to really enjoy what Winnipeg has to offer...on and off the field.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: theaardvark on December 10, 2019, 03:22:13 PM
I disagree he is to lean for LBer. Dudes would run rough shot around this guy in the NFL.

I believe it is roughshod...  referring to the practice of leaving horseshoe nails projecting to provide extra traction. 


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: gobombersgo on December 10, 2019, 07:11:43 PM
BOMBERS EXTEND PAT NEUFELD

WINNIPEG, MB., December 10, 2019 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the club has agreed to terms with veteran offensive lineman Pat Neufeld on a one-year extension. Neufeld was scheduled to be a free agent in February.

Neufeld (6-6, 315, Saskatchewan, December 26, 1988 in Regina, Saskatchewan) will be entering his tenth CFL season in 2020, and is the second-longest serving Blue Bomber since being acquired in a trade with Saskatchewan in October of 2013.

Neufeld started the final six regular season games, both playoff games and the Grey Cup game in 2019, and has accumulated 106 games played throughout his career, including 68 starts.

https://www.bluebombers.com/2019/12/10/bombers-extend-pat-neufeld/ (https://www.bluebombers.com/2019/12/10/bombers-extend-pat-neufeld/)


"I JUST WOULDN'T WANT TO PLAY ANYWHERE ELSE." - NEUFELD REMAINS IN BLUE & GOLD

https://www.bluebombers.com/2019/12/10/just-wouldnt-want-play-anywhere-else-neufeld-remains-blue-gold/ (https://www.bluebombers.com/2019/12/10/just-wouldnt-want-play-anywhere-else-neufeld-remains-blue-gold/)


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Pigskin on December 10, 2019, 07:23:37 PM
Well let's hope Pat can stay healthy. 68 starts in 10 years?? wow.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: booch on December 10, 2019, 07:26:27 PM
First few years he was most likely a back-up..hence no starts...not too common for a National Lineman to step right in in year 1 or year 2 and be full-time starters, but yes he did have an injury bug early on...**** happens..some guys get lucky and never get hurt...some don't...


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: TBURGESS on December 10, 2019, 07:47:00 PM
Neuf was injured for the first 12 games this year too, so the injury bug is hardly a thing of the past.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Blue In BC on December 10, 2019, 07:49:56 PM
Neuf was injured for the first 12 games this year too, so the injury bug is hardly a thing of the past.

We know he was on the IR but w don't know what the issue was for him. We also don't know if he could have come off earlier or whether the rookies were playing well enough to NOT remove him from the 6 game IR.  He also played all 36 games in 2017 and 2018 so yes it is a " recent " situation and not a seasonal thing.

If you can come up with what the actual injury and situation was then there is more to discuss.

Obviously management wanted him back.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Sir Blue and Gold on December 10, 2019, 08:05:13 PM
Neuf was injured for the first 12 games this year too, so the injury bug is hardly a thing of the past.

He was useful this year despite the injury. Could be taking a pay cut for all we know. It's clear he's not our only option at the position as demonstrated by the 2019 season and as long as we're not viewing him as such it's a good signing. He can be very good and national oline depth is important. Guards with his experience and the right passport don't grow on trees.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Pigskin on December 10, 2019, 08:07:15 PM
108 games out of a possible 162. 68 starts, and he only started a handle full of games for the bombers in 2017. 2018 was his best year.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Blue In BC on December 10, 2019, 08:15:11 PM
108 games out of a possible 180. 68 starts, and he only started a handle full of games for the bombers in 2017. 2018 was his best year.

There were other OL on the roster. In 2017 we had 3 import OL with Bond. We had Goossen and Chungh.

The point was that he was healthy. It's not his fault he may have behind those players on the depth chart.





Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: booch on December 10, 2019, 08:21:19 PM
108 games out of a possible 180. 68 starts, and he only started a handle full of games for the bombers in 2017. 2018 was his best year.

Like i mentioned before...his first few years most likely he was a back-up

Couture has 72 CFL games to his credit in 4 years..and has what17...18 as a starter...whats the point again?

I mentioned in other threads..Neuf was rushed back on field his first few years here when injured, and never really healed up...and got re-injured...cause we needed him and our O-line was brutal..2017 he was 6th for majority of year..took over last 4 games I believe..and all of 2018...once he was totally healed had no issues...played hurt o close out 2018 season..and at a high level and had a set-back this year from surgery to fix him...prob could have started again mid season but we choose to totally heal him up for play-off push..and worked out pretty darn good

A really good National Lineman who plays either guard spot..can sub in at Tackle in a pinch and is only 30 years old..with a mean streak and is like a coach on and off the field...you sign in a heartbeat...and if he was released or allowed to hit free agency..All 8 teams would be trying to sign him, but he wanted to be here...could care less about a bifdding war and we prob got him for a very SMS friendly rate..which is gonna help us elsewhere on the roster


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: booch on December 10, 2019, 08:23:10 PM
108 games out of a possible 180. 68 starts, and he only started a handle full of games for the bombers in 2017. 2018 was his best year.

And out of a possible 162 games..not 180...You live in Sask?? lol


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: TBURGESS on December 10, 2019, 08:23:53 PM
We know he was on the IR but w don't know what the issue was for him. We also don't know if he could have come off earlier or whether the rookies were playing well enough to NOT remove him from the 6 game IR.  He also played all 36 games in 2017 and 2018 so yes it is a " recent " situation and not a seasonal thing.

If you can come up with what the actual injury and situation was then there is more to discuss.

Obviously management wanted him back.
Yes, Captain Obvious, management wanted him back.

The fact is that Neuf was on the IR for 12 games. What the actual injury was isn't really pertinent. Your 'what if' scenario doesn't matter either, unless you actually know that he could have come back earlier. Even then, being ready but being kept out doesn't scream durable or much needed vet.  

FTR: Neuf was injured for more than half of each year in 2013, 2104, 2016 and 2019. 2017, 2018 are his only 18 game seasons in his 9 year career. He started 64% of the games (68/106) he played in.

Edit: This doesn't mean I don't think he was worth re-signing. He played very well at the end of the season. I do hope that we didn't 'overpay' him though.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Blue In BC on December 10, 2019, 08:46:48 PM
Yes, Captain Obvious, management wanted him back.

The fact is that Neuf was on the IR for 12 games. What the actual injury was isn't really pertinent. Your 'what if' scenario doesn't matter either, unless you actually know that he could have come back earlier. Even then, being ready but being kept out doesn't scream durable or much needed vet.  

FTR: Neuf was injured for more than half of each year in 2013, 2104, 2016 and 2019. 2017, 2018 are his only 18 game seasons in his 9 year career. He started 64% of the games (68/106) he played in.

Edit: This doesn't mean I don't think he was worth re-signing. He played very well at the end of the season. I do hope that we didn't 'overpay' him though.

Why he was on IT for 12 games is pertinent even if you don't think that was the case. He was on the 2nd 6 game IR. Taking him off after 3, 4 or 5 games would have had an impact to the SMS if we choose the " early " route.

Giving him the full time is never a bad thing if the replacements are playing well. SMS management is relevant. Giving rookies time to play in meaningful games is relevant.

It's been mentioned that Gray was not entirely healthy but on the AR. It was his 1st season as a Bomber. Couture missed time and ended up on the 1 game IR.

Whether management decides to start Neufeld at RG while Gray or Eli get more reps is TBD. He may be the starter at the beginning of the season or the 6 OL. Either way I'm good with that.



How much Neufeld is being paid we don't know. Walters doesn't generally overpay as far as we know. Especially this early in the buildup to free agency.



Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Pigskin on December 10, 2019, 08:49:24 PM
And out of a possible 162 games..not 180...You live in Sask?? lol

Your right he has only been in the league 9 years.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Sir Blue and Gold on December 10, 2019, 08:50:11 PM
Yes, Captain Obvious, management wanted him back.

The fact is that Neuf was on the IR for 12 games. What the actual injury was isn't really pertinent. Your 'what if' scenario doesn't matter either, unless you actually know that he could have come back earlier. Even then, being ready but being kept out doesn't scream durable or much needed vet.  

FTR: Neuf was injured for more than half of each year in 2013, 2104, 2016 and 2019. 2017, 2018 are his only 18 game seasons in his 9 year career. He started 64% of the games (68/106) he played in.

Edit: This doesn't mean I don't think he was worth re-signing. He played very well at the end of the season. I do hope that we didn't 'overpay' him though.

Walters is a smart guy. I'm sure he didn't overpay. Neufeld can also swing out to tackle in a pinch which also makes him valuable. You're right though, he's got an injury history.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: GOLDMEMBER on December 10, 2019, 09:06:49 PM
Walters is a smart guy. I'm sure he didn't overpay. Neufeld can also swing out to tackle in a pinch which also makes him valuable. You're right though, he's got an injury history.
lets see if he can make it out of camp for once!


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: TBURGESS on December 10, 2019, 09:32:38 PM
Why he was on IT for 12 games is pertinent even if you don't think that was the case. He was on the 2nd 6 game IR. Taking him off after 3, 4 or 5 games would have had an impact to the SMS if we choose the " early " route.

Giving him the full time is never a bad thing if the replacements are playing well. SMS management is relevant. Giving rookies time to play in meaningful games is relevant.

It's been mentioned that Gray was not entirely healthy but on the AR. It was his 1st season as a Bomber. Couture missed time and ended up on the 1 game IR.

Whether management decides to start Neufeld at RG while Gray or Eli get more reps is TBD. He may be the starter at the beginning of the season or the 6 OL. Either way I'm good with that.



How much Neufeld is being paid we don't know. Walters doesn't generally overpay as far as we know. Especially this early in the buildup to free agency.
He never came off of the 6 game IR. "Players added to the 6-game injured list have their salaries excluded from the salary cap for the duration they are on the list. Teams may remove two players who has been on the 6-game injured list for seven games or more without penalty. " - https://cfldb.ca/faq/rosters/#how-do-cfl-rosters-work Who were the other 2 players who were removed from the 6 game after 7 or more that made it a SMS problem to remove Neuf?



Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Blue In BC on December 10, 2019, 10:39:53 PM
He never came off of the 6 game IR. "Players added to the 6-game injured list have their salaries excluded from the salary cap for the duration they are on the list. Teams may remove two players who has been on the 6-game injured list for seven games or more without penalty. " - https://cfldb.ca/faq/rosters/#how-do-cfl-rosters-work Who were the other 2 players who were removed from the 6 game after 7 or more that made it a SMS problem to remove Neuf?



He was added back to the 6 game IR after the 1st round. He could be removed earlier than finishing the entire 2nd 6 games. However that would mean SMS for any early games. Whether being on the 2nd go around means the 1st 6 are exempt is not entirely clear. Either way there would have been SMS to be considered.

In any case teams use the " early removal " when it's prudent. We did take some players off early but whether they absorbed the SMS for those players or saved the early removal aspect.

We may have used none or both. You tell me.It's not like the team makes any more official announcement than they do telling us about injuries.

I get it. You're fixated on his injury history even though many other Bombers have missed more games in the last 3 seasons than Neufeld.

Read the Neufeld thread for other posters explanations. Not all games missed were due to injury.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: gobombersgo on December 11, 2019, 10:41:51 PM
Transactions:

2019-12-11   WPG   PETERS, Otha   LB   A   Louisiana At Lafayette   Add To   Active Roster
2019-12-11   WPG   NEUFELD, Patrick   OL   N   Saskatchewan   Add To   Active Roster

Peters was signed by the Bombers Dec 26 2018 and was released May 15 2019


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: kkc60 on December 11, 2019, 11:00:39 PM
Transactions:

2019-12-11   WPG   PETERS, Otha   LB   A   Louisiana At Lafayette   Add To   Active Roster
2019-12-11   WPG   NEUFELD, Patrick   OL   N   Saskatchewan   Add To   Active Roster

Peters was signed by the Bombers Dec 26 2018 and was released May 15 2019
IIRC it was a failed physical that got him cut last time. BB must like him enough to bring him back


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: GOLDMEMBER on December 11, 2019, 11:04:15 PM
IIRC it was a failed physical that got him cut last time. BB must like him enough to bring him back
really... cool

Good point!


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: gobombersgo on December 13, 2019, 11:50:52 PM
Transactions:

2019-12-13   WPG   BOYNTON, Malik   DB   A   Austin Peay   Add To   Active Roster

Malik was with the Bombers last season. He participated in mini-camp, rookie camp and then was cut at the end of main camp.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: kkc60 on December 14, 2019, 02:11:32 AM
Transactions:

2019-12-13   WPG   BOYNTON, Malik   DB   A   Austin Peay   Add To   Active Roster

Malik was with the Bombers last season. He participated in mini-camp, rookie camp and then was cut at the end of main camp.
Imo he was the best of Jones, Rios and co


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: TBURGESS on December 14, 2019, 12:58:28 PM
John Hodge - Hearing OL Jermarcus Hardrick has agreed to terms on a one-year contract extension in Winnipeg. The 29-year-old has started 67 games since he joined the team in 2016.

Excellent news.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: gobombersgo on December 15, 2019, 08:35:25 AM
BOMBERS SIGN OFFENSIVE LINEMAN JERMARCUS HARDRICK TO ONE-YEAR EXTENSION

WINNIPEG, MB., December 14, 2019 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the club has signed American offensive lineman Jermarcus Hardrick to a one-year extension. Hardrick was scheduled to be a free agent in February.

Hardrick (6-5, 320, Nebraska, May 30, 1990 in Batesville, MS) will be entering his seventh CFL season in 2020, and fifth with Winnipeg. Hardrick has played in 67 games since joining the team prior to the 2016 season, including starting all 18 games and three playoff games at right tackle.

Hardrick is a mainstay on an offensive lineman that once again blocked for the league's leading rusher, and all of his games dressed (67) with Winnipeg since signing with the club have been starts.

https://www.bluebombers.com/2019/12/14/bombers-sign-offensive-lineman-jermarcus-hardrick-one-year-extension/ (https://www.bluebombers.com/2019/12/14/bombers-sign-offensive-lineman-jermarcus-hardrick-one-year-extension/)

"ALL I CAN SAY IS 'THANK YOU WINNIPEG'" - HARDRICK BACK ON BOARD FOR 2020

https://www.bluebombers.com/2019/12/14/can-say-thank-winnipeg-hardrick-back-board-2020/ (https://www.bluebombers.com/2019/12/14/can-say-thank-winnipeg-hardrick-back-board-2020/)


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: KINGCHARLES on December 15, 2019, 02:40:30 PM
As much as the Bombers need to solve the QB situation, i think its most important to sign all the OL first. It will help make things easier keeping a guy like Collaros. I truly think that Collaros desereves to have an OL like we've built to keep him safe.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Nic16 on December 15, 2019, 03:30:48 PM
Incredible life story behind Boynton. I was really hoping for the kid last TC. Maybe the 2nd time will be the charm. He?s got good size and speed, and could be a good candidate for Field side CB, if Mike Jones is moved to HB or boundary CB.

I?m also excited to see Peters was brought back. From what I read it sounds like he had a meniscus problem to get looked after. The BB pushed to get him back up here so I think he?ll be an interesting one to watch this TC. He definitely has the size & power to play MAC, but also might have the quicks to play WIL.

The BB struggled to find a backup LB/STer until they got Jones, but Peters could be the longer term answer. Hi


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: blue girl on December 15, 2019, 07:54:37 PM
As much as the Bombers need to solve the QB situation, i think its most important to sign all the OL first. It will help make things easier keeping a guy like Collaros. I truly think that Collaros desereves to have an OL like we've built to keep him safe.
I totally agree. I've always said that after QB the most important position is the OL. No QB wants to constantly being getting hit. Especially one with the injury history of Collaros.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: gobombersgo on December 16, 2019, 04:13:37 AM
BOMBERS SIGN RECEIVER DREW WOLITARSKY TO A TWO-YEAR EXTENSION

WINNIPEG, MB., December 14, 2019 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the club has agreed to terms on a two-year contract extension with Canadian receiver Drew Wolitarsky. Woliltarsky was scheduled to be a free agent in February.
 
Wolitarsky (6-2, 226, Minnesota, March 22, 1995 in Santa Clarita, CA) will be entering his fourth season with the Bombers in 2020 after being selected by the club in the CFL Supplemental Draft on June 27, 2017. Born in California, Wolitarsky is classified as a national in the CFL as his mother is from Montreal and he provided the necessary documentation to qualify as Canadian.

Wolitarsky started 17 regular season games for the Bombers in 2019, pulling in 33 passes for 361 yards and four touchdowns and adding eight receptions for 118 yards in three post-season contests.

He posted his best numbers in 2018 with 45 receptions for 650 yards and five touchdowns, his yardage total second only to Darvin Adams on the team. His 650 receiving yards that year were also the most by a Canadian receiver for the Bombers since Gerald Wilcox in 1995 (69 catches for 1,024 yards). Wolitarsky made his CFL debut in 2017 and dressed for five games that season.

Wolitarsky played his college ball at Minnesota and upon graduation, was tied for eighth spot in all-time receptions (130) and ninth in receiving yards (1,749). He was named an All-Big Ten Third-Team All-Star and Academic All-Big Ten as a senior.

https://www.bluebombers.com/2019/12/15/bombers-sign-receiver-drew-wolitarsky-two-year-extension/ (https://www.bluebombers.com/2019/12/15/bombers-sign-receiver-drew-wolitarsky-two-year-extension/)

WOLITARSKY THE RECEIVER-MUSICIAN-WRITER SIGNS ON FOR TWO MORE YEARS


https://www.bluebombers.com/2019/12/15/wolitarsky-receiver-musician-writer-signs-two-years/ (https://www.bluebombers.com/2019/12/15/wolitarsky-receiver-musician-writer-signs-two-years/)


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: theaardvark on December 16, 2019, 01:06:55 PM
Wolitarsky (best friend of Streveler) re-signing is huge, in so many ways.  Ratio filler that isn't a liability, big play / 2nd down clutch guy who can still stretch the field.  Huge signing, one of the key non-QB ones this offseason. 

Only REC not signed is Adams, he should be due a raise, not sure if we have that here, especially since our REC position is developing so well.  Nice to have Aams back, but I don't think we have an issue if he isn't...


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Blue In BC on December 16, 2019, 02:08:46 PM
Wolitarsky (best friend of Streveler) re-signing is huge, in so many ways.  Ratio filler that isn't a liability, big play / 2nd down clutch guy who can still stretch the field.  Huge signing, one of the key non-QB ones this offseason. 

Only REC not signed is Adams, he should be due a raise, not sure if we have that here, especially since our REC position is developing so well.  Nice to have Aams back, but I don't think we have an issue if he isn't...

I'd like Adams back but I agree it's going to depend on his ask and our SMS position. Last year we actually found and developed some import receiver depth.



Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: the paw on December 16, 2019, 03:20:42 PM
My free agent strategy as of today, would be to:

1.  Extend Bryant and Nevis, those are the only two "must haves" on the list.

2.  If Nichols rehab is on schedule, I table a good offer to lock him up quickly.  If the rehab is behind, or Nichols dithers, I make a similar good offer to Collaros.  I want one of those two in the $450k - $550k range before the "offer comparison" period starts.  If they take it to off comparison, all deals are off the table and I find out what the price is on Arbuckle and Masoli before picking my best value. 

3. If I can sign my QB early, I slow play everything else as I wait to see how the NFL workouts play out.  You don't want to commit SMS dollars too quickly until you know whether you have to find coin for Jefferson, Rose and Sayles. 

4.  Once you know that, then you make decisions on Darvin Adams, Jake Thomas, Craig Roh, the guys who you would like to have back, but that you can probably replace in free agency if needed. 


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Blue In BC on December 16, 2019, 03:40:31 PM
I don't think Thomas will be that an expensive re-signing. We need him to rotate on the DL and as part of the ratio issue.

Roh unfortunately is probably expendable but he's a good player.

I'd like to re-sign Taylor regardless of what happens with Rose and Sayles. Obviously would like those two back but they might be NFL bound for at least part of the season.



Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: booch on December 16, 2019, 03:44:24 PM
I don't think Thomas will be that an expensive re-signing. We need him to rotate on the DL and as part of the ratio issue.

Roh unfortunately is probably expendable but he's a good player.

I'd like to re-sign Taylor regardless of what happens with Rose and Sayles. Obviously would like those two back but they might be NFL bound for at least part of the season.



Roh won't be overly pricey, he was a late signee last free-agency after most of dust settled, so if we lose Willie, I can see us bringing him back at a slight increase, and hopefully McCallister to rotate in if he still available or willing to come back


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Blue In BC on December 16, 2019, 05:18:11 PM
Roh won't be overly pricey, he was a late signee last free-agency after most of dust settled, so if we lose Willie, I can see us bringing him back at a slight increase, and hopefully McCallister to rotate in if he still available or willing to come back

I don't disagree with that per se. It's more about whether we do lose Jefferson and whether Kongbo returns, plus how we use the ratio with our DI's. Development of Hansen as a rotation guy as well.

McAllister and other new DL might make a push for a role at a lower cost.

I'm not opposed to seeing Roh back. He's a good player. The only real question is about whether there is a role on the AR or IR. He might balk if he thinks there is little chance to get on the AR.

Generally IMO if we get Jefferson back we probably go someone like McAllister or a rookie.



Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: booch on December 16, 2019, 05:23:24 PM
I don't disagree with that per se. It's more about whether we do lose Jefferson and whether Kongbo returns, plus how we use the ratio with our DI's. Development of Hansen as a rotation guy as well.

McAllister and other new DL might make a push for a role at a lower cost.

I'm not opposed to seeing Roh back. He's a good player. The only real question is about whether there is a role on the AR or IR. He might balk if he thinks there is little chance to get on the AR.

Generally IMO if we get Jefferson back we probably go someone like McAllister or a rookie.



Yeah if Jefferson is back...we go younger cheaper...and Roh is let go

Of the 2 sniffing out NFL opportunities I would think Kongbo would stick for a bit on PR's and Jefferson back here as too many things not in his favour to stick there, and would need to land in the perfect situation, and even then there is no gaurantee


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: theaardvark on December 16, 2019, 05:28:55 PM
Question... do Global players count towards ratio in any other way than filling the Global spot on the AR?  Sure would be nice if they counted as a Nat ;) (seeing as we have probably the only Global player who might be even a rotational starter...)


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: GCn19 on December 16, 2019, 05:30:39 PM
Question... do Global players count towards ratio in any other way than filling the Global spot on the AR?  Sure would be nice if they counted as a Nat ;) (seeing as we have probably the only Global player who might be even a rotational starter...)

They may replace a NAT in the starting lineup. They do not count as a NAT in roster composition but they do for in game ratio. The CFL rule does not read that you must have X number of NATs in your starting lineup it says you can only have X number of IMPs.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Blue In BC on December 16, 2019, 05:33:28 PM
It's going to be interesting to see what happens with Global players in 2020. No indication yet that we're bringing back either of the 2 PR players. That might happen or we might sign one that was on another team's PR last year.

Hopefully there are more players to consider in the Global draft. Hard to know what we might even be looking for until we resolve our own free agency issues.

We saw that not many got much real playing time across the league. Hansen seemed to be the one that stood out but he was the # 2 pick?

We have 2 roster a 2nd one in 2020. Perhaps we draft some specialists to develop. IE: Punter, Kicker, QB ( lol ) for injury depth. Does  A. Calvillo have a cousin that plays QB? :) that we can list as a receiver.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Blue In BC on December 16, 2019, 05:37:56 PM
They may replace a NAT in the starting lineup. They do not count as a NAT in roster composition but they do for in game ratio. The CFL rule does not read that you must have X number of NATs in your starting lineup it says you can only have X number of IMPs.

I thought somebody said they couldn't replace a NAT but you made an interesting point. Since the ratio is really intended to keep Canadians as starters ( 7 ), I wouldn't think we'd want to see 2 globals eventually being able to do that?

Regardless. Most Globals weren't good enough to do much of anything last year. Maybe this year with more time spent on research of global players.

At this point I'll be happy if our 2nd global can contribute and not just be a forced place holder.

As I suggested in my other post, I'll be curious to see how many of the 2019 globals return across the league.

1 AR + 2 PR per team = 27 players. Not sure how many are currently on CFL rosters still.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: GCn19 on December 16, 2019, 05:42:52 PM
I thought somebody said they couldn't replace a NAT but you made an interesting point. Since the ratio is really intended to keep Canadians as starters ( 7 ), I wouldn't think we'd want to see 2 globals eventually being able to do that?

Regardless. Most Globals weren't good enough to do much of anything last year. Maybe this year with more time spent on research of global players.

At this point I'll be happy if our 2nd global can contribute and not just be a forced place holder.

As I suggested in my other post, I'll be curious to see how many of the 2019 globals return across the league.

1 AR + 2 PR per team = 27 players. Not sure how many are currently on CFL rosters still.

I just looked it up. A global CANNOT replace a NAT. It was originally proposed to be part of the new CBA and was accepted by the union but was one of the provisions struck down when the players took the CBA back to the CFL because some of the language was not as they agreed and players refused to ratify it. Sorry, my bad....


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Blue In BC on December 16, 2019, 06:10:38 PM
I just looked it up. A global CANNOT replace a NAT. It was originally proposed to be part of the new CBA and was accepted by the union but was one of the provisions struck down when the players took the CBA back to the CFL because some of the language was not as they agreed and players refused to ratify it. Sorry, my bad....

No problem. Last year I suggested having a specialist to develop on the PR that could potentially   replace a DI would be a benefit.

To some degree Hansen along with Kongbo made Roh expendable in that role.

Going into TC I thought / hoped the kicker would be a candidate for the PR in case of injury to Medlock. I still think that's one way to look at the PR choices.

The added benefit besides development is an overall ratio benefit in that you'd benefit with DI choices in the ratio.

Of course you need to find a global good enough to be a good LB, DB, OL or RB for example that is better that an import as a DI.



Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: the paw on December 16, 2019, 06:30:12 PM


The added benefit besides development is an overall ratio benefit in that you'd benefit with DI choices in the ratio.

Of course you need to find a global good enough to be a good LB, DB, OL or RB for example that is better that an import as a DI.



I would not mind sacrificing one or two DI spots in favor of Global spots, as the overall talent inches up.  I have always thought 4 DIs were too much, so this could be a way to maintain roster flexibility and still bring along that international agenda.  Panzer Boy has convinced me.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: TBURGESS on December 16, 2019, 07:31:10 PM
I just looked it up. A global CANNOT replace a NAT. It was originally proposed to be part of the new CBA and was accepted by the union but was one of the provisions struck down when the players took the CBA back to the CFL because some of the language was not as they agreed and players refused to ratify it. Sorry, my bad....
Do you have link for this info? That's the way I thought it worked, but couldn't find a link in the 1 minute I took googling.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Blue In BC on December 16, 2019, 07:39:12 PM
I would not mind sacrificing one or two DI spots in favor of Global spots, as the overall talent inches up.  I have always thought 4 DIs were too much, so this could be a way to maintain roster flexibility and still bring along that international agenda.  Panzer Boy has convinced me.

That's a giant leap forward at this point. Hansen played well but Roh was a better player.

Interesting position in thinking 4 DI's is too many. Ours were Medlock, Grant, K. Jones and Richardson.

Go ahead and pick two to release and replace with your choice of Canadians or Globals? You're entitled to your opinion but do you really think that's a good idea on any CFL team.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: the paw on December 16, 2019, 08:27:49 PM
That's a giant leap forward at this point. Hansen played well but Roh was a better player.

Interesting position in thinking 4 DI's is too many. Ours were Medlock, Grant, K. Jones and Richardson.

Go ahead and pick two to release and replace with your choice of Canadians or Globals? You're entitled to your opinion but do you really think that's a good idea on any CFL team.

I remember when the only DI was the back-up QB.   the game was plenty entertaining back then.  I think the league can get by on Canadian (or maybe Global) kickers.  Much as I like Medlock, there are enough competent Canadian kickers around.  Having the extra import LB, DB or DE is nice but not really necessary.  With the extra DI spots, Canadian DEs have become a rare commodity, but I think we could raise the bar there.

I think the one area where I do like the DI spot is in the return game.  I was a big Paul Bennett fan, but I have to admit Janarion Grant is more exciting. 

To be clear, I am not suggesting unilateral disarmament on the part of the Bombers.  If all the teams made the move, I think the product and the league would be just fine. 


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Blue In BC on December 16, 2019, 09:24:07 PM
I remember when the only DI was the back-up QB.   the game was plenty entertaining back then.  I think the league can get by on Canadian (or maybe Global) kickers.  Much as I like Medlock, there are enough competent Canadian kickers around.  Having the extra import LB, DB or DE is nice but not really necessary.  With the extra DI spots, Canadian DEs have become a rare commodity, but I think we could raise the bar there.

I think the one area where I do like the DI spot is in the return game.  I was a big Paul Bennett fan, but I have to admit Janarion Grant is more exciting. 

To be clear, I am not suggesting unilateral disarmament on the part of the Bombers.  If all the teams made the move, I think the product and the league would be just fine. 

The roster then had 15 imports and 17 Canadians. The 2nd QB was not a DI. Generally he was a full time starter elsewhere on the roster.  Dick Thornton was a DB while being a back up QB for example.

The 15 imports often played both ways most of the game and only 10 Canadians started full time.

The level of professional players and pay scale was closer to beer money for many players.

I've been a fan of the CFL since 1957 and don't really dispute the games then were equally entertaining but in a different way than today.

Today's players train all year, their coaching is better and they play at a higher speed, at a higher level on artificial turf.

I understand you aren't suggesting only the Bombers to do this.

IMO the game would suffer immensely. Many teams suffer trying to find and start 7 good Canadians. Eliminating the import depth would be the end IMO.

I suppose the ratio advocates would be fine with this idea in principle but I really wonder if that would be true?


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: gobombersgo on December 16, 2019, 11:51:43 PM
Roh won't be overly pricey, he was a late signee last free-agency after most of dust settled, so if we lose Willie, I can see us bringing him back at a slight increase, and hopefully McCallister to rotate in if he still available or willing to come back

Yeah, the Rohs seemed to have found a home here with Craig's wife finding a job and being best friends with the Bighills.

I'm sure Craig would prefer to play here but maybe he would want to go somewhere where he has a better chance to start.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: theaardvark on December 17, 2019, 01:00:02 AM
Yeah, the Rohs seemed to have found a home here with Craig's wife finding a job and being best friends with the Bighills.

I'm sure Craig would prefer to play here but maybe he would want to go somewhere where he has a better chance to start.

Not sure if starting is as much a concern as paycheck... all things being even close to equal, I'm thinking he stays, even at a lower contract...  even league min is $70k, for 6 months work... that's like making $35/hr for the year, or $70/hour for the season... nothing to sneeze at in a 2 income family in Winnipeg...


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Lincoln Locomotive on December 17, 2019, 06:08:05 AM
I remember when the only DI was the back-up QB.   the game was plenty entertaining back then.  I think the league can get by on Canadian (or maybe Global) kickers.  Much as I like Medlock, there are enough competent Canadian kickers around.  Having the extra import LB, DB or DE is nice but not really necessary.  With the extra DI spots, Canadian DEs have become a rare commodity, but I think we could raise the bar there.

I think the one area where I do like the DI spot is in the return game.  I was a big Paul Bennett fan, but I have to admit Janarion Grant is more exciting. 

To be clear, I am not suggesting unilateral disarmament on the part of the Bombers.  If all the teams made the move, I think the product and the league would be just fine. 
The thing with Medlock is his versatility and overall competence as a FG kicker, punter and KO specialist.   Medlock is to kicking as Van Gogh is to painting....he's really a kicking artist. I mean he made the top 10 highlight reel as a punter with that hustle and heads up play he made to direct the ball out of bounds resulting in a TD producing turnover at a key point in the game.   Also he's a master at placing the ball when he punts and he made 21 of our 33 points in the GC game.    He's worth the money we pay him as an American player.    I'm hoping we re-sign him!!


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: gobombersgo on December 17, 2019, 09:00:06 AM
Former Bombers signing elsewhere;

2019-12-16   OTT   WARREN, Dale   LB   A   Tennessee Chattanooga   Add To   Active Roster
2019-12-16   TOR   CONTEH, Abubakar   DB   N   Grambling State   Add To   Active Roster
2019-12-16   TOR   REAVES, Malik   DB   A   Villanova   Add To   Active Roster
2019-12-16   TOR   WRIGHT, Dondre   DB   N   Henderson State   Add To   Active Roster


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: blue_or_die on December 17, 2019, 02:04:10 PM
Not sure if starting is as much a concern as paycheck... all things being even close to equal, I'm thinking he stays, even at a lower contract...  even league min is $70k, for 6 months work... that's like making $35/hr for the year, or $70/hour for the season... nothing to sneeze at in a 2 income family in Winnipeg...

You think a pro football player who could likely start elsewhere would be complacent making league min just because his wife has a job and they make alright money while living in Winnipeg for a few years?

What was all this from you in years previous about how all players want to start and are hungry to get in and win, etc, etc?


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: theaardvark on December 17, 2019, 02:27:42 PM
The thing with Medlock is his versatility and overall competence as a FG kicker, punter and KO specialist.   Medlock is to kicking as Van Gogh is to painting....he's really a kicking artist. I mean he made the top 10 highlight reel as a punter with that hustle and heads up play he made to direct the ball out of bounds resulting in a TD producing turnover at a key point in the game.   Also he's a master at placing the ball when he punts and he made 21 of our 33 points in the GC game.    He's worth the money we pay him as an American player.    I'm hoping we re-sign him!!

Not to nit-pick, but Van Gogh, while talented, was just a painter.  You would have been better using Michelangelo or Picasso... supremely talented in multiple mediums... ;)


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: theaardvark on December 17, 2019, 02:33:57 PM
You think a pro football player who could likely start elsewhere would be complacent making league min just because his wife has a job and they make alright money while living in Winnipeg for a few years?

What was all this from you in years previous about how all players want to start and are hungry to get in and win, etc, etc?

Not the point.  "All else being equal".. if he's offered an opportunity to start at $80k, or backup here at $70k...  he'd not likely to get offers of $100k or more... especially with the league min going to $70 (making the have / have not gap even bigger).  He;s a solid guy, and good in the room, but I can't see a team breaking the bank over him.

Yeah, I want guys who want to play, and win.  And there is no doubting Roh's heart that way.  He will give 111% every day, for sure.  I just think it would take a hefty difference for him to sacrifice what he's built here and uproot and go...  while this isn't his home town originally, I can see the "home town discount" in this situation,


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: booch on December 17, 2019, 02:38:42 PM
May be a moot point...If we lose Willie then Roh...whatever he is gonna be paid, or agrees to will get a full serving of reps, and we will get good production outta him...not Willie production and influence on a game, but way just as good, if not better than a lot of the other DE's in the league


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: blue_or_die on December 17, 2019, 02:42:53 PM
Not the point.  "All else being equal".. if he's offered an opportunity to start at $80k, or backup here at $70k...  he'd not likely to get offers of $100k or more... especially with the league min going to $70 (making the have / have not gap even bigger).  He;s a solid guy, and good in the room, but I can't see a team breaking the bank over him.

Yeah, I want guys who want to play, and win.  And there is no doubting Roh's heart that way.  He will give 111% every day, for sure.  I just think it would take a hefty difference for him to sacrifice what he's built here and uproot and go...  while this isn't his home town originally, I can see the "home town discount" in this situation,

Well if he's an experienced, proven DE and league min is 70k and another team is vying for him to start, they are going to offer him more than 10k over league min, lol.

But yes, in a very odd and balk-able scenario where a team wants an FA to come over there and start for them but offers them peanuts, yes, he would tell them to suck rocks.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: theaardvark on December 17, 2019, 02:45:48 PM
My point was, superstars will still get $150-$200k in the new SMS, but the number of $100k-$130K guys will probably drop.  Meaning vets who are borderline starters could be getting min wage deals... which is better than no deal at all...  it is going to be a buyers market, not by choice, but by necessity.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: blue_or_die on December 17, 2019, 03:00:04 PM
My point was, superstars will still get $150-$200k in the new SMS, but the number of $100k-$130K guys will probably drop.  Meaning vets who are borderline starters could be getting min wage deals... which is better than no deal at all...  it is going to be a buyers market, not by choice, but by necessity.

