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The Zipp
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« on: May 10, 2019, 01:24:15 PM »

Lots of tweets and rumors floating around regarding him being signed


https://twitter.com/wpg_bluebombers/status/1126849370106757120?s=21
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« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2019, 01:25:55 PM »

Co-worker just showed me a video from the Bombers that indicates "Re-introducing Chris Matthews".
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« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2019, 01:28:02 PM »

Yep, already some early discussion in the roster thread.

I am beyond thrilled about this! He comes back to the team that started his career and IIRC is the answer to the historical trivia question of who scored the first Bomber TD @ IGF.
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« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2019, 01:30:37 PM »

Yep, already some early discussion in the roster thread.

I am beyond thrilled about this! He comes back to the team that started his career and IIRC is the answer to the historical trivia question of who scored the first Bomber TD @ IGF.

If memory serves correctly he did the first leap into the stands as well.
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« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2019, 01:31:57 PM »

WINNIPEG, MB., May 10, 2019 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the club has agreed to terms on a three-year contract with international wide receiver Chris Matthews. Matthews originally broke into the CFL with Winnipeg in 2012, being named the CFL's Most Outstanding Rookie that season.

Matthews (6-5, 230, Kentucky, October 6, 1989 in Long Beach, CA) signed with the Grey Cup winning Calgary Stampeders last October, starting the Stamps' final four regular season games, the Western Final and Grey Cup, and recording 19 receptions for 350 yards and one touchdown. He recorded at least three catches in all but one of his six games with Calgary last season, and his top outing came at Winnipeg when he registered five catches for 113 yards.

"Chris is not only a big-bodied receiver, but has experience in our league and with Coach LaPolice," said Blue Bombers General Manager Kyle Walters. "He is a very physical receiver, will go up and get the football, and we are very excited to add him to our offence in 2019."

Matthews was the CFL's Most Outstanding Rookie in 2012, breaking into the league by recording 81 catches, 1,192 receiving yards and seven touchdowns. After playing four games for Winnipeg during an injury-abbreviated 2013 campaign, Matthews went to the National Football League and played a total of 25 regular-season and playoff games for the Seattle Seahawks and Baltimore Ravens from 2014 to 2017.

Matthews played a key role for the Seahawks in the NFL playoffs following the 2014 season as his onside kick recovery allowed Seattle to complete a comeback victory over the Green Bay Packers in the NFC championship game and he had four catches for 109 yards and a touchdown in Super Bowl XLIX.

Matthews scored the first ever Bomber touchdown at Investors Group Field on a touchdown pass by now Bombers quarterbacks coach Buck Pierce.
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« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2019, 01:32:18 PM »

Darren Cameron announced its a 3 year deal.
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Sir Blue and Gold
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« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2019, 01:33:47 PM »

3-year deal! Crazy! I knew we had money.
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« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2019, 01:35:50 PM »

Excellent signing!
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« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2019, 01:44:48 PM »

Great!!!   Finally addressing the lack of size on our receivers!!!
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« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2019, 01:47:45 PM »

Boom goes the dynamite!!!
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« Reply #10 on: May 10, 2019, 01:48:22 PM »

Fantastic signing!  Fills a gaping hole in the WR dept.
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« Reply #11 on: May 10, 2019, 01:54:22 PM »

I know someone who's going to eat fat serving of crows...  Grin Grin Grin


God you guys are depressing.
This receiving core is a joke.  Zero to get better.
Geez at this point signing Dressler would be the second biggest signing of the year.  How pathetic is Walters!?

Still not enough.  But when Adams. Goes down by the fifth game  ...time to bring back Hoss humard and suit. Wade up.  There will be zero people to throw to.

Seriously, this won't even be pro football.  This is bad.

I agree Bombers need a receiver as a priority.
But I have. Given up on the Bombers "plan"

They really don't have one.
Sure drink the cool aide and believe the PR.

But comparing what other teams seem to do, the Bombers can't compete on that field,either.
I don't see much leadership here. Based in the past it looks like the Bombers Will be middle of the pack......again.
Same old, same old. actually it's a very boring team.

After many years as a. Season ticket holder,, I will stay home and watch on TV.

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« Reply #12 on: May 10, 2019, 01:54:33 PM »

3 years. That's a solid addition and the time frame means not a short term rental. He's here to stay. Money well spent.

I'm not sure how much he's getting but we made it work.
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« Reply #13 on: May 10, 2019, 02:00:00 PM »

3 years. That's a solid addition and the time frame means not a short term rental. He's here to stay. Money well spent.

I'm not sure how much he's getting but we made it work.

Yep. Top tier import money for sure. Seems like it was a long term play by Walters. We didn't add a lot of pieces in free agency and we cut down (or passed) on a few fairly significant salaries. Sure, some of our own players were due pay bumps but just from the salaries shed we had earmarked money for a signing like this.
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« Reply #14 on: May 10, 2019, 02:00:39 PM »

I went from feeling super meh about our receivers to now being jacked about them!!
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