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« Reply #855 on: May 19, 2019, 09:28:59 PM »

Medlock is in no danger of losing his job.  None.  Zero.  But getting a player in the global spot that can take some of the punting duties off his plate... that's be great.



There is no way anybody can say that it's zero. It might only be 0.5% but there is always a chance.

Are you telling me that if the new kicker showed he was equal to Medlock, 9 years younger and $180K less expensive, Medlock wouldn't be at risk?

The new kicker might last the 1st few days but what if he shows he has talent?

I think a greater probability is that the global player might also make the AR. But you can never say never.

Look at some of the talented but expensive players released in the last week or so.
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« Reply #856 on: May 19, 2019, 09:59:49 PM »

Blue Bombers Transactions - May 19, 2019

WINNIPEG, MB., May 19, 2019 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the following player transactions:

Added to roster:
International running back John Santiago (UND)

Transferred to suspended:
International receiver Kenbrell Thompkins

Ted Wyman   @Ted_Wyman
#Bombers have released international receiver Josh Stewart after one day of training camp. Leaves them with 17 receivers still, 12 of which are internationals. #CFL

NOTES FROM CAMP | DAY 1 RECAP


HEAD COUNT:

The Bombers training camp roster features 93 names, not including the non-counters like the three Winnipeg Rifles players - LB Cole Sneesby, RB Brandon Urcluoli and DB Troy Wilson - and CFL/U Sports QB Apprentice Sawyer Buettner of the University of Ottawa.

The Bombers did make a couple of moves with their receiving corps on Sunday, suspending Kenbrell Thompkins and releasing Josh Stewart. Thompkins started 12 games for the club last year, but was suspended because management has not been able to contact him after repeated attempts.

The team also added RB John Santiago, who played his college ball at North Dakota alongside Bombers 2019 CFL Draft pick Brady Oliveira.  Santiago had rookie-camp looks from the Minnesota Vikings and Atlanta Falcons after rushing for more than 3,700 yards and 29 TDs in his four years at UND.

THE LOCALS:

Bombers training camp is loaded with local products who played their high school or college ball here: Andrew Harris, Oliveira, Nic Demski, Thomas Miles, Geoff Gray, Abu Conteh, DJ Lalama, Tariq Lachance and Dylan Schrot.

https://www.bluebombers.com/2019/05/19/notes-camp-day-1-recap/


Transactions May 19th:

2019-05-19   WPG   STEWART, Josh   WR   I   Texas at San Antonio   Transfer To   Retired
2019-05-19   WPG   JONES, Derek   DB   N   Simon Fraser   Add From Injured Veteran   Active Roster
2019-05-19   WPG   THOMPKINS, Kenbrell   WR   I   Cincinnati   Transfer To   Suspended
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« Reply #857 on: May 20, 2019, 01:30:05 AM »

There is no way anybody can say that it's zero. It might only be 0.5% but there is always a chance.

Are you telling me that if the new kicker showed he was equal to Medlock, 9 years younger and $180K less expensive, Medlock wouldn't be at risk?

The new kicker might last the 1st few days but what if he shows he has talent?

I think a greater probability is that the global player might also make the AR. But you can never say never.

Look at some of the talented but expensive players released in the last week or so.

I believe Global players can be kept around on the P.R. which would be the perfect solution as they do not have any backup to Medlock.  At least last year they had Lankford.
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« Reply #858 on: May 20, 2019, 01:56:27 AM »

#Bombers reciever Kenbrell Thompkins has been suspended by the team after multiple attempts to contact him went unanswered this offseason.

Well that's a weird one.  What if he's mad at the team for striking him from the roster right before the 2018 West Final?  I thought that was a weird move at the time.  Nelson didn't do any better.  In hindsight they should have let Thompkins play, as he did put in his dues all season long, and he was a known decent quantity.  Might have made some of those 2nd & longs with him in there.

This should have all the rookie WR IMPs getting excited, though, as their prospects for making the team just increased dramatically.

2019-05-19   WPG   JONES, Derek   DB   N   Simon Fraser   Add From Injured Veteran   Active Roster

Guess that answers the question of whether Jones will be healed up in time!
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« Reply #859 on: May 20, 2019, 02:21:33 AM »

"The team also added RB John Santiago, who played his college ball at North Dakota alongside Bombers 2019 CFL Draft pick Brady Oliveira.  Santiago had rookie-camp looks from the Minnesota Vikings and Atlanta Falcons after rushing for more than 3,700 yards and 29 TDs in his four years at UND."