Disagree.

How the new SMS structure plays out in the open market remains to be seen, but I can't see vets playing for min. That's insulting.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: booch on December 17, 2019, 03:01:49 PM
Disagree.

How the new SMS structure plays out in the open market remains to be seen, but I can't see vets playing for min. That's insulting.

Yup...would never happen...ever


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Blue In BC on December 17, 2019, 03:53:32 PM
My point was, superstars will still get $150-$200k in the new SMS, but the number of $100k-$130K guys will probably drop.  Meaning vets who are borderline starters could be getting min wage deals... which is better than no deal at all...  it is going to be a buyers market, not by choice, but by necessity.

Tin hat theory. :)


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: the paw on December 17, 2019, 04:00:21 PM
My point was, superstars will still get $150-$200k in the new SMS, but the number of $100k-$130K guys will probably drop.  Meaning vets who are borderline starters could be getting min wage deals... which is better than no deal at all...  it is going to be a buyers market, not by choice, but by necessity.

It is more likely that the $100k guys stay stagnant, and the top rate for QBs comes back to the $550k - $600k range.  Deals like Jefferson's at 210k will be coming in at 200k or 195k.

The $100k guys are generally starters, and you have to keep a degree of separation between starters and the minimum, or the wage structure loses its integrity.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: GCn19 on December 17, 2019, 04:20:17 PM
Do you have link for this info? That's the way I thought it worked, but couldn't find a link in the 1 minute I took googling.

I actually got the info from an article with Rick Campbell when he was asked about getting his global player some time when the season was lost. I'll find it and post the link.

https://ottawasun.com/sports/football/cfl/ottawa-redblacks/baines-ottawa-redblacks-should-give-global-players-on-roster-a-chance-to-play


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: GCn19 on December 17, 2019, 04:30:01 PM
Former Bombers signing elsewhere;

2019-12-16   OTT   WARREN, Dale   LB   A   Tennessee Chattanooga   Add To   Active Roster
2019-12-16   TOR   CONTEH, Abubakar   DB   N   Grambling State   Add To   Active Roster
2019-12-16   TOR   REAVES, Malik   DB   A   Villanova   Add To   Active Roster
2019-12-16   TOR   WRIGHT, Dondre   DB   N   Henderson State   Add To   Active Roster

Warren is unfortunate he was pushing for playing time here. The rest...meh


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: the paw on December 17, 2019, 04:41:48 PM
Warren is unfortunate he was pushing for playing time here. The rest...meh

I thought maybe Dondre Wright could replace Jeff Hecht on the roster, but i guess not.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: theaardvark on December 17, 2019, 04:49:13 PM
Disagree.

How the new SMS structure plays out in the open market remains to be seen, but I can't see vets playing for min. That's insulting.

When min was $40k, sure.  But it is $70k, more than most people make, above the average, for a part time gig.  There are vets on PR's, making peanuts, trying to get back into the league.  There are many fringe players who would love to have a job, and would gladly take min.   Average SMS salary is probably about $110k, for every player making $200k, you have to have 3 players making $70K.  For every QB making $450k, you need to have 9 players making $70k.  You only have so many ELC's... the rest will be vets...


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: GCn19 on December 17, 2019, 04:53:29 PM
I thought maybe Dondre Wright could replace Jeff Hecht on the roster, but i guess not.

When we went with Alexander over him I kind of figured he was not in the plans. I'm not sure why he was not given the chance but obviously he didn't impress in some way or another.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: booch on December 17, 2019, 04:54:01 PM
I thought maybe Dondre Wright could replace Jeff Hecht on the roster, but i guess not.
I would think Exume..Hallet and Jones (if back) and a possible low tiered free-agent, or an upstart draft pick will be the extra pieces tah would be special teamers/safety candidates in lieu of Hecht and his actual spot on roster will be filled by Griffiths who will get some D-line rotation if Thomas and or Kongbo aren't back


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: GCn19 on December 17, 2019, 04:54:42 PM
Yup...would never happen...ever

No they won't, but the gap between minimum and fringe vet just became a lot narrower methinks.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: booch on December 17, 2019, 05:00:56 PM
No they won't, but the gap between minimum and fringe vet just became a lot narrower methinks.

oh for sure...but I'm fine with that, that extra bit will allow for a player to come here now, which might not have before, and will also in the long run I believe contribute to more roster continuity with teams when the range of value is condensed, all teams are going to be offering similar deals, so the opportunity to make 5k more elsewhere may not be a reason to leave a known situation, and possibility for more play-off earnings if you are on a winning team


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: blue_or_die on December 17, 2019, 05:13:06 PM
When min was $40k, sure.  But it is $70k, more than most people make, above the average, for a part time gig.  There are vets on PR's, making peanuts, trying to get back into the league.  There are many fringe players who would love to have a job, and would gladly take min.   Average SMS salary is probably about $110k, for every player making $200k, you have to have 3 players making $70K.  For every QB making $450k, you need to have 9 players making $70k.  You only have so many ELC's... the rest will be vets...

The fact that the salary is better is irrelevant- vet starting-quality players are going to demand to be paid more than league min and they will get it unless there are new players coming in on ELCs who are legitimately better (and they would win the job in that scenario ESPECIALLY if there was a large salary difference)

Vets on PRs are no longer starting-quality so that's a moot point.

Yes, if 70k is all that's offered by a team to any player than they will take it, but that simply means they aren't good enough to have bargaining power such that teams would bid on them. Just as always, market will be set by the value the player brings (skill per dollar), and no matter the SMS structure, basic economics will dictate that Craig Roh will be paid more than Jim the STer from Acadia.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: booch on December 17, 2019, 05:15:45 PM
The fact that the salary is better is irrelevant- vet starting-quality players are going to demand to be paid more than league min and they will get it unless there are new players coming in on ELCs who are legitimately better (and they would win the job in that scenario ESPECIALLY if there was a large salary difference)

Vets on PRs are no longer starting-quality so that's a moot point.

Yes, if 70k is all that's offered by a team to any player than they will take it, but that simply means they aren't good enough to have bargaining power such that teams would bid on them. Just as always, market will be set by the value the player brings (skill per dollar), and no matter the SMS structure, basic economics will dictate that Craig Roh will be paid more than Jim the STer from Acadia.

Jim though is versatile! lol


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Throw Long Bannatyne on December 17, 2019, 05:36:53 PM
I would think Exume..Hallet and Jones (if back) and a possible low tiered free-agent, or an upstart draft pick will be the extra pieces tah would be special teamers/safety candidates in lieu of Hecht and his actual spot on roster will be filled by Griffiths who will get some D-line rotation if Thomas and or Kongbo aren't back

Griffith rotating with Thomas is not ideal as it would reduce the reps. of Nevis and Richardson and would not allow them to play at the same time unless a Natl. filled in elsewhere.  Sure hope Kongbo comes back sooner than later.  I wonder what Trent Corney is up to these days, seems he's given up on football.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Pigskin on December 17, 2019, 05:54:37 PM
Well we first have to resign Drake, he is another player that likes his one year deals. There's a few DE's that are FA's this year. If we keep our first round pick we could try and pickup Mason Bennett in the first round of the draft.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Throw Long Bannatyne on December 17, 2019, 06:30:13 PM
Well we first have to resign Drake, he is another player that likes his one year deals. There's a few DE's that are FA's this year. If we keep our first round pick we could try and pickup Mason Bennett in the first round of the draft.

That would be nice but we've been spoiled the last few years with a few draft picks able to contribute substantially in their first season, Chungh, Desjarlais, Kongbo.  Hope for the best but prudent to remember this is far from the normal progression.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Blue In BC on December 17, 2019, 06:36:09 PM
Griffith rotating with Thomas is not ideal as it would reduce the reps. of Nevis and Richardson and would not allow them to play at the same time unless a Natl. filled in elsewhere.  Sure hope Kongbo comes back sooner than later.  I wonder what Trent Corney is up to these days, seems he's given up on football.

I agree. Another National is required that can be rotated on defense effectively. Trying to do that at DT is not the best scenario. Doesn't mean Griffith might not be a bad addition. Getting Kongo back is preferable as is re-signing Thomas.





Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: booch on December 17, 2019, 06:44:17 PM
Griffith rotating with Thomas is not ideal as it would reduce the reps. of Nevis and Richardson and would not allow them to play at the same time unless a Natl. filled in elsewhere.  Sure hope Kongbo comes back sooner than later.  I wonder what Trent Corney is up to these days, seems he's given up on football.
Which is what we did the last part of year when Alexander came into the safety spot, which I agree isn't ideal and even though our run defense was stout..it did suffer a bit without having Richardson and Nevis in the middle for 80 percent of the reps.

Hopefully we target a national safety in free agency hard, or we can utilize whom we have currently signed now there..I really believe given a bit more experience Exume could be a fixture there for years.

Agai also it all hinges on what happens with Kongbo and how we can work our ratio/substitutions and utilize a DI spot..


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Point of attack on December 17, 2019, 06:51:20 PM
Anybody have a link to the latest neg list released?
TSN dropped some names and ?listed below? is a blank.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: blue_or_die on December 17, 2019, 06:52:25 PM
Which is what we did the last part of year when Alexander came into the safety spot, which I agree isn't ideal and even though our run defense was stout..it did suffer a bit without having Richardson and Nevis in the middle for 80 percent of the reps.

Hopefully we target a national safety in free agency hard, or we can utilize whom we have currently signed now there..I really believe given a bit more experience Exume could be a fixture there for years.

Agai also it all hinges on what happens with Kongbo and how we can work our ratio/substitutions and utilize a DI spot..

Adeleke?


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: booch on December 17, 2019, 06:54:09 PM
Adeleke?
He'd be my target...I had hoped we targeted last free agent period when he was available


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: GCn19 on December 17, 2019, 07:02:08 PM
Anybody have a link to the latest neg list released?
TSN dropped some names and ?listed below? is a blank.


Worked for me on TSN main page.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: the paw on December 17, 2019, 07:08:13 PM
Griffith rotating with Thomas is not ideal as it would reduce the reps. of Nevis and Richardson and would not allow them to play at the same time unless a Natl. filled in elsewhere.  Sure hope Kongbo comes back sooner than later.  I wonder what Trent Corney is up to these days, seems he's given up on football.

I agree that we are more likely to go back to a National at safety, particularly if we lose one of Sayles or Rose and have to use Alexander elsewhere. 

Here are some guys slated for free agency, all of whom would be an upgrade on Hecht IMHO:  Ackie, Adeleke, Kevin Francis, Mike Daly, Bouka, Coulquon, and Anthony Thompson.

A lot of those guys will be resigned by their teams, but if any of them get to free agency, I would expect us to be kicking tires. 


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Blue In BC on December 17, 2019, 07:11:11 PM
Adeleke would be at the top of my list as well. Doesn't directly help with the rotation on the DL. At some point both Jefferson and Jeffcoat need to get some plays off as well.

Hansen helps that to a degree and I'd expect we'll see improvement in his play this season. I can't think of a Kongbo replacement at DE though.

Depending on who we lose in the secondary we may need to move Alexander forward back to DHB. Could still see a import at safety but it just might not be him.

Adeleke would give us a very good National option at safety though.

I wonder how much Hecht and D. Jones made in 2019 and what Adeleke will want in comparison.

EDIT: Of course there is the possibility of Exume or Hallett being given a chance in TC to win the spot to start and actual depth.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: gobombersgo on December 17, 2019, 07:16:38 PM
Anybody have a link to the latest neg list released?
TSN dropped some names and ?listed below? is a blank.


https://www.cfl.ca/2019/12/17/cfl-reveals-list-10-negotiation-list-players-team-4/ (https://www.cfl.ca/2019/12/17/cfl-reveals-list-10-negotiation-list-players-team-4/)

WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS

Name   Position   College   
BENTLEY, Jake   QB   South Carolina
CRACRAFT, River   WR   Washington State
DEAN, Jhavonte   DB   Miami
HEINICKE, Taylor   QB   Old Dominion
JOHNSON, Trey   DB   Villanova
MICKENS, Jaydon   WR   Washington
MOON, Quentin   LB   Western Illinois
REILLY, Brandon   WR   Nebraska
RINGO, Christian   DT   Louisiana Lafayette
RUDOLPH, Travis   WR   Florida State
* Denotes a player participating in an NCAA Bowl game


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: the paw on December 17, 2019, 08:18:03 PM
Adeleke would be at the top of my list as ell. Doesn't directly help with the rotation on the DL. At some point both Jefferson and Jeffcoat need to get some plays off as well.

Hansen helps that to a degree and I'd expect we'll see improvement in his play this season. I can't think of a Kongbo replacement at DE though.

Depending on who we lose in the secondary we may need to move Alexander forward back to DHB. Could still see a import at safety but it just might not be him.

Adeleke would give us a very good National option at safety though.

I wonder how much Hecht and D. Jones made in 2019 and what Adeleke will want in comparison.

EDIT: Of course there is the possibility of Exume or Hallett being given a chance in TC to win the spot to start and actual depth.


If we go back to a National at safety, I expect Roh (or someone like him) to roster as a DI DE.  I don't see Exume or Hallett as viable safety options.  Exume is a next gen Mike Miller, he will excel on STs, but that doesn't translate into a starting opportunity. 

Adeleke would be good, but there are some other affordable names on that list as well. 


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: booch on December 17, 2019, 08:26:51 PM
If we go back to a National at safety, I expect Roh (or someone like him) to roster as a DI DE.  I don't see Exume or Hallett as viable safety options.  Exume is a next gen Mike Miller, he will excel on STs, but that doesn't translate into a starting opportunity. 

Adeleke would be good, but there are some other affordable names on that list as well. 

Why you say that?..Exume was a DB and played corner, has cover skills, and way better closing speed than Miller, can totally see him at safety.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Blue In BC on December 17, 2019, 09:08:25 PM
If we go back to a National at safety, I expect Roh (or someone like him) to roster as a DI DE.  I don't see Exume or Hallett as viable safety options.  Exume is a next gen Mike Miller, he will excel on STs, but that doesn't translate into a starting opportunity. 

Adeleke would be good, but there are some other affordable names on that list as well. 

Which did you have in mind? There may be some good potential players but not sure what their SMS might be.

Ackie was one mentioned going into 2019 but he'll probably be expensive and I'm not sure he comes west.

In a perfect world our 2 2019 rookie DB's challenge for the starting safety spot.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: the paw on December 17, 2019, 09:36:52 PM
Why you say that?..Exume was a DB and played corner, has cover skills, and way better closing speed than Miller, can totally see him at safety.

Exume was drafted in the eighth round.  Walters actually said he was drafted solely on the strength of his freakishly good ST skills.  I can't find a scouting report on him, but stat sheets from college show a handful of tackles and not much else.  He was a receiver before college.

He has already exceeded expectations by a country mile.  I don't think its fair to project him as a starter based on that.  Who knows, a couple of more years and if he can show enough to justify occasional reps on D, then it makes sense to revisit the idea.  But it would be way premature to consider it now.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Pigskin on December 17, 2019, 10:09:23 PM
Exume has good size, excellent speed, and can make open field tackles. I would love to see him get a shot at safety.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: RebusRankin on December 17, 2019, 11:06:56 PM
Courtney Stephen would be a potential National option at S.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: kkc60 on December 18, 2019, 03:04:16 AM
Which did you have in mind? There may be some good potential players but not sure what their SMS might be.

Ackie was one mentioned going into 2019 but he'll probably be expensive and I'm not sure he comes west.

In a perfect world our 2 2019 rookie DB's challenge for the starting safety spot.
Adeleke is premium. A guy like Mike Daly would be more affordable and an upgrade over Hecht


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: gobombersgo on December 18, 2019, 01:10:12 PM
Ottawa signed another former Bomber:

2019-12-17   OTT   MCGLOSTER, Jamar   OL   A   Syracuse   Add To   Active Roster



Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Blue In BC on December 18, 2019, 02:14:14 PM
Adeleke is premium. A guy like Mike Daly would be more affordable and an upgrade over Hecht

Daly might be an upgrade over Hecht on ST's but I think he's not worthy of starting. Same for C.Stephen.

Adeleke won't be cheap but I'm not sure how expensive he'll be or where he'll land. Somebody will sign him. I'd like to be in the competition at the very least.



Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: booch on December 18, 2019, 02:19:27 PM
Daly might be an upgrade over Hecht on ST's but I think he's not worthy of starting. Same for C.Stephen.

Adeleke won't be cheap but I'm not sure how expensive he'll be or where he'll land. Somebody will sign him. I'd like to be in the competition at the very least.


Why do we need to be thinking going cheap...or bargain barrel shopping?...and if thats the case...whats the point....


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Jesse on December 18, 2019, 02:25:12 PM
Why do we need to be thinking going cheap...or bargain barrel shopping?...and if thats the case...whats the point....

We obviously can't spend a premium at every position.

Adeleke may be out of the price range we have set for that position...which means looking at other options.

Since we don't know the internal discussions or price caps, it's worth talking about.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: blue_or_die on December 18, 2019, 03:02:46 PM
We obviously can't spend a premium at every position.

Adeleke may be out of the price range we have set for that position...which means looking at other options.

Since we don't know the internal discussions or price caps, it's worth talking about.

It's worth talking about but I agree with booch. Unless we can get a really good Canadian safety, we might as well just keep Alexander there and figure out the ratio elsewhere.

It just doesn't feel like there's a lot available other than Adeleke and if there's a big drop after him and we are able to only do a "bit better than Hecht and Jones", I'm not able to get it up for that.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Jesse on December 18, 2019, 03:08:56 PM
It's worth talking about but I agree with booch. Unless we can get a really good Canadian safety, we might as well just keep Alexander there and figure out the ratio elsewhere.

It just doesn't feel like there's a lot available other than Adeleke and if there's a big drop after him and we are able to only do a "bit better than Hecht and Jones", I'm not able to get it up for that.

I didn't realize that's what he was suggesting.

Absolutely, then. It's going to be interesting to see how we deploy our nationals to start the year.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Blue In BC on December 18, 2019, 03:23:42 PM
Why do we need to be thinking going cheap...or bargain barrel shopping?...and if thats the case...whats the point....

It wasn't my intent to suggest that. Each team will set what they feel is a realistic amount. Some teams will go to extremes in order to acquire a free agent: Mike Reilly, Derel Walker for example.

I doubt Adeleke falls into that situation but he will likely see multiple offers. Depending on each team's given needs, some team may offer more. Combined with his preference in where he plays he may be out of reach.

He's just going into year 4 IIRC and has shown some talent and upside. Loffler got $170K I think from Montreal last year. Is that where Adeleke falls this year?

I don't know that any more than I know how much Hecht or D. Jones were getting.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Blue In BC on December 18, 2019, 03:33:21 PM
I didn't realize that's what he was suggesting.

Absolutely, then. It's going to be interesting to see how we deploy our nationals to start the year.

We need another Canadian starter unless we get Kongbo back then we can still use at import at safety.

The question becomes where could we do that by position if a candidate was available? Not likely we'd do that on offense. On defense safety is the logical spot.

As I suggested we may not be able to keep Alexander at safety if we lose Rose, Taylor, Sayles and Fenner. He'd be more valuable moving forward if that happens.

With the expectation that we're not bringing back Couture and Hecht there must be some SMS offsets there. Would Couture have been earning more than a potential safety might be looking for this season? I'd think starting Canadian OL are more expensive than safeties?



Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: the paw on December 18, 2019, 03:35:26 PM
Why do we need to be thinking going cheap...or bargain barrel shopping?...and if thats the case...whats the point....

It isn't necessarily being cheap.  Of the half dozen guys I listed earlier in the thread, most aren't even going to get to free agency.  If Adeleke is there, then you do the math.  If it's Daly or Kevin Francis, then it's different math.  But all of those guys I listed I see as an upgrade on Hecht.  I didn't list Courtney Stephen, because even though I've been a fan of his through his career, I think he is winding down.

But here's the point.  If we don't get a credible National DE like Kongbo who can alternate reps with Thomas, we need to go National at safety.  Thomas can't be an every down player, we've seen this show before.  He's great in his role, but too many reps and he loses effectiveness.  

We need a National starter on D, whether its one guy or by committee.  I don't think Briggs is up to the task, but I guess we could go shopping for Cameron Judge, but that isn't too realistic either.  Chances are it will be at the safety spot.  


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Blue In BC on December 18, 2019, 03:43:38 PM
Last year there were many conversations about not being willing to pay Loffler his asking price. Comments about safety being the easiest role to fill. Well we tried to fill it with Hecht.

Is Adeleke better than Loffler, equal to or lesser than? That's a different discussion but there is the crux of the decision.

How much is a fair price and / or how much are we willing / able to pay to fill that position?

All we can do is make an offer if he reaches free agency. The new 8 day rule on being able to shop around a deal will make things interesting. Good for the players not so much for the teams IMO.

Hmmmm. J. Gabriel might be a plan B option. Still has some mileage left on him. Greater experience but not the best injury history. Hasn't played more than 11 games in the last 4 seasons. I doubt he leaves Toronto though.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: booch on December 18, 2019, 03:47:34 PM
Couture as a 5th year starting O-lineman..would earn more than an Adeleke as a 4th year safety..basically due to supply and demand and positional value, so the amount to keep Couture would easily cover the price of Adeleke at the safety spot.

It would appear, or seem most logical that we keep the ratio the same as last year and have a National somewhere on defense with safety being most likely at moment due to roster questions with our returning DB's or shall I say ones who may not be back, and the fact that I think our defense was stronger when we had full doses of Nevis and Richardson in the middle.

There are several options in free-agency currently where we could go National there and be an upgrade over Hecht and Jones, but that can change before we even get a shot at them.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: the paw on December 18, 2019, 03:48:29 PM
Last year there were many conversations about not being willing to pay Loffler his asking price. Comments about safety being the easiest role to fill. Well we tried to fill it with Hecht.

Is Adeleke better than Loffler, equal to or lesser than? That's a different discussion but there is the crux of the decision.

How much is a fair price and / or how much are we willing / able to pay to fill that position?

All we can do is make an offer if he reaches free agency. The new 8 day rule on being able to shop around a deal will make things interesting. Good for the players not so much for the teams IMO.

We let Loffler go because we didn't want to spend heavy at safety.  That is one of the moves that freed up cash for Jefferson and Bighill.  If Adeleke is as good as Loffler, he will comparable offers, and it probably won't be us.  If Jefferson doesn't re-sign, then we may reprioritize and decide to spend at safety instead, but I think we are more likely to end up with second tier free agent guy.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Blue In BC on December 18, 2019, 03:52:22 PM
Couture as a 5th year starting O-lineman..would earn more than an Adeleke as a 4th year safety..basically due to supply and demand and positional value, so the amount to keep Couture would easily cover the price of Adeleke at the safety spot.

It would appear, or seem most logical that we keep the ratio the same as last year and have a National somewhere on defense with safety being most likely at moment due to roster questions with our returning DB's or shall I say ones who may not be back, and the fact that I think our defense was stronger when we had full doses of Nevis and Richardson in the middle.

There are several options in free-agency currently where we could go National there and be an upgrade over Hecht and Jones, but that can change before we even get a shot at them.

That's what I was thinking re OL versus safety SMS hit. Until we see what it costs us to re-acquire our own free agents, how / where we can spend is a bit TBD.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: booch on December 18, 2019, 03:53:27 PM
We let Loffler go because we didn't want to spend heavy at safety.  That is one of the moves that freed up cash for Jefferson and Bighill.  If Adeleke is as good as Loffler, he will comparable offers, and it probably won't be us.  If Jefferson doesn't re-sign, then we may reprioritize and decide to spend at safety instead, but I think we are more likely to end up with second tier free agent guy.

Lost in the discussion as well is hallett...who many people believe will be an excellent safety too...perhaps he takes the job this year..athletically he has all the attributes you want...then we have entry level salary there for another year and some SMS to use elsewhere


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Blue In BC on December 18, 2019, 04:00:37 PM
Lost in the discussion as well is hallett...who many people believe will be an excellent safety too...perhaps he takes the job this year..athletically he has all the attributes you want...then we have entry level salary there for another year and some SMS to use elsewhere

Yeah I mentioned him earlier. I like him as well as Exume. At the very least I think they should get TC and pre season time to win the job.

Hard to say what the coaches are thinking at the moment about their progress. If they think there is a strong chance doing that they won't be going out and spending $170K ( for example ) to sign somebody.





Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: booch on December 18, 2019, 04:03:11 PM
Yeah I mentioned him earlier. I like him as well as Exume. At the very least I think they should get TC and pre season time to win the job.

Hard to say what the coaches are thinking at the moment about their progress. If they think there is a strong chance doing that they won't be going out and spending $170K ( for example ) to sign somebody.





From the visual check and athletic aspect of things, both Hallett and Exume would give us more at the safety spot than Hecht did to be honest, and could grow into it being very good...


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Point of attack on December 18, 2019, 04:03:41 PM
Worked for me on TSN main page.
Second time loaded.
Thanks.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Point of attack on December 18, 2019, 04:04:39 PM

https://www.cfl.ca/2019/12/17/cfl-reveals-list-10-negotiation-list-players-team-4/ (https://www.cfl.ca/2019/12/17/cfl-reveals-list-10-negotiation-list-players-team-4/)

WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS

Name   Position   College   
BENTLEY, Jake   QB   South Carolina
CRACRAFT, River   WR   Washington State
DEAN, Jhavonte   DB   Miami
HEINICKE, Taylor   QB   Old Dominion
JOHNSON, Trey   DB   Villanova
MICKENS, Jaydon   WR   Washington
MOON, Quentin   LB   Western Illinois
REILLY, Brandon   WR   Nebraska
RINGO, Christian   DT   Louisiana Lafayette
RUDOLPH, Travis   WR   Florida State
* Denotes a player participating in an NCAA Bowl game

Thanks


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: blue_or_die on December 18, 2019, 05:21:27 PM
We let Loffler go because we didn't want to spend heavy at safety.  That is one of the moves that freed up cash for Jefferson and Bighill.  If Adeleke is as good as Loffler, he will comparable offers, and it probably won't be us.  If Jefferson doesn't re-sign, then we may reprioritize and decide to spend at safety instead, but I think we are more likely to end up with second tier free agent guy.

I think there's a difference between buying an expensive safety and giving Kavis Reed money to a guy who valued himself at 200k. I mean who knows what Adeleke will demand, but I think there's a degree of separation between the two.

Our main priority is signing our own guys who we don't want to leave, and then will have to make due with what's left. What I will say is that if we take a major loss to one of our must-signs that frees up cash, spending it on a very good dare-I-say ratio-breaking Canadian safety like Adeleke will be the logical response.

Come to think of it, if we get most of our must-signs back like Rose, Sayles and Nevis, safety is the only spot I really feel we have a need to upgrade via FA.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Blue In BC on December 18, 2019, 05:29:29 PM
I think there's a difference between buying an expensive safety and giving Kavis Reed money to a guy who valued himself at 200k. I mean who knows what Adeleke will demand, but I think there's a degree of separation between the two.

Our main priority is signing our own guys who we don't want to leave, and then will have to make due with what's left. What I will say is that if we take a major loss to one of our must-signs that frees up cash, spending it on a very good dare-I-say ratio-breaking Canadian safety like Adeleke will be the logical response.

Come to think of it, if we get most of our must-signs back like Rose, Sayles and Nevis, safety is the only spot I really feel we have a need to upgrade via FA.

I agree. Priority # 1 is signing our own top potential free agents. Then figure out how much we have left to sign free agents from other teams if they are still free agents.

Ideally we sign most of our free agents before free agency starts. Otherwise choices change quickly in the 1st couple of minutes, hours and days of free agency. While we may be " waiting " on one player to sign we may lose the opportunity to sign another. That and with no guarantee we get the player we waiting on.

It's something every team will face in free agency.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: blue_or_die on December 18, 2019, 05:43:00 PM
I agree. Priority # 1 is signing our own top potential free agents. Then figure out how much we have left to sign free agents from other teams if they are still free agents.

Ideally we sign most of our free agents before free agency starts. Otherwise choices change quickly in the 1st couple of minutes, hours and days of free agency. While we may be " waiting " on one player to sign we may lose the opportunity to sign another. That and with no guarantee we get the player we waiting on.

It's something every team will face in free agency.

I fear this will happen with Nevis this year again, as last year he tested free agency and then signed with us weeks afterward. I didn't think he would be back, but I guess that is just how he/his agent approach the FA period.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Blue In BC on December 18, 2019, 06:04:53 PM
I fear this will happen with Nevis this year again, as last year he tested free agency and then signed with us weeks afterward. I didn't think he would be back, but I guess that is just how he/his agent approach the FA period.

We may waiting on a few of our players long after free agency starts. Rose, Jefferson, Kongbo, Nevis, Sayles probably don't sign before free agency, if at all. Then here is the entire issue of QB's and what that adds to SMS for 2019?


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Throw Long Bannatyne on December 18, 2019, 06:09:24 PM
I fear this will happen with Nevis this year again, as last year he tested free agency and then signed with us weeks afterward. I didn't think he would be back, but I guess that is just how he/his agent approach the FA period.

Nevis plays largely without fanfare or recognition and he is arguably the best DT in the league at stopping the run.  Can't blame him for wanting to get paid his worth, money and memories are all he's going to get out of the game.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: the paw on December 18, 2019, 06:30:35 PM
I think there's a difference between buying an expensive safety and giving Kavis Reed money to a guy who valued himself at 200k. I mean who knows what Adeleke will demand, but I think there's a degree of separation between the two.

Our main priority is signing our own guys who we don't want to leave, and then will have to make due with what's left. What I will say is that if we take a major loss to one of our must-signs that frees up cash, spending it on a very good dare-I-say ratio-breaking Canadian safety like Adeleke will be the logical response.

Come to think of it, if we get most of our must-signs back like Rose, Sayles and Nevis, safety is the only spot I really feel we have a need to upgrade via FA.

I don't know how close in market value Adeleke is to Loffler, but I don't really expect Adeleke to get to free agency any way.  Bouka is already off the market earlier today. 

And while I agree it would be great to have last year's defence back, we are going to lose some of these guys, if not to the NFL, then possibly to other teams.  How we replace the ones we lose, while also addressing the safety position, will be a moving target through free agency.   And while anything can happen, my take on Walter's method of building his team is that he isn't like to splash cash on the safety spot.  But it will be entertaining....


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: booch on December 18, 2019, 06:51:44 PM
I fear this will happen with Nevis this year again, as last year he tested free agency and then signed with us weeks afterward. I didn't think he would be back, but I guess that is just how he/his agent approach the FA period.

Is that what he actually did tho..test free agency?...also he and the club may have agreed upon him seeing what market was, and that if it fit in our budget we would match..I see that being more of how it went down than him coming back cause he couldn't get a decent offer elsewhere, as he really enjoys his time here and does work outside of his football here, and the coaches loved and raved about him


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: theaardvark on December 18, 2019, 08:02:55 PM
We let Loffler go because we didn't want to spend heavy at safety.  That is one of the moves that freed up cash for Jefferson and Bighill.  If Adeleke is as good as Loffler, he will comparable offers, and it probably won't be us.  If Jefferson doesn't re-sign, then we may reprioritize and decide to spend at safety instead, but I think we are more likely to end up with second tier free agent guy.

If Loffler didn't have injury problems and require "load management", I think we would have paid to keep him.  But those issues were not something that made him attractive at the price he got in MTL.  Good on him for getting his payday, and for only 6 games.  Interestingly, we lost a total of 5 games over three years with him, MTL lost 12 in one year...  have to wonder if they will cut him before roster bonuses are due...



Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: TBURGESS on December 18, 2019, 08:34:08 PM
We tried to go cheap. Thought we could go with Hecht at safety instead of Loffler. That was mostly a disaster. We didn't get good safety play until we moved Alexander there and made up the one NI on defence by rotating Thomas and Kongbo. Assuming they're both back, I expect we will do the same next year.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: blue_or_die on December 18, 2019, 08:48:50 PM
Is that what he actually did tho..test free agency?...also he and the club may have agreed upon him seeing what market was, and that if it fit in our budget we would match..I see that being more of how it went down than him coming back cause he couldn't get a decent offer elsewhere, as he really enjoys his time here and does work outside of his football here, and the coaches loved and raved about him

I guess that could be possible, but that's a bit of a tale there. He went to free agency, held out, and ended up coming back to our offer. I think that's all anyone really knows..

We tried to go cheap. Thought we could go with Hecht at safety instead of Loffler. That was mostly a disaster. We didn't get good safety play until we moved Alexander there and made up the one NI on defence by rotating Thomas and Kongbo. Assuming they're both back, I expect we will do the same next year.

I'm expecting, unfortunately, for Kongbo to be with the NFL for most of next season and barring us getting another rotational Nat DL, I think we are forced to turn our heads to the safety position to address the ratio.

Agreed that it wouldn't be prudent to cheap out, and we should get someone very good at the position. If possible, of course.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: theaardvark on December 18, 2019, 09:47:26 PM
We tried to go cheap. Thought we could go with Hecht at safety instead of Loffler. That was mostly a disaster. We didn't get good safety play until we moved Alexander there and made up the one NI on defence by rotating Thomas and Kongbo. Assuming they're both back, I expect we will do the same next year.

Hecht played well previously, and Loffler priced himself out of the job (weighing the potential injury issues).  Walters guessed right in this case...


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Pigskin on December 18, 2019, 10:17:09 PM
Hecht played well previously, and Loffler priced himself out of the job (weighing the potential injury issues).  Walters guessed right in this case...

Hecht played okay, but was never good enough to play as a starter. The man can't make open field tackles. He is also slow to the ball.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: TBURGESS on December 18, 2019, 10:51:16 PM
Hecht played well previously, and Loffler priced himself out of the job (weighing the potential injury issues).  Walters guessed right in this case...
Hecht was never anything more than a fill in. Someone else was pencilled in as our NI safety in the off season (I Can't Remember his name). The story at the time was that he almost beat out Loffler the year before for the safety spot.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: pjrocksmb on December 18, 2019, 10:59:42 PM
We tried to go cheap. Thought we could go with Hecht at safety instead of Loffler. That was mostly a disaster. We didn't get good safety play until we moved Alexander there and made up the one NI on defence by rotating Thomas and Kongbo. Assuming they're both back, I expect we will do the same next year.

disaster is a way overstated


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: theaardvark on December 18, 2019, 11:23:48 PM
Hecht was never anything more than a fill in. Someone else was pencilled in as our NI safety in the off season (I Can't Remember his name). The story at the time was that he almost beat out Loffler the year before for the safety spot.

Jones....  


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: blue_or_die on December 19, 2019, 02:21:32 AM
Hecht was never anything more than a fill in. Someone else was pencilled in as our NI safety in the off season (I Can't Remember his name). The story at the time was that he almost beat out Loffler the year before for the safety spot.

Derek Jones.

I was also concerned that he wouldn't pan out. Not only did that happen, but he didn't even win the job vs Hecht, who went from serviceable to disposable as a starter. That said, I'd be ok if we signed Hecht for cheap to play STs.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: dd on December 19, 2019, 02:26:44 AM
disaster is a way overstated
Hecht at safety was a complete disaster. He was always out of position and rarely made a play. Our season turned around the instant Alexander went back there.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Blue In BC on December 19, 2019, 02:14:42 PM
Derek Jones.

I was also concerned that he wouldn't pan out. Not only did that happen, but he didn't even win the job vs Hecht, who went from serviceable to disposable as a starter. That said, I'd be ok if we signed Hecht for cheap to play STs.

I said that during the off season when there was talk from management that he nearly beat out Loffler in 2018. I scoffed and had serious doubts.

Not being able to beat out Hecht confirmed my thoughts. He's a decent blue collar ST guy but I don't want to see him on the field on defense.

