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« on: February 13, 2018, 06:47:48 PM »

Winnipeg Blue Bombers sign Winnipeg-born running back Kienan LaFrance

WINNIPEG, MB., February 13, 2018 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the club has signed national running back Kienan LaFrance to a one-year contract. The Winnipeg-born, University of Manitoba Bisons product spent last season with the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

LaFrance (5-9, 205, Manitoba, June 16, 1991 in Winnipeg, MB) was originally selected in the sixth round, 45th overall, by Ottawa in the 2015 CFL Draft. LaFrance enters his fourth CFL season in 2018 and has recorded 111 carries for 453 yards and two touchdowns, while also registering 28 receptions for 200 yards and two touchdowns.

LaFrance was crucial in Ottawa's Grey Cup run in 2016. He rushed 25 times for 157 yards with a touchdown and a two-point convert to help the REDBLACKS defeat the Edmonton Eskimos 35-23 in the East Division Final, and followed up his East Final performance by carrying the ball 11 times for 42 yards while adding six receptions for 31 yards in the Grey Cup win.
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« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2018, 06:49:38 PM »

Hope it wasn't for crazy money.

But I have to think Timothy Flanders is looking around and wondering ***....  Demski and LaFrance basically put him out of business. 
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« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2018, 06:50:06 PM »

I would assume that this means Normand is probably gone... how much do you think LaFrance cost?
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« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2018, 06:50:14 PM »

I'm willing to give him a chance but I hope he came really cheap.
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« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2018, 06:50:53 PM »

Sweet. Another signing that makes sense for us. Walters is really committing to NIs on offense. LaFrance can spell off Harris or platoon with Flanders for short stretches. From an insurance standpoint, If Harris gets hurt, Flanders becomes the feature back and LaFrance becomes the new Flanders. That's better than last year's solution.
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« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2018, 06:51:06 PM »

I would assume that this means Normand is probably gone... how much do you think LaFrance cost?

I'm hoping league minimum.
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« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2018, 06:51:08 PM »

According to Jeff Hamilton, it's 80k. Not bad
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« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2018, 06:51:33 PM »

According to Jeff Hamilton, it's 80k. Not bad

That's great value.
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« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2018, 06:51:39 PM »

According to Jeff Hamilton, it's 80k. Not bad

A touch too high but I can live with it I guess.
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« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2018, 06:51:41 PM »

*** is walters doing?
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« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2018, 06:52:23 PM »

According to Jeff Hamilton, it's 80k. Not bad
80K seems about right for a backup NI RB.
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« Reply #11 on: February 13, 2018, 06:53:43 PM »

80K seems about right for a backup NI RB.

Yeah...I guess if you're going to sign one that's about what it will cost you. Just not sure why we signed one. He better be a ST demon for us this year.
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« Reply #12 on: February 13, 2018, 06:55:01 PM »

*** is walters doing?
If Walters doesn't bring in a premier or above average DB, my thoughts will align with yours. That being said, NAT receivers and RBs are far from easy to obtain
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« Reply #13 on: February 13, 2018, 06:55:06 PM »

Hope it wasn't for crazy money.

But I have to think Timothy Flanders is looking around and wondering ***....  Demski and LaFrance basically put him out of business. 

Demski replaces Feoli-Gudino and Lafrance takes over for Normand. All this does is give the Bombers a dedicated tailback backup on the depth chart.
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« Reply #14 on: February 13, 2018, 06:55:41 PM »

Sweet. Another signing that makes sense for us. Walters is really committing to NIs on offense. LaFrance can spell off Harris or platoon with Flanders for short stretches. From an insurance standpoint, If Harris gets hurt, Flanders becomes the feature back and LaFrance becomes the new Flanders. That's better than last year's solution.

I think this pushes Flanders to the PR.  Lafrance can back up Harris, and Demski will be the new slot receiver.  

I think this allows us 6 legit starters on O, which reduces the need to sign a NI DT.  That frees up cash for a MLB.  
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