I realize Santiago is a yuge underdog to make the team as a punt or kick returner but his highlight video is fantastic, real nose for the E.Z.  elusive and tough runner so I'm cheering for him, sorry Lucky.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLJjTsExCvw&t=253s

A couple of advantages to signing him.

-good buddies with Oliveira, keep em happy!

-regional player along with Oliveira, Woli and Strev. which may attract a following down that way, a concept the Bombers should be exploring. Just need to bring back Dressler and grab Zylstra.

-playing close to home and not having much chance at an NFL career may lead to a long-term career with the Bombers.
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« Reply #860 on: May 20, 2019, 02:32:59 AM »

I realize Santiago is a yuge underdog to make the team as a punt or kick returner but his highlight video is fantastic, real nose for the E.Z.  elusive and tough runner so I'm cheering for him, sorry Lucky.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLJjTsExCvw&t=253s

Wow!  That run at 2:20 is epic.  I whooped out loud!  Only college, but still, hokey smokes.  He sure gets going North in a hurry.

We could use a speed back if we can get him on the field.  We sort of use Demski that way.  Santiago would be a great complement to our power back Harris.

However, we just never seem to have a GD spot for IMP speed RBs... unless he can be a stellar returner.  Then we could possibly slot him in.
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« Reply #861 on: May 20, 2019, 02:54:37 AM »

Wow!  That run at 2:20 is epic.  I whooped out loud!  Only college, but still, hokey smokes.  He sure gets going North in a hurry.

We could use a speed back if we can get him on the field.  We sort of use Demski that way.  Santiago would be a great complement to our power back Harris.

However, we just never seem to have a GD spot for IMP speed RBs... unless he can be a stellar returner.  Then we could possibly slot him in.


He'd have to make the team as a returner, no hope otherwise.  He had pretty good stats. at UND returning both punts and kickoffs.


2015 (Freshman): Earned STATS and Associated Press second team All-America honors as a running back ... Named Co-Big Sky Freshman of the Year and was a unanimous first team All-Big Sky selection ... Shared the FCS lead with nine 100-yard rushing games in regular-season play and was only running back in FCS football to rush for more than 100 yards in each of his conference games ... Started all 11 games and set UND's Division I record for rushing (1,459) and all-purpose yards (2,159; third most in the FCS in 2015) ... Averaged 6.5 yards per carry and led the Big Sky in rushing yards, all-purpose yards and rushing touchdowns (16) ... Rushed for 148 yards and two touchdowns in collegiate debut at Wyoming (Sept. 5) ... Had a 52-yard rushing touchdown in the win over the Cowboys ... Opened Big Sky play with 152 rushing yards and two touchdowns in win over UC Davis (Sept. 26) ...  Also had three kickoff returns for 94  yards against the Aggies ? Rushed for 111 yards in road win at No. 15 Portland State (Oct. 3) ? Accounted for a season-high 311 all-purpose yards vs. Idaho State (Oct. 17) ? Rushed for 155 yards against the Bengals and added four kickoff returns for 152 yards ? Opened the game at No. 19 Montana (Oct. 24) with an 80-yard touchdown run on first play from scrimmage ? Finished with 178 rushing yards, two receptions for 36 yards and 299 all-purpose yards against the Griz ? Rushed for a season-high 230 yards and three touchdowns, including a 75-yard scoring run in win over No. 19 Montana State (Oct. 31) ? Scored on a season-long 81-yard carry in home finale vs. Northern Colorado (Nov. 14) ? Averaged 16.5 ypc (12 for 180) in win over the Bears ? Closed out season by equaling season-high with three rushing touchdowns in win at Cal Poly (Nov. 21) ? Finished with his eighth-straight 100-yard game, rushing 27 times for 117 yards against the Mustangs.