Depending on what his $$$'s might be in 2019, he might not be a player we re-sign.

In 2019 we drafted and added Desjarlais, Eli, Hallett, Exume and Kongbo to the roster. Griffith's hung around on the PR. We added some other Canadians to the PR during the season that may make a push for roster spots as well.

Although our draft position is lower we've drafted very well and those will be new players added to the AR in 2020.

I don't see anybody or draft choices being traded in any significant way. What happens in free agency could impact where changes are made and how the roster is put together.

Looking forward to seeing how this shakes out. I agree that the general feeling is that the Bombers culture will attract free agents. Who might fit will see.





Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: kkc60 on December 19, 2019, 02:22:54 PM
Hecht at safety was a complete disaster. He was always out of position and rarely made a play. Our season turned around the instant Alexander went back there.
Remember how we would seemingly always blitz Hurl to make up for the fact he was a liability al MLB? Well Hecht was blitzed a lot more than Alexander was when he moved to safety.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Blue In BC on December 19, 2019, 02:28:15 PM
Remember how we would seemingly always blitz Hurl to make up for the fact he was a liability al MLB? Well Hecht was blitzed a lot more than Alexander was when he moved to safety.

I'm trying to forget.

In fairness to Hecht and Jones they both seem to give us 100% and are good team players. We can't expect them to be more than they are from a talent point of view.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: the paw on December 19, 2019, 02:50:55 PM
I'm trying to forget.

In fairness to Hecht and Jones they both seem to give us 100% and are good team players. We can't expect them to be more than they are from a talent point of view.


Good point.  Hecht actually played better than I thought he would, at least in the first half of the season.  We got good mileage out of a guy who was basically hanging on to the knot at the end of his rope....


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: kkc60 on December 19, 2019, 04:23:31 PM
I'm trying to forget.

In fairness to Hecht and Jones they both seem to give us 100% and are good team players. We can't expect them to be more than they are from a talent point of view.
Well yeah sure but they aren't starters. Great guys, good STers. But not good defensive starters


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: gobombersgo on December 20, 2019, 10:35:43 PM
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According to the CFL transaction wire, the #Bombers have added a pair of American receivers from their neg list.

Travis Rudolph is a 6'1" 186lb Florida State product with some NFL experience.

Kayaune Ross is 6'5" 225lb project, nicknamed 'Godzilla' by his WR coach at Kentucky.


Bombers sign former NFL receiver Travis Rudolph

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Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: gobombersgo on December 20, 2019, 10:37:46 PM
Ottawa signs another former Bomber:

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Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: TecnoGenius on December 21, 2019, 07:06:37 AM
We tried to go cheap. Thought we could go with Hecht at safety instead of Loffler. That was mostly a disaster. We didn't get good safety play until we moved Alexander there

Good point.  Hecht actually played better than I thought he would, at least in the first half of the season.  We got good mileage out of a guy who was basically hanging on to the knot at the end of his rope....

Hecht had his shortcomings (noted in earlier posts), but he (and the secondary) were pretty solid for the first 5-6 games (FWIR).  It wasn't like he was trash or anything.  I remember at the beginning of the season many (including me) were like "Loffler who?".  Hecht was making INTs, big plays, and blowing up players.  Yes, Alexander was way better (astoundingly good in the last 4 games), but it's not really a fair comparison, as Alexander doesn't help at all on the ratio.

I'm not sure what the solution at FS is in 2020, as even if we get Kongbo back we may need Alexander at DB to replace a NFL-loss.  We'll have to see more of how our re-signs, FAs and NFL-testers shake out.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: buckzumhoff on December 23, 2019, 12:46:11 AM
Loffler getting out to Montreal was a good move by us. Loffler couldn't cover had a hard time reading patterns , he could hit, but what good is that after the receiver has caught the ball 25 yards downfield. Hecht was better than Loffler . at least he went for the ball and probably had more interceptions .


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: pjrocksmb on December 23, 2019, 03:27:05 AM
Loffler getting out to Montreal was a good move by us. Loffler couldn't cover had a hard time reading patterns , he could hit, but what good is that after the receiver has caught the ball 25 yards downfield. Hecht was better than Loffler . at least he went for the ball and probably had more interceptions .
I would rate them similar with both having a few short comings but overall serviceable most of the time with the ability to have impact on balls games occasionally


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Blue In BC on December 23, 2019, 02:16:43 PM
Hopefully we get back 10 -12 of our potential free agents. Our roster was very solid but these 1 year deals make it a challenge to retain everybody.  Every team has the same challenge.

Who we want back is fairly obvious for the most part. Who we get back is not quite as certain. Each team probably finished the season with around 60 ( 540 total ) players once you include IR players. The potential free agent list is over 250 players at the moment.

Let the re-signings begin Jan 2. lol


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: blue_or_die on December 23, 2019, 04:03:20 PM
Hopefully we get back 10 -12 of our potential free agents. Our roster was very solid but these 1 year deals make it a challenge to retain everybody.  Every team has the same challenge.

Who we want back is fairly obvious for the most part. Who we get back is not quite as certain. Each team probably finished the season with around 60 ( 540 total ) players once you include IR players. The potential free agent list is over 250 players at the moment.

Let the re-signings begin Jan 2. lol


Yep, Hoping that the next 6 weeks after the holidays are packed with re-signings of our key free agents. Of course it is unlikely we will be able to keep everyone we want before FA Day, but I would like Feb to be focused on mostly targeting new guys that improve an area of need (fingers crossed for Adeleke!!) vs replacing too many guys who leave for whatever reason.

...and after that, well, I hope the weather warms up real fast and we can start talking training camp. lol.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Throw Long Bannatyne on December 23, 2019, 04:04:47 PM
Loffler getting out to Montreal was a good move by us. Loffler couldn't cover had a hard time reading patterns , he could hit, but what good is that after the receiver has caught the ball 25 yards downfield. Hecht was better than Loffler . at least he went for the ball and probably had more interceptions .

Drivel, not even close, Loffler had more statistics in virtually ever category they track in 4 years than Hecht accumulated in 10 years of play.  One was a perennial CFL All-Star the other an also ran who rarely earned a start.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: theaardvark on December 23, 2019, 04:11:41 PM
Hopefully we get back 10 -12 of our potential free agents. Our roster was very solid but these 1 year deals make it a challenge to retain everybody.  Every team has the same challenge.

Who we want back is fairly obvious for the most part. Who we get back is not quite as certain. Each team probably finished the season with around 60 ( 540 total ) players once you include IR players. The potential free agent list is over 250 players at the moment.

Let the re-signings begin Jan 2. lol


Walters has put us in a better position than other teams, we have the fewest pending FA's in the league...


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Blue In BC on December 23, 2019, 04:28:05 PM
Walters has put us in a better position than other teams, we have the fewest pending FA's in the league...

That's true and he's done a good job season to season putting together a very good roster.

OTOH winning the Grey Cup tends to attract other teams to more of our free agents. We've got a few top players getting looks in the NFL which I don't remember seeing last year.

Going into the off season the SMS question surrounding QB's and the SMS is a big question. Regardless of who we sign there might be an increase overall to the total.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Horseman on December 23, 2019, 04:30:35 PM
Jefferson is a must re-sign player, he is to dominate to let go.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: blue_or_die on December 23, 2019, 04:34:46 PM
Jefferson is a must re-sign player, he is to dominate to let go.

too dominant

I'm sorry horsie, but it would have killed me to let that one go. Merry Christmas!!  ;D


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: theaardvark on December 23, 2019, 05:27:43 PM
Jefferson is a must re-sign player, he is to dominate to let go.

No chance he signs anywhere else in the CFL... but we might lose him to an NFL offer...


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: blue_or_die on December 23, 2019, 05:52:58 PM
No chance he signs anywhere else in the CFL... but we might lose him to an NFL offer...

I agree.

He likes it here (won a championship...how could you not?) and Walters will pay him. We will let Roh walk which will free up some dollars. Hoping we can get McCallister on the roster to be our rotating Int. Cheap and effective.

Too bad we don?t still have Kongbo here on an ELC all next year.

Like Aards said, not worried about anyone wanting to be anywhere but here in the CFL. It?s the ?other league? I?m concerned with. Likely few will stick but they could likely hang there long enough to miss significant time, which makes it very hard for KW to plan.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Blue In BC on December 23, 2019, 07:39:05 PM
I agree.

He likes it here (won a championship...how could you not?) and Walters will pay him. We will let Roh walk which will free up some dollars. Hoping we can get McCallister on the roster to be our rotating Int. Cheap and effective.

Too bad we don?t still have Kongbo here on an ELC all next year.

Like Aards said, not worried about anyone wanting to be anywhere but here in the CFL. It?s the ?other league? I?m concerned with. Likely few will stick but they could likely hang there long enough to miss significant time, which makes it very hard for KW to plan.

1st round picks on ELC's aren't usually at minimum dollars. Not sure how much he might have gotten. Since it was clear he wouldn't be able to clear medical for 1/3 of the season that may have set the bar lower for his 1st year. Hard to tell.

In any case would certainly like him back for 2020. It would help the DL rotation but he was improving week to week.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: blue girl on December 23, 2019, 08:19:33 PM
Walters has put us in a better position than other teams, we have the fewest pending FA's in the league...
Yes we have the fewest FA's but how many can we re-sign. We need to bring back Nichols or Collaros and Bryant on offence and Jefferson and Rose on defence. 


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Horseman on December 23, 2019, 09:37:46 PM
too dominant

I'm sorry horsie, but it would have killed me to let that one go. Merry Christmas!!  ;D


Touche, Merry Christmas back at all of you.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: gobombersgo on December 24, 2019, 02:32:17 AM
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Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Jesse on December 24, 2019, 03:12:25 AM
No chance he signs anywhere else in the CFL... but we might lose him to an NFL offer...

We are his third team in the CFL. I think we have as good a chance as any, but to say there's no chance is a little optimistic.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Pigskin on December 24, 2019, 04:50:52 PM
The Duck, is 5' 10", 180, runs a 4.50, 40.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: GOLDMEMBER on December 24, 2019, 05:31:22 PM
The Duck, is 5' 10", 180, runs a 4.50, 40.
hopefully has great hips and is smart.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: gobombersgo on December 28, 2019, 12:01:19 PM
BOMBERS RELEASE DEFENSIVE BACK WINSTON ROSE TO PURSUE NFL OPPORTUNITIES

WINNIPEG, MB., December 27, 2019 -  The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the club has released defensive back Winston Rose in order for him to further pursue NFL opportunities.

https://www.bluebombers.com/2019/12/27/bombers-release-defensive-back-winston-rose-pursue-nfl-opportunities/ (https://www.bluebombers.com/2019/12/27/bombers-release-defensive-back-winston-rose-pursue-nfl-opportunities/)


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: gobombersgo on December 28, 2019, 12:04:09 PM
BLUE BOMBERS RE-SIGN RUNNING BACK JOHNNY AUGUSTINE

WINNIPEG, MB., December 27, 2019 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the club has signed Canadian running back Johnny Augustine to a two-year contract extension. Augustine was scheduled to be a free agent in February.

Augustine (5-9, 206, University of Guelph, July 7, 1993 in Welland, ON) will be entering his third season with the Bombers in 2020 after signing with the club prior to the 2018 season.
He played in 16 regular season games for the Bombers in 2019, rushing 38 times for 242 yards and adding six receptions for 92 yards and a touchdown.

Augustine earned a spot with the Bombers after an impressive training camp in 2018 that included rushing eight times for 81 yards and a touchdown in a preseason win over Edmonton. He dressed for nine regular season games, rushing seven times for 51 yards and a touchdown - all those touches coming in the club's regular season finale in Edmonton.

Augustine 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.

https://www.bluebombers.com/2019/12/27/blue-bombers-re-sign-running-back-johnny-augustine/ (https://www.bluebombers.com/2019/12/27/blue-bombers-re-sign-running-back-johnny-augustine/)


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: GCn19 on December 29, 2019, 07:59:34 PM
1st round picks on ELC's aren't usually at minimum dollars. Not sure how much he might have gotten. Since it was clear he wouldn't be able to clear medical for 1/3 of the season that may have set the bar lower for his 1st year. Hard to tell.

In any case would certainly like him back for 2020. It would help the DL rotation but he was improving week to week.


First round picks are usually in the 85k neighborhood.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Blue In BC on December 29, 2019, 08:15:26 PM
We probably had players earning more than the ELC but in the $65-$75K area. I wonder how the new minimum impacts those players when the min goes up to $65K.

It seems unfair to player that were above the min by $10K-$15K to now be on par with the lowest SMS level?

I'm glad the minimum ELC is going up but do wonder how much this changes adds for players already on the roster.

By my count we had about 18 players on ELC's although a few were not at min level.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Blue In BC on December 30, 2019, 06:31:16 PM
There are a bunch of players that ended up on the IR to close the season. Many were 1st year players and in theory still under contract. They don't show on either the potential free agent or still under contract lists?? Calver, Latour, Griffith, Williams and Janke to name a few.

Nelson was a 2nd year player that I would have thought earned at least a TC invitation.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Throw Long Bannatyne on December 30, 2019, 06:46:21 PM
There are a bunch of players that ended up on the IR to close the season. Many were 1st year players and in theory still under contract. They don't show on either the potential free agent or still under contract lists?? Calver, Latour, Griffith, Williams and Janke to name a few.

Nelson was a 2nd year player that I would have thought earned at least a TC invitation.

Griffiths was on the one game I.R. at the end of the season, I don't know if that effects his status or not but I would be surprised if they don't try hard to retain him.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: the paw on December 30, 2019, 06:59:08 PM
There are a bunch of players that ended up on the IR to close the season. Many were 1st year players and in theory still under contract. They don't show on either the potential free agent or still under contract lists?? Calver, Latour, Griffith, Williams and Janke to name a few.

Nelson was a 2nd year player that I would have thought earned at least a TC invitation.

They are still under contract if they were on either 1 game or 6 game IR at the end of the season.  Those who have an expiring contract are also on the pending free agent list:  Nichols, Nelson, Roh, & Couture being among them. 

Griffiths, Janke etc. are still under contract.   According to the bylaws and 14.02 of the CBA, the team can have up to 85 players under contract during the off season, reduced to 75 on May 1st.  That's enough to accommodate both IRs and the practice roster guys as well.  Of course some of those may get dropped sooner, depending on how plans evolve. 

As for Nelson, I think if they plan on retaining Lucky, Nelson is redundant.  Personally, I would trade Whitehead to the Eastern Conference where he can shine as a dedicated returner.  He isn't better than Janarion Grant on that score, and I don't think hes good enough as an every down receiver.  But he should have some value.  I would like to see us add a receiver with CFL experience who can get us 800 yards in that spot.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: kronic on December 30, 2019, 07:15:46 PM
No chance he signs anywhere else in the CFL... but we might lose him to an NFL offer...

Lol @ ?no chance?.

He left Edmonton. He won a cup there too.
He left Saskatchewan.

I REALLY hope I?m wrong, because he?d be at or near the top of the list of players I want back, but I see him somewhat as a mercenary.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Blue In BC on December 30, 2019, 07:29:11 PM
They are still under contract if they were on either 1 game or 6 game IR at the end of the season.  Those who have an expiring contract are also on the pending free agent list:  Nichols, Nelson, Roh, & Couture being among them. 

Griffiths, Janke etc. are still under contract.   According to the bylaws and 14.02 of the CBA, the team can have up to 85 players under contract during the off season, reduced to 75 on May 1st.  That's enough to accommodate both IRs and the practice roster guys as well.  Of course some of those may get dropped sooner, depending on how plans evolve. 

As for Nelson, I think if they plan on retaining Lucky, Nelson is redundant.  Personally, I would trade Whitehead to the Eastern Conference where he can shine as a dedicated returner.  He isn't better than Janarion Grant on that score, and I don't think hes good enough as an every down receiver.  But he should have some value.  I would like to see us add a receiver with CFL experience who can get us 800 yards in that spot.

Nelson doesn't show on either list at the moment. Yes he might be redundant to Whitehead and Grant and I doubt we trade Whitehead.

OTOH, Nelson would be a 3rd year player and has had some opportunity as both a returner and receiver. To that end he might be a better receiver than Grant at the moment.  A 1st year player might be a better fit to sit on the PR instead of Nelson.

So chances are not good for Nelson to stick. That said he's the only other import receiver we had that ever saw the field.

While I am expecting Adams to re-sign we might go after somebody like Derel Walker. Or Lawler might take on a bigger role changing the roster choices and needs?

The free agency ball starts rolling soon and we'll see many potential free agents re-sign in January. It's going to be interesting once again.

There are some non Bomber talents on the potential list that would be of interest. The QB choice could come in free agency. I have no real idea how management is ranking their hopes / choices.

Another starting Canadian like Adeleke would be my hope beyond settling on a QB.




Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: the paw on December 30, 2019, 07:42:46 PM
Nelson doesn't show on either list at the moment. Yes he might be redundant to Whitehead and Grant and I doubt we trade Whitehead.

OTOH, Nelson would be a 3rd year player and has had some opportunity as both a returner and receiver. To that end he might be a better receiver than Grant at the moment.  A 1st year player might be a better fit to sit on the PR instead of Nelson.

So chances are not good for Nelson to stick. That said he's the only other import receiver we had that ever saw the field.

While I am expecting Adams to re-sign we might go after somebody like Derel Walker. Or Lawler might take on a bigger role changing the roster choices and needs?

The free agency ball starts rolling soon and we'll see many potential free agents re-sign in January. It's going to be interesting once again.

There are some non Bomber talents on the potential list that would be of interest. The QB choice could come in free agency. I have no real idea how management is ranking their hopes / choices.

Another starting Canadian like Adeleke would be my hope beyond settling on a QB.




Nelson is shown on the 6 game IR posted on the Bomber website (roster page).

Things we probably agree on:

1.  Looking for Lawler to break out in 2020 with a new OC and a year under his belt.

2.  Would like another legit receiver (Derel Walker might be shooting high though)

3.  Probably going back to Canadian at safety, and getting a good one like Adeleke would be smart. 

4.  Free agency is going to be especially fun with the pre-free agency consultation that will be allowed this year. 


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: blue_gold_84 on December 30, 2019, 08:10:05 PM
Lol @ ?no chance?.

He left Edmonton. He won a cup there too.
He left Saskatchewan.

I REALLY hope I?m wrong, because he?d be at or near the top of the list of players I want back, but I see him somewhat as a mercenary.

He was an Eskimo for two seasons (2013, 2015) and a Roughrider for two (2017, 2018) plus the balance of the 2016 season when he returned from the NFL. Keep in mind he played for the same HC (Chris Jones) in all of those seasons. He then signed here for the 2019 season, the first time playing for another head coach.

He's played for literally three teams and two separate head coaches. How does that make him a mercenary? ???


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: theaardvark on December 30, 2019, 09:01:14 PM
Lol @ ?no chance?.

He left Edmonton. He won a cup there too.
He left Saskatchewan.

I REALLY hope I?m wrong, because he?d be at or near the top of the list of players I want back, but I see him somewhat as a mercenary.

I think he likes it here... he really embraced the city and the team dynamic.  He may have followed Jones, but when Jones left, he looked for a home, and we gave him one...


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Blue In BC on December 30, 2019, 09:55:41 PM
Nelson is shown on the 6 game IR posted on the Bomber website (roster page).

Things we probably agree on:

1.  Looking for Lawler to break out in 2020 with a new OC and a year under his belt.

2.  Would like another legit receiver (Derel Walker might be shooting high though)

3.  Probably going back to Canadian at safety, and getting a good one like Adeleke would be smart. 

4.  Free agency is going to be especially fun with the pre-free agency consultation that will be allowed this year. 

Re Nelson. I know he's listed on the roster on the 6 game IR at the end of the season. What I was referring to was that on the Bomber free agent sticky he's not listed as under contract or as a potential free agent. He may have been in the last year of his contract as a 2nd year Bomber.

The Bomber roster is often not entirely accurate. It's possible that some players have been quietly released while others have been re-signed from the PR for example.

None of the " future contract " players are listed on the roster yet and that's about 20 players.

Not to suggest he was released or that he won't be released before TC. He's just an example of question marks going into 2020 whose situation could change based on what else happens in free agency.

Walker is too steep a price but Begelton or Roosevelt might be of interest. All depends on SMS asks etc etc.

Realistically we have too wait to see who re-signs with current teams and many top players will do just that before mid February. After that some very good talent will have interest coming to Winnipeg IMO. Whether we need replacements or can afford those replacements is a TBD.

If we get back 12 of our top potential free agents ( including 1 of our QB's ), free safety might be the only real need


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: gobombersgo on December 30, 2019, 11:15:55 PM
Re Nelson. I know he's listed on the roster on the 6 game IR at the end of the season. What I was referring to was that on the Bomber free agent sticky he's not listed as under contract or as a potential free agent. He may have been in the last year of his contract as a 2nd year Bomber.

The Bomber roster is often not entirely accurate. It's possible that some players have been quietly released while others have been re-signed from the PR for example.

None of the " future contract " players are listed on the roster yet and that's about 20 players.

Not to suggest he was released or that he won't be released before TC. He's just an example of question marks going into 2020 whose situation could change based on what else happens in free agency.

Walker is too steep a price but Begelton or Roosevelt might be of interest. All depends on SMS asks etc etc.

Realistically we have too wait to see who re-signs with current teams and many top players will do just that before mid February. After that some very good talent will have interest coming to Winnipeg IMO. Whether we need replacements or can afford those replacements is a TBD.

If we get back 12 of our top potential free agents ( including 1 of our QB's ), free safety might be the only real need
The Bomber FA sticky is from a list provided by 3DownNation. That list wasn't 100% accurate as it didn't include Nichols, Nelson and Foketi.

The CFL.CA FA tracker came out a few days later and includes Nelson as a pending free agent.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Throw Long Bannatyne on December 31, 2019, 02:22:09 AM
The Bomber FA sticky is from a list provided by 3DownNation. That list wasn't 100% accurate as it didn't include Nichols, Nelson and Foketi.

The CFL.CA FA tracker came out a few days later and includes Nelson as a pending free agent.

Nelson, Walker, Grant, Whitehead all offer the same skill set more or less, shifty guys with good speed who can handle kick returns or play receiver to some extent but will probably never become primary targets.  I'm all for keeping two of them to fill in for Lawler, Bailey and Adams but I hope the Bombers continue to pursue the bigger body receivers as a trend.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: TecnoGenius on December 31, 2019, 05:20:14 AM
Nelson was a 2nd year player that I would have thought earned at least a TC invitation.

Yes, Nelson kind of got shafted by getting injured and Lucky/Grant coming on strong.  Knowing The (loyal) Mafia, I bet Nelson gets a TC look if he wants it.  I'm rewatching the entire season right now and Nelson looked very good in the returner role.

Yes, all 3 dudes seem very similar.  Nelson might have the best hands, Lucky the worst.  Lucky's like Lankie: t-rex.  Grant might have the most tools as a returner as teams seemed to never quite figure him out like they did Lucky.  There's not enough room on the roster to keep 3, or maybe even 2, of these guys, and we'll never suit up more than 1 per game, so 1-2 have to go.  Sad, because I like them all.

The killer returner who can also be a rotational O receiver with good hands is kind of the holy grail that seems to be out of reach for us at the moment.  And when teams do find the rare gem, their dual-role longevity tends to be poor.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: BLUEBOMBER on December 31, 2019, 07:06:12 AM
I think we have a good chance to repeat as Grey Cup champs if we can lock down some good vets.  The West is still wide open imho.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: GCn19 on December 31, 2019, 02:49:44 PM
I think we have a good chance to repeat as Grey Cup champs if we can lock down some good vets.  The West is still wide open imho.

I would think any team with proper management and coaching should like their chances at being a Grey Cup contender in a 9 team league. Our drought has made us all feel like a GC victory is a lot tougher than it should be. Now that we have finally ended the epic mismanagement of our club and extremely snake bitten playoff performances of the past 29 years I am hopeful that each and every year we should be near the top of the CFL pile. There is absolutely no reason we shouldn't be.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: BBRT on December 31, 2019, 03:27:06 PM
I would think any team with proper management and coaching should like their chances at being a Grey Cup contender in a 9 team league. Our drought has made us all feel like a GC victory is a lot tougher than it should be. Now that we have finally ended the epic mismanagement of our club and extremely snake bitten playoff performances of the past 29 years I am hopeful that each and every year we should be near the top of the CFL pile. There is absolutely no reason we shouldn't be.

I am with you on this. I am going into the 2020 season with far more confidence that I had at the start of the 2019 season. Lots of moving parts and lots of stories yet to be told but all in all, I am more confident than in years past ( I guess a Grey Cup Win will do that for you). There are so many moving parts yet to be decided not only within the Bomber organization but throughout all of the 9 teams. It will be a very interesting off season that's for sure.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Blue In BC on December 31, 2019, 05:23:41 PM
I am with you on this. I am going into the 2020 season with far more confidence that I had at the start of the 2019 season. Lots of moving parts and lots of stories yet to be told but all in all, I am more confident than in years past ( I guess a Grey Cup Win will do that for you). There are so many moving parts yet to be decided not only within the Bomber organization but throughout all of the 9 teams. It will be a very interesting off season that's for sure.

I agree even with our current potential free agent list. Realistically I think we all expect most of those players back and will have the chance to replace those departing in free agency.

But yes, lots of moving parts to deal with shortly.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: theaardvark on January 02, 2020, 05:07:02 PM
Once the QB situation is solidified we will be a lot more comfortable with 2020...


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Blue In BC on January 03, 2020, 02:34:48 PM
CFL.CA shows Medlock deleted then added to the active roster. I take that to mean we gave him a revised contract or agreed to excercise the option year?


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: blue newt on January 04, 2020, 05:25:27 PM
Once the QB situation is solidified we will be a lot more comfortable with 2020...

I'm still waiting for coaching announcements...if I remember correctly, either O'Shea or Walters said no quarterback decisions would be made until the coaching staff had been signed and sorted out.  At this rate, everyone will go to free agency because we have no OC to yay or nay any decisions  :(


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: GOLDMEMBER on January 04, 2020, 05:46:18 PM
I'm still waiting for coaching announcements...if I remember correctly, either O'Shea or Walters said no quarterback decisions would be made until the coaching staff had been signed and sorted out.  At this rate, everyone will go to free agency because we have no OC to yay or nay any decisions  :(
yup guess guys are on holidays. ::)


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: blue newt on January 04, 2020, 08:16:59 PM
yup guess guys are on holidays. ::)

How dare they!!   :D


...I'm just impatient...



Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: blueraid on January 04, 2020, 08:25:32 PM
Seems the holiday season has slowed things for us.....and yet some clubs are singing deals for quarterbacks....hmmmmm


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: blue girl on January 04, 2020, 08:27:08 PM
I'm still waiting for coaching announcements...if I remember correctly, either O'Shea or Walters said no quarterback decisions would be made until the coaching staff had been signed and sorted out.  At this rate, everyone will go to free agency because we have no OC to yay or nay any decisions  :(
We still have 5 weeks until FA and I'm sure some people haven't returned from holidays. No need to panic yet.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: GOLDMEMBER on January 04, 2020, 08:43:18 PM
Maybe second thoughts on Buck as OC?


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: gobombersgo on January 07, 2020, 12:05:25 AM
Blue Bombers release defensive back Marcus Sayles to pursue NFL opportunities

WINNIPEG, MB., January 1, 2020 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the club has released international defensive back Marcus Sayles in order for him to further pursue NFL opportunities.

Darrin Bauming    @DarrinBauming
#Bombers have released All-Star defensive back Marcus Sayles so he can sign with the NFL for a third time in his pro career.

Just got off the phone with former #Bombers boundary halfback Marcus Sayles, who will officially put ink to paper on a new contract with the Minnesota Vikings tomorrow. Bonus money included.

Sayles says the city of Winnipeg, fan base, and #Bombers organization truly felt like family, and Mike O'Shea wanted him to ensure he took full advantage of his NFL opportunities. Winnipeg remains "option 1" if he returns to play in the CFL.

Sayles also shared about the tremendous influence #Bombers DB coach @26reasons had on him in his two years in Winnipeg.

Since Jordan Younger's arrival, joining O'Shea's staff in 2018, Winnipeg's defensive backfield has made noticeable strides.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: gobombersgo on January 07, 2020, 12:05:33 AM
WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS ADD FIVE TO ROSTER

WINNIPEG, MB., January 6, 2020 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the club has signed American receivers Travis Rudolph and Kayaune Ross, American defensive backs Malik Boynton and Clifton Duck, and American linebacker Otha Peters.

Rudolph
(6-1, 186, Florida State, September 15, 1995, West Palm Beach, FL) comes to Winnipeg after playing three seasons at Florida State with the Seminoles. Rudolph caught 153 passes for 2,311 yards and 18 touchdowns. Following his college career, Rudolph played for the New York Giants making eight catches for 101 yards, as well as played for the Miami Dolphins, where he was placed on the practice roster.

Ross
(6-6, 225, Kentucky, July 8, 1994, West Chester, OH) caught 19 passes for 286 yards without a touchdown as a senior at UK. Ross closed his UK career with three catches for 67 yards in the 2017 Music City Bowl.

Duck (5-10, 170, Appalachian State, May 3, 1998, Matthews, N.C) recorded 158 tackles (102 solo), 12 interceptions, one sack, 324 punt return yards and one touchdown in his 39-games three year career with Appalachian State.

Boynton (6-0, 190, Austin Peay State University, June 30 in Detroit, MI.) was in training camp with the club in 2019. He played four seasons for the Austin Peay Governors, tallying 158 total tackles, 11 pass deflections, three forced fumbles and one interception in 43 games. In his senior year, Boynton was named team captain and led the Governors to an eight-win season. In 2018, Boynton spent time with the Pittsburgh Steelers and Memphis Express of the AAF.

Peters (6-0, 235, Louisiana-Lafayette, February 27, 1994 in Covington, Louisiana) played two season with the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns, totalling 162 tackles, two sacks, two fumble recoveries and four pass deflections in 25 games. In 2017, Peters signed with the Seattle Seahawks as an undrafted free agent. He also spent time with the Washington Redskins and Kansas City Chiefs, playing in three NFL games.

https://www.bluebombers.com/2020/01/06/winnipeg-blue-bombers-add-five-roster/ (https://www.bluebombers.com/2020/01/06/winnipeg-blue-bombers-add-five-roster/)


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Throw Long Bannatyne on January 07, 2020, 12:13:35 AM
Blue Bombers release defensive back Marcus Sayles to pursue NFL opportunities

WINNIPEG, MB., January 1, 2020 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the club has released international defensive back Marcus Sayles in order for him to further pursue NFL opportunities.

Darrin Bauming    @DarrinBauming
#Bombers have released All-Star defensive back Marcus Sayles so he can sign with the NFL for a third time in his pro career.

Just got off the phone with former #Bombers boundary halfback Marcus Sayles, who will officially put ink to paper on a new contract with the Minnesota Vikings tomorrow. Bonus money included.

Sayles says the city of Winnipeg, fan base, and #Bombers organization truly felt like family, and Mike O'Shea wanted him to ensure he took full advantage of his NFL opportunities. Winnipeg remains "option 1" if he returns to play in the CFL.

Sayles also shared about the tremendous influence #Bombers DB coach @26reasons had on him in his two years in Winnipeg.

Since Jordan Younger's arrival, joining O'Shea's staff in 2018, Winnipeg's defensive backfield has made noticeable strides.


Dateline, last week.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Blue In BC on January 09, 2020, 06:00:25 PM
I'm a little surprised how quiet the team has been regarding re-signing our potential free agents.

We need to whittle that down a bit for mid February. Time to start?


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: kkc60 on January 09, 2020, 06:04:02 PM
I'm a little surprised how quiet the team has been regarding re-signing our potential free agents.

We need to whittle that down a bit for mid February. Time to start?
I'm not. Most teams are quiet as of now. Keep in mind we already re-upped Hardrick, Wolitarsky, Augustine, Neufeld and Maston. Between holidays, this CBA stuff, NFL workouts, its tough right now. Plus teams gotta figure out their cap.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Blue In BC on January 09, 2020, 06:17:46 PM
I'm not. Most teams are quiet as of now. Keep in mind we already re-upped Hardrick, Wolitarsky, Augustine, Neufeld and Maston. Between holidays, this CBA stuff, NFL workouts, its tough right now. Plus teams gotta figure out their cap.

Other teams are re-signing players. In any case figuring out the SMS is determined in large part by what you spend in re-signing your players. It's the starting point.

I would expect that before the end of December they decided who they wanted back and projected salary.

They may have gone as far as looking at the CFL free agency list to create Plan B options with priorities and rankings.

Every time you re-sign one of your own it varies the plan. If you know S. Bryant doesn't want to return to look to see what the options are etc and what impact it would have across the roster SMS.

BTW: In 2019 we signed 6 veterans in the week of Jan 3 - Jan 8 just as a reference. All of the other things going on at the moment were also going on last year early in the year.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Pigskin on January 09, 2020, 08:47:28 PM
I checked the CFL FA tracker this morning and not a really lot is happening right now. Winnipeg and Calgary seem to be doing a lot more business then the other teams in the league.

I understand that most of the bomber management and coaching staff shut operation down from Dec23 - Jan 6th. to spend some well deserved time with there families and go on a hot holiday. This was also season for the bombers then the past seasons.



Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: kkc60 on January 09, 2020, 11:36:19 PM
Other teams are re-signing players. In any case figuring out the SMS is determined in large part by what you spend in re-signing your players. It's the starting point.

I would expect that before the end of December they decided who they wanted back and projected salary.

They may have gone as far as looking at the CFL free agency list to create Plan B options with priorities and rankings.

Every time you re-sign one of your own it varies the plan. If you know S. Bryant doesn't want to return to look to see what the options are etc and what impact it would have across the roster SMS.

BTW: In 2019 we signed 6 veterans in the week of Jan 3 - Jan 8 just as a reference. All of the other things going on at the moment were also going on last year early in the year.
We are still re-upping at a quicker perceived pace than most. And we have leas FAs to boot.

Patience


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: gobombersgo on January 10, 2020, 02:55:31 AM
2020-01-09   WPG   DONAHUE, Dylan   DL   N   West Georgia   Add To   Active Roster

Dylan was a 5th round 2017 NFL draft. He played linebacker (6'3'' 247 pounds) for the Jets until some off the field issues. He played in the AAF last year.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: kkc60 on January 10, 2020, 02:19:29 PM
2020-01-09   WPG   DONAHUE, Dylan   DL   N   West Georgia   Add To   Active Roster

Dylan was a 5th round 2017 NFL draft. He played linebacker (6'3'' 247 pounds) for the Jets until some off the field issues. He played in the AAF last year.
I like this signing


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Blue In BC on January 10, 2020, 02:48:06 PM
We are still re-upping at a quicker perceived pace than most. And we have leas FAs to boot.

Patience

We've also lost 3 players to the NFL and might still lose Streveler and Jefferson as well.

We don't currently have any of our established QB's signed.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: kkc60 on January 10, 2020, 03:31:54 PM
We've also lost 3 players to the NFL and might still lose Streveler and Jefferson as well.

We don't currently have any of our established QB's signed.
Nor does any team with a FA QB minus Hamilton.

Its not like there are many openings, minus Toronto there really isn't one with Ottawa getting Arbuckle. Litersllynzero reason to rush or panic at QB.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Blue In BC on January 10, 2020, 03:42:09 PM
Nor does any team with a FA QB minus Hamilton.

Its not like there are many openings, minus Toronto there really isn't one with Ottawa getting Arbuckle. Litersllynzero reason to rush or panic at QB.


Only Toronto and Ottawa don't have their QB's locked up along with Winnipeg. Ottawa may or may not be able to sign Arbuckle. If they don't he may decide on Toronto.

How many QB openings do you need when it only takes one to lose the QB we want? Collaros is too big a risk to be a # 1 IMO.

Nobody is panicking just mentioning some things. We didn't lose anybody to the NFL last year. We signed 6 vets during this same week last off season and we already had our 2 QB's determined.