2016 (Sophomore): Earned second team All-America honors as a return specialist from STATS and Hero Sports Network ... Named first team All-Big Sky as a running back and return specialist ... Became only sixth player in Big Sky history to earn back-to-back, first-team accolades as a freshm and sophomore ... Finished season with 983 rushing yards (5.4 ypc), 500 kickoff return yards (27.8 ypr) and 1,600 all-purpose yards ... Accounted for nine touchdowns, including a school-record equaling 100-yard kickoff return in home win over Weber State (Oct. 29) ... Registered four 100-yard rushing games, including a season-high 204-yard effort in road win at Northern Colorado (Nov. 5) ... Had 119 rushing yards and a 32-yard touchdown carry at Bowling Green (Sept. 10) ... Rushed for 140 yards and a touchdown, while also catching first touchdown pass of career in double-overtime victory over South Dakota (Sept. 17) ... Opened the first OT with a 25-yard touchdown run ... Had a season-high three catches for 37 yards and added 55 rushing yards and a touchdown in home win over Southern Utah (Oct. 15) ... Rushed 17 times for 60 yards and two touchdowns in comeback victory over Northern Arizona (Nov. 12) that clinched Big Sky title ... Earned second letter.

2017 (Junior): Collected All-America honors for the third-consecutive season, garnering Associated Press and Phil Steele first team accolades as an all-purpose player ... Also named to the STATS third team as an all-purpose player ... Led the FCS during the regular season with 1,780 all-purpose yards and was second with an 161.8 all-purpose yards per game average ... Named first team All-Big Sky at running back for the third-straight season ... Became just the fifth player in the 55-year history of the Big Sky Conference to earn a first-team accolade as a freshman, sophomore and junior at the same position ... Finished campaign with 970 rushing yards and a team-high five touchdowns, while adding 10 receptions for 93 yards ... Also added 766 kickoff returns yards (21.9 ypr) and 204 punt return yards (18.5 ypr), including a 64-yard return for a score at Portland State (Oct. 28) ... Led the Big Sky with a 6.0 yards per carry average ... Rushed for a season-high 170 yards and a touchdown on 13 carries at UC Davis (Sept. 30) ... Registered a season-long 81-yard carry against the Aggies en route to season-best 248 yard all-purpose yardage ouptut ... Added second 100-yard rushing game of the season and 15th of his career with 10-carry, 115-yard outing at Southern Utah (Nov. 4) ... Earned third letter.
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« Reply #862 on: May 20, 2019, 12:56:27 PM »

I believe Global players can be kept around on the P.R. which would be the perfect solution as they do not have any backup to Medlock.  At least last year they had Lankford.

We only have 4 global players to choose from. 1 goes on the AR 44 so it stands to reason that at least 1 needs to be on the PR in case he needs to be replaced due to injury.

Hansen was our highest pick so I'm thinking he makes the AR 44. Behind him I'd put the kicker as possible. The logic there is that the other 2 are LB / DB's and would have to show something astounding to beat out all the new Americans and Canadians at TC.

EDIT: Hernandez-Reyes is a 22 year old 6'2" 198 lb skinny kid. Sounds more suited to a position at DB than LB?  Perez is listed as a DB at 5'7", the shortest of all DB's in camp!!

It's really going to be enlightening to see how well the global players compete across the league.

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« Reply #863 on: May 25, 2019, 09:40:00 PM »

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the club has signed international offensive lineman Jamar McGloster and Israel Helms.

McGloster (6-7, 329, Syracuse, June 1995, Newark, N.J.) Played in 30 games for the Syracuse Orange, including 24 consecutive starts at right tackle from 2016-17 and was on the field for 1,858 snaps over his last two seasons. McGloster went undrafted out of Baylor and signed with the Raiders in January.

Helms (6-5, 305, Wayne State University, June 18, 1997, Southfield, MI) started all his 11 games for the Wayne State Warriors as a big offensive tackle. Helms signed as an undrafted free agent with Tampa Bay following this year?s NFL Draft.

The team also announces the club has released international offensive lineman Frank Sutton and international defensive lineman Evan Perrizo.


A SHUFFLE IN THE TRENCHES:

The Bombers added two import offensive lineman Saturday in Jamar McGloster and Israel Helms, while releasing OL Frank Sutton and DL Evan Perrizo.

McGloster (6-7, 329, Syracuse) played 30 games for the Orange, making 24 consecutive starts at right tackle fro 2016-17. Undrafted, he signed with the Oakland Raiders in January before his release.

Helms (6-5, 305, Wayne State) started 11 games for the Warriors last year and was signed as an undrafted free agent by Tampa Bay after this year's NFL Draft before becoming available to the Bombers.

Additionally, the club has placed guard/tackle Manase Foketi  on the veteran exempt list. Foketi, who was expected to give the team the option to start three Americans on the OL, has not been in camp.

"They're guys we like that we wanted to take a look at that just became available," said head coach Mike O'Shea of McGloster and Helms. "There was a push by the NFL to sign some guys and bring them into camps and so when they become available is always hit and miss. We've got a couple of guys that are nicked up, too, so in order to practice efficiently and give the guys the appropriate amount of reps you've got to bring other guys in."

https://www.bluebombers.com/2019/05/25/notes-camp-day-7-recap/
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« Reply #864 on: May 26, 2019, 09:44:41 PM »

Blue Bombers Transactions - May 26, 2019

WINNIPEG, MB., May 26, 2019 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the following player transactions:

Added to roster:
International defensive back Rannell Hall (UCF)
International offensive lineman Tanner Farmer (Nebraska)

Released from roster:
International offensive lineman Kendall Calhoun
International defensive back Christian Boutte


TWO ARRIVE, TWO DEPART:

The Bombers added a couple of new faces to the roster in import defensive back Rannell Hall and import OL Tanner Farmer while releasing OL Kendall Calhoun and DB Christian Boutte.

Hall (6-1, 200, Central Florida), was last with the Orlando Apollos of the Alliance of American Football after bouncing around the NFL with Tampa, Cleveland and Atlanta.

Farmer (6-4, 325, Nebraska) made 11 starts for the Cornhuskers in 2018, including three at guard and eight at center. He wasn't drafted this spring but did attend mini-camp with the Indianapolis Colts. Farmer won the Cornhusker Heart & Soul Award last year.

https://www.bluebombers.com/2019/05/26/notes-camp-day-8-recap/
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« Reply #865 on: May 27, 2019, 12:06:10 AM »

There is no way anybody can say that it's zero. It might only be 0.5% but there is always a chance.

Are you telling me that if the new kicker showed he was equal to Medlock, 9 years younger and $180K less expensive, Medlock wouldn't be at risk?

The new kicker might last the 1st few days but what if he shows he has talent?

I think a greater probability is that the global player might also make the AR. But you can never say never.

Look at some of the talented but expensive players released in the last week or so.


When it comes down to a kick to win a playoff game or a Cup....   who do u want kicking it?

I uderstand the saving money idea but when a season comes down to a 2 pointer i want a guy i pay well to do it.

We have a pretty solid team here and a good chance to win .....  it aint the right time to cheap out on a guy that has a leg to make it or break it.

As much as i never really agree with the Ard......   there is no way we get rid of Med. We need automatic 3s
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« Reply #866 on: May 27, 2019, 12:14:16 AM »


When it comes down to a kick to win a playoff game or a Cup....   who do u want kicking it?

I uderstand the saving money idea but when a season comes down to a 2 pointer i want a guy i pay well to do it.

We have a pretty solid team here and a good chance to win .....  it aint the right time to cheap out on a guy that has a leg to make it or break it.

As much as i never really agree with the Ard......   there is no way we get rid of Med. We need automatic 3s


Agreed, at one time it looked like Lirim H. might become the equivalent of Medlock with a better passport, he's still a good kicker but he's not in Medlock's league when it comes down to reliability and consistency as his sophomore year demonstrated. 
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« Reply #867 on: May 28, 2019, 09:53:35 PM »

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The #Bombers add national long snapper Zach Greenberg, release DB Rannell Hall. Greenberg played at Grant Park HS before heading to Minnesota-Crookston for his college ball

Transactions May 28th:
2019-05-28   WPG    HALL, Rannell   WR   I   Central Florida   Transfer To   Retired
2019-05-28   WPG    GREENBERG, Zach   LS   I   Minnesota Crookston   Add To   Active Roster
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« Reply #868 on: May 28, 2019, 11:44:21 PM »

There is no way anybody can say that it's zero. It might only be 0.5% but there is always a chance.

Are you telling me that if the new kicker showed he was equal to Medlock, 9 years younger and $180K less expensive, Medlock wouldn't be at risk?

The new kicker might last the 1st few days but what if he shows he has talent?

I think a greater probability is that the global player might also make the AR. But you can never say never.

Look at some of the talented but expensive players released in the last week or so.

0% chance.  That is all.
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« Reply #869 on: May 29, 2019, 02:24:28 AM »

After watching the new kicker and Medlock at training camp it seems pretty clear Medlock is in no danger of being replaced at least at this time.
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