We may have a short list of potential free agents but we've already lost more players that we wanted to keep then in all of 2019 free agency.



Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: blueraid on January 10, 2020, 05:24:08 PM
I think the only reason Streveler hasn't signed down south is that he's still nursing that injury to his ankle...and if you can't show your best how would the nfl be able to judge his ability accurately...My thought are that a team down there will see him more as a running threat than anything...His dream of being a qb. for any length of time in the nfl will be short lived...Certainly the money would be the biggest draw but I'd hate to see him languish on a pr and his career stagnate like so many that have gone down south ..

As far as Jefferson goes...it looks like there's a good chance he'll return as no signing has happened after all of this time...He still has a window but at 29 AND no nfl pr time left.. I think that his chances are very slim...Will be really happy to see his return if it goes that way


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: GOLDMEMBER on January 10, 2020, 05:41:00 PM
We've also lost 3 players to the NFL and might still lose Streveler and Jefferson as well.

We don't currently have any of our established QB's signed.
A friend of mine bumped into Bob Irving yesterday and asked him who the starting QB was going to be next year and he said Collaros. I good with that as long as Streveler is back as well.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Blue In BC on January 10, 2020, 05:50:29 PM
A friend of mine bumped into Bob Irving yesterday and asked him who the starting QB was going to be next year and he said Collaros. I good with that as long as Streveler is back as well.

I don't like the injury risk with Collaros as the starter. Not only for possible injury during the season but to his long term health.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: theaardvark on January 10, 2020, 07:10:55 PM
A friend of mine bumped into Bob Irving yesterday and asked him who the starting QB was going to be next year and he said Collaros. I good with that as long as Streveler is back as well.

Collaros is undefeated as a Bomber, and won a GC.  We could do worse...

There are a lot of scenarios that we could get into, but I think the most important question first is "Who is the OC".  That is what your friend should have asked Bob...


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Blue In BC on January 10, 2020, 07:40:56 PM
2020-01-09   WPG   DONAHUE, Dylan   DL   N   West Georgia   Add To   Active Roster

Dylan was a 5th round 2017 NFL draft. He played linebacker (6'3'' 247 pounds) for the Jets until some off the field issues. He played in the AAF last year.

Does he actually qualify as a National? It seems like most of the players we've been signing to futures contracts are listed as " N ".

That seems unlikely that so many are available.

I see he's had two DWI's which is concerning.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: theaardvark on January 10, 2020, 07:44:00 PM
Does he actually qualify as a National? It seems like most of the players we've been signing to futures contracts are listed as " N ".

That seems unlikely that so many are available.

I see he's had two DWI's which is concerning.

Jeff Hamilton@jeffkhamilton

The Canadian Football League (@CFL
): where you can get arrested not once, not twice but for 3 incidents for DUI, including driving the wrong way and crashing into a bus. Welcome to the #Bombers Dylan Donahue, who was also suspended 14 games in '18 for violating substance abuse.


Saw this earlier today....  surprised he'd be considered by this team... must have interviewed well as being reformed...

It doesn't look like he's an N, probably just a clerical error...


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Blue In BC on January 10, 2020, 07:46:19 PM

Jeff Hamilton@jeffkhamilton

The Canadian Football League (@CFL
): where you can get arrested not once, not twice but for 3 incidents for DUI, including driving the wrong way and crashing into a bus. Welcome to the #Bombers Dylan Donahue, who was also suspended 14 games in '18 for violating substance abuse.


Saw this earlier today....  surprised he'd be considered by this team... must have interviewed well as being reformed...

Yikes. That's even worst than I thought. Alcohol and substance abuse???  What was the substance?

The " N " might have been a clerical error but haven't you noticed that is many of the new signings? Isee 10 of those signed in November and others such as that DB, Duck.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: GOLDMEMBER on January 10, 2020, 07:48:48 PM

Jeff Hamilton@jeffkhamilton

The Canadian Football League (@CFL
): where you can get arrested not once, not twice but for 3 incidents for DUI, including driving the wrong way and crashing into a bus. Welcome to the #Bombers Dylan Donahue, who was also suspended 14 games in '18 for violating substance abuse.


Saw this earlier today....  surprised he'd be considered by this team... must have interviewed well as being reformed...

It doesn't look like he's an N, probably just a clerical error...
holy hopefully dude makes the most of it here!


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Horseman on January 10, 2020, 08:19:30 PM
holy hopefully dude makes the most of it here!

Last chance.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: kkc60 on January 10, 2020, 08:28:49 PM
First ArDarius Stewart, now Dylan Donahue. We sure like our 2017 Jets picks


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: TecnoGenius on January 11, 2020, 06:19:53 AM

The Canadian Football League (@CFL
): where you can get arrested not once, not twice but for 3 incidents for DUI, including driving the wrong way and crashing into a bus. Welcome to the #Bombers Dylan Donahue, who was also suspended 14 games in '18 for violating substance abuse.


I saw that already but didn't post it... The guy can have another chance (at being an upright football citizen, not at getting another DUI!).  We've taken on guys with iffy off-field issues before, nothing wrong with that if they are willing and able to change.

Just make sure when the Riders come to town we don't let Donahue and Hughes go driving off alone!  Ba dum dum.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: blueraid on January 11, 2020, 05:17:22 PM
Remember when we signed a guy by the name of Mike Sellers that had a problem down south...That one didn't turn out too bad ;)


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Blue In BC on January 11, 2020, 09:47:59 PM
Remember when we signed a guy by the name of Mike Sellers that had a problem down south...That one didn't turn out too bad ;)

I can't remember what problems Sellers had.

A young player with 3 DUI's including a crash + substance abuse is not the best situation. All for 2nd chances but this is a concern.

I'm not even sure he'll be able to cross the border.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: the paw on January 11, 2020, 10:05:36 PM
I can't remember what problems Sellers had.

A young player with 3 DUI's including a crash + substance abuse is not the best situation. All for 2nd chances but this is a concern.

I'm not even sure he'll be able to cross the border.

When I googled, I only found 2 DUIs, about 3 months apart.  Those triggered the violation of the NFL substance abuse policy.  So we are really talking a out a period of several months where his brain went on vacation.

It appears he pled guilty, took responsibility, and entered a sobriety program.  I dont really have a problem considering this his second chance, but he's on a short leash.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: blue girl on January 11, 2020, 11:53:38 PM
I'm sure that The Bombers talked to him before they signed him and decided that he had cleaned up his act. I do agree that he's on a short leash but if he can stay clean I have no problem with giving him a second chance.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Blue In BC on January 12, 2020, 03:10:56 PM
If he a is a play maker he can stay. A couple DUIs meh. He is a defensive weapon he makes the team.

He caused an accident so it's a little more serious than just a little over the limit.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: kkc60 on January 12, 2020, 03:15:07 PM
If he's cleaned up his act, good on him. If not, no place for him here.

I do wonder what the reaction here would be like if a different team signed him


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Blue In BC on January 12, 2020, 04:12:37 PM
If he a is a play maker he can stay. A couple DUIs meh. He is a defensive weapon he makes the team.

May 2017 0.137 and he flipped his SUV
Feb 2018 driving the wrong way in a tunnel and drove into a bus.

You're willing to meh that?


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Lincoln Locomotive on January 12, 2020, 06:23:06 PM
People need a second and sometimes even a third chance....alcoholism is fraught with difficulty and not easy to overcome.   My father quit drinking when I was born....so I'm a little more sensitive to writing someone off who takes more than one misstep along the way to recovery.

That being said if this person has crossed that road and can still play for us and can prove himself to be fully recovered I'm totally down with that!


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: GOLDMEMBER on January 12, 2020, 06:57:09 PM
May 2017 0.137 and he flipped his SUV
Feb 2018 driving the wrong way in a tunnel and drove into a bus.

You're willing to meh that?
My response was not the best I will admit. I meant to say no one got hurt but yes it is very bad to do what he did. I do not even drive with 1 beer in my system going to my parents who live 2 blocks from me in a car.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Blue In BC on January 12, 2020, 07:33:57 PM
People need a second and sometimes even a third chance....alcoholism is fraught with difficulty and not easy to overcome.   My father quit drinking when I was born....so I'm a little more sensitive to writing someone off who takes more than one misstep along the way to recovery.

That being said if this person has crossed that road and can still play for us and can prove himself to be fully recovered I'm totally down with that!

Whether he ever plays another down of football I hope he's resolved his issues. It's not an easy road but people have been able to make that transition.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: the paw on January 12, 2020, 08:47:20 PM
People need a second and sometimes even a third chance....alcoholism is fraught with difficulty and not easy to overcome.   My father quit drinking when I was born....so I'm a little more sensitive to writing someone off who takes more than one misstep along the way to recovery.

That being said if this person has crossed that road and can still play for us and can prove himself to be fully recovered I'm totally down with that!

Writing a potential player off as a prospect for CFL employment is different than writing the young man off as a human being.  He is asking to cross the border and get employment under special waivers to normal immigration practices.

Actions can have consequences, even if there is a possibility of redemption.  I'm okay with him getting a second chance, but if he has another slip he needs to seek his redemption back home IMHO.  We don't owe him anything, but we do owe our community a minimum standard of behavior that we expect.  So here's hoping he makes the most of his chance.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: dd on January 12, 2020, 09:00:38 PM
Here?s hoping he comes up here and makes the most of this opportunity and plays lights out for us vs pull a Manziel and not overcome his demons


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Blue In BC on January 13, 2020, 03:47:41 PM
It's a difficult problem at every level. It can be overcome. In that sense the past is the past and things need to move forward.

I have no idea whether he's been able to do that or not.

Even if he gives up driving for ever ( not likely ) that's not the only issue. His future physical and mental health, his relationship with family and friends can be at risk.

I've had family with alcohol problems and I've had my vehicle struck by a drunk driver ( no injuries ) to anyone.

Football is only a game. I'm with PJ on this hoping for a happy ending. The football part of it is less relevant.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: gobombersgo on January 13, 2020, 10:45:05 PM
2020-01-13   WPG   ALEXANDRE, Justin   DL   N      Add To   Active Roster

Justin is 22 years old, 6'5" 256 pounds and was an un-drafted signing by the Jets last year.

As usual the CFL transactions page is incorrect as Justin is an American.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: GOLDMEMBER on January 13, 2020, 11:12:15 PM
2020-01-13   WPG   ALEXANDRE, Justin   DL   N      Add To   Active Roster

Justin is 22 years old, 6'5" 256 pounds and was an un-drafted signing by the Jets last year.

As usual the CFL transactions page is incorrect as Justin is an American.
what a beast near Jefferson measurables.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: kkc60 on January 13, 2020, 11:30:58 PM
what a beast near Jefferson measurables.
Pretty average measurables for a defensive end in the CFL


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: pjrocksmb on January 14, 2020, 01:33:34 AM
I don't like the injury risk with Collaros as the starter. Not only for possible injury during the season but to his long term health.

agree


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: the paw on January 14, 2020, 03:25:02 AM
Pretty average measurables for a defensive end in the CFL

The vast majority of DEs are 6'2" to 6'4".  This kid is on the taller side and a little heavier than average too.  Not freakishly above average on either count, but definitely a little above average.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: GOLDMEMBER on January 14, 2020, 03:30:44 AM
The vast majority of DEs are 6'2" to 6'4".  This kid is on the taller side and a little heavier than average too.  Not freakishly above average on either count, but definitely a little above average.
That is what I thought.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: kkc60 on January 14, 2020, 04:25:08 AM
The vast majority of DEs are 6'2" to 6'4".  This kid is on the taller side and a little heavier than average too.  Not freakishly above average on either count, but definitely a little above average.
Pretty much same size as Roh. Not a notable size like Jefferson


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: booch on January 14, 2020, 01:59:34 PM
May 2017 0.137 and he flipped his SUV
Feb 2018 driving the wrong way in a tunnel and drove into a bus.

You're willing to meh that?

People have done that kind of stuff sober....I bet half the posters on here have made an oopsie and drove the wrong way down a one way street....not saying they hit anything, but we don't know the circumstances of the accident and if he turned wrong way and bam...the bus was right there...or if he was casually driving that way for an extended period


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Blue In BC on January 14, 2020, 02:13:01 PM
People have done that kind of stuff sober....I bet half the posters on here have made an oopsie and drove the wrong way down a one way street....not saying they hit anything, but we don't know the circumstances of the accident and if he turned wrong way and bam...the bus was right there...or if he was casually driving that way for an extended period

The difference is having done it and received a DUI and having had 3 of them. Not quite the same as your example.

In any case it's more an issue of what he's now doing to mediate his issue. If he's gone / going to counseling and attending AA meetings and been sober for 1+ year, then he's headed in the right direction.

I'm just saying it's not something you can just dismiss outright as inconsequential.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: GCn19 on January 14, 2020, 02:41:07 PM
Charleston Hughes was passed out behind the wheel in the middle of traffic last year. He had a pretty good season. Just saying.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: pjrocksmb on January 14, 2020, 02:53:16 PM
Charleston Hughes was passed out behind the wheel in the middle of traffic last year. He had a pretty good season. Just saying.

This makes no sense.  The best athletes are still judged same as rest of society.  They are just people and people need to respect each other and the laws of society.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: TBURGESS on January 14, 2020, 02:58:30 PM
Stop the excuses and stop making up stories.

This isn't his 2nd chance it's his 3rd or 4th chance depending on which story you believe.

Turning the wrong way on a one way and hitting a bus because you're drunk isn't the same as making a mistake when you're sober. We don't have any idea if that's even the real story anyway or just a fabrication.

Good or bad, we signed a guy with alcohol problems. End of story.



Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: GCn19 on January 14, 2020, 03:10:49 PM
Stop the excuses and stop making up stories.

This isn't his 2nd chance it's his 3rd or 4th chance depending on which story you believe.

Turning the wrong way on a one way and hitting a bus because you're drunk isn't the same as making a mistake when you're sober. We don't have any idea if that's even the real story anyway or just a fabrication.

Good or bad, we signed a guy with alcohol problems. End of story.



Yes we did. Hopefully, he continues his successful recovery. I think a person would have to be monumentally stupid to believe that we would sign a guy who has not clearly demonstrated that he has reformed his past behavior. Secondly, not a single one of us knows Adam about this guy. His coaches spoke glowingly about him in the AAF and how he was a changed man, has found god, and is educating troubled youth on alcohol and drugs now....but that doesn't fit the narrative around here. SMH.

For those who are interested about actually learning something about the man before crucifying him...

https://406mtsports.com/professional/football/dylan-donahue-talks-recovery-from-alcoholism-coaching-football-at-alma/article_166f91e5-c49f-5768-829a-cd77b8359f9c.html


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: GCn19 on January 14, 2020, 03:29:48 PM
This makes no sense.  The best athletes are still judged same as rest of society.  They are just people and people need to respect each other and the laws of society.

All I'm saying is that an athlete, or any other human being for that matter, can battle addictions and still come out the other side and find success.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: GCn19 on January 14, 2020, 03:31:51 PM
People have done that kind of stuff sober....I bet half the posters on here have made an oopsie and drove the wrong way down a one way street....not saying they hit anything, but we don't know the circumstances of the accident and if he turned wrong way and bam...the bus was right there...or if he was casually driving that way for an extended period

He completely owns it and has changed his life around. It was his rock bottom and by all accounts he has reformed his behavior and this, if anything, has strengthened him. I am willing to give him a chance. I don't for one second believe he is still a problem child. I don't like the choices he made in the past anymore than anyone else does, but everything I've read about the guy since indicates to me that he has reformed his behavior.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: booch on January 14, 2020, 03:52:05 PM
He completely owns it and has changed his life around. It was his rock bottom and by all accounts he has reformed his behavior and this, if anything, has strengthened him. I am willing to give him a chance. I don't for one second believe he is still a problem child. I don't like the choices he made in the past anymore than anyone else does, but everything I've read about the guy since indicates to me that he has reformed his behavior.

Oh I agree...don't get me wrong...people can and have changed..and by all accounts he has too...and if he makes us a better team and causes no internal problems..I am all for it.

The funny thing both leagues..as well as the NCAA are littered with guys with issues, and problems like he has...currently and in the past...and some with wayyy worse demons, but have yet to be caught/exposed and it hasn't affected their play...so is not of public knowledge and out there for people to judge...when I played I had teamates...and opponents who were considered "stars" and looked at with great regard by public....but i would not want anyone I cared about run in their circles or be hanging with them....just sayin


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Blue In BC on January 14, 2020, 06:31:01 PM
I agree there are many players is all sports that have issues but haven't been caught. To say it hasn't impacted their play is a stretch though. How much better might a given player be without some sort of addiction?

Teammates that are aware of these issues are also impacted by their understanding of those facts. Trust and confidence is shaken.

Football or tradesmen building houses, it's part of life in an imperfect world.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: booch on January 14, 2020, 07:20:00 PM
I agree there are many players is all sports that have issues but haven't been caught. To say it hasn't impacted their play is a stretch though. How much better might a given player be without some sort of addiction?

Teammates that are aware of these issues are also impacted by their understanding of those facts. Trust and confidence is shaken.

Football or tradesmen building houses, it's part of life in an imperfect world.

Hard to say how it can/or does impact a guys play....he could been doing the things from college and through the pro's..so who knows if it made them less a player...some guys may have been worse....and seen first hand teammates aware of a players disgressions...some offer help...some stay clear and don't want to stick nose in it...some could care less...others dance to the same song...locker rooms are a lot of times dicey environments...and a lot of the times the team knows things do...and sometimes turn blind eye, sometimes intervene..sometimes try to get assistance...and sometimes have to act as their hand got forced due to whats happening..or happened.

Take Charlie here...was a perenial all-star and **** good back and had a great career...but I know and seen him a lot outside of the football field after his marriage went to the dumpster, and it was amazing how he produced in spite of his lifestyle at the time, unbeknownst to basically to anyone but team management, and the inner circle of the lockeroom...media had no idea either and basically when things got to the point they did the Bombers hands were forced and he got traded and they (Bombers) cleaned up a bit of a mess...so that things didn't get in the media...was basically an ultimatum put forth to the team....Not gonna say what went on here on a forum but thats what went down...He should have retired and played his career in Winnipeg but things happened which wouldn't allow that


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: gobombersgo on January 14, 2020, 07:32:13 PM
Oh I agree...don't get me wrong...people can and have changed..and by all accounts he has too...and if he makes us a better team and causes no internal problems..I am all for it.

The funny thing both leagues..as well as the NCAA are littered with guys with issues, and problems like he has...currently and in the past...and some with wayyy worse demons, but have yet to be caught/exposed and it hasn't affected their play...so is not of public knowledge and out there for people to judge...when I played I had teamates...and opponents who were considered "stars" and looked at with great regard by public....but i would not want anyone I cared about run in their circles or be hanging with them....just sayin

I'm looking forward to watching the Netflix series on Aaron Hernandez. Its crazy how he was able to focus on football after having killed someone.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: gobombersgo on January 14, 2020, 10:30:11 PM
According to the CFL transactions page it looks like Nic Demski re-worked his contract. He had one year left on the deal he signed last February.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: GOLDMEMBER on January 14, 2020, 10:37:28 PM
I'm looking forward to watching the Netflix series on Aaron Hernandez. Its crazy how he was able to focus on football after having killed someone.
didn?t him and Gronk get drafted in the same year? Tells you how long Gronk  lasted. I saw the Hernandez thing. Intriguing to say the least.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Throw Long Bannatyne on January 15, 2020, 01:26:49 AM
According to the CFL transactions page it looks like Nic Demski re-worked his contract. He had one year left on the deal he signed last February.

That's great news, was worried Demski could cost them a bundle to retain next time he hits F.A.  He's already in the top 5 skilled Natls. on the O-side of the ball and getting better with each year.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Lincoln Locomotive on January 15, 2020, 05:56:50 AM
That's great news, was worried Demski could cost them a bundle to retain next time he hits F.A.  He's already in the top 5 skilled Natls. on the O-side of the ball and getting better with each year.
He had a great Grey Cup game and was a key component of our offence....he has a lot of upside!!


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: TecnoGenius on January 15, 2020, 11:12:30 AM
The DUI guy... it's funny that a guy who in all likeliehood won't make the team (90% of new IMPs that come up for TC are sent packing) is taking up 3+ pages of discussion  :D ;D  Maybe we should hold off on dissecting him after (if!) he makes the team!  :D

According to the CFL transactions page it looks like Nic Demski re-worked his contract. He had one year left on the deal he signed last February.

What's the skinny?  Any details?  I assume a "rework" means more $$ for him in 2020?  Any details on the new contract length?  I'd give him more $$ now in return for a 2 or 3 year commitment!

Demski is the real darn deal!  Gets better every year, and almost, it seems, every game!  And dual threat.  He's a secret weapon and as a NAT is almost like cheating!!  Those rushes in the post-season: I seriously can't watch those enough, and my jaw drops every time.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: DM83 on January 15, 2020, 12:04:59 PM
Demski was,used perfectly npby Lapo, and flourished in most situations.  He certainly progressed as did the Bombers during the year.  Very pleased,for him!


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: booch on January 15, 2020, 01:18:27 PM
sometimes those re-works are to gain advantage in next year in signing other free agents...even though just showing up on transaction now, could have been done with an added amount given to close out 2019, and "removed" from 2020 money, but an extra year extended on original deal for more $$...I believe Medlock and Bryant did that 2 years ago
Even with the re-ups we did prior to this, pretty sure we still had some 2019 SMS money left for this....To date it appears Medlock did it again, and Demski has too...wouldn't be surprised to see one more re-worked deal show up on CFL transactions


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Blue In BC on January 15, 2020, 01:46:40 PM
sometimes those re-works are to gain advantage in next year in signing other free agents...even though just showing up on transaction now, could have been done with an added amount given to close out 2019, and "removed" from 2020 money, but an extra year extended on original deal for more $$...I believe Medlock and Bryant did that 2 years ago
Even with the re-ups we did prior to this, pretty sure we still had some 2019 SMS money left for this....To date it appears Medlock did it again, and Demski has too...wouldn't be surprised to see one more re-worked deal show up on CFL transactions

Don't teams have to use the previous year SMS before the end of the calendar year to not count against the 2020 SMS?

Or are we just seeing announcements of what was completed before the end of December?


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: booch on January 15, 2020, 02:27:45 PM
Don't teams have to use the previous year SMS before the end of the calendar year to not count against the 2020 SMS?

Or are we just seeing announcements of what was completed before the end of December?

If you dont use..or shall I say allocate 2019 money before end of that calendar year then it is gone and you finished your year under the cap limit...though contracts can be signed and finalized in the 2019 year with those money's going toward a 2020 deal but not publicized and many times into the new season...pretty sure some things have ben done..worked..re-worked that are just not announced...as long as it is registered with the league prior to yr end...its all good...technically teams don't even have to announce anything to media/public



Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Blue In BC on January 15, 2020, 03:34:19 PM
If you dont use..or shall I say allocate 2019 money before end of that calendar year then it is gone and you finished your year under the cap limit...though contracts can be signed and finalized in the 2019 year with those money's going toward a 2020 deal but not publicized and many times into the new season...pretty sure some things have ben done..worked..re-worked that are just not announced...as long as it is registered with the league prior to yr end...its all good...technically teams don't even have to announce anything to media/public



That's what I thought. I take this to mean deals were registered before the end of 2019 and just now being announced to the public.

I've begun to think that even 2020 SMS spending and re-signing potential free agents has likely been done to some degree across the CFL.

Teams are just not making all their announcements as quickly in previous years. Not sure why that is happening with any certainty.

The only thing I can come up with is some strategy revolving around this new 8 day " shop around my deal " idea in the CBA. LOL

I guess the question is if a deal is registered with the league, at what point to the other teams know which players are no longer potential free agents?



Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: theaardvark on January 15, 2020, 04:06:23 PM
Demski has proven to be more durable than expected / hoped, so maybe he was worked around for more guaranteed money in exchange for more term... or a reduced SMS hit, but more up front... there would be no advantage like the Medlock / Bryant reworks that gave them more pay for less SMS by giving them more bonus, which is taxed different in the US.  Demski is Canadian, our tax laws, to my knowledge, don't favor bonus vs. salary...


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: blue_or_die on January 15, 2020, 06:13:09 PM
I'm happy to do whatever it takes to get Demski here as a career long Bomber. Love that guy and am glad he's redeemed himself after much criticism last year (some deserved, much not).


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: GOLDMEMBER on January 15, 2020, 07:22:48 PM
I'm happy to do whatever it takes to get Demski here as a career long Bomber. Love that guy and am glad he's redeemed himself after such criticism last year (some deserved, much not).
^I am board 100%


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: blue girl on January 15, 2020, 07:49:18 PM
I've been a fan of Demski since his Bison days so anything we can do to keep him in Blue and Gold is okay with me. BTW has anyone heard anything about re-signing Bryant.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: GOLDMEMBER on January 15, 2020, 08:06:17 PM
I've been a fan of Demski since his Bison days so anything we can do to keep him in Blue and Gold is okay with me. BTW has anyone heard anything about re-signing Bryant.
Good question. nope.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: kkc60 on January 16, 2020, 03:25:02 PM
I've been a fan of Demski since his Bison days so anything we can do to keep him in Blue and Gold is okay with me. BTW has anyone heard anything about re-signing Bryant.
I thought someone here was super confident he was going to be the next re-signing shortly after Hardrick...


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Pigskin on January 16, 2020, 03:29:47 PM
Bryant always takes his time before sign another one year contract. Maybe this is the year he retires.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Blue In BC on January 16, 2020, 05:54:06 PM
Bryant always takes his time before sign another one year contract. Maybe this is the year he retires.

I doubt he retires and expect he re-signs before free agency. OTOH it was a bit curious we added OL Williams onto the 1 game IR to end the season from the PR. Either he was quite impressive or the team may have insight to Bryant giving thought to retiring after a Grey Cup win? Can never be 100% certain when a player decides to look at life beyond football.

I'd hate to lose him. He's only 33 and relatively injury free.  Next to the QB decision, he'd be my next highest priority.

EDIT: Williams is a little heavier than Bryant of Hardrick and a little shorter. He does have LT experience and started 24 games at LT in college.

On a side note: He was born in Jamaica. Could he qualify as a global? At the moment he shows as an import.



Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: booch on January 16, 2020, 08:03:01 PM
I doubt he retires and expect he re-signs before free agency. OTOH it was a bit curious we added OL Williams onto the 1 game IR to end the season from the PR. Either he was quite impressive or the team may have insight to Bryant giving thought to retiring after a Grey Cup win? Can never be 100% certain when a player decides to look at life beyond football.

I'd hate to lose him. He's only 33 and relatively injury free.  Next to the QB decision, he'd be my next highest priority.

EDIT: Williams is a little heavier than Bryant of Hardrick and a little shorter. He does have LT experience and started 24 games at LT in college.

On a side note: He was born in Jamaica. Could he qualify as a global? At the moment he shows as an import.

It was me....and Bryant will be back, and has no intentions of retiring...If he was it would have been announced...as for the guy we added....we need to have some Import depth behind those 2,


I thought someone here was super confident he was going to be the next re-signing shortly after Hardrick...


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Ridermania on January 19, 2020, 03:42:18 PM
Nick Taylor back with the Bombers.

https://3downnation.com/2020/01/19/bombers-re-sign-db-nick-taylor-to-one-year-contract-extension/


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Blue In BC on January 19, 2020, 05:18:32 PM
Nick Taylor back with the Bombers.

https://3downnation.com/2020/01/19/bombers-re-sign-db-nick-taylor-to-one-year-contract-extension/

Good news. He played well after joining the Bombers. Now we have at least 3 returnees in the secondary + Maston at SAM.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: GOLDMEMBER on January 19, 2020, 07:18:08 PM
Nick Taylor back with the Bombers.

https://3downnation.com/2020/01/19/bombers-re-sign-db-nick-taylor-to-one-year-contract-extension/

Great news loved his play last year.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: dd on January 19, 2020, 09:37:42 PM
Piece by piece , it?s coming together


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: GOLDMEMBER on January 19, 2020, 11:48:26 PM
Now that we an announced OC how about a QB please!


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: GCn19 on January 20, 2020, 12:18:21 PM
Now that we an announced OC how about a QB please!

And a LT.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: gobombersgo on January 20, 2020, 02:03:22 PM
As per Darren Cameron;
#Bombers announce the team has agreed to terms on a one-year extension with all-star left tackle Stanley Bryant. A pending free agent, a two-time Grey Cup champion & one of the most dominant lineman in team history returns for his sixth season in Blue and Gold.  #FortheW

BOMBERS AGREE TO TERMS WITH ALL-STAR LEFT TACKLE STANLEY BRYANT

WINNIPEG, MB., January 17, 2020 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the club has signed two-time CFL Most Outstanding Lineman Stanley Bryant to a one-year extension. Bryant was scheduled to be a free agent next month.

Bryant once again had a stellar 2019 season, and for the third-straight season was named the West Division nominee for Most Outstanding Lineman. Playing in all 18 regular season games and all three postseason games, he also was named a league all-star for the third consecutive season - the fifth time in his career - as he anchored the left side of an offensive line that was part of the CFL's top rushing unit once again.

Bryant, who was named the CFL's Most Outstanding Lineman in 2018 and 2019, will enter his sixth season in Winnipeg in 2020, and has started every game at left tackle since signing in February of 2015, boosting his consecutive games played streak to 101.

The ten-year CFL veteran spent his first five seasons in Calgary, is a two-time Grey Cup champion (Calgary in 2014, Winnipeg 2019) and has been named a CFL All-Star in 2013, 2014, 2017, 2018 and 2019. Bryant has started 156 CFL games, ten playoff games, and three Grey Cup games.

https://www.bluebombers.com/2020/01/20/bombers-agree-terms-star-left-tackle-stanley-bryant/ (https://www.bluebombers.com/2020/01/20/bombers-agree-terms-star-left-tackle-stanley-bryant/)

"WE'RE THE GREY CUP CHAMPS. WHY WOULD I WANT TO LEAVE THAT NOW?"
https://www.bluebombers.com/2020/01/20/grey-cup-champs-want-leave-now/ (https://www.bluebombers.com/2020/01/20/grey-cup-champs-want-leave-now/)


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Jets on January 20, 2020, 02:05:28 PM
As per Darren Cameron;
#Bombers announce the team has agreed to terms on a one-year extension with all-star left tackle Stanley Bryant. A pending free agent, a two-time Grey Cup champion & one of the most dominant lineman in team history returns for his sixth season in Blue and Gold.  #FortheW

Beautiful.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: booch on January 20, 2020, 02:06:58 PM
As per Darren Cameron;
#Bombers announce the team has agreed to terms on a one-year extension with all-star left tackle Stanley Bryant. A pending free agent, a two-time Grey Cup champion & one of the most dominant lineman in team history returns for his sixth season in Blue and Gold.  #FortheW

Kept telling you all...and to relax...this was done before xmas....so we have our entire Starting o-line back from the playoff run, as well as backups....other than Couture who was injured...we in good shape!!


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Blue In BC on January 20, 2020, 02:09:31 PM
As per Darren Cameron;
#Bombers announce the team has agreed to terms on a one-year extension with all-star left tackle Stanley Bryant. A pending free agent, a two-time Grey Cup champion & one of the most dominant lineman in team history returns for his sixth season in Blue and Gold.  #FortheW

Two very good and important re-signings in the last 2 days. Now we just need to get a QB under contract.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: TBURGESS on January 20, 2020, 02:12:17 PM
Great to see that Stanley's signed.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: GCn19 on January 20, 2020, 02:17:46 PM
I don't think there was ever any chance that big Stan was not going to sign here, but it's always nice when it's official.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Pigskin on January 20, 2020, 02:26:02 PM
I think most of us knew he was going to be playing in Winnipeg this year. Bryant always takes a little time before signing his one year deals.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: gobombersgo on January 21, 2020, 11:32:01 AM
BOMBERS ADD TWO TO ROSTER

WINNIPEG, MB., January 20, 2020 -   The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the club has signed American defensive end Justin Alexandre and American linebacker Dylan Donahue.

Alexandre (6-5, 256, Incarnate Word, November 12, 1997, Elmont, NY) recorded 55 tackles, 8.5 sacks and three forced fumbles in 11 games in his senior year with Incarnate Word and was named to the 2018 Southland All-Conference first team. In August 2019 Alexandre saw action against the New York Giants in his first NFL preseason game.

Donahue (6-3, 247, West Georgia, August 20, 1992, Palo Alto, CA) was a member of the Atlanta Legends in the Alliance of American Football League. Donahue graduated from West in 2011 and played collegiately at Division II West Georgia and was selected in the fifth round of the 2017 NFL draft by the Jets and appeared in four games.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: gobombersgo on January 21, 2020, 11:32:17 AM
BOMBERS RE-SIGN DEFENSIVE BACK NICK TAYLOR AND ADD DEFENSIVE END ALEX MCCALISTER

WINNIPEG, MB., January 20, 2020 -  The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the club has re-signed pending free agent defensive back Nick Taylor, and added American defensive end Alex McCalister.

Taylor (5-10, 165, Florida International, March 27, 1988, Hollywood, FL) started seven games, including all three playoff contests, with Winnipeg in 2019 after being added to the club?s practice roster in early August. He recorded 12 defensive tackles and one interception (returned for a touchdown) during that time. Taylor also spent part of 2019 with Edmonton, playing in three games with the Eskimos, and was a member of the REDBLACKS from 2016-2017.

McCalister (6?6, 240, Florida, October 17, 1993 in Fort Stewart, GA.) spent parts of the 2019 season with Winnipeg, playing in one game. McCalister played three seasons for the Florida Gators, tallying 52 total tackles, 18.5 tackles for a loss, 12.5 sacks and two forced fumbles in 27 games. McCalister was selected in the 7th round of the 2016 NFL Draft by the Philadelphia Eagles and spent time on the Eagles practice squad during the 2017 season. He also spent time with the Washington Redskins.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: GCn19 on January 21, 2020, 12:03:59 PM
Niiiice?.I was really hoping we would re-sign McAlister. He reminds me of a young Willie Jefferson. If Willie leaves McAlister will be good competition for his spot.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: blue_or_die on January 21, 2020, 06:21:08 PM
This pretty much signifies to me that Roh is done as a Bomber


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Throw Long Bannatyne on January 21, 2020, 06:58:56 PM
This pretty much signifies to me that Roh is done as a Bomber

They need 3 solid DE's, so I think Roh is still in the mix unless Hansen shows he's capable of handling full rotation.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: blue_or_die on January 21, 2020, 10:05:58 PM
They need 3 solid DE's, so I think Roh is still in the mix unless Hansen shows he's capable of handling full rotation.

Jefferson, too. No PR eligibility so we will know his status before others like Rose and Sayles, I believe.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: gobombersgo on January 21, 2020, 10:48:22 PM
Not many free agents left to re-sign:

Pending Free Agents

QB Matt Nichols (I)
QB Chris Streveler (I)
QB Zach Collaros (I)

RB Johnny Augustine (N) re-signed Dec 27 2019 (2 years)

WR Darvin Adams (I)
WR Drew Wolitarsky (N) re-signed Dec 15 2019 (2 years)

OL Michael Couture (N)
OL Pat Neufeld (N)  re-signed Dec 10 2019 (1 year)
OL Stanley Bryant (I) re-signed Jan 20 2020 (1 year)
OL Jamarcus Hardrick (I) re-signed Dec 14 2019 (1 year)

DL Willie Jefferson (I)
DL Drake Nevis (I)
DL Craig Roh (I)
DL Jake Thomas (N)

LB Korey Jones (I)
LB Thomas Miles (N)

DB Chandler Fenner (I)
DB Jeff Hecht (N)
DB Derek Jones (N)
DB Mercy Maston (I)  re-signed Dec 9 2019
DB Winston Rose (I)  released Dec 27 2019
DB Marcus Sayles (I)  released Jan 1 2020
DB Nick Taylor (I) re-signed Jan 20 2020 (1 year)


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: GOLDMEMBER on January 22, 2020, 01:10:08 AM
Not many free agents left to re-sign:

Pending Free Agents

QB Matt Nichols (I)
QB Chris Streveler (I)
QB Zach Collaros (I)

RB Johnny Augustine (N) re-signed Dec 27 2019 (2 years)

WR Darvin Adams (I)
WR Drew Wolitarsky (N) re-signed Dec 15 2019 (2 years)

OL Michael Couture (N)
OL Pat Neufeld (N)  re-signed Dec 10 2019 (1 year)
OL Stanley Bryant (I) re-signed Jan 20 2020 (1 year)
OL Jamarcus Hardrick (I) re-signed Dec 14 2019 (1 year)

DL Willie Jefferson (I)
DL Drake Nevis (I)
DL Craig Roh (I)
DL Jake Thomas (N)

LB Korey Jones (I)
LB Thomas Miles (N)

DB Chandler Fenner (I)
DB Jeff Hecht (N)
DB Derek Jones (N)
DB Mercy Maston (I)  re-signed Dec 9 2019
DB Winston Rose (I)  released Dec 27 2019
DB Marcus Sayles (I)  released Jan 1 2020
DB Nick Taylor (I) re-signed Jan 20 2020 (1 year)
Yup Walters sure has got a lot accomplished!


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: GCn19 on January 22, 2020, 12:53:45 PM
This pretty much signifies to me that Roh is done as a Bomber

I think so too. Even our recruitment thus far has been pretty DE heavy. I think McAlister is someone the Bombers really wanted to keep last year but we were too deep. This year he will be in the mix and quite likely that Roh is out.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: the paw on January 22, 2020, 01:52:35 PM
I think so too. Even our recruitment thus far has been pretty DE heavy. I think McAlister is someone the Bombers really wanted to keep last year but we were too deep. This year he will be in the mix and quite likely that Roh is out.

I think they are also working from the assumption that Jefferson won't be back.  They are definitely bringing in a lot of DE's and a lot of them are 6'4" to 6'6"


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: gobombersgo on January 23, 2020, 04:12:24 AM
These guys were actually re-signed on Nov 27th:

BOMBERS ADD THREE TO ROSTER

WINNIPEG, MB., January 22, 2020 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the club has added running back Jordan Robinson and defensive ends David Kenney and Meffy Koloamatangi. All three players are American and finished the 2019 season on the club's practice roster.

Robinson (5-11, 185, Sacramento State, April 28, 1995, Torrance, CA) finished the 2019 season on the Winnipeg Blue Bombers practice roster. He played 10 games for the Eskimos finishing with 670 kickoff return yards. Robinson played four seasons at Sacramento State collecting a total of 2,823 rushing yards, the fourth-highest in Sacramento State history.

Kenney (6-2, 250, Illinois State, February 6, 1995, Indianapolis, IN) signed as a tryout player for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this past summer but was released on August 30, 2019. He finished the 2019 season on the Winnipeg Blue Bombers practice roster. Kenny played in seven games on the ISU roster and was credited with 11 tackles.

Koloamatangi (6-5, 240, Hawaii University, June 24, 1995, East Palo Alto, CA) played five games with the BC Lions this past season collecting three special teams tackles. Koloamatangi was named to the 2017 Polynesian College Football Player of the Year Watch List prior to the start of the season, finishing with 31 tackles, 6 tackles-for-loss and six quarterback hurries. He finished the 2019 season on the Winnipeg Blue Bombers practice roster.

https://www.bluebombers.com/2020/01/22/bombers-add-three-roster-6/ (https://www.bluebombers.com/2020/01/22/bombers-add-three-roster-6/)


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: gobombersgo on January 23, 2020, 04:34:12 AM
Yup Walters sure has got a lot accomplished!

Pending Free Agents

QB Matt Nichols (I)
QB Chris Streveler (I)
QB Zach Collaros (I)
WR Darvin Adams (I)
OL Michael Couture (N)
DL Willie Jefferson (I)
DL Drake Nevis (I)
DL Craig Roh (I)
DL Jake Thomas (N)
LB Korey Jones (I)
LB Thomas Miles (N)
DB Chandler Fenner (I)
DB Jeff Hecht (N)
DB Derek Jones (N)

My guess is Collaros, Nevis, Miles and Derek Jones will be signed before free agency. Someone like Jones might talk to other teams in the week leading up to Feb 11th to get a gauge on his market value.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Blue In BC on January 23, 2020, 02:41:06 PM
Pending Free Agents

QB Matt Nichols (I)
QB Chris Streveler (I)
QB Zach Collaros (I)
WR Darvin Adams (I)
OL Michael Couture (N)
DL Willie Jefferson (I)
DL Drake Nevis (I)
DL Craig Roh (I)
DL Jake Thomas (N)
LB Korey Jones (I)
LB Thomas Miles (N)
DB Chandler Fenner (I)
DB Jeff Hecht (N)
DB Derek Jones (N)

My guess is Collaros, Nevis, Miles and Derek Jones will be signed before free agency. Someone like Jones might talk to other teams in the week leading up to Feb 11th to get a gauge on his market value.

Need to re-sign Thomas as well.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: GCn19 on January 23, 2020, 05:46:49 PM
Pending Free Agents

QB Matt Nichols (I)
QB Chris Streveler (I)
QB Zach Collaros (I)
WR Darvin Adams (I)
OL Michael Couture (N)
DL Willie Jefferson (I)
DL Drake Nevis (I)
DL Craig Roh (I)
DL Jake Thomas (N)
LB Korey Jones (I)
LB Thomas Miles (N)
DB Chandler Fenner (I)
DB Jeff Hecht (N)
DB Derek Jones (N)

My guess is Collaros, Nevis, Miles and Derek Jones will be signed before free agency. Someone like Jones might talk to other teams in the week leading up to Feb 11th to get a gauge on his market value.

I wouldn't be talking too much if I were Jones. He's a fringe CFLer really. If the Bombers offer him a contract he'd be wise to sign on the dotted line.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: blue_or_die on January 23, 2020, 06:18:51 PM
I wouldn't be talking too much if I were Jones. He's a fringe CFLer really. If the Bombers offer him a contract he'd be wise to sign on the dotted line.

Agreed. He offers good value for his work as an STer and capable-ish backup S. I understand wanting to get a fair deal, but in this business a player like him is replaced in a snap, which could easily include this year's draft. Walters is the best ST/depth drafter in the league and finds new surprises in the "fringe" area every single year.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: gobombersgo on January 23, 2020, 06:56:46 PM
BLUE BOMBERS TRANSACTIONS

WINNIPEG, MB., January 23, 2020 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the club has traded American running back Jordan Robinson to the Edmonton Eskimos for the rights to a negotiation list player.

https://www.bluebombers.com/2020/01/23/blue-bombers-transactions-4/ (https://www.bluebombers.com/2020/01/23/blue-bombers-transactions-4/)


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: gobombersgo on January 23, 2020, 06:59:15 PM
BLUE BOMBERS RE-SIGN PENDING FREE AGENT RECEIVER/RETURNER CHARLES NELSON

WINNIPEG, MB., January 23, 2020 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the club has signed pending free agent receiver/returner Charles Nelson to a two-year extension.

Nelson (5-8, 175, Oregon, October 28, 1995, Daytona Beach, FL) has spent parts of the past two seasons with Winnipeg. He's played in five games, including four in 2019, before suffering a season ending injury. Last season, Nelson recorded 19 punt returns for 231 yards (10.3 average), and returned ten kickoffs for 202 yards.

Nelson played four seasons for the Oregon Ducks, catching 124 passes for 1,555 yards and 14 touchdowns. Nelson also had 2,424 kick return yards and two kick return touchdowns during his time at Oregon. In 2014, Nelson received the Gordon E. Wilson Award for being Oregon's top special teams standout and was given 1st-Team Pac-12 All-Conference honours in 2015.

https://www.bluebombers.com/2020/01/23/blue-bombers-re-sign-pending-free-agent-receiver-returner-charles-nelson/ (https://www.bluebombers.com/2020/01/23/blue-bombers-re-sign-pending-free-agent-receiver-returner-charles-nelson/)


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Blue In BC on January 23, 2020, 07:02:02 PM
Signed this week and traded almost immediately. I wonder who we added from their neg list?

More interestingly they re-signed Nelson to a 2 year deal. Didn't really see that coming. Not because he doesn't have talent but it's similar to other players we have.

The receiver group is a bit crowded at the moment.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: blue_or_die on January 23, 2020, 07:12:29 PM
Kinda perplexing but interesting nonetheless. Guess they really liked Nelson before his injury. This doesn't exactly bode well for Whitehead, who brings a similar skill set to the table.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: theaardvark on January 23, 2020, 07:30:59 PM
Have to wonder if there is a difference of opinion about Nelson between Buck and Lapo...


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Throw Long Bannatyne on January 23, 2020, 07:32:57 PM
Kinda perplexing but interesting nonetheless. Guess they really liked Nelson before his injury. This doesn't exactly bode well for Whitehead, who brings a similar skill set to the table.

Ahhh.....let them compete but at the end of the day they only have room for 2 of these small shifty clones.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Jesse on January 23, 2020, 08:15:59 PM
Have to wonder if there is a difference of opinion about Nelson between Buck and Lapo...

They signed him when Lapo was here and signed him again with Lapo gone.

Sounds like a shared opinion if you ask me.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: theaardvark on January 24, 2020, 03:57:54 PM
They signed him when Lapo was here and signed him again with Lapo gone.

Sounds like a shared opinion if you ask me.

Nelson hung around, but wasn't used.  You don't re-sign a guy if you aren't going to use him... 

YEAR   TEAM GP    REC  ATT    YDS    YAC    TD    AVG    LG
2018   WPG    1      3    3      35       30        0    11.7    19
2019   WPG    4      1    1      4       -4        0    4.0    4

He has a 100% catch rate... ;)
   




Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: pjrocksmb on January 24, 2020, 04:10:36 PM
Nelson will continue to develop and be a good backup while we wait


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Jesse on January 24, 2020, 06:25:28 PM
Nelson hung around, but wasn't used.  You don't re-sign a guy if you aren't going to use him... 

YEAR   TEAM GP    REC  ATT    YDS    YAC    TD    AVG    LG
2018   WPG    1      3    3      35       30        0    11.7    19
2019   WPG    4      1    1      4       -4        0    4.0    4

He has a 100% catch rate... ;)

This is one of those time where it seems like you're looking at the guys player page without watching the games.

2018 was his first year, he got into the final game of the year as we were resting other guys and gave him some live reps.

2019, he was playing to start the year, had his best game to date, but got injured.

Now we've re-signed him. Again, it seems like he was always in the plans, so not sure where you got some difference in opinion between Lapo and Buck.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Sir Blue and Gold on January 24, 2020, 07:32:59 PM
Nelson hung around, but wasn't used.  You don't re-sign a guy if you aren't going to use him... 

It certainly doesn't mean you have grand plans for him either. They probably like his work ethic and attitude and figure he'll have a chance to make the team. You never know what may happen in the off-season and training camp. Might be as simple as wanting good, tough competition in camp.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: theaardvark on January 24, 2020, 08:27:23 PM
It certainly doesn't mean you have grand plans for him either. They probably like his work ethic and attitude and figure he'll have a chance to make the team. You never know what may happen in the off-season and training camp. Might be as simple as wanting good, tough competition in camp.

On the other hand, a player doesn't sign a deal if he has other options and is only going to be TC fodder... 


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: gobombersgo on January 27, 2020, 10:46:08 PM
BLUE BOMBERS AGREE TO TERMS WITH QUARTERBACK ZACH COLLAROS

WINNIPEG, MB., January , 2020 -  The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the club has agreed to terms with Grey Cup winning quarterback Zach Collaros on a two-year contract extension. Collaros was scheduled to be a free agent next month.

Collaros, 31, started four games last season for Winnipeg, winning all four and leading the team to a Grey Cup title. His first start came October 25 against Calgary, where he went 22 of 28 for 221 yards and two touchdowns while leading the offence on a game-winning drive in the final moments.

Collaros went on to start all three playoff games and finished the 2019 postseason completing 45 of his 69 pass attempts for 630 yards, with two touchdowns and no interceptions.

Prior to joining Winnipeg, Collaros led the Saskatchewan Roughriders to a 10-4 mark in 2018, a season in which he threw for 2,999 yards and nine touchdowns while also rushing 24 times for 103 yards.

A native of Steubenville, OH, Collaros was first signed by the Argos in 2012 after an outstanding college career at Cincinnati, where he appeared in 41 games for the Bearcats, including 25 starts. He spent the 2012 and 2013 seasons with the Argos - going 5-3 as a starter in 2013 - before signing with the Tiger-Cats as a free agent in 2014.

Hamilton held a record of 16-9 in games in which Collaros started in 2015-16 and he had his best season as a pro in 2015 when he was a Most Outstanding Player candidate before a season-ending knee injury. That year, Collaros threw for 3,376 yards with 25 touchdowns and eight interceptions while appearing in just 12 games. He had 2,938 yards passing and a touchdown-to-interception ratio of 18:8 in just 10 games in 2016, and started eight games with the Ticats in 2017, with eight touchdowns and 1,767 yards passing.

Collaros was traded by the Ticats to Saskatchewan in January of 2018 for a second-round draft pick and then re-signed by the Riders in February of this year. Collaros started Saskatchewan?s opener against Hamilton this season, but was injured on the first drive. He was then traded back to the Argos on July 31st for a conditional fourth-round draft pick in 2020.

Throughout his CFL career, Collaros has thrown for 16,979 yards and 94 touchdowns. Collaros was originally acquired by Winnipeg in a trade deadline deal with the Toronto Argonauts in 2019.

https://www.bluebombers.com/2020/01/27/blue-bombers-agree-terms-quarterback-zach-collaros/ (https://www.bluebombers.com/2020/01/27/blue-bombers-agree-terms-quarterback-zach-collaros/)


QB Zach Collaros can earn nearly $1 million from new contract with Bombers
By Justin Dunk -  January 27, 2020

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have signed quarterback Zach Collaros to a contract extension which could total nearly $1 million.

General manager Kyle Walters paid Collaros $440,000 in hard money for 2020 and $450,000 in 2021. Each year Collaros can make an additional $50,000 in playtime bonuses. For every game he plays 51 percent or more of the offensive snaps Collaros collects $2,777.77. The signing bonus checks in at $225,000.

Collaros earned $310,000 in hard money last season - $115,000 in base salary and $20,000 in housing combined with a $175,000 signing bonus. He was given a substantial pay raise of more than $130,000 in hard money year over year. Winnipeg decided to focus their efforts on inking Collaros to a new pact over fellow veteran QB Matt Nichols.

Nichols collected $455,000 in 2019 - a $225,000 roster bonus which was paid on January 15, $209,000 base salary and $21,000 combined for housing and travel. However, he sustained what Winnipeg described as a "significant shoulder injury" last August when he was strip-sacked by B.C. Lions defensive lineman Shawn Lemon.

Walters acquired Collaros at the trade deadline and it paid off with the veteran quarterback producing a 4-0 record, including three wins in the playoffs en route to hoisting Earl Grey's mug. Collaros was the starter who propelled Winnipeg to the run through the end of the season, playoffs and ultimately a Grey Cup championship. Bombers? head coach Mike O'Shea saw Collaros as 'the guy' during the victories which led to a CFL title.

Winnipeg sent their third-round choice in the 2020 CFL draft to the Toronto Argos for Collaros and a fifth-round selection during the October deadline. Now that the Bombers re-signed Collaros, Toronto receives an additional first-round pick, ninth overall in the 2020 CFL draft.

Collaros has amassed a 35-31 win-loss record while completing 65 percent of his passes for 16,979 yards and 94 touchdowns against 52 interceptions in 92 games over eight seasons. During three post-season games with the Bombers, Collaros totalled 630 passing yards, two touchdowns, one interception while completing 65 percent of his attempts.

The Bombers have heavily invested in Collaros as the starter at the game's most important position for the next two seasons.

https://3downnation.com/2020/01/27/qb-zach-collaros-can-earn-nearly-1-million-from-new-contract-with-bombers/ (https://3downnation.com/2020/01/27/qb-zach-collaros-can-earn-nearly-1-million-from-new-contract-with-bombers/)


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: gobombersgo on January 28, 2020, 10:57:46 PM
Transactions:

2020-01-28   WPG   NICHOLS, Matt   QB   A   Eastern Washington   Delete From Active   Free Agent


Bombers release quarterback Matt Nichols

Winnipeg Blue Bombers general manager Kyle Walters has released quarterback Matt Nichols.

Following the signing of QB Zach Collaros to a two-year contract extension, Nichols has hit the open market.

All three Winnipeg quarterbacks - Collaros, Nichols and Chris Streveler - were scheduled to hit the free agent market on February 11. With Streveler exploring NFL options and likely to sign a contract south of the border, the Bombers' choices for a No. 1 option at QB were narrowed to two. Winnipeg decided to focus their efforts on inking Collaros to a new contract.

Nichols left Winnipeg's Week 10 win against B.C. last season favouring his right arm and shoulder. He was hurt when Shawn Lemon strip-sacked the QB in the fourth quarter of the Bombers' 32-16 victory.

The 32-year-old went for an MRI and was placed on the six-game injured list. Winnipeg head coach Mike O'Shea originally said he expected Nichols to be ready for a return after four-to-six weeks. But after further examination, it was determined Nichols needed a procedure done on September 26, 2019.

"After rehabbing conservatively for a period of six weeks, it was determined by the medical team that surgery would be required and a return to the field this season would not be possible. Nichols underwent successful surgery this afternoon."

As Nichols has stated, he plans to be 100 percent healthy prior to training camps opening in May for the 2020 season.

Nichols had an impressive 15-5 touchdown to interception ratio, but didn't eclipsed the 300-yard mark in 2019. The six-foot-two, 211-pound passer was playing consistent football, completing more than 71 per cent of his passes when he was on the field. Streveler was the starter until the final game of the regular season when Collaros took over and led the Bombers to their first Grey Cup championship in 29 years.

Through 10 CFL seasons, Nichols has passed for 18,363 yards, 108 touchdowns versus 60 interceptions while completing 66 percent of his attempts. He's added 617 yards on 140 carries with 13 touchdowns on the ground.

Nichols had a career-best season in 2016 passing for 3,666 yards with 18 touchdowns against nine interceptions. One year later, Nichols reset those totals, throwing for 4,472 yards and 28 touchdowns with just eight interceptions. However, during 2018, Nichols' numbers were down with 3,146 yards and 18 touchdowns against 13 interceptions.

Nichols flourished under former Bombers' offensive coordinator Paul LaPolice who was named head coach of the Ottawa Redblacks in December. Expect the Redblacks and Toronto Argonauts to check in about signing Nichols.

https://3downnation.com/2020/01/28/bombers-release-quarterback-matt-nichols/ (https://3downnation.com/2020/01/28/bombers-release-quarterback-matt-nichols/)


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Nic16 on January 29, 2020, 03:52:37 PM
Didn?t know where to put this post so I decided to put it here.

This is not a Matt bashing, but I think Matt (& some fans) are forgetting that Matt had a below average 2018 season for a QB1, and in 2019 he started out hot thanks to a weak schedule. Then this happened:

1. Loss to Hamilton because the offence couldn?t move the ball after Masoli went down early in the game.
*MN threw 3 INT?s.

2. Loss to Argos because the offence couldn?t move the ball in the 2nd half.
*MN threw for 169 yds and 1 TD.

3. Loss to CGY - led by Arbuckle.
*MN threw for 177 yds and no TDS.

4. Started out hot vs BC until the Shawn Lemon season ending (and possibly QB1 status ending) sack.

Unfortunately, a good part of the blame is put on Nichols himself for his release. His inability to escape pressure, a very average 2018, the 3 games leading up to the season ending shoulder surgery (to his throwing arm), and add in the departure of the Game Managers Puppet Master - LaPo, surely would have helped the BB make their decision.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: GCn19 on January 29, 2020, 04:24:38 PM
Didn?t know where to put this post so I decided to put it here.

This is not a Matt bashing, but I think Matt (& some fans) are forgetting that Matt had a below average 2018 season for a QB1, and in 2019 he started out hot thanks to a weak schedule. Then this happened:

1. Loss to Hamilton because the offence couldn?t move the ball after Masoli went down early in the game.
*MN threw 3 INT?s.

2. Loss to Argos because the offence couldn?t move the ball in the 2nd half.
*MN threw for 169 yds and 1 TD.

3. Loss to CGY - led by Arbuckle.
*MN threw for 177 yds and no TDS.

4. Started out hot vs BC until the Shawn Lemon season ending (and possibly QB1 status ending) sack.

Unfortunately, a good part of the blame is put on Nichols himself for his release. His inability to escape pressure, a very average 2018, the 3 games leading up to the season ending shoulder surgery (to his throwing arm), and add in the departure of the Game Managers Puppet Master - LaPo, surely would have helped the BB make their decision.

The Hamilton loss I am right there with you. But the Toronto loss and Calgary loss were on the defence mainly.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Nic16 on January 29, 2020, 05:15:50 PM
The Hamilton loss I am right there with you. But the Toronto loss and Calgary loss were on the defence mainly.

I agree with you on the D in the Toronto loss, but Nichols has to hold some responsibility in failing to move the O when needed in the 2nd half. Find a way to kill some clock and get the ball into Medlock range a few times to stem the tide and rest the D to pull out a victory.

The Calgary loss was the 3rd in a row of a very familiar downhill slide, and more proof of his inability to move the O thru the air against a good defence.

Game Manager/Checkdown Charlie needed the help of a bulldozer when the O hit a wall. But, I think we all know Matty much preferred attempting to run thru the wall himself. Going into 2019 he said he felt in the best shape of his life and that he won?t hesitate to run. Problem was, he was no Strev and that knee injury sustained in 2018 took whatever speed he had - which wasn?t much.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: blue_or_die on January 29, 2020, 07:15:54 PM
Didn?t know where to put this post so I decided to put it here.

This is not a Matt bashing, but I think Matt (& some fans) are forgetting that Matt had a below average 2018 season for a QB1, and in 2019 he started out hot thanks to a weak schedule. Then this happened:

1. Loss to Hamilton because the offence couldn?t move the ball after Masoli went down early in the game.
*MN threw 3 INT?s.

2. Loss to Argos because the offence couldn?t move the ball in the 2nd half.
*MN threw for 169 yds and 1 TD.

3. Loss to CGY - led by Arbuckle.
*MN threw for 177 yds and no TDS.


4. Started out hot vs BC until the Shawn Lemon season ending (and possibly QB1 status ending) sack.

Unfortunately, a good part of the blame is put on Nichols himself for his release. His inability to escape pressure, a very average 2018, the 3 games leading up to the season ending shoulder surgery (to his throwing arm), and add in the departure of the Game Managers Puppet Master - LaPo, surely would have helped the BB make their decision.

We didn't lose this game.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Nic16 on January 29, 2020, 08:52:30 PM
We didn't lose this game.

Thanks I stand corrected. I mixed up the game we to BLM.

The August game we won thanks to a great play by Hallet in the 4th Q and Rose with the timely INT near center field to snuff out a late drive by Calgary. Harris also had a good game...was it not his last before the suspension...??


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: blue_or_die on January 29, 2020, 09:00:51 PM
Thanks I stand corrected. I mixed up the game we to BLM.

The August game we won thanks to a great play by Hallet in the 4th Q and Rose with the timely INT near center field to snuff out a late drive by Calgary. Harris also had a good game...was it not his last before the suspension...??

I believe he played the BC home game the following week, where Nichols played his last game as a Bomber. Harris also played the week after against Edmonton, and I'm pretty sure that's when the suspension broke and was served over the LDC and Banjo Bowl.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: gobombersgo on January 31, 2020, 04:35:46 AM
Blue Bombers Transactions - January 30, 2020

WINNIPEG, MB., January 30, 2020 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the following transactions:

Released from roster:
National defensive back Dexter Janke


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Blue In BC on January 31, 2020, 02:17:09 PM
I agree with you on the D in the Toronto loss, but Nichols has to hold some responsibility in failing to move the O when needed in the 2nd half. Find a way to kill some clock and get the ball into Medlock range a few times to stem the tide and rest the D to pull out a victory.

The Calgary loss was the 3rd in a row of a very familiar downhill slide, and more proof of his inability to move the O thru the air against a good defence.

Game Manager/Checkdown Charlie needed the help of a bulldozer when the O hit a wall. But, I think we all know Matty much preferred attempting to run thru the wall himself. Going into 2019 he said he felt in the best shape of his life and that he won?t hesitate to run. Problem was, he was no Strev and that knee injury sustained in 2018 took whatever speed he had - which wasn?t much.

Sounds like bashing to me.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: blue_or_die on January 31, 2020, 02:46:24 PM
Sounds like bashing to me.

 ???


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Blue In BC on January 31, 2020, 03:23:30 PM
We're down to 11 potential free agents. Nevis is an important player to re-sign.

Adams as well but I could see it going either way. At the very least we might see what options we have in free agency. OTOH we risk missing out all together.

Miles is an important player as well.

We're in limbo with Jefferson and Streveler. SMS and roster decisions may be made if we don't get some indication from them shortly.

Looks like we're going into a short list to deal with. A few other might be back but other options will be available IMO.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: gobombersgo on January 31, 2020, 06:14:56 PM
BLUE BOMBERS EXTEND CONTRACT OF LONGEST-SERVING BLUE BOMBER JAKE THOMAS

WINNIPEG, MB., January 31, 2020 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the club has extended the contract (one year) of national defensive tackle Jake Thomas. Thomas was scheduled to be a free agent next month, and will now return for his ninth season in Blue and Gold.

Thomas has recorded 114 defensive tackles, 18 sacks, three forced fumbles and one interception in 137 games played throughout his eight seasons with Winnipeg. In 2019, Thomas recorded a career-best five sacks while also registering 22 defensive tackles and appearing in all 18 games and all three playoff games. Thomas was originally drafted by the Bombers 29th overall in the 2012 CFL Draft.

https://www.bluebombers.com/2020/01/31/blue-bombers-extend-contract-longest-serving-blue-bomber-jake-thomas/ (https://www.bluebombers.com/2020/01/31/blue-bombers-extend-contract-longest-serving-blue-bomber-jake-thomas/)


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Blue In BC on January 31, 2020, 08:38:48 PM
Just a guess but IMO Nevis is the next player we re-sign probably by Monday or Tuesday.

I wouldn't be totally surprised if Adams tests the free agency marketplace. I don't see us being outbid so realistically I expect him back. Unless Lapo makes a strong play for him.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: blue_or_die on January 31, 2020, 08:59:47 PM
Just a guess but IMO Nevis is the next player we re-sign probably by Monday or Tuesday.

I wouldn't be totally surprised if Adams tests the free agency marketplace. I don't see us being outbid so realistically I expect him back. Unless Lapo makes a strong play for him.

I expect Nevis to sign, but not before FA day.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: theaardvark on January 31, 2020, 09:15:50 PM
I expect Nevis to sign, but not before FA day.

With the new window pre-FA day, everyone will know what they can get well before, so no reason to wait unless they are going to sign elsewhere... 


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Blue In BC on February 01, 2020, 05:33:24 PM
The list of potential veteran QB's has shrunk quite a bit recently. At this point I'm expecting McGuire as our # 2 and a rookie or two competing in TC for a PR spot.

There don't seem to exactly be any practical solutions to improve our depth at the moment. If Nichols signs in Toronto MBT may be available but I'm not a fan and guessing he'd be $200K+.

I wonder what our budget limit is for our # 2? I'd be ok giving that kind of money to Streveler because of his uniqueness and possible upside. Regardless I'm not sure we can afford that without giving up something somewhere.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: theaardvark on February 01, 2020, 06:30:15 PM
Other than Streveler, I don't think there is a QB available or coming available that we are better off with than McGuire.  A year in the system, familiarity with Buck.... bringing in a QB with CFL experience sounds nice, but it might be more disruptive than productive.  Buck is a first year OC, continuity is going to be huge.  Oline, RB's, QB's, most of the rec corps all returning is great.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: The Zipp on February 01, 2020, 06:36:11 PM
Other than Streveler, I don't think there is a QB available or coming available that we are better off with than McGuire.  A year in the system, familiarity with Buck.... bringing in a QB with CFL experience sounds nice, but it might be more disruptive than productive.  Buck is a first year OC, continuity is going to be huge.  Oline, RB's, QB's, most of the rec corps all returning is great.

Your infatuation with McGuire is interesting...Goltz II



Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Blue In BC on February 01, 2020, 06:36:20 PM
Other than Streveler, I don't think there is a QB available or coming available that we are better off with than McGuire.  A year in the system, familiarity with Buck.... bringing in a QB with CFL experience sounds nice, but it might be more disruptive than productive.  Buck is a first year OC, continuity is going to be huge.  Oline, RB's, QB's, most of the rec corps all returning is great.

It's a good theory but it's only a theory. McGuire may turn out well or might even get beat out by a rookie in TC

I've never seen him practice and our sample size is zero.

Remember there were those saying that Bennett was going to be the next good thing. Not so much.

OTOH I wouldn't want to spend $200K+ on a # 2 if his name isn't Streveler. We know what he brings. Even then can we afford it practically?


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: theaardvark on February 01, 2020, 06:52:55 PM
McGuire hung on as a rookie behind Nicols/Collaros and Streveler.  Bennett was expendable then, and was picked up and stuck with SSK. 

Until either gets some real game action, we don't know if they are the deal. 

We did see some McGuire in the preseason, 12/19...  with just TC under his belt, showing well enough to stick.

We will see if he makes the next step with Buck in charge and a year of CFL under his belt...


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Blue In BC on February 01, 2020, 07:04:13 PM
McGuire hung on as a rookie behind Nicols/Collaros and Streveler.  Bennett was expendable then, and was picked up and stuck with SSK. 

Until either gets some real game action, we don't know if they are the deal. 

We did see some McGuire in the preseason, 12/19...  with just TC under his belt, showing well enough to stick.

We will see if he makes the next step with Buck in charge and a year of CFL under his belt...

Doesn't prove much. If a # 3 isn't moving up chances are he's moving out. His SMS would have been higher than McGuire.

Not every # 3 will see game action before he's released. TC goes a long way to determine what happens. Not having an injury injury limiting TC as well.

I'm not dissing McGuire just saying the fact we kept him over Bennett doesn't say much.

We had D. Davis on the roster for 3 seasons. Dressed for 47 game but only started 1. Joined the infamous Brohms, Marve and Lefevour as also rans.

Davis is 8 and 15 career TD / int. Now that Arbuckle is signed I'd expect Davis to be released shortly.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: TecnoGenius on February 03, 2020, 06:30:42 AM
We had D. Davis on the roster for 3 seasons. Dressed for 47 game but only started 1. Joined the infamous Brohms, Marve and Lefevour as also rans.

Don't pick on my Lefeve and Marve!  Lefeve was hands down our best SY QB ever.  Marve was also very good at the sneak.  I'm Feve's #1 fan.

I'm pretty sure the WFC plans around having a "SY guy" who they know is likely not a legit #1, and they don't care.  Then they have another, development, "real" QB.

I'm pretty sure McGuire makes a good sneaker... now can he also be one of those rare beasts who can also turn into a legit #1?


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: booch on February 03, 2020, 01:19:49 PM
I have to side with Aardvark...From what I have seen in pre-seson...practice and limited game reps....he will be a very serviceable back-up with more upside than Strev's...and better than any one who is gonna be available...and looking like that this is gonna be the case now with Strev about to be released


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Blue In BC on February 03, 2020, 02:33:01 PM
I have to side with Aardvark...From what I have seen in pre-seson...practice and limited game reps....he will be a very serviceable back-up with more upside than Strev's...and better than any one who is gonna be available...and looking like that this is gonna be the case now with Strev about to be released

I hope so, just saying very limited sample size to make any real judgement. Many a rookie QB has looked good in early days and flamed out. Others took a few seasons to be successful.

Given the options available their SMS costs McGuire seems to be the best current option.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: ichabod_crane on February 03, 2020, 09:14:55 PM
Your infatuation with McGuire is interesting...Goltz II



Can't miss with TJ Rubley III! ;) :D


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: gobombersgo on February 03, 2020, 10:29:19 PM
Transactions:

2020-02-03   WPG   BROXTON, Jarell   OL   N   Baylor   Add To   Active Roster
2020-02-03   WPG   LAWRENCE, Kevin   OL   N   Rhode Island   Add To   Active Roster
2020-02-03   WPG   STREVELER, Chris   QB   A   South Dakota   Delete From Active   Free Agent

Blue Bombers release quarterback Chris Streveler to pursue NFL opportunities

WINNIPEG, MB., February 3, 2019 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the club has released quarterback Chris Streveler in order for him to further pursue NFL opportunities.

https://www.bluebombers.com/2020/02/03/streveler-released-pursue-nfl-opportunities/ (https://www.bluebombers.com/2020/02/03/streveler-released-pursue-nfl-opportunities/)
by Ed Tait

Former CFL QB Chris Streveler signs with Arizona Cardinals

By Justin Dunk - February 3, 2020

Former CFL quarterback Chris Streveler has signed with the Arizona Cardinals, per NFL sources.

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers released Streveler to pursue NFL opportunities. He visited Arizona in December and worked out for the Cardinals in January.

The 24-year-old Streveler threw for 2,698 yards in two seasons with the Bombers along with 19 touchdowns and 19 interceptions. He has rushed for 1,167 yards and 22 touchdowns averaging 5.7 yards per carry.

Streveler was especially effective for Winnipeg during the 2019 CFL championship run in the post-season. He rushed for 82 yards and a touchdown in the West Semi-Final in Calgary and threw a touchdown pass to Andrew Harris in the Grey Cup.

The University of South Dakota product has drawn comparisons to New Orleans Saints' quarterback Taysom Hill as an explosive athlete who can attack defences with his arm and legs. He runs a 4.45-second 40-yard dash, posted a 38.5-inch vertical, and fired off a 10-foot, five-inch broad jump ? all at six-foot-two, 209 pounds.

Each of the three testing results would have been top among all quarterbacks who attended the 2018 NFL Combine. But take the QB position designation away for a second, and those numbers would be high among any skill position group - and they are certainly elite for signal callers.

Every single NFL franchise had a representative at Streveler's pro day in March 2018 and he worked out privately for the Chicago Bears but went unselected in the 2018 NFL Draft - he actually turned down NFL rookie mini-camp invites to sign in Winnipeg.

Streveler was a captain and led the Coyotes to the FCS playoffs for the first time in program history as a senior. He completed 65.7 per cent of his passes for 4,134 yards, 32 touchdowns against eight interceptions while rushing for 720 yards and 11 touchdowns on 168 carries (4.3 yards-per-carry-average) during 13 games in his senior season for South Dakota.

Streveler joins a Cardinals team that starts 2019 No. 1 NFL draft pick Kyle Murray at quarterback. Arizona has Brett Hundley as their current backup QB. He was selected in the fifth round pick, 147th overall of the 2015 NFL draft. Undrafted free agent passer Drew Anderson is the other pivot on the Cardinals roster. Head coach Kliff Kingsbury likes Streveler as a quarterback. Although, Kingsbury is known for having an innovative and creative approach on offence.

https://3downnation.com/2020/02/03/bombers-release-qb-chris-streveler-to-pursue-nfl-opportunities/ (https://3downnation.com/2020/02/03/bombers-release-qb-chris-streveler-to-pursue-nfl-opportunities/)


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Jesse on February 04, 2020, 02:33:11 AM
I have to side with Aardvark...From what I have seen in pre-seson...practice and limited game reps....he will be a very serviceable back-up with more upside than Strev's...and better than any one who is gonna be available...and looking like that this is gonna be the case now with Strev about to be released

That's when you know you're drinking the blue kool-aid.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: theaardvark on February 04, 2020, 07:29:56 PM
That's when you know you're drinking the blue kool-aid.

What's wrong with Blue KoolAid?


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: kkc60 on February 05, 2020, 01:37:46 AM
What's wrong with Blue KoolAid?
Makes you argue Chad Remple is a "top canadian" and that the #1 overall in the pick is a freebie, among other things


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: GOLDMEMBER on February 05, 2020, 01:53:48 AM
Makes you argue Chad Remple is a "top canadian" and that the #1 overall in the pick is a freebie, among other things
slow clap!


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: gobombersgo on February 05, 2020, 01:30:26 PM
BOMBERS ADD TWO LINEMEN

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the club has signed American offensive lineman Kevin Lawrence and Jarell Broxton.

Lawrence (6-4, 310, Rhode Island, January 17, 1998, Bloomfield, Conn) started all 11 games on the offensive line in his Junior year and was named to CAA Football Comissioner's Academic Honor Roll. Lawrence started 12 games in his senior year at right tackle and helped allow just 2.17 sacks per game in his senior year.

Broxton
(6-3, 330, Baylor, March 23, 1993 in Olney, MD) was a two-year starter for the Bears after transferring from junior college. He was an all Big-12 first-team selection and helped the Bears to the nation's No. 2-ranked rushing offense. He signed with the Baltimore Ravens as an undrafted free agent in 2016, and spent most of that season on their practice roster.

https://www.bluebombers.com/2020/02/05/bombers-add-two-linemen (https://www.bluebombers.com/2020/02/05/bombers-add-two-linemen)/


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: gobombersgo on February 05, 2020, 10:40:38 PM
Transactions:

2020-02-05   WPG   LYLES, Chris   DB   A   Mississippi College   Add To   Active Roster
2020-02-05   WPG   RILEY, Matt   K   N   Manitoba   Add To   Active Roster
2020-02-05   WPG   FEOLI GUDINO, Julian   WR   N   Laval   Add To   Active Roster
2020-02-05   WPG   REMPEL, Chad   LS   N   Saskatchewan   Add To   Active Roster
2020-02-05   WPG   REMPEL, Chad   LS   N   Saskatchewan   Delete From Active   Free Agent


BOMBERS ADD JULIAN FEOLI-GUDINO & CHRIS LYLES TO ROSTER

WINNIPEG, MB., February 5, 2020 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the club has signed national receiver Julian Feoli-Gudino and American defensive back Chris Lyles.

Feoli-Gudino (6-1, 212, Laval, June 22, 1987) returns to Winnipeg where he spent four seasons (2014-2017), after spending the two years with the Ottawa REDBLACKS. A veteran of 110 CFL games, Feoli-Gudino has caught 135 receptions for 1,424 yards and nine touchdowns through his eight year CFL career.

Lyles (6-4, 195, Mississippi College, July 20, 1994 in Jackson, MS) played seven games with Saskatchewan in 2017, making 19 defensive tackles. He spent time in Montreal in 2018.

https://www.bluebombers.com/2020/02/05/blue-bombers-add-julian-feoli-gudino-chris-lyles-roster/ (https://www.bluebombers.com/2020/02/05/blue-bombers-add-julian-feoli-gudino-chris-lyles-roster/)


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Tehedra on February 05, 2020, 11:02:35 PM
With JFG coming back to the fold does that mean one of our canadian receivers is going on their way out?


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Throw Long Bannatyne on February 05, 2020, 11:59:13 PM
Transactions:

2020-02-05   WPG   LYLES, Chris   DB   A   Mississippi College   Add To   Active Roster
2020-02-05   WPG   RILEY, Matt   K   N   Manitoba   Add To   Active Roster
2020-02-05   WPG   FEOLI GUDINO, Julian   WR   N   Laval   Add To   Active Roster
2020-02-05   WPG   REMPEL, Chad   LS   N   Saskatchewan   Add To   Active Roster
2020-02-05   WPG   REMPEL, Chad   LS   N   Saskatchewan   Delete From Active   Free Agent

Signed Rempel!  He's 38 but I expect he'll play till 50!


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: blue girl on February 06, 2020, 12:39:46 AM
With JFG coming back to the fold does that mean one of our canadian receivers is going on their way out?
I hope not.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: GCn19 on February 06, 2020, 01:01:27 PM
With JFG coming back to the fold does that mean one of our canadian receivers is going on their way out?

All are under contract...so probably not.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Blue96 on February 06, 2020, 01:11:28 PM
Signed Rempel!  He's 38 but I expect he'll play till 50!


Rempel is a decent LS, and plays hard, but his body is a physical wreck. He barely practices as is. I like the guy, but I don't see him playing passed this year or next. He's gotta think about long term.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: GCn19 on February 06, 2020, 02:57:03 PM

Rempel is a decent LS, and plays hard, but his body is a physical wreck. He barely practices as is. I like the guy, but I don't see him playing passed this year or next. He's gotta think about long term.

He's a LS...other than one dirty hit last year he has almost zero mileage by football standards. He gets hit about as much as a punter.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Nic16 on February 06, 2020, 03:03:52 PM

Rempel is a decent LS, and plays hard, but his body is a physical wreck. He barely practices as is. I like the guy, but I don't see him playing passed this year or next. He's gotta think about long term.

He barely practices because...he is the LS. What else is he supposed to do?


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: GCn19 on February 06, 2020, 03:25:07 PM
He barely practices because...he is the LS. What else is he supposed to do?

Yea....no kidding. Guy is the best at what he does but he is paid to do one thing only.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: theaardvark on February 06, 2020, 07:22:15 PM
Remple is more than just a LS, he is a character guy, and most of all, Medlock is comfortable with him.  That is HUGE.  If your LS makes your P/K better, you'd be crazy not to make sure you have the best...


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Sir Blue and Gold on February 06, 2020, 07:53:41 PM
Remple is more than just a LS, he is a character guy, and most of all, Medlock is comfortable with him.  That is HUGE.  If your LS makes your P/K better, you'd be crazy not to make sure you have the best...

Aardavark, is there a single player on the roster who would not meet your description of a "character guy"?


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: theaardvark on February 06, 2020, 08:27:38 PM
Aardavark, is there a single player on the roster who would not meet your description of a "character guy"?

Probably not... Walters and company don't bring them into the team... but as far as LS's go, he definately is the cream of the crop, on and off the field...


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Sir Blue and Gold on February 06, 2020, 08:55:35 PM
Probably not... Walters and company don't bring them into the team... but as far as LS's go, he definately is the cream of the crop, on and off the field...

Okay, so follow me here for a second. Slowly. If your definition of "character guy" is literally "every guy on the roster" then you shouldn't use it as a differentier to why someone should be brought back.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: theaardvark on February 06, 2020, 09:06:36 PM
Okay, so follow me here for a second. Slowly. If your definition of "character guy" is literally "every guy on the roster" then you shouldn't use it as a differentier to why someone should be brought back.

It is a differentiator to briging him back vs. bringing in another guy to replace him...


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: kkc60 on February 06, 2020, 09:12:09 PM
Okay, so follow me here for a second. Slowly. If your definition of "character guy" is literally "every guy on the roster" then you shouldn't use it as a differentier to why someone should be brought back.
Thank you!


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Sir Blue and Gold on February 06, 2020, 09:20:56 PM
It is a differentiator to briging him back vs. bringing in another guy to replace him...

You mean bringing in another "character guy" which is the only type of guy we bring in?


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: kkc60 on February 06, 2020, 09:23:06 PM
You mean bringing in another "character guy" which is the only type of guy we bring in?
He is officially a "character guy" the second we sign him


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Throw Long Bannatyne on February 06, 2020, 09:39:09 PM
You mean bringing in another "character guy" which is the only type of guy we bring in?

Nichols had to turn in his character along with his playbook when he left last Nov.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: gobombersgo on February 06, 2020, 10:32:28 PM
Transactions:

2020-02-06   WPG   MCDOUGLE, Dexter   DB   N   Maryland   Add To   Active Roster
2020-02-06   WPG   KOLANKOWSKI, Chris   OL   N   York   Add To   Active Roster


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: kkc60 on February 06, 2020, 10:37:47 PM
Transactions:

2020-02-06   WPG   MCDOUGLE, Dexter   DB   N   Maryland   Add To   Active Roster
2020-02-06   WPG   KOLANKOWSKI, Chris   OL   N   York   Add To   Active Roster
Dexter McDougle is a very intriguing signing


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Pigskin on February 06, 2020, 11:30:40 PM
Dexter McDougle is a very intriguing signing

Tell us more??


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: theaardvark on February 06, 2020, 11:33:16 PM
Tell us more??

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dexter_McDougle

    New York Jets (2014?2016)
    Philadelphia Eagles (2017)
    New Orleans Saints (2017)
    Jacksonville Jaguars (2018)*
    Detroit Lions (2018)*
    Philadelphia Eagles (2018)
    Arizona Hotshots (2019)

 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Jesse on February 07, 2020, 12:14:38 AM
Nichols had to turn in his character along with his playbook when he left last Nov.

Lmao!!!


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: kkc60 on February 07, 2020, 01:54:15 AM
Tell us more??
Well he obviously has talent (3rd round pick says as much) and although his sample size is small, lots of Philly fans were surprised he got cut.

ArDarius Stewart, Dylan Donahue and Dexter McDougle were all NY Jets picks (2017, 2017, 2014).

Lucky Whitehead was also on the Jets in 2017.

Now guess who was also on the Jets staff when each of these players were at some point?

https://www.linkedin.com/in/drew-morris-87350147

*puts on tinfoil hat*


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: DM83 on February 07, 2020, 02:00:31 AM
A character. Guy, like a Bugs Bunny character ...elmer Fudd.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Pigskin on February 07, 2020, 03:46:04 AM
He's 5-10, 190, 4.47/40. very good speed.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: kkc60 on February 07, 2020, 03:58:57 AM
He's 5-10, 190, 4.47/40. very good speed.
Now of course that was pre-ACL injury but luckily he has played a ton since then in terms of training camps and AAF


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: gobombersgo on February 09, 2020, 10:38:41 PM
BOMBERS SIGN RECEIVER DARVIN ADAMS TO A THREE-YEAR EXTENSION

WINNIPEG, MB., February 9, 2020 -  The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the signing of wide receiver Darvin Adams to a three-year contract extension.

Adams (6-2, 201, Auburn) had been scheduled to become a free agent on February 11, but is now locked up through the 2022 Canadian Football League season. The 2020 campaign will mark the 30-year-old's sixth with the Blue Bombers since joining the club in 2015 after two years with the Toronto Argonauts.

An injury limited Adams to 13 games in 2019 and he finished the year with 47 catches for 549 yards and five touchdowns, ending a streak of back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons in 2017 and 2018.

The veteran receiver was especially effective in the Bombers' push to a championship, making some critical catches in three playoff games leading up to and including the Grey Cup. Adams had six catches for 105 yards and a 71-yard touchdown in the Western Semi-Final win over the Calgary Stampeders and a week later, pulled in eight catches for 93 yards in the Western Final victory over the Saskatchewan Roughriders. He then had three receptions for 11 yards in the Grey Cup decision over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, and even completed a 13-yard pass to quarterback Chris Streveler.

He has 296 receptions for 4,226 yards as a Bomber, ranking him just outside the franchise's Top 10 in both categories. He also has 34 touchdowns as a Bomber.

Adams is a two-time West Division All-Star (2017, 2018) and was a CFL Players Association All-Star in 2017.

https://www.bluebombers.com/2020/02/09/bombers-sign-receiver-darvin-adams-three-year-extension/ (https://www.bluebombers.com/2020/02/09/bombers-sign-receiver-darvin-adams-three-year-extension/)

Jeff Hamilton   @jeffkhamilton
As I wrote in my #Bombers FA primer, Adams was looking for a raise and there was some concern by the Bombers that he could get plucked by Paul LaPolice in Ottawa. Adams  new deal comes in around $140,000 per season to stay with the Blue and Gold. #wfp

Darrin Bauming   @DarrinBauming
Status quo - Darvin Adam's 2020 salary comes in precisely where it has been the past two seasons. #Bombers


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: the paw on February 09, 2020, 11:11:02 PM
This is a fair deal.  In a year when the min salary is getting a major bump, holding onto your contract value is a good thing.  There were about 5 WRs capable of 1000 yds ready to hit free agency, so I'm not sure Adams could have done much better given his 2019 stats.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Horseman on February 09, 2020, 11:49:28 PM
I guess this means the Bombers will not be going after any other receiver's in FA and will use that money to sign Jefferson.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Throw Long Bannatyne on February 10, 2020, 01:08:09 AM
Wow, I'm surprised Darvin has been playing for so little and has decided not to ask for more now, I would have pegged him around $175,000 to re-sign.  Pretty good deal considering he has been the Bombers #1 receiver since arriving in 2015 but I would surprised if he was still in their plans 3 years from now. 


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Throw Long Bannatyne on February 10, 2020, 01:10:38 AM
I guess this means the Bombers will not be going after any other receiver's in FA and will use that money to sign Jefferson.

I think the contrary, they have money in their receiver budget to pursue a potential #1 receiver, shifting Darvin down to #2.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: GCn19 on February 10, 2020, 02:04:05 AM
I guess this means the Bombers will not be going after any other receiver's in FA and will use that money to sign Jefferson.

We have a relatively cheap receiving corps even with Adams.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: GOLDMEMBER on February 10, 2020, 02:09:58 AM
I think the contrary, they have money in their receiver budget to pursue a potential #1 receiver, shifting Darvin down to #2.
Banna is right I think we still may have a budget to go for another weapon on O.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: gobombersgo on February 10, 2020, 02:33:36 AM
Banna is right I think we still may have a budget to go for another weapon on O.
Would the Bombers get value from signing a FA receiver?

I'd rather the Bombers to now focus their attention on the Dline and to also leave some money for players returning from the NFL in September.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: GOLDMEMBER on February 10, 2020, 02:44:41 AM
Would the Bombers get value from signing a FA receiver?

I'd rather the Bombers to now focus their attention on the Dline and to also leave some money for players returning from the NFL in September.
I could not disagree. Unless we somehow get good value on a weapon.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: pjrocksmb on February 10, 2020, 02:53:22 AM
Adams = money but doesn't cost too many dimes :)


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: 4everalonghair on February 10, 2020, 01:21:08 PM
Take Michael Couture off the list. 2 year extension!


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Ridermania on February 10, 2020, 01:53:30 PM
KW using up Willie dollars?

Good signing by the Bombers.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: blue_or_die on February 10, 2020, 01:55:11 PM
I think the contrary, they have money in their receiver budget to pursue a potential #1 receiver, shifting Darvin down to #2.

I think Lawler is our new #1.

The Bombers are spreading out their talent at receiver in a move to keep that corps cheap and put our money in other positions. We aren't a Khari-to-Milt passing team, we are hedging our talent placement, and are fleshing out the receivers with both Nats and ELC Ints, with Darvin being that steady vet presence who can still make the miracle catch and block very well the rest of the time.

I think 140K is perfect for him in the role we give him, especially since this could very well be his final contract.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: gobombersgo on February 10, 2020, 07:55:10 PM
Jeff Hamilton.  @JeffHamilton

#Bombers have told DT Drake Nevis and DB Chandler Fenner that they will hit free agency. According to sources, Nevis is close to signing with Toronto. Told Nevis was also at the Raptors game with Willie Jefferson. #wfp


BLUE BOMBERS AGREE TO TERMS ON TWO-YEAR EXTENSION WITH OFFENSIVE LINEMAN MICHAEL COUTURE

WINNIPEG, MB., February 10, 2020 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers announce today the signing of centre Michael Couture to a two-year contract extension. He had been scheduled to become a free agent on February 11.

Couture
(6-4, 303, Simon Fraser) was selected by the Blue Bombers in the second round, 10th overall, of the 2016 Canadian Football League Draft and assumed the starting centre responsibilities in 2019 following the retirement of Matthias Goossen.
 
He was an integral part of an offensive line that helped the Bombers lead the league in rushing in 2019 and was critical in Andrew Harris capturing his third straight rushing title.
 
Couture started all 18 regular season games before suffering an injury in the Week 20 victory over the Calgary Stampeders. He was on the injured list through the team's playoff run to the 107th Grey Cup. Couture had not missed a snap in his four-year career with the Bombers before that injury, dressing for all 72 games from 2016-19.
 
The 26-year-old Burnaby, B.C. product played four seasons at Simon Fraser, making 36 starts at four different positions. He was a Great Northwest Conference First Team All-Star at centre in 2014 and at tackle in 2015.

https://www.bluebombers.com/2020/02/10/blue-bombers-agree-terms-two-year-extension-offensive-lineman-michael-couture/ (https://www.bluebombers.com/2020/02/10/blue-bombers-agree-terms-two-year-extension-offensive-lineman-michael-couture/)


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: gobombersgo on February 10, 2020, 08:07:04 PM
As per Farhan Lalji

Being told that Willie Jefferson has agreed to terms with #Bombers. The final few NFL possibilities didn't materialize. I'm being told he's taking less to stay in Winnipeg. Big news for the defending #GreyCup champions! @CFLonTSN @TSN_Sports @SportsCentre

Dave Naylor says the deal is for 2 years.

Jeff Hamilton.  @JeffHamilton

I can confirm the @JDunk12 report about Willie Jefferson returning to the #Bombers. Winnipeg has inked Jefferson to a two-year deal, keeping him in Blue and Gold through the 2021 season. Bombers came in around $265,000 per season. #wfp

David William Naylor   @TSNDaveNaylor
Reasons @Stmn_Willie_Bmn staying with @Wpg_BlueBombers have to do with legacy, wanting to stay with coaches and players he connected with and his love of the community and fans. Said it didn't make sense to leave. #CFL #bombers

The @Stmn_Willie_Bmn contract with @Wpg_BlueBombers is two years for $520k. #CFL #bombers


BOMBERS AGREE TO TERMS WITH MOST OUTSTANDING DEFENSIVE PLAYER WILLIE JEFFERSON

WINNIPEG, MB., February 10, 2020 -  The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the team has agreed to terms with all-star defensive end Willie Jefferson on a two-year contract extension.

Jefferson is coming off a 2019 season that was the best of his six-year Canadian Football League career. In his first year as a Blue Bomber, he posted a career-best 12 quarterback sacks, set a new CFL record for pass knockdowns by a defensive lineman with 16 (best in the league), while also leading the CFL with six forced fumbles and adding 24 tackles, an interception and two fumble recoveries.

Jefferson was also dominant in the 107th Grey Cup, registering three sacks and two forced fumbles as the Bombers captured their 11th championship in franchise history. For his efforts, Jefferson was named the CFL's Most Outstanding Defensive Player for the first time in his career and was also named a CFL All-Star and West Division All-Star for the third consecutive season. Jefferson was also named the Blue Bombers Most Outstanding Player and Most Outstanding Defensive Player in 2019.

"As an organization, we are very excited to have Willie and his family return for another two seasons," said General Manager Kyle Walters. "The talent he brings to the table and his ability to change football games speaks for itself, but what we have gotten to know over the past season is the person behind the player, and that is just as important to our football operations."

The 2020 season with be Jefferson's seventh in the CFL after spending 2014-15 with the Edmonton Eskimos and 2016-18 with the Saskatchewan Roughriders. The veteran lineman has appeared in 94 regular season games, registering 43 sacks, 151 tackles, three career interceptions and touchdowns, and 12 forced fumbles.

https://www.bluebombers.com/2020/02/10/bombers-agree-terms-outstanding-defensive-player-willie-jefferson/ (https://www.bluebombers.com/2020/02/10/bombers-agree-terms-outstanding-defensive-player-willie-jefferson/)


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Pigskin on February 10, 2020, 08:13:29 PM
Nice, now pickup Dylan Wynn or Cleyon Laing tomorrow to replace Nevis.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: theaardvark on February 10, 2020, 09:33:19 PM
Nice, now pickup Dylan Wynn or Cleyon Laing tomorrow to replace Nevis.

Wynn is an Int, if we were going to sign an int, it would be Nevis.  Laing, maybe, although I don't know if he is a fit... and will probably get a decent offer elsewhere...


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: gobombersgo on February 10, 2020, 11:06:07 PM
Transactions:

2020-02-10   WPG   ALFORD, DeAundre   DB   N   Tusculum College   Add To   Active Roster
2020-02-10   WPG   PUPUNGATOA, Sepesitiano   OL   N   South Dakota State   Add To   Active Roster
2020-02-10   WPG   ALEXANDER, Deontez   WR   N      Add To   Active Roster


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: dd on February 10, 2020, 11:09:58 PM
Wynn is an Int, if we were going to sign an int, it would be Nevis.  Laing, maybe, although I don't know if he is a fit... and will probably get a decent offer elsewhere...
I dunno. Wynn was a monster for Hamilton last year,  Nevis gives us interior pressure, but if we lose him, I d be going after Wynn and an upgrade at the position


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: gobombersgo on February 10, 2020, 11:13:43 PM
Bomber players heading into free agency:

DL Drake Nevis (I)
DL Craig Roh (I)

LB Korey Jones (I)
LB Thomas Miles (N)

DB Chandler Fenner (I)
DB Jeff Hecht (N)
DB Derek Jones (N)


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: kkc60 on February 10, 2020, 11:38:41 PM
Nevis probably isn't coming back. We need to sort the ratio and make cuts somewhere


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: theaardvark on February 11, 2020, 04:53:38 AM
I dunno. Wynn was a monster for Hamilton last year,  Nevis gives us interior pressure, but if we lose him, I d be going after Wynn and an upgrade at the position

Nevis would most likely be less expensive than Wynn... if we wanted an expensive DT, we would have signed Nevis...


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Tehedra on February 11, 2020, 05:30:49 AM
I would like to keep Thomas Miles, he has been very good for us on special teams.  Unless I Mixing him up with someone else.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: TecnoGenius on February 11, 2020, 06:50:52 AM
I would like to keep Thomas Miles, he has been very good for us on special teams.  Unless I Mixing him up with someone else.

Yes, and he's an important part of our backup LS corps.  Strange the silence on Miles.  I guess he could be trying for more $$ at another team, since he's a GC champ.  But I'm pretty sure the other teams won't see his value.  One would think he'd love to re-up in his home town for some more fun and not be too picky about big raises.

Another explanation is the team wants to move on to one of the PR guys instead... maybe they think they've seen the best of Miles?  I have a hunch it's just a waiting game and we'll see him back for another 2 years, but if not, there's a chance Miles retires I guess.  SMS being "tighter" this year doesn't help...


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: GCn19 on February 11, 2020, 07:01:59 AM
Yes, and he's an important part of our backup LS corps.  Strange the silence on Miles.  I guess he could be trying for more $$ at another team, since he's a GC champ.  But I'm pretty sure the other teams won't see his value.  One would think he'd love to re-up in his home town for some more fun and not be too picky about big raises.

Another explanation is the team wants to move on to one of the PR guys instead... maybe they think they've seen the best of Miles?  I have a hunch it's just a waiting game and we'll see him back for another 2 years, but if not, there's a chance Miles retires I guess.  SMS being "tighter" this year doesn't help...


I spoke to Miles and he really wants to remain a Bomber. He could be a guy that will sign once the dust settles a bit like Thomas snd Nevis last year.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Ducky on February 11, 2020, 02:17:44 PM
What is the Bombers biggest remaining need?  A safety? 


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: BlueInCgy on February 11, 2020, 02:21:55 PM
What is the Bombers biggest remaining need?  A safety? 

Naaman Roosevelt or Derel Walker wouldn't be bad.  Not going to happen, but wouldn't be bad.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: GCn19 on February 11, 2020, 02:30:00 PM
Naaman Roosevelt or Derel Walker wouldn't be bad.  Not going to happen, but wouldn't be bad.

Pass on Naaman...I'd rather go young than to sign him.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: blue_or_die on February 11, 2020, 02:40:12 PM
What is the Bombers biggest remaining need?  A safety? 

We need a good Canadian to play on Defense. Ackie or Liang as S and DT, respectively.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: the paw on February 11, 2020, 03:52:29 PM
What is the Bombers biggest remaining need?  A safety? 

an experienced boundary CB I think. 

I don't think we have the cap room left to sign a starting Cdn, so look for either Thomas/Griffith to be starter at DT, with Alexander at safety, OR one of Hallet or Exume get a promotion this year. 


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: booch on February 11, 2020, 03:56:23 PM
an experienced boundary CB I think. 

I don't think we have the cap room left to sign a starting Cdn, so look for either Thomas/Griffith to be starter at DT, with Alexander at safety, OR one of Hallet or Exume get a promotion this year. 
I'd like the latter...though Alexander at safety allows us do do a lot of different things on defense than you normally could/would


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: theaardvark on February 11, 2020, 04:32:42 PM
Looks like he roster is set for CFL players... bring in the recruits...


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: gobombersgo on February 11, 2020, 04:59:23 PM
BLUE BOMBERS ADD THREE TO ROSTER

WINNIPEG, MB., February 11, 2020 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the club has added International offensive lineman Kevin Lawrence, International defensive back Dexter McDougle and International receiver Deontez Alexander.

Lawrence
(6-4, 310, Rhode Island, January 17, 1998, Bloomfield, Conn.) started all 11 games on the offensive line in his Junior year and was named to CAA Football Comissioner's Academic Honor Roll. Lawrence started 12 games in his senior year at right tackle.

McDougle
(5-10, 189, Maryland, April 8, 1991, Woodbridge, Virginia) was originally selected in the third round, 80th overall, by the New York Jets in the 2014 NFL Draft, and spent three seasons there before being traded to the Eagles for safety Terrance Brooks. He recorded 13 tackles and one pass break up over 29 games in the NFL.

Alexander
(6-1, 200, Franklin, July 25, 1996, Indianapolis, Indiana) had 2,133 yards and 33 touchdowns on 114 catches in 21 games with Franklin after transferring from Division III school Anderson University. Alexander spent a portion of the 2018 and 2019 NFL preseason?s with the Detroit Lions pulling in two catches for 17 yards.

https://www.bluebombers.com/2020/02/11/blue-bombers-add-three-roster/ (https://www.bluebombers.com/2020/02/11/blue-bombers-add-three-roster/)


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: gobombersgo on February 11, 2020, 04:59:31 PM
BLUE BOMBERS AGREE TO TERMS WITH DEFENSIVE BACK JOSH JOHNSON

WINNIPEG, MB., February 11, 2020 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers announce today the team has agreed to terms with veteran defensive back Josh Johnson on a one-year contract.

Johnson (5-10, 200, Purdue) is a four-year veteran of the Canadian Football League, with 64 career regular-season games played - including 58 starts - in stops with the B.C. Lions (2014-15), Ottawa REDBLACKS (2018), Hamilton Tiger-Cats (2018) and the Edmonton Eskimos (2019).

Johnson, 29, started 17 games for the Eskimos in 2019 at both halfback and cornerback, finishing with 43 tackles, two interceptions, one sack, nine pass knockdowns and one tackle for a loss.

He was productive in the postseason, picking off three passes in Edmonton's Eastern Semi-Final win over the Montreal Alouettes, becoming the first player in the CFL to have three interceptions in a playoff game since Darrell Moir of Toronto in 1986. He then added a team-high six tackles and a sack in the Eastern Final loss to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

Johnson played his college ball with the Purdue Boilermakers, starting 36 of 49 games and twice named to the Academic All-Big Ten Team (2010, 2011).

He was signed by the San Diego Chargers as an undrafted free agent in 2013, before joining the B.C. in 2014 where he started 34 games over the next two seasons. His work with the Lions drew the attention of the Jacksonville Jaguars, who signed him in February of 2016. Johnson played eight games with Jacksonville in 2016 but was placed on injured reserve in the summer of 2017 before being released in October of that year.

Johnson then signed with Ottawa in March of 2018 and, after playing in four games before being released and signed by Hamilton, where he appeared in nine games. He signed as a free agent with the Eskimos in May of 2019.

https://www.bluebombers.com/2020/02/11/blue-bombers-agree-terms-defensive-back-josh-johnson/ (https://www.bluebombers.com/2020/02/11/blue-bombers-agree-terms-defensive-back-josh-johnson/)


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: gobombersgo on February 11, 2020, 04:59:38 PM
BLUE BOMBERS RE-SIGN LINEBACKER THOMAS MILES

WINNIPEG, MB., February 11, 2020 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the signing of veteran linebacker Thomas Miles to a one-year contract extension. The deal was completed just before the opening of Canadian Football League free agency this morning at 11:00 a.m. CT.

Miles
(6-1, 232, Manitoba) returns to his hometown Bombers for a fourth season and will continue to play a role on special teams while serving as a tremendous ambassador of the club in the community.

Miles has not missed a game since signing with the Bombers as a free agent in March of 2017 following three years with the Toronto Argonauts. In 2019, Miles accumulated eight special teams tackles and added four on defence and suited up for all three playoff games.
 
Miles was also named the 2019 recipient of the Ed Kotowich Good Guy Award, acknowledging a Bombers player who has 'excellent football ability, is a leader in the locker room, and shows outstanding effort in the community.'
 
Miles has made several appearances for the Bombers Tackle Bullying and Break the Silence Against Women programs and has visited several Northern communities in conjunction with those initiatives. A proud product of Churchill High School and the University of Manitoba, Miles has also made countless visits to schools as part of the team's Hit the Books program, helps coach and mentor with the Bombers Youth Football Club. As well, he serves on the board of directors of the Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization of Manitoba, supports Wahbung Abinoonjiiag - a domestic violence prevention centre for children and their families - and has been a 'Big Brother' with Big Brothers and Sisters of Winnipeg. He is also a mentor and speaker with Food Allergy Canada and the Children's Allergy & Asthma Education Centre at the Winnipeg Children's Hospital.

https://www.bluebombers.com/2020/02/11/blue-bombers-re-sign-linebacker-thomas-miles/ (https://www.bluebombers.com/2020/02/11/blue-bombers-re-sign-linebacker-thomas-miles/)


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Pigskin on February 11, 2020, 05:01:37 PM
Good old Churchill Bulldog is back.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Nic16 on February 11, 2020, 05:29:42 PM
an experienced boundary CB I think. 

I don't think we have the cap room left to sign a starting Cdn, so look for either Thomas/Griffith to be starter at DT, with Alexander at safety, OR one of Hallet or Exume get a promotion this year. 

Looks like Josh Johnson will be either the boundary CB or HB. JJ has the potential to be a sneaky good FA pickup. The more you read about him the more he sounds like a Hall type DB.

Regarding the Safety position, Walters said that Alexander IS the plan. They really like his mobility, skill, toughness & communication for the position. And after watching the D in the playoffs how could one argue that. Having Alexander & Biggie as the field generals on D is a huge benefit for the coaches.

With that said, their plan is to rotate Fatboi & Griffith @ DT to fill the lone NAT spot on D.

Which you should be very happy with, because if I remember correctly you are a Fatboi fanboy.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: blue_or_die on February 11, 2020, 05:38:30 PM
Good old Churchill Bulldog is back.

My brother in law played LB beside him at Churchill :)


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: GCn19 on February 11, 2020, 05:48:37 PM
Looks like Josh Johnson will be either the boundary CB or HB. JJ has the potential to be a sneaky good FA pickup. The more you read about him the more he sounds like a Hall type DB.

Regarding the Safety position, Walters said that Alexander IS the plan. They really like his mobility, skill, toughness & communication for the position. And after watching the D in the playoffs how could one argue that. Having Alexander & Biggie as the field generals on D is a huge benefit for the coaches.

With that said, their plan is to rotate Fatboi & Griffith @ DT to fill the lone NAT spot on D.

Which you should be very happy with, because if I remember correctly you are a Fatboi fanboy.

Would not surprise me in the least if our first pick in the draft is a DT.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: the paw on February 11, 2020, 05:52:12 PM
Looks like Josh Johnson will be either the boundary CB or HB. JJ has the potential to be a sneaky good FA pickup. The more you read about him the more he sounds like a Hall type DB.

Regarding the Safety position, Walters said that Alexander IS the plan. They really like his mobility, skill, toughness & communication for the position. And after watching the D in the playoffs how could one argue that. Having Alexander & Biggie as the field generals on D is a huge benefit for the coaches.

With that said, their plan is to rotate Fatboi & Griffith @ DT to fill the lone NAT spot on D.

Which you should be very happy with, because if I remember correctly you are a Fatboi fanboy.

I love the Fatboi, but load management is the key to his success. Griffith has to be ready to play real reps in this scenario.  Excited to see Alexander back at safety too. 


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: GCn19 on February 11, 2020, 06:09:24 PM
I love the Fatboi, but load management is the key to his success. Griffith has to be ready to play real reps in this scenario.  Excited to see Alexander back at safety too. 

We may go shopping for a NAT DT yet.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: the paw on February 11, 2020, 06:16:27 PM
We may go shopping for a NAT DT yet.

Fabion Foote is the only one of interest. Laing is in Ottawa, Junior Luke and Dave Menard are MEH, and Junior Turner is a band-aid. 


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: GCn19 on February 11, 2020, 06:17:46 PM
Fabion Foote is the only one of interest. Laing is in Ottawa, Junior Luke and Dave Menard are MEH, and Junior Turner is a band-aid. 

More for depth I would think. A Jr. Luke or Menard are serviceable.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: theaardvark on February 11, 2020, 06:19:45 PM
I think Miles was the last signing, unless there is NO interest, anywhere, in Roh.  

I like where we are, I'm happy with every position.  Knowing there will have to be some new blood on the opening day roster, I'm confident that this scouting crew will find them...

More for depth I would think. A Jr. Luke or Menard are serviceable.

Thomas, Griffiths, DP... fine depth for a single DT spot.  No need to sign a "serviceable" player...


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: GCn19 on February 11, 2020, 06:21:52 PM
I think Miles was the last signing, unless there is NO interest, anywhere, in Roh.  

I like where we are, I'm happy with every position.  Knowing there will have to be some new blood on the opening day roster, I'm confident that this scouting crew will find them...

Thomas, Griffiths, DP... fine depth for a single DT spot.  No need to sign a "serviceable" player...

Hate to tell you this but Thomas is also a serviceable player and we don't even know what we have in Griffiths yet. To hedge our bets we need to bring in another NAT DT. I know you think Thomas is an all star but he has stamina issues. Always has always will, and we need his equal to rotate in and out. Maybe Griffiths is that guy, but it would be stupid not to bring a 3rd guy into the mix in case he isn't. Let them fight it out in camp.

That is, of course, if we continue down the path of a FT NAT DT which could very easily be a plan that is yet aborted.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: gobombersgo on February 11, 2020, 06:28:13 PM
BLUE BOMBERS ADD FOUR TO ROSTER

WINNIPEG, MB., February 11, 2020 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the following transactions

Added to roster:
American defensive back Dee Alford (Tusculum)

American offensive lineman Sepesitiano Pupungatoa (South Dakota State)

National offensive lineman Chris Kolankowski (York)

National kicker Matthew Riley (Manitoba)

https://www.bluebombers.com/2020/02/11/blue-bombers-add-four-roster/ (https://www.bluebombers.com/2020/02/11/blue-bombers-add-four-roster/)


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Blue96 on February 11, 2020, 06:56:38 PM
American offensive lineman Sepesitiano Pupungatoa (South Dakota State)

I'm so looking forward to how bad the pronunciation is going to be. Considering broadcaster have a hard time with simpler names. LOL


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Throw Long Bannatyne on February 11, 2020, 07:07:32 PM
Natl. Courtney Stephens just signed with the Ti-Cats, it would have been nice to pick him up but probably well out of the Bombers price range.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Nic16 on February 11, 2020, 07:15:53 PM
I love the Fatboi, but load management is the key to his success. Griffith has to be ready to play real reps in this scenario.  Excited to see Alexander back at safety too. 

Agreed on both points.

I can also see KW attempting to use his OL depth to swing a straight up trade for a backup DT, or it is quite possible he could try packaging up the 18th pick & an OL to move back into the 1st rd to grab someone like DE - Mason Bennett. That would have the potential to put them in a similar position as they were with Kongbo & Thomas rotating.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: booch on February 11, 2020, 07:22:28 PM
Natl. Courtney Stephens just signed with the Ti-Cats, it would have been nice to pick him up but probably well out of the Bombers price range.


I bet we could get Arjen Colquhoun on a reasonable deal...can play corner..safety..still relatively young..


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Throw Long Bannatyne on February 12, 2020, 01:35:15 AM
Agreed on both points.

I can also see KW attempting to use his OL depth to swing a straight up trade for a backup DT, or it is quite possible he could try packaging up the 18th pick & an OL to move back into the 1st rd to grab someone like DE - Mason Bennett. That would have the potential to put them in a similar position as they were with Kongbo & Thomas rotating.

I agree, can't see them holding onto 3 spares and I can't see any of them accepting a PR spot, but you never know.  As Walters said good position to have assets, I'm sure a few teams will be looking to shore up their Natl. O-line talent (Hello Sask.) shortly.  If they can pry away a Natl. D starter from another team it might be worth a trade or give them leverage to move up in the draft if they wish to gamble. 

I think Couture re-signing is an indication that he's here to stay, moving any of the other 5 have equal possibilities with divergent values, they should be looking ahead to next year's roster to determine who is lining up for a major increase in pay and who might want to play closer to home before making a rash decision.  Great to have a young developing O-line but as they mature, so will their salary requests.  I'm guessing there may also be a transition at one or both OT positions for next season, which could save some major pesos if they found younger substitutes for Hardrick or Bryant.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: BlueInCgy on February 12, 2020, 02:05:57 AM
I bet we could get Arjen Colquhoun on a reasonable deal...can play corner..safety..still relatively young..

Except he signed with Toronto


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: theaardvark on February 12, 2020, 12:15:17 PM
I agree, can't see them holding onto 3 spares and I can't see any of them accepting a PR spot, but you never know.  As Walters said good position to have assets, I'm sure a few teams will be looking to shore up their Natl. O-line talent (Hello Sask.) shortly.  If they can pry away a Natl. D starter from another team it might be worth a trade or give them leverage to move up in the draft if they wish to gamble. 

I think Couture re-signing is an indication that he's here to stay, moving any of the other 5 have equal possibilities with divergent values, they should be looking ahead to next year's roster to determine who is lining up for a major increase in pay and who might want to play closer to home before making a rash decision.  Great to have a young developing O-line but as they mature, so will their salary requests.  I'm guessing there may also be a transition at one or both OT positions for next season, which could save some major pesos if they found younger substitutes for Hardrick or Bryant.

Competition on  the Oline is going to ratchet things up...  There is room for 3 starters. 6th man, non dressed AR and 1 on the IR...


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: GCn19 on February 12, 2020, 12:34:32 PM
Except he signed with Toronto

Yes he did, a few hours after Booch's post though.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: booch on February 12, 2020, 01:32:49 PM
Except he signed with Toronto

At time of post he was still available


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: BlueInCgy on February 12, 2020, 01:58:41 PM
At time of post he was still available

Think my post was misinterpreted.  Wasn't criticizing the message, it was more like "....and Toronto signs their 14th FA of the day...." type thing.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: booch on February 12, 2020, 02:00:09 PM
Think my post was misinterpreted.  Wasn't criticizing the message, it was more like "....and Toronto signs their 14th FA of the day...." type thing.
Yeah I wan't assuming that...and since then they signed Ackie too...they gonna have to shed some more salary at some point or have some big cuts in TC


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: BlueInCgy on February 12, 2020, 02:16:28 PM
Yeah I wan't assuming that...and since then they signed Ackie too...they gonna have to shed some more salary at some point or have some big cuts in TC

Yeah, they have to be over the cap at this point.  Most of the savings from the "non re-signs" got consumed in MBTs bump and adding Nichols, and I would have to guess that the average signing cost from Day 1 of FA is in the $140k/player range.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: theaardvark on February 12, 2020, 02:22:47 PM
Franklin wasn't cheap, but Nichols/MBT are making more than Franklin/MBT/Prokup for sure.  Walker was making bank, but Daniels/TJ more than eat that savings up... Blake and Bladek did not come cheap... Tor is going to be a serious watch for cap... depending on how much up front they gave out, its going to be hard to shed SMS...


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: booch on February 12, 2020, 02:22:56 PM
A lot of their dumps too were not really big dollar amounts either


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: gobombersgo on February 13, 2020, 10:41:19 PM
BOMBERS SIGN LINEBACKER TOBI ANTIGHA

WINNIPEG, MB., February 12, 2020 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers announce today the signing of linebacker Tobi Antigha to a one-year contract.

Antigha (6-2, 240, Presbyterian College) is a three-year Canadian Football League veteran with 46 career games played during his days with the Saskatchewan Roughriders (2017-18) and Toronto Argonauts (2019).

The 26-year-old product of Tampa, Fl. played in 11 games with the Argos last year, finishing with 20 tackles and two interceptions.

Antigha played in 35 games over two years with the Riders, registering 51 tackles, seven sacks and three interceptions, one of which was returned for a touchdown. In 2017 he was named Saskatchewan's Most Outstanding Rookie.

Antigha played his college ball with the Presbyterian College Blue Hose of the Big South Conference, lining up for four years as a receiver and finishing with 105 receptions in his junior and senior season.

He was converted to defensive end after flashing his athleticism at a Roughriders min-camp.

https://www.bluebombers.com/2020/02/13/bombers-sign-linebacker-tobi-antigha/ (https://www.bluebombers.com/2020/02/13/bombers-sign-linebacker-tobi-antigha/)


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: gobombersgo on February 14, 2020, 12:17:57 PM
Transactions:

2020-02-13   WPG   LIGGINS, Jamalcolm   DB   N   Dickinson State   Add To   Active Roster
2020-02-13   WPG   JOHNSON, Josh   DB   A   Purdue   Add To   Active Roster
2020-02-13   WPG   ANTIGHA, Oluwatobi   LB   A   Presbyterian College   Add To   Active Roster


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Nic16 on February 14, 2020, 02:31:56 PM
Transactions:

2020-02-13   WPG   LIGGINS, Jamalcolm   DB   N   Dickinson State   Add To   Active Roster
2020-02-13   WPG   JOHNSON, Josh   DB   A   Purdue   Add To   Active Roster
2020-02-13   WPG   ANTIGHA, Oluwatobi   LB   A   Presbyterian College   Add To   Active Roster

Liggins could make some noise in TC. A 6?2 DB with many of the tools you see in NFL DBs. As an UDFA in his first & only NFL TC the media covering the Eagles thought he was going to make the PR.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Throw Long Bannatyne on February 14, 2020, 03:11:21 PM
Transactions:

2020-02-13   WPG   LIGGINS, Jamalcolm   DB   N   Dickinson State   Add To   Active Roster
2020-02-13   WPG   JOHNSON, Josh   DB   A   Purdue   Add To   Active Roster
2020-02-13   WPG   ANTIGHA, Oluwatobi   LB   A   Presbyterian College   Add To   Active Roster

Dickenson State raised my eyebrows, tiny school in the middle of nowhere North Dakota, hard to believe they have a football program as their enrolment is only 1350.  Liggins is classified as a Natl. although no evidence from Google that he ever lived in Canada, so he must be a fake Natl. with a parent who has a connection to Canada.


"How?s this for a whirlwind decade: When Jamalcolm Liggins was 11, his mom moved the family from Memphis, Tennessee to Bismarck, North Dakota for a chance at a safer childhood.

A few years later, she relocated to Colorado but Liggins and three of his siblings wanted to stay in North Dakota. He became a foster child of a family friend and developed knack for track and field and football. He got good enough to warrant interest college programs, but Liggins wasn't interested in playing college football, instead looking into a military career. That summer he had a change of heart. Rather than reaching out to big-time programs he called the coach at NAIA Dickinson State, in Dickinson, North Dakota, one of the only schools that haddn?t harassed him for initially not wanting to play college football. He ended up becoming the school?s best defensive player. Now, the cornerback is a hidden NFL draft gem in the process of being unearthed."

https://www.si.com/nfl/2019/03/20/jamalcolm-jay-liggins-dickinson-state-small-school-cornerback-naia-nfl-draft-sleeper


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: kkc60 on February 14, 2020, 03:19:19 PM
Dickenson State raised my eyebrows, tiny school in the middle of nowhere North Dakota, hard to believe they have a football program as their enrolment is only 1350.  Liggins is classified as a Natl. although no evidence from Google that he ever lived in Canada, so he must be a fake Natl. with a parent who had connections to Canada.


"How?s this for a whirlwind decade: When Jamalcolm Liggins was 11, his mom moved the family from Memphis, Tennessee to Bismarck, North Dakota for a chance at a safer childhood.

A few years later, she relocated to Colorado but Liggins and three of his siblings wanted to stay in North Dakota. He became a foster child of a family friend and developed knack for track and field and football. He got good enough to warrant interest college programs, but Liggins wasn't interested in playing college football, instead looking into a military career. That summer he had a change of heart. Rather than reaching out to big-time programs he called the coach at NAIA Dickinson State, in Dickinson, North Dakota, one of the only schools that haddn?t harassed him for initially not wanting to play college football. He ended up becoming the school?s best defensive player. Now, the cornerback is a hidden NFL draft gem in the process of being unearthed."

https://www.si.com/nfl/2019/03/20/jamalcolm-jay-liggins-dickinson-state-small-school-cornerback-naia-nfl-draft-sleeper
I'm gonna put it down as a typo. Lots of players have been listed as Nats although they aren't (Larry Dean, Ryker Matthews to name a few)


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Throw Long Bannatyne on February 14, 2020, 03:22:18 PM
I'm gonna put it down as a typo. Lots of players have been listed as Nats although they aren't (Larry Dean, Ryker Matthews to name a few)

Disappointing but I guess that makes sense.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: blue_or_die on February 14, 2020, 04:38:32 PM
It's possible he bumped into one of us Winnipeggers shopping at Target in Grand Forks one time. I believe the CFL National definition qualifies that.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: gobombersgo on February 14, 2020, 05:30:06 PM
It's possible he bumped into one of us Winnipeggers shopping at Target in Grand Forks one time. I believe the CFL National definition qualifies that.
He qualifies because he was once overheard saying - oh yeah, no, for sure.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: gobombersgo on February 14, 2020, 10:31:26 PM
Transactions:

2020-02-14   WPG   MILLER, Josh   DB   N   Ball State   Add To   Active Roster
2020-02-14   WPG   ROCQUEMORE, Jontrell   LB   N   Utah State   Add To   Active Roster


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: GOLDMEMBER on February 14, 2020, 10:50:23 PM
Lots of DBs in coming I like it.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Fred C Dobbs on February 15, 2020, 02:50:32 AM
Dickenson State raised my eyebrows, tiny school in the middle of nowhere North Dakota, hard to believe they have a football program as their enrolment is only 1350. 

Chris Walby's alma mater.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: ichabod_crane on February 15, 2020, 03:05:04 AM
Chris Walby's alma mater.

I thought Walby's alma matter was the Royal Fork?! :D ;)


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Go Big Blue on February 15, 2020, 05:09:35 AM
I think McManus, Goveia & Rigmaiden have got their scouting eyes set on giving the coaches some excellent DB's to choose from with all the recent signings. We've got our players leaving and securing positions in the NFL so the word must be out that the "Bombers" are a good development team that won't hold you back. If you play for the "Big Blue" they will give you an early release from your contract if you want to try to make it down south. What a great way to build a well respected organization plus it really helps the salary cap to bring in some talented rookies. 


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: kkc60 on February 15, 2020, 03:49:22 PM
Transactions:

2020-02-14   WPG   MILLER, Josh   DB   N   Ball State   Add To   Active Roster
2020-02-14   WPG   ROCQUEMORE, Jontrell   LB   N   Utah State   Add To   Active Roster
Definitely not nationals

Kinda embarrassing these typos seem to always happen.

Anyways, Rocquemore definitely projects more at sam, as he was a safety in college and is 6'1, 210 lbs


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: gobombersgo on February 18, 2020, 01:12:27 AM
Bombers recruiting star receiver Derel Walker
By Justin Dunk - February 15, 2020


The defending Grey Cup champion Bombers are putting on a recruiting pitch to star receiver Derel Walker, per sources.

Winnipeg has been selling multiple positive factors the organization believes it and the city have to offer Walker.

The 28-year-old comes from Hillsboro, Texas - population less than 10,000. Among the reasons defensive lineman Willie Jefferson wanted to keep playing football in the Manitoba capital was it?s small-town feel. Walker is a confident but quieter, soft spoken person who enjoys being in a close-knit environment, spending his off-seasons in the Lone Star State.

Starting quarterback Zach Collaros didn't step between the white lines with Walker in Toronto last year as the passer was recovering from a concussion sustained in Week 1. However, Collaros spent over two months at the Argos' facilities and formed a familiarity with Walker. That combination could be a draw for Walker to actually play in games as Collaros looks his way.

Multiple Bombers' players have reached to Walker sharing the benefits of playing for head coach Mike O'Shea and the special culture he's created in Winnipeg. The blue and gold are hoping Walker takes less to sign on the dotted line and earn the money back in playoff bonuses while adding another CFL championship to his resume.

According to sources, Walker's asking price has come in around the $250,000 mark. He was the highest paid non-quarterback in the league during the 2019 season earning nearly $280,000. If Winnipeg paid Walker a large signing bonus it could put more money in his pocket after taxes and help the Bombers fit him in their salary cap.

Winnipeg has big ticket players already accounted for in the budget. General manager Kyle Walters paid Collaros $440,000 in hard money for 2020; Jefferson $265,000; linebacker Adam Bighill $245,000; Grey Cup MVP Andrew Harris $215,000 and stud offensive lineman Stanley Bryant $207,000. Those are the five $200,000-plus players for the Bombers.

There was a contract offer put forth to Walker by Winnipeg one year ago during free agency in February 2019 which was north of $200,000. All of the big-named players listed were on the roster except for Collaros, though Matt Nichols was on the books for $455,000 at the time.

Walker would pair with Darvin Adams to provide Collaros two dynamic American targets, the former a deep ball threat through his route running ability and game-breaking speed while the later high points the football for contested catches, especially useful in the red zone. Pairing Walker and Adams on the short side of the field could create problems for a defence. Walker is fully capable working from the slot on the opposite side of Adams as well.

Offensive coordinator Buck Pierce could take the creativity to a new level by having Harris in the backfield, Walker and Adams in the receiving core with the ever-versatile Winnipeg native Nic Demski lining up all over the place; Kenny Lawler and Rasheed Bailey have displayed an ability to make crucial catches; national Drew Wolitarsky is highly capable at field side wideout.

It's conceivable Walker could fit into the Bombers' offensive scheme and more importantly financial equation if his number becomes team-friendly.

https://3downnation.com/2020/02/15/bombers-recruiting-star-receiver-derel-walker/ (https://3downnation.com/2020/02/15/bombers-recruiting-star-receiver-derel-walker/)


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: gobombersgo on February 18, 2020, 10:23:46 PM
BOMBERS SIGN LINEBACKER MICAH AWE

WINNIPEG, MB., February 15, 2020 -  The Winnipeg Blue Bombers announce today the signing of American linebacker Micah Awe to a two-year contract.

Awe (6-0, 225, Texas Tech) is a three-year Canadian Football League veteran with 35 games played with B.C. and Toronto. Over that span, he's recorded 129 defensive tackles, 25 special teams tackles, one sack, one interception and two forced fumbles. Awe played ten games for the Argonauts last season, registering 44 defensive tackles, six tackles on special teams, one sack and one interception.

https://www.bluebombers.com/2020/02/18/bombers-sign-linebacker-micah-awe/ (https://www.bluebombers.com/2020/02/18/bombers-sign-linebacker-micah-awe/)


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: gobombersgo on February 18, 2020, 10:23:55 PM
BLUE BOMBERS ADD TWO TO ROSTER

WINNIPEG, MB., February 18, 2020 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the club has added American linebacker Jontrell Rocquemore and American defensive back Josh Miller.

Rocquemore (6-1, 210, Utah State, July 24, 1996 in McKinney, Texas) finished his 2018 year with 73 tackles (31-solo, 42-assist), which included 2.0 sacks and 8.5 tackles for loss. Rocquemore holds a single-game record for a 97-yard fumble return for a touchdown - the second-longest in Mountain West history.

Miller
(5-11, 180, Ball State, May 3, 1996, in Indianapolis, Ind.) played in all 12 games with nine starts at cornerback for Ball State in 2018, tying for the team lead in interceptions (two) and ranked second in passes defended (six).

https://www.bluebombers.com/2020/02/18/blue-bombers-add-two-roster/ (https://www.bluebombers.com/2020/02/18/blue-bombers-add-two-roster/)


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: gobombersgo on February 20, 2020, 10:36:08 PM
BOMBERS ADD DEFENSIVE BACK TO ROSTER

WINNIPEG, MB., February 20, 2020 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the club has added American defensive back Jamalcolm Liggins.

Liggins
(6-2, 200, Dickinson State, April 26, 1996, Memphis, TN) finished his career at Dickinson State with first team All-American honors in 2018. He was also named second team in 2017. The Bismarck, ND native led the defence to conference championships in four straight years and set a school record with four interceptions in one game. Liggins signed with the Eagles after being undrafted in 2019 and had three tackles and one pass deflected in two pre-season games.

https://www.bluebombers.com/2020/02/20/bombers-add-defensive-back-roster/ (https://www.bluebombers.com/2020/02/20/bombers-add-defensive-back-roster/)


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: gobombersgo on February 24, 2020, 11:20:55 PM
Transactions:

2020-02-24   WPG   CARPENTER, Shane   OL   N   Louisiana Tech   Add To   Active Roster
2020-02-24   WPG   JOHNSON, Isaiah   DB   N   South Carolina   Add To   Active Roster


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: kkc60 on February 26, 2020, 01:42:58 PM
Transactions:

2020-02-24   WPG   CARPENTER, Shane   OL   N   Louisiana Tech   Add To   Active Roster
2020-02-24   WPG   JOHNSON, Isaiah   DB   N   South Carolina   Add To   Active Roster
Yay more "definitely not nationals but for some reason there's an N instead of a A" guys


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Throw Long Bannatyne on February 26, 2020, 04:17:24 PM
Yay more "definitely not nationals but for some reason there's an N instead of a A" guys

Pretty dumb to continue to flub this up, is the mistake coming from cfl.ca?


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: kkc60 on February 26, 2020, 04:28:30 PM
Pretty dumb to continue to flub this up, is the mistake coming from cfl.ca?
I dunno but it's pretty embarrassing the leagues official website can't even type "A" instead of "N"


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: ModAdmin on February 28, 2020, 05:07:49 PM
Trevor Denisuik
@Daddydiesel_23
1h
Any interest in (Luke)Tasker?

Darren Cameron
@Darren_Cameron
1h
Certainly I know his name, among many others, has come up to Kyle. We will see how the next month shakes out.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: TecnoGenius on February 28, 2020, 07:52:01 PM
Any interest in (Luke)Tasker?

Certainly I know his name, among many others, has come up to Kyle. We will see how the next month shakes out.

Collaros when put on the spot about Tasker in that Winter Special radio show made it sound like he wanted him here.  Then again, what's he going to say: "the guy's a bum washout has-been who couldn't catch the ball in the GC if his life depended on it!"?   :D

I guess you could do worse than Tasker, but I still see him as a guy on the way out, like Dressler in '18.  He's not that big, and really, what does he bring to the table we don't already have?  I'd rather keep improving the young talent we have.  I'd say it's Walker or bust at this point.  As for Collaros -- wasn't the last time he played with Tasker around that time Collaros stunk up the joint for like 10 games in a row?  Not sure any "chemistry" they might have is worth a hill of beans.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: gobombersgo on February 28, 2020, 10:18:16 PM
BOMBERS ADD TWO TO ROSTER

WINNIPEG, MB., February 28, 2020 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the club has added American defensive back Isaiah Johnson and American offensive lineman Shane Carpenter.

Johnson (6-1, 212, South Carolina, October 14, 1992 in Cary, NC) spent three seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2016-2018), including a full season on their practice roster, after signing as an undrafted free agent from the SEC's South Carolina Gamecocks. Johnson saw action in four games in 2017, and 15 games (four starts) in 2018. During that 2018 season, Johnson recorded 48 total tackles (40 solo), two pass deflections and one interception. At the collegiate level, Johnson played two seasons at Kansas (2013, 2014) and his final season at South Carolina (2015), finishing that year as the Gamecocks' second-leading tackler (74) and recording one interception. Overall, Johnson started all 36 of his career Division 1 college football games.

Carpenter (6-6, 320, Louisiana Tech, August 7, 1996, in Walker, LA) played 53 games at Louisiana Tech over four seasons and participated in mini-camp with the 49ers in 2019.

https://www.bluebombers.com/2020/02/28/bombers-add-two-roster-12/ (https://www.bluebombers.com/2020/02/28/bombers-add-two-roster-12/)


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: dd on February 29, 2020, 03:47:13 AM
Not sure why we wouldn?t pickup tasker?he doesn?t have many options so would come at the right price or not at all, plus he has a proven track record as a productive receiver. As for him not catching anyth8ng in the grey cup, I don?t recall the ellustrious much heralded speedy B catching diddly squat as well, ditto for Addison. If we had a chance to sign either of them I?m sure we d snap them up


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Pigskin on February 29, 2020, 07:33:28 AM
Collaros when put on the spot about Tasker in that Winter Special radio show made it sound like he wanted him here.  Then again, what's he going to say: "the guy's a bum washout has-been who couldn't catch the ball in the GC if his life depended on it!"?   :D

I guess you could do worse than Tasker, but I still see him as a guy on the way out, like Dressler in '18.  He's not that big, and really, what does he bring to the table we don't already have?  I'd rather keep improving the young talent we have.  I'd say it's Walker or bust at this point.  As for Collaros -- wasn't the last time he played with Tasker around that time Collaros stunk up the joint for like 10 games in a row?  Not sure any "chemistry" they might have is worth a hill of beans.


I will respond to this with a great quote from Theodore Roosevelt, The man in the arena.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Blue In BC on February 29, 2020, 03:04:23 PM
Our 2020 roster is looking pretty good. On offense the only definite change is Collaros at QB. Everyone else is back.

On defense we have much the same questions as going into 2019. How we envision our 7th Canadian rotation. The mix in the secondary of who lines up where. We've added some veteran talent but rookies may challenge to start.

Players like Awe, Antigua & Josh Johnson are going to make an impact. How we use them remains to be seen but they are all very versatile.

Defense is going to be solid.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Pigskin on February 29, 2020, 06:13:06 PM
I would be okay with Luke Tasker. He is a solid receiver that will go into those dirty areas. In his 6 complete seasons in the CFL he has 3-1000 and 2-900 yard seasons. Last year he was injured for 9 games and was really limited in his production. However at the right price I would be okay adding another gritty receiver.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: dd on February 29, 2020, 07:00:01 PM
I think we should pick him up. At this point in time he either plays for us or not at all and he?ll be both productive and reliable, something we ve struggled with here since Weston left.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: PloenFan on March 01, 2020, 12:18:36 AM
Tasker and Collaros played together in Hamilton in 2014 to 2017,

Here are Taskers stats over that period:
YEAR   TEAM   GP   REC   ATT   YDS   YAC   TD   AVG   LG
2014  HAM   17   72   122   937   -   5   13.0   50
2015  HAM   14   76   108   1066   -   6   14.0   64
2016  HAM   12   76   104   852   263   5   11.2   39
2017  HAM   18   104   154   1167   366   7   11.2   45

Signing him at the right price would make sense.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: dd on March 01, 2020, 05:57:17 AM
Hope this happens


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Throw Long Bannatyne on March 01, 2020, 11:28:56 AM
I would be okay with Luke Tasker. He is a solid receiver that will go into those dirty areas. In his 6 complete seasons in the CFL he has 3-1000 and 2-900 yard seasons. Last year he was injured for 9 games and was really limited in his production. However at the right price I would be okay adding another gritty receiver.

The only detriment is taking snaps away from younger developing receivers like Bailey, if they sign Tasker ya know he's going to occupy one of the starting receiver positions and set others back.  I don't know if I would consider Tasker anymore grittier a receiver than Dressler, shifty seems to be a more appropriate label for both of them.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: blueraid on March 01, 2020, 04:42:59 PM
The only detriment is taking snaps away from younger developing receivers like Bailey, if they sign Tasker ya know he's going to occupy one of the starting receiver positions and set others back.  I don't know if I would consider Tasker anymore grittier a receiver than Dressler, shifty seems to be a more appropriate label for both of them.

One problem ,besides what you have mentioned, is that Tasker is coming up lame....He spent a lot of time on the cats ir last year and ,like Dressler, is starting to slow down a bit....Hits taking their toll...just like with Dress.....Little guys playing a big guys game........something is going to give..I'd be cautious with the signing and only entertain it after Walker is off the board


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Pigskin on March 01, 2020, 07:19:15 PM
One problem ,besides what you have mentioned, is that Tasker is coming up lame....He spent a lot of time on the cats ir last year and ,like Dressler, is starting to slow down a bit....Hits taking their toll...just like with Dress.....Little guys playing a big guys game........something is going to give..I'd be cautious with the signing and only entertain it after Walker is off the board

Tasker is 29, 5'11" - 190, a little bigger then Dressler who was 5'7"-168, and about 5 years younger.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: dd on March 01, 2020, 08:24:48 PM
I m not concerned about taking snaps away from a developing receiver?a developing reciever is just that, developing. Your starters have got to be productive playmakers. developing recievers can work away in practice, be put into the game as injuries or other receivers are tired after making a big play and slowly get worked into the starting lineup. Lawler, Demski and Adams are productive receivers. Bailey hasn?t shown enough yet, he could be good or he could struggle. Signing Tasker would give us another reliable productive weapon on offense and heaven forbid we get injuries like a couple of years ago when we didn?t have a receiver in the lineup capable of making a play.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Horseman on March 02, 2020, 05:55:00 PM
I m not concerned about taking snaps away from a developing receiver?a developing reciever is just that, developing. Your starters have got to be productive playmakers. developing recievers can work away in practice, be put into the game as injuries or other receivers are tired after making a big play and slowly get worked into the starting lineup. Lawler, Demski and Adams are productive receivers. Bailey hasn?t shown enough yet, he could be good or he could struggle. Signing Tasker would give us another reliable productive weapon on offense and heaven forbid we get injuries like a couple of years ago when we didn?t have a receiver in the lineup capable of making a play.

Well said, if Walker (where's Walker?) elects to go elsewhere, then Tasker would be a good fit.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: the paw on March 02, 2020, 06:33:20 PM
I m not concerned about taking snaps away from a developing receiver?a developing reciever is just that, developing. Your starters have got to be productive playmakers. developing recievers can work away in practice, be put into the game as injuries or other receivers are tired after making a big play and slowly get worked into the starting lineup. Lawler, Demski and Adams are productive receivers. Bailey hasn?t shown enough yet, he could be good or he could struggle. Signing Tasker would give us another reliable productive weapon on offense and heaven forbid we get injuries like a couple of years ago when we didn?t have a receiver in the lineup capable of making a play.

I maintain that Whitehead is a guy we can afford to trade.  I just don't think he is a great downfield or possession receiver. Both here and in the NFL, he lived on short passes and handoffs where he can use his speed.  While that's okay as far as it goes, it has limits and its why he was benched for Bailey towards the end of the year. 

I would love Whitehead as a DI, but with Grant returning the way he has, I think that is not an option.  I would much rather deal Whitehead to the East for some assets, and get someone like Tasker in that starting receivers spot.  Not sure how viable that is from a salary perspective. 


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: GCn19 on March 02, 2020, 06:34:27 PM
Unless Tasker will come in cheap, my opinion is that we have guys who are pretty much as good as he is.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Throw Long Bannatyne on March 02, 2020, 06:40:10 PM
Unless Tasker will come in cheap, my opinion is that we have guys who are pretty much as good as he is.

Whatever Tasker is asking apparently it's too much, he either takes what is offered, if there are in fact any offers, or he follows Dressler into the land of retirement.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: booch on March 02, 2020, 06:49:22 PM
if we don't land Walker this year..then go with what we got, and whats new coming into camp...no need for Tasker and his most likely 80 to 100k price tag...prob be more to be honest...we have some intriguing prospects and you don't know what you got till you actually get used...camp and pre-season sometimes doesn't do a layer justice to show his true skill

Keep whatever $ we are allocating for Walker in the bank...I'm sure there will be somebody shaking free from NFL..Either one of our guys, or some one else's and there's a good chance at that time we may be looking like a strong Grey Cup contender...which will make swaying a guy our way easier..especially if we can offer nice pro-rated money


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: blue_or_die on March 02, 2020, 06:57:30 PM
No to Tasker. It's go all in with Walker or use someone in-house. There is only one football to go around and unless we land an exceptional, season-altering receiver then I'm happy to throw in a guy who's earned a shot over a guy who might end up washed up at this point in his career.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Sir Blue and Gold on March 02, 2020, 08:20:04 PM
Hard to say for sure because we don't know the exact cost but I'd be taking a hard look at Tasker. Outside of Adams, our American receivers are very green. They've got high upside, but experience is important. If we were to lose Adams for any length of time we would really have no veteran presence at all there.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Tehedra on March 02, 2020, 08:26:55 PM
I like the group we have; if we get Walker great; if not I'd prefer we just continue with our current prospects.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: GCn19 on March 03, 2020, 12:08:18 PM
Hard to say for sure because we don't know the exact cost but I'd be taking a hard look at Tasker. Outside of Adams, our American receivers are very green. They've got high upside, but experience is important. If we were to lose Adams for any length of time we would really have no veteran presence at all there.

That would be no different than last year except last years rookies are no longer rookies. Tasker, at this point of his career, is a middle of the road talent. Imo, I'd rather keep some dollars for NFL cut down than to sign someone that will have very little impact on our offence.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: booch on March 03, 2020, 01:07:51 PM
Hard to say for sure because we don't know the exact cost but I'd be taking a hard look at Tasker. Outside of Adams, our American receivers are very green. They've got high upside, but experience is important. If we were to lose Adams for any length of time we would really have no veteran presence at all there.
With Woli and Demski being 4 and 6 year vets, along with Harris I think we could withstand Adams presence missing on the field for a short stretch, as he would still be on the sideline.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: GCn19 on March 03, 2020, 05:48:17 PM
I am of the pretty firm opinion that guys like Walker, Jefferson, Bighill are worth an extra 50-100k over their counterparts because they have the ability to dominate the opposition whereas a middle of the road guy like Tasker is not worth the extra 50-100k because he doesn't really add much to a teams ability to win. That's not to say Tasker couldn't be a contributor at the right price....just means that price can't be much over what we are paying Bailey, Whitehead etc. For that reason I don't see us signing Tasker.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: gobombersgo on March 09, 2020, 09:41:06 PM
Transactions

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2020-03-09   WPG   SWANN, Damian   DB   A   Georgia   Add To   Active Roster
2020-03-09   WPG   JOHNSON, Jovon   DB   A   Iowa   Add To   Active Roster


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: kkc60 on March 10, 2020, 08:23:05 PM
Transactions

2020-03-09   WPG   JOHNSON, Jovon   DB   A   Iowa   Transfer To   Retired
2020-03-09   WPG   SWANN, Damian   DB   A   Georgia   Add To   Active Roster
2020-03-09   WPG   JOHNSON, Jovon   DB   A   Iowa   Add To   Active Roster
Swann is another DB with NFL experience. Seems this year we are doing with DBs what we used to do with receivers: bring in a few with NFL experience


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: dd on March 10, 2020, 10:34:35 PM
Before being hurt in 2019, Tasker had back to back 1100+ yds recieving seasons. Whitehead had 521 yds last year, and Bailey 209 yds. Sorry, Tasker is worth more than these guys because he produces more, way more. Adding him to our roster would give us greater depth at the recieving position. I've been waiting decades for the elusive NFL cut that's going to come in hear and make an impact. We never seem to uncover/sign a Rogers or Walker. If we lose one of our starting recievers, and they all seem to get nicked up at one time or another during the season, our offense becomes less dynamic/more predictable. I'd be going after him.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: GCn19 on March 11, 2020, 12:21:25 PM
Before being hurt in 2019, Tasker had back to back 1100+ yds recieving seasons. Whitehead had 521 yds last year, and Bailey 209 yds. Sorry, Tasker is worth more than these guys because he produces more, way more. Adding him to our roster would give us greater depth at the recieving position. I've been waiting decades for the elusive NFL cut that's going to come in hear and make an impact. We never seem to uncover/sign a Rogers or Walker. If we lose one of our starting recievers, and they all seem to get nicked up at one time or another during the season, our offense becomes less dynamic/more predictable. I'd be going after him.

Interesting that you conveniently left out that Tasker only had 400 yards receiving last year. Even if healthy, on the league's strongest regular season team, he was on pace for 800 yards. Football is a what have you done for me lately business and Tasker had a crap year. Could he rebound...maybe...maybe not, but if I am deciding whether to spend big bucks on a receiver I'd rather not get one that appears to be trending downwards in his career. Lucky had more yards than him, is more dynamic...Bailey had more ypg average then Tasker last year, both were rookies and are trending upwards.
I'd take Tasker if he comes cheap but otherwise we would be wise to take a pass.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: booch on March 11, 2020, 12:24:19 PM
Before being hurt in 2019, Tasker had back to back 1100+ yds recieving seasons. Whitehead had 521 yds last year, and Bailey 209 yds. Sorry, Tasker is worth more than these guys because he produces more, way more. Adding him to our roster would give us greater depth at the recieving position. I've been waiting decades for the elusive NFL cut that's going to come in hear and make an impact. We never seem to uncover/sign a Rogers or Walker. If we lose one of our starting recievers, and they all seem to get nicked up at one time or another during the season, our offense becomes less dynamic/more predictable. I'd be going after him.

Yeah but Tasker got fed the ball a tonne, and actually got to run developing receiver routes..Bailey and Whitehead, didn't play full seasons...was first yr in the league, and neither were really utilized other than in a short game, and even then under utilized

In 15 games lucky had 72 targets...prob 80 percent being at or behind line of scrimmage...Tasker in comparison in 15 games had 111 targets...12 games had 104 targets..14 games had 108 targets...not to mention full seasons of 155 and 122 targets...cripes in his 9 game season last year got 52 targets...not a good comparison at all when you dig into it


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Blue In BC on March 11, 2020, 02:58:12 PM
It's time to let the 2nd year imports show us what they've got. We saw flashes from all of them in 2019.

I see no reason to try and sign Tasker.

Also, who knows what import talent we find at receiver this TC.

Aside from D. Walker for the right price, I'm good with the talent we've signed.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: theaardvark on March 11, 2020, 03:03:40 PM
Love Tasker and what he brought, but will 2020 Tasker be the guy we think of when we say Tasker?  Loved his dad, watching him on teams was a joy.  And young Tasker made some pretty stellar plays himself in his time in the CFL.

Is he worth a look?  Obviously.  But not with anything upfront or guaranteed, min with incentives would be fine... if he still wants to play and thinks he has it still.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: VictorRomano on March 11, 2020, 03:46:09 PM
I mentioned this in a non-CFL thread, but does anyone know if WR Cam Phillips is on any CFL neg list?  Kid is absolutely tearing up the XFL (31 catches for 455 yds and 9 TDs), and at 24 it seems he would have a long career ahead of him barring injuries.  Would love to see him in Blue & Gold.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: ModAdmin on March 11, 2020, 04:17:41 PM
I mentioned this in a non-CFL thread, but does anyone know if WR Cam Phillips is on any CFL neg list?  Kid is absolutely tearing up the XFL (31 catches for 455 yds and 9 TDs), and at 24 it seems he would have a long career ahead of him barring injuries.  Would love to see him in Blue & Gold.

Looks like he is not on the latest list of 10 players revealed on each of the CFL teams' negotiation lists.  There are others that are not on these lists of course.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: gobombersgo on March 12, 2020, 01:28:23 AM
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2020-03-11   WPG   BROWN, Dru   QB   A   Hawaii   Add To   Active Roster


Bombers sign former Hawaii, Oklahoma State quarterback Dru Brown

By John Hodge -  March 11, 2020

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have signed American quarterback Dru Brown.

The California native transferred to Hawaii for his sophomore season, throwing for 2,488 yards, 19 touchdowns and seven interceptions in fourteen games. He returned as a full-time starter for his junior season and threw for 2,785 yards, 18 touchdowns and eight interceptions.

Brown transferred to Oklahoma State for his senior season in 2019 and served as a team captain. He saw action in seven games, completing 72 passes for 810 yards, seven touchdowns and one interception.

The five-foot-eleven, 200-pounder is the fourth quarterback under contract with Winnipeg alongside Zach Collaros, Sean McGuire, and Austin Appleby.

https://3downnation.com/2020/03/11/bombers-sign-former-hawaii-oklahoma-state-quarterback-dru-brown/ (https://3downnation.com/2020/03/11/bombers-sign-former-hawaii-oklahoma-state-quarterback-dru-brown/)


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: TecnoGenius on March 12, 2020, 06:24:06 AM
Don't want to muddy up the roster thread too much (should make new threads guys!), but I still think Tasker is a pass.  I did want to mention that it appears no one has Armanti Edwards yet(?)... he would make a good acquisition if you can't get Walker, and if he's sufficiently cheap.  1014 yds in '19 and one of the few bright lights in TOR.  At 32 he can't be asking for the world.  And he's FAKENAT qualified.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: GCn19 on March 12, 2020, 11:16:12 AM
Don't want to muddy up the roster thread too much (should make new threads guys!), but I still think Tasker is a pass.  I did want to mention that it appears no one has Armanti Edwards yet(?)... he would make a good acquisition if you can't get Walker, and if he's sufficiently cheap.  1014 yds in '19 and one of the few bright lights in TOR.  At 32 he can't be asking for the world.  And he's FAKENAT qualified.


He's also playing in the XFL. No one will sign him until after that season IF he passes the physical.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Pigskin on March 12, 2020, 03:13:34 PM
Appleby is interesting. 6'-5", 240, has a good arm and looks a lot like Strv17 running the ball. It will be interesting to see how he does at TC.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Throw Long Bannatyne on March 12, 2020, 05:13:45 PM
Don't want to muddy up the roster thread too much (should make new threads guys!), but I still think Tasker is a pass.  I did want to mention that it appears no one has Armanti Edwards yet(?)... he would make a good acquisition if you can't get Walker, and if he's sufficiently cheap.  1014 yds in '19 and one of the few bright lights in TOR.  At 32 he can't be asking for the world.  And he's FAKENAT qualified.


Edwards signed with the Dallas Renegades of the XFL February 19, 2020.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: gobombersgo on March 12, 2020, 09:45:50 PM
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Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: TecnoGenius on March 13, 2020, 06:40:19 AM
He's also playing in the XFL. No one will sign him until after that season IF he passes the physical.

Edwards signed with the Dallas Renegades of the XFL February 19, 2020.

Argh, thanks a ton cfl.ca/fa20 CFL page!!  Edwards is listed as still a FA on that page.  I thought NFL/XFL-bound players get a "released" note there!!  How on earth are we supposed to tell from that page if a guy is still available to CFL FA or whether he's gone to the USA then??  Argh.  Thanks for updating me, guys.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Blue In BC on March 13, 2020, 02:55:12 PM
XFL has cancelled the remainder of their games in 2020. Players are allowed to sign in the NFL but no mention of being allowed to sign in the CFL.

I wonder if this changes later and we see a few players able to come north.

All that considered I'm not sure the CFL won't see a delay or change to the length of their season.

Combines and free agent camps already put on hold.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: booch on March 13, 2020, 02:57:10 PM
XFL has cancelled the remainder of their games in 2020. Players are allowed to sign in the NFL but no mention of being allowed to sign in the CFL.

I wonder if this changes later and we see a few players able to come north.

All that considered I'm not sure the CFL won't see a delay or change to the length of their season.

Combines and free agent camps already put on hold.
season doesnt start till june...this will be in the rear view mirror by then


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Blue In BC on March 13, 2020, 03:05:44 PM
season doesnt start till june...this will be in the rear view mirror by then

I hope that is the case but for world health reasons and not just because of the football issue.

From a football point of view it messes up timing of free agent camps. Depending on how long that's put on hold, I'm not sure how that impacts recruitment overall. You can't hold 10 free agent camps a week before the main TC and sign players you want.

It may even be a larger problem with the global players being under higher restrictions due to covid 19 for longer periods in Europe??


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: gobombersgo on March 17, 2020, 09:50:01 PM
BOMBERS ADD TWO TO ROSTER

WINNIPEG, MB., March 17, 2020 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the club has added American defensive back Damian Swann and international quarterback Dru Brown.

Swann (6-0, 190, Georgia, December 4, 1992 in Atlanta, GA) was drafted in the fifth round of the 2015 NFL Draft by New Orleans. He spent two seasons with the Saints, playing in seven games with two starts. Swann registered 22 tackles and four pass deflections during that time. Swann spent four seasons at the University of Georgia prior to being drafted.

Brown (5-11, 200, Oklahoma State/Hawaii; born: 3/21/1997 in Palo Alto, CA ) joins the Bombers after finishing up his collegiate career for the Cowboys. Voted team captain for 2019 by his teammates, Brown appeared in seven games for OSU last season, starting the final three after an injury to starter Spencer Sanders, and completed 67.3 percent of his passes for 810 yards with seven touchdowns against one interception.

In OSU's last game of the season, a 24-21 loss to Texas A&M in the 2019 Texas Bowl, Brown completed 15 of 28 passes for 184 yards and two touchdowns, while rushing for another score.

Brown was a graduate transfer to OSU in 2018 after two seasons at Hawai'i. He was the recipient of the coach Tom Kaulukukui Offensive Captain Award in 2017 and named one of four team captains prior to the season. During his two seasons with the Rainbow Warriors Brown threw for 5,273 yards with 37 touchdowns and 15 interceptions. He was named MVP of the 2016 Hawai'I Bowl after throwing for four TDs and rushing for another in a 52-35 victory over Middle Tennessee.

Brown played his freshman year at the College of San Mateo in San Mateo, CA and threw for 21 TDs while rushing for six others in being named the team's MVP.

https://www.bluebombers.com/2020/03/17/bombers-add-two-roster-13/ (https://www.bluebombers.com/2020/03/17/bombers-add-two-roster-13/)


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Tiger on March 18, 2020, 03:48:18 AM
Ya baby

https://3downnation.com/2020/03/17/bombers-sign-former-nfl-defensive-back-damian-swann/


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: gobombersgo on March 18, 2020, 09:37:42 PM
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2020-03-18   WPG   APPLEBY, Austin   QB   N   Florida   Transfer To   Retired

Bombers place quarterback Austin Appleby on the retired list
By 3Down Staff - March 18, 2020

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have placed quarterback Austin Appleby on the retired list.

The 26-year-old Appleby had signed a futures contract with the club last November.

#Bombers have transferred quarterback Austin Appleby to the retired list.

- Darren Cameron (@Darren_Cameron) March 18, 2020

Appleby has accepted a job as the wide receivers coach at Missouri State University.

Couldn't be more thrilled to have the opportunity to work with such a great staff and even better players as the new Wide Receivers Coach at Missouri State University! Excited to start the journey! @MOStateFootball #GoBears

- Austin Appleby (@AAppleby12) March 2, 2020

Winnipeg had inked Appleby as a competitor at the quarterback position after losing Matt Nichols to the Toronto Argonauts and Chris Streveler to an NFL opportunity with the Arizona Cardinals.

Through Appleby's four-year NCAA career, he played for Purdue University and the University of Florida. He compiled a 6-12 win-loss record, 4,224 passing yards, 29 touchdowns versus 26 interceptions, and 245 rushing yards with nine touchdowns on the ground.

The North Canton, Ohio native has used his connections in the college ranks to get himself a coaching job, but it means, in all likelihood, Appleby won't play for the Bombers.

https://3downnation.com/2020/03/18/bombers-place-quarterback-austin-appleby-on-the-retired-list/ (https://3downnation.com/2020/03/18/bombers-place-quarterback-austin-appleby-on-the-retired-list/)


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: DM83 on March 19, 2020, 07:45:18 AM
Ouch!


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Blue In BC on March 19, 2020, 03:40:14 PM
Anyone heard of any XFL players signed by NFL teams yet?


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: ModAdmin on March 19, 2020, 04:18:13 PM
Anyone heard of any XFL players signed by NFL teams yet?

The link below might clear up that question:

https://www.sportingnews.com/ca/nfl/news/nfl-free-agency-xfl-players-pj-walker-cam-phillips/u3i2idpkn10i14osfzn8awa3n


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: GCn19 on March 20, 2020, 06:26:42 PM
Anyone heard of any XFL players signed by NFL teams yet?

Anyone heard of any XFL players with enough talent to be signed by the NFL is what you really should be asking. That was some pretty brutal football.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: dd on March 20, 2020, 08:00:08 PM
It?s better than I thought it would be and no doubt players will be signed by the nfl, just like the occasional cfl player is signed


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: gobombersgo on March 20, 2020, 08:57:48 PM
It?s better than I thought it would be and no doubt players will be signed by the nfl, just like the occasional cfl player is signed
Yeah, even the AAFL had over 30 players go on to sign with NFL teams. 8 made 53 rosters at the beginning of the season and 9 made practice rosters. (Similar numbers to CFL players signing in the NFL).

Also with the new NFL CBA there will be more opportunities to sign XFL players as there will be 2 more practice roster spots per team.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: theaardvark on March 20, 2020, 11:20:13 PM
Anyone heard of any XFL players with enough talent to be signed by the NFL is what you really should be asking. That was some pretty brutal football.

Spruce looked good...


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: GCn19 on March 21, 2020, 01:16:32 AM
Spruce looked good...

the tree?


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: GOLDMEMBER on March 21, 2020, 01:40:26 AM
Spruce looked good...
*** is that?


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: New_Earth_Mud on March 21, 2020, 02:12:59 AM
Dont matter   

No sports will be played in the next year.

Atleast 12 months


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: GOLDMEMBER on March 21, 2020, 03:53:59 AM
Dont matter   

No sports will be played in the next year.

Atleast 12 months
well I sure hope you are super wrong man!


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Blue In BC on March 21, 2020, 01:16:55 PM
Anyone heard of any XFL players with enough talent to be signed by the NFL is what you really should be asking. That was some pretty brutal football.

There have been some suggestions about maybe a 1/2 dozen prominent names. I expect it will be somewhat similar to when the AAF tanked. Some will be TC fodder as well. NFL roster size is increasing a bit which helps.

If the season does get going we may see a few show up at TC camps in the CFL as well.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: theaardvark on March 21, 2020, 09:35:20 PM
the tree?

*** is that?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nelson_Spruce

https://theramswire.usatoday.com/2020/02/17/xfl-nelson-spruce-todd-gurley-wildcats/

Gurley called Spruce his ?little brother,? which Spruce was quick to correct.

?I?m older than Todd,? Spruce said.

?You are?? Gurley asked. ?He?s still my little brother.?

Spruce said he ?taught Todd how to catch back in the day,? which Gurley agreed with.

?He did. He actually did. That?s why I became the player I became and a great teammate, being with this guy. Super proud of him.?


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: GCn19 on March 23, 2020, 11:11:39 AM
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nelson_Spruce

https://theramswire.usatoday.com/2020/02/17/xfl-nelson-spruce-todd-gurley-wildcats/

Gurley called Spruce his ?little brother,? which Spruce was quick to correct.

?I?m older than Todd,? Spruce said.

?You are?? Gurley asked. ?He?s still my little brother.?

Spruce said he ?taught Todd how to catch back in the day,? which Gurley agreed with.

?He did. He actually did. That?s why I became the player I became and a great teammate, being with this guy. Super proud of him.?

Well Gurley is an awesome receiver. lol


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: GCn19 on March 23, 2020, 02:53:25 PM
Spruce looked good...

Spruce can't stay healthy for more than a couple games his entire career. I highly doubt anyone wants him.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: gobombersgo on March 24, 2020, 09:36:02 PM
Blue Bombers add defensive back

WINNIPEG, MB., March 24, 2020 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the club has added American defensive back Jhavonte Dean.

Dean
(6-1, 185, Miami, December 14, 1995 in Homestead, FL) finished last season on the practice roster of the Saskatchewan Roughriders, after signing with them in mid September. He had just participated in four NFL preseason games the previous month, three with Cleveland and one with Pittsburgh. Dean played two seasons at Miami, seeing action in 25 games where he had 28 tackles, three interceptions and five pass deflections.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: theaardvark on March 25, 2020, 04:33:52 PM
Hmmm... Dean was on the riders PR last year, but signs with us?  Did he get just enough of the CFL experience to know what's what?


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: GCn19 on March 25, 2020, 05:10:07 PM
Hmmm... Dean was on the riders PR last year, but signs with us?  Did he get just enough of the CFL experience to know what's what?

Or we offered him the most money.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: gobombersgo on March 31, 2020, 08:29:42 AM
BOMBERS ADD MONTANA QUARTERBACK DALTON SNEED

WINNIPEG, MB., March 30, 2020 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the club has added American quarterback Dalton Sneed.

Sneed (6-1, 220, Montana, February 10, 1997 in Scottsdale, AZ) has spent the past two seasons at the University of Montana. In 2019, Sneed recorded 3,436 passing yards and 25 touchdowns, while completing 66% of his passes. Over his two seasons with Montana, Sneed threw for 47 touchdowns and 6,159 passing yards.

https://www.bluebombers.com/2020/03/30/bombers-add-montana-quarterback-dalton-sneed/ (https://www.bluebombers.com/2020/03/30/bombers-add-montana-quarterback-dalton-sneed/)


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Blue In BC on March 31, 2020, 04:01:13 PM
BOMBERS ADD MONTANA QUARTERBACK DALTON SNEED

WINNIPEG, MB., March 30, 2020 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the club has added American quarterback Dalton Sneed.

Sneed (6-1, 220, Montana, February 10, 1997 in Scottsdale, AZ) has spent the past two seasons at the University of Montana. In 2019, Sneed recorded 3,436 passing yards and 25 touchdowns, while completing 66% of his passes. Over his two seasons with Montana, Sneed threw for 47 touchdowns and 6,159 passing yards.

https://www.bluebombers.com/2020/03/30/bombers-add-montana-quarterback-dalton-sneed/ (https://www.bluebombers.com/2020/03/30/bombers-add-montana-quarterback-dalton-sneed/)

Why does his name remind me of Snidely Whiplash? lol


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: GCn19 on March 31, 2020, 04:08:31 PM
Why does his name remind me of Snidely Whiplash? lol

Reminded me of Cyril Sneer.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: TecnoGenius on March 31, 2020, 08:58:17 PM
Reminded me of Cyril Sneer.

Nope, definitely the Sneetches.

Boy... it must be slow dayz on the forum...

Welcome to the Bombers Sneed.  Sorry about the really awful/cheesy name jokes.  I'm sure you've heard them all before.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: gobombersgo on April 05, 2020, 11:29:54 PM
CFL contract lengths: Winnipeg Blue Bombers
By John Hodge - April 5, 2020

If you're a roster nerd like me, you like knowing how long players across the CFL are signed with their respective teams. That?s why we've created this nine-part series detailing contract lengths across the league.

We've already covered the B.C. Lions, Calgary Stampeders, Edmonton Eskimos, and Saskatchewan Roughriders. Today we're checking in with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

Quarterback

Dru Brown (A)  2021
Zach Collaros (A)  2021
Sean McGuire (A)  2020

Running back
Johnny Augustine (N)  2021
Joshua Caldwell (A)  2021
Andrew Harris (N)  2020
Brady Oliveira (N)  2021
James Williams (A)  2021

Fullback
Mike Miller (N)  2020
John Rush (N)  2020

Receiver
Darvin Adams (A)  2022
Deontez Alexander (A)  2021
Rasheed Bailey (A)  2020
Nic Demski (N)  2020
Travin Dural (A)  2021
Julian Feoli-Gudino (N)  2020
Janarion Grant (A)  2020
Isaiah Harper (A)  2021
Kenny Lawler (A)  2020
Malcolm Lewis (A)  2021
Devin Lucien (A)  2021
Tyre McCants (A)  2021
Charles Nelson (A)  2021
Daniel Petermann (N)  2020
Kayaune Ross (A)  2021
Travis Rudolph (A)  2021
Ardarius Stewart (A)  2021
Lucky Whitehead (A)  2020
Drew Wolitarsky (N)  2021

Offensive line
Jarell Broxton (A)  2021
Stanley Bryant (A)  2020
Michael Couture (N)  2021
Drew Desjarlais (N)  2021
Tui Eli (N)  2021
Geoff Gray (N)  2020
Jermarcus Hardrick (A)  2020
Chris Kolankowski (N)  2021
Patrick Neufeld (N)  2020
Cody Speller (N)  2020

Defensive line

Justin Alexandre (A)  2021
Tobi Antigha (A)  2020
Patrick Choudja (A)  2021
Dylan Donahue (A)  2021
Connor Griffiths (N)  2021
Thiadric Hansen (G)  2020
Jackson Jeffcoat (A)  2020
Willie Jefferson (A)  2021
David Kenny (A)  2021
Mathew Kolomatangi (A)  2021
Royce Lafrance (A)  2021
Alex McCalister (A)  2020
Steven Richardson (A)  2020
Ezekiel Rose (A)  2021
Jake Thomas (N)  2020

Linebacker
Micah Awe (A)  2021
Adam Bighill (A)  2021
Jesse Briggs (N)  2020
Brandon Calver (N)  2020
Shayne Gauthier (N)  2021
Jamalcolm Liggins (A)  2021
Thomas Miles (N)  2020
Mason Moe (A)  2021
Tyrone Neal (A)  2021
Kyrie Wilson (A)  2020

Defensive back
Brandon Alexander (A)  2020
DeAundre Alford (A)  2021
Joshua Allen (A)  2021
Malik Boynton (A)  2021
Kerfalla Exume (N)  2020
Nick Hallett (N)  2021
Demerio Houston (A)  2021
Isaiah Johnson (A)  2021
Josh Johnson (A)  2020
Mike Jones (A)  2021
Chris Lyles (A)  2020
Mercy Maston (A)  2020
Dexter McDougle (A)  2021
Otha Peters (A)  2020
Nick Taylor (A)  2020
Raekwon Williams (A)  2021
Samuel Williams (A)  2021

Specialists

Justin Medlock (A)  2020
Matt Riley (N)  2021
Maxime Latour (N)  2020
Chad Rempel (N)  2020

https://3downnation.com/2020/04/05/cfl-contract-lengths-winnipeg-blue-bombers/ (https://3downnation.com/2020/04/05/cfl-contract-lengths-winnipeg-blue-bombers/)


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: gobombersgo on May 02, 2020, 06:51:32 AM
Blue Bombers 2020 Draft recap

WINNIPEG, MB., April 30, 2020 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers selected seven players in the 2020 CFL Draft held tonight.

The Blue Bombers began the night by selecting McMaster defensive back Noah Hallett with 18th overall selection.

Hallett (6-0, 190, McMaster, in London, ON) spent three seasons at McMaster, playing in 23 games over that time. Hallett recorded 68.5 total tackles, four tackles for loss, 15 pass breakups, seven interceptions, three sacks and one forced fumble. Noah is the brother of current Blue Bomber and 2019 CFL Draft selection, Nick Hallett (seventh round), who made 13 special teams tackles and played in every game for the Blue Bombers last season.

With their fourth-round pick, 37th overall, Winnipeg selected Nevada receiver Brendan O'Leary-Orange.

O'Leary-Orange (6-4, 210, Nevada, in Toronto, ON) saw playing time in only six games in 2019 due to injury, making five receptions for 85 yards. He played in 11 games in 2018, making seven starts and recorded 14 receptions for 214 yards and tied his career-high four scores. He was a member of Nevada?s 2018 Arizona Bowl victory team. O'Leary-Orange played in 11 of Nevada's 12 games in his sophomore year, making nine starts and producing single-season career highs in all categories, making a name for himself by ranking third on the team with 39 receptions and 618 receiving yards.

In the fifth round, 39th overall, the Blue Bombers selected Western University kicker Marc Liegghio.

Liegghio (5-7, 189, Western University, in Woodbridge, ON) played four years at Western University, leading all U Sports punters in 2019 with a 47.5 yard punt average, setting a new OUA record. Liegghio also lead the league in extra points made (31) and total kickoff yardage (1,757) and finished with a 92% field goal percentage.

Also in the fifth round, 46th overall, Winnipeg selected University of Saskatchewan defensive lineman Nicholas Dheilly.

Dheilly (6-4, 210, Saskatchewan, in Regina, SK) spent three seasons with the Regina Rams before transferring to the University of Saskatchewan. In 2016 while with the Rams, Dheilly was named the Canada West Rookie of the Year after finishing the conference schedule with 17 solo tackles, 13 assisted tackles, 7.5 tackles for loss, an interception, and a pass breakup as well as finishing in a tie for second in Canada West with four sacks. In 2017, he was named a Canada West All-Star, finishing second in Canada West with 6.5 sacks, which tied the school record, and led the conference with 9.5 tackles for loss and also tied for the Canada West lead with three forced fumbles. Dheilly spent the 2018 season with the Okanagan Sun before joining the Huskies in 2019.

In the sixth round, 55th overall, Winnipeg selected University of Ottawa linebacker Kyle Rodger.

Rodger (5-11, 207, Ottawa, in Repentigny, QC) appeared 16 games with the GeeGees, recording 70 tackles, three sacks, 6.5 tackles for a loss, three forced fumbles and one interception over that span.

In the seventh round, 64th overall, Winnipeg selected Wilfrid Laurier linebacker Tanner Cadwallader.

Cadwallader
(5-11, 215, Wilfrid Laurier, Georgetown, ON) spent three seasons at Wilfrid Laurier, appearing in 13 games over that span. He played the 2019 season with the London Beefeaters (CJFL), appearing in eight regular season games and registering 22 unassisted tackles and two assisted tackles and two sack. He also recorded three interceptions - one of which he returned for a touchdown.

In the eighth round, 73rd overall selection Winnipeg selected defensive back Bleska Kambamba.

Kambamba
(5-11, 190, Western, London, ON) recorded 32 tackles in ten games in 2019. He also registered one sack, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, and two interceptions in 2019. Kambamba played four seasons at Western, playing in 31 career games during that span.

INTRODUCING THE 2020 DRAFT CLASS

By Ed Tait
https://www.bluebombers.com/2020/04/30/introducing-2020-draft-class/ (https://www.bluebombers.com/2020/04/30/introducing-2020-draft-class/)

GM KYLE WALTERS BREAKS DOWN THE 2020 DRAFT PICKS

By Ed Tait
https://www.bluebombers.com/2020/05/01/gm-kyle-walters-breaks-2020-draft-picks/ (https://www.bluebombers.com/2020/05/01/gm-kyle-walters-breaks-2020-draft-picks/)


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: gobombersgo on May 02, 2020, 07:01:57 AM
Macho man takes back-door route to Bombers
By Paul Friesen

His route to his hometown team wasn't a straight line, but Macho Bockru will take it any way he can get it.

The Winnipegger and U of M Bisons product went through the crushing low of not being chosen in Thursday nigh's CFL draft to being claimed by the Blue Bombers through a waiver process the next day.

"A ride of emotions," Bockru, a 6-foot-2, 195-pound receiver, said on Friday. "Going in, everything that I'd been told by all the teams I'd interviewed with was mid-round projections. Some teams thought even higher. So I had a lot of positivity going in. To not get drafted came as a shock. It was for sure disappointing.

"But it all worked out. A shot is a shot."

Bockru figures the lack of a CFL combine, the last chance for prospects to make an impression, caused some unpredictable results in the draft.

It was a minor inconvenience, compared to the other chaos caused by the pandemic.

"Everyone's been affected by this virus in some way," Bockru said. "And many people far, far, far worse, to their health and the health of their family members."

Bockru became the Bisons' go-to receiver last season, hauling in 41 passes for 590 yards and six touchdowns in nine games.

Being passed over in the draft only adds to his motivation.

"Get the same chance to go to camp as all these draft picks, but knowing that I was taken just after the draft - that's something that I'm going to keep with me every time I hit the gym, every time I hit the field and do anything for the next while," he said.

The Bombers also added Wilfrid Laurier defensive tackle Zach Houghron on Friday.

https://winnipegsun.com/sports/football/cfl/winnipeg-bluebombers/macho-man-takes-back-door-route-to-bombers (https://winnipegsun.com/sports/football/cfl/winnipeg-bluebombers/macho-man-takes-back-door-route-to-bombers)


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: gobombersgo on May 04, 2020, 09:27:03 PM
Blue Bombers add two to roster - May 4, 2020

WINNIPEG, MB., May 4, 2020 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the club has added American offensive lineman Nolan Ulizio and American defensive back Ranthony Texada.


Ulizio
(6-5, 320, Pittsburgh, West Chester, OH) played his senior season at the University of Pittsburgh, starting all 13 games at right tackle. Ulizio spent the four previous seasons at Michigan, playing in 17 career games with five starts at offensive tackle.


Texada
(5-10, 185, TCU, in Smyrna, GA) was most recently with the New York Guardians of the XFL, where he registered 16 tackles and one sack in five games. Texada spent part of the 2019 season with the Ottawa REDBLACKS. He ranks eighth in Big 12 history in pass defenses with 30 after his career at TCU.

https://www.bluebombers.com/2020/05/04/bombers-add-two-roster-14/ (https://www.bluebombers.com/2020/05/04/bombers-add-two-roster-14/)


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: gobombersgo on May 14, 2020, 02:32:11 AM
Blue Bombers Transactions - May 12, 2020

WINNIPEG, MB., May 12, 2020 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the following roster moves:

Transferred to retired list: American receiver Devin Lucien (Arizona State).


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: gobombersgo on May 14, 2020, 02:35:26 AM
CFL   @CFL
Hungry for more. #FortheW

Off-season depth chart: @Wpg_BlueBombers

https://www.cfl.ca/2020/05/12/hungry-for-more-bombers-pushing-back-back/ (https://www.cfl.ca/2020/05/12/hungry-for-more-bombers-pushing-back-back/)


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: gobombersgo on May 20, 2020, 09:47:31 PM
Transactions:

2020-05-20   WPG   ALEXANDER, Terrence   DB   A   Louisiana State   Add To   Active Roster


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: gobombersgo on May 22, 2020, 11:17:59 PM
BOMBERS ADD DEFENSIVE BACK TERRENCE ALEXANDER TO ROSTER

WINNIPEG, MB., May 22, 2020 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the club has added American defensive back Terrence Alexander.

Alexander (6-0, 180, LSU, October 14, 1995 in New Orleans, LA) played his final collegiate season at LSU after transferring from Stanford. He appeared in all 13 games for the Tigers in 2018, starting five games. He registered 23 tackles and three pass breakups, including six tackles and a pass knockdown in the final game of 2018. Prior to his time at LSU, Alexander played 41 games over four season at Stanford (2014-2017), recording 57 tackles, one interception, eight pass knockdowns and one forced fumble. Alexander signed with the Minnesota Vikings as an undrafted free agent in 2018 and was waived during training camp.

https://www.bluebombers.com/2020/05/22/bombers-add-defensive-back-terrence-alexander-roster/ (https://www.bluebombers.com/2020/05/22/bombers-add-defensive-back-terrence-alexander-roster/)


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: gobombersgo on May 26, 2020, 09:44:34 PM
Transactions:

2020-05-26   WPG   CROCKETT, Montay   WR   A   Georgia Southern   Add To   Active Roster

2020-05-29   WPG   GRANT, Doran   DB   A   Ohio State   Add To   Active Roster


BOMBERS ADD TWO TO ROSTER

WINNIPEG, MB., May 28, 2020 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the club has added American receiver Montay Crockett and American defensive back Doran Grant.

Crockett
(5-11, 190, Georgia Southern, December 11, 1993 in Rock Hill, SC) played his collegiate football at Georgia Southern, appearing in 47 games with 18 starts. He tallied 32 receptions for 535 yards and three touchdowns. Crockett signed as an undrafted free agent with Green Bay in May of 2017, however was released following training camp. He has also spent time with Jacksonville, Houston, Arizona and Washington.

Grant (5-11, 200, Ohio State, November 30, 1992 in Akron, OH) most recently spent time with the DC Defenders of the XFL, after playing with Atlanta in the AAF in 2019. Grant was originally selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the fourth round, 121st overall, in the 2015 NFL Draft, playing in eight games with the Steelers as a rookie. Grant also participated in training camps and/or spent time on the practice rosters of Buffalo (2016), New York Giants (2016), Jacksonville (2017) and Chicago (2018). He played four seasons at Ohio State, starting his final two and recording nine interceptions during his time there, including five his senior year.

https://www.bluebombers.com/2020/05/28/bombers-add-two-roster-15/ (https://www.bluebombers.com/2020/05/28/bombers-add-two-roster-15/)

Bombers sign former Pittsburgh Steelers draft pick, DB Doran Grant
https://3downnation.com/2020/05/29/bombers-sign-former-pittsburgh-steelers-draft-pick-db-doran-grant/ (https://3downnation.com/2020/05/29/bombers-sign-former-pittsburgh-steelers-draft-pick-db-doran-grant/)

Bombers sign former NFL receiver Montay Crockett who has 4.39 speed
https://3downnation.com/2020/05/28/bombers-sign-former-nfl-receiver-montay-crockett-who-has-4-39-speed/ (https://3downnation.com/2020/05/28/bombers-sign-former-nfl-receiver-montay-crockett-who-has-4-39-speed/)


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: gobombersgo on June 11, 2020, 09:44:59 PM
BLUE BOMBERS SIGN RECEIVER MEKALE MCKAY

WINNIPEG, MB., June 11, 2020 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the club has signed American receiver Mekale McKay.

McKay (6-4, 210, Cincinnati, August 4, 1993 in Louisville, KT) was most recently a member of the New York Guardians of the XFL and ranked second on the club in receptions and yardage with 12 catches for 184 yards and a touchdown in five games before the league ceased operations this spring.

McKay spent 2019 with the San Antonio Commanders of the Alliance of American Football, finishing with 22 receptions for 375 yards and four touchdowns in just seven games before that league shut down.
First signed by the Indianapolis Colts as an undrafted free agent after the 2016 NFL Draft and has also had tryouts or been a member of the practice squad with the Jacksonville Jaguars, Denver Broncos, Tennessee Titans, Chicago Bears and Dallas Cowboys.

Born in Louisville, Kentucky, McKay first attended the University of Arkansas and made 10 starts as a true freshman, recording 21 receptions for 317 yards and two touchdowns. He then transferred to Cincinnati, where he suited up for 38 games for the Bearcats and pulled in 87 passes for 1,717 yards and 17 TDs.

McKay's rights were initially acquired in a September 2016 trade with Hamilton for American defensive back Johnny Adams.

https://www.bluebombers.com/2020/06/11/blue-bombers-sign-receiver-mekale-mckay/ (https://www.bluebombers.com/2020/06/11/blue-bombers-sign-receiver-mekale-mckay/)


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: gobombersgo on June 27, 2020, 04:19:12 PM
Transactions:

2020-06-26   WPG    RINGO, Christian   DL   A   Louisiana At Lafayette   Add To   Active Roster
2020-06-26   WPG   PUPUNGATOA, Sepesitiano   OL   N   South Dakota State   Delete From Active   Free Agent
2020-06-26   WPG   BROXTON, Jarell   OL   N   Baylor   Delete From Active   Free Agent
2020-06-26   WPG   RILEY, Matt    K   N   Manitoba   Delete From Active   Free Agent


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: the paw on June 27, 2020, 11:27:58 PM
Transactions:

2020-06-26   WPG    RINGO, Christian   DL   A   Louisiana At Lafayette   Add To   Active Roster
2020-06-26   WPG   PUPUNGATOA, Sepesitiano   OL   N   South Dakota State   Delete From Active   Free Agent
2020-06-26   WPG   BROXTON, Jarell   OL   N   Baylor   Delete From Active   Free Agent
2020-06-26   WPG   RILEY, Matt    K   N   Manitoba   Delete From Active   Free Agent

I really like what I read about Ringo.  A real bubble guy for the NFL, on the cusp with 4 different teams.  Leadership qualities as well.  He could really work out in the CFL.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Blue In BC on June 28, 2020, 01:29:30 PM
I really like what I read about Ringo.  A real bubble guy for the NFL, on the cusp with 4 different teams.  Leadership qualities as well.  He could really work out in the CFL.

Hmmm. He's built about the same as Richardson. 300 lbs and only 6'1".  That makes him a candidate as a DT or NT type defender.  In that sense he'd probably need to make the roster as a DI barring injury IMO.

Depends on how the ratio and DI's are determined. After adding Antigua and Awe as free agents might make an import DT difficult to get on the AR. My expectation is that the other 2 DI's will be a returner/receiver and a DB.

He could be added to the 1 game IR for depth possibly if he shows well. Coming from the NFL I'm not sure he'd accept a PR spot for long.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: gobombersgo on June 29, 2020, 09:49:09 PM
Transactions

2020-06-29   WPG   RUSSELL, Alonzo   WR   A   Toledo   Add To   Active Roster
2020-06-29   WPG   DORLEANT, Makinton   DB   A   Northern Iowa   Add To   Active Roster


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: ModAdmin on June 30, 2020, 04:46:09 AM
Russell is another big receiver....6'4" and 218 lbs.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: the paw on June 30, 2020, 12:53:51 PM
Hmmm. He's built about the same as Richardson. 300 lbs and only 6'1".  That makes him a candidate as a DT or NT type defender.  In that sense he'd probably need to make the roster as a DI barring injury IMO.

Depends on how the ratio and DI's are determined. After adding Antigua and Awe as free agents might make an import DT difficult to get on the AR. My expectation is that the other 2 DI's will be a returner/receiver and a DB.

He could be added to the 1 game IR for depth possibly if he shows well. Coming from the NFL I'm not sure he'd accept a PR spot for long.

If he shows well, that might be the incentive for the team to go NI at safety.  He might also simply win Richardson's job outright, although that's not likely in an abbreviated season (assuming we want to maintain that fantasy for a few more weeks).  DT is one of the positions that Walters treats like a bit of a commodity, he is willing to easily change guys to suit budget or other considerations.  It isn't a cornerstone position like MLB or boundary corner. 

But I agree, probably not a DI, Antiuqua is much more flexible. 


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2019-2020
Post by: Blue In BC on June 30, 2020, 01:49:52 PM
If he shows well, that might be the incentive for the team to go NI at safety.  He might also simply win Richardson's job outright, although that's not likely in an abbreviated season (assuming we want to maintain that fantasy for a few more weeks).  DT is one of the positions that Walters treats like a bit of a commodity, he is willing to easily change guys to suit budget or other considerations.  It isn't a cornerstone position like MLB or boundary corner. 

But I agree, probably not a DI, Antiuqua is much more flexible. 

I'm still hoping we manage to determine a good NI at safety. Partly because it gives us ratio options on defense. Partly because it allows  Alexander to move back to DHB which is where IMO he would serve us better.

Alexander played very well at safety and that was where we needed him more at the end of 2020. Now that we don't have Sayles and Rose he might be needed to stabilize up front in a shortened season.

I like some of the rookie DB signings  but with a shortened TC/ pre -season and then season, we may need a veteran starting day 1.

Hallett or his brother might giving serious thought to at safety.

Richardson played exceptionally well at DT in his rookie season. He'd still be on an ELC so money would be a non issue. Whether he could beat him out immediately is a question.

Like I said I'd more expect an import DT to be kept around if they are really impressed. DI's spots are not easy to come by but PR or even 1 game IR for a few games is foreseeable.

In an income poor season if there is one I think 1 game IR will be kept smaller that normally?

I'm still not giving much hope to a 2020 season :(