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Title: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on December 14, 2021, 05:09:58 PM
Current roster:
                                                                                                                        Contract length                Salary
Zach Collaros -8                  QB   A   re-signed Jan 27 2020                                      
Sean McGuire -12                QB   A   re-signed Dec 31 2020                                   

Andrew Harris -33               RB   N   re-signed Jan 15 2021                                                                
Johnny Augustine -27          RB   N   re-signed Dec 27 2019                                     
Brady Oliveira -20               RB   N   signed May 13 2019                                            
Mike Miller -24                    FB   N   re-signed Jan 7 2021                                                                              
       
Darvin Adams -1                WR   A   re-signed Feb 9 2020                                          
Rasheed Bailey -88             WR   A   re-signed Jan 14 2021                                          
Janarion Grant -80              WR   A   signed Feb 4 2021                                             
Kenny Lawler -89               WR   A   added from suspended list Oct 12 2021           
Drew Wolitarsky -82           WR   N   re-signed Dec 15 2019                                                                                    
Nic Demski -10                  WR   N   re-signed Jan 2021                                                 2022
B O'Leary-Orange -84        WR   N    added to AR Nov 1 2021                                         2022                                  
                                                                     
Stanley Bryant -66             OL   A   re-signed Jan 5 2021                                                                                       
Jermarcus Hardrick -51      OL   A   re-signed Dec 30 2020                                         
Drew Richmond -60           OL   A   added to AR Nov 12 2021                                         2022
Patrick Neufeld -53            OL   N   re-signed Jan 19 2021                                                                                                         
Michael Couture -59          OL   N   re-signed Feb 10 2020                                                                                     
Geoff Gray -68                  OL   N   re-signed Jan 8 2021                                         
Drew Desjarlais -61           OL   N   signed May 15 2019                                                 
Chris Kolankowski -67       OL   N    added to AR Nov 12 2021                                               

Marc Liegghio -13             K   N   signed Jan 7 2021                                                       2022  
Tyler Crapigna -14            K   N   signed July 20 2021                                                 
Sergio Castillo -14            K   A   signed Oct 19 2021                                                         
Mike Benson -40              LS   N   signed Feb 9 2021                                               
                 
Jake Thomas -95             DT   N   re-signed Jan 4 2021                                              
Ezekiel Rose -50              DT   A   signed from PR Sept 4 2021                                                     
Jackson Jeffcoat -94        DE   A   re-signed Jan 8 2021                                                                                
Willie Jefferson -5            DE   A   re-signed Feb 10 2020                                                                              
Jonathan Kongbo -2         DE  N   signed June 7 2021                                             
Steven Richardson -98     DL   A   re-signed Feb 5 2021                                                                                        
Casey Sayles -90             DL   A   signed Jan 8 2021                                                        2022
Ricky Walker -96             DT   A    added to AR Dec 4 2021                                              2022
Thiadric Hansen -3          DL   G   re-signed Jan 5 2021                                            
                     
Adam Bighill -4                 LB   A   re-signed Jan 15 2019                                       
Kyrie Wilson -19               LB   A   re-signed Jan 13 2021                                                  2022                                                 
Kevin Brown -41               LB   A   added from PR Aug 19 2021                                   
Tobi Antigha -15               LB   A   added to AR Nov 12 2021                    
Jesse Briggs -34               LB   N   re-signed Jan 20 2021                                                                                
Shayne Gauthier -44         LB   N   re-signed Jan 8 2021                                                                            
T Gaskill-Cadwallader -47  LB   N   signed Jan 7 2021                                                        2022

Brandon Alexander -37      DB   A   re-signed Jan 11 2021                                       
Josh Johnson -0                DB   A   resigned Jan 16 2021                                       
Nick Taylor -9                   DB   A   re-signed Jan 7 2021                                                                                                     
Mike Jones -16                 DB   A   signed April 29 2019                                                                              
Dee Alford -45                  DB   A   signed Feb 10 2020                                                      2022
Mercy Maston -7               DB   A   signed Jan 7 2021
Deatrick Nichols -32          DB   A   signed Feb 4 2021                                                        2022
Alden Darby -22               DB   A   added to active roster Aug 28 2021                   
Winston Rose -30             DB   A   added to AR Nov 1 2021               
Josh Miller -25                  DB   A   added to AR Dec 11 2021 
Marwin Evans                   DB   A   signed FC Oct 31 2021, signed Dec 14 2021                     2022
Nick Hallett -21                DB   N   signed May 10 2019                                                                                 
Noah Hallett -23              DB   N   signed Jan 7 2021                                                            2022
Redha Kramdi -43            DB   N   signed to AR Nov 2 2021                                                  2022

Suspended list:

Greg Ducre                    DB   A  signed Sept 8 2021
Asotui Eli -65              OL   N   signed May 13 2019, transferred to suspended Dec 7 2021                                     
James Williams        RB   A   added to suspended list Dec 14 2021
Zach Houghron        DT   A   added to suspended list Dec 14 2021

Once a Bomber, always a Bomber:
James Tyrrell -7283        WR   N   released Nov 1 2021, signed to PR Nov 25 2021, released Dec 13 2021
S Schiaffino Perez -26      DB   G   signed to PR Nov 1 2021  transferred to CFL PR Nov 5 2021, signed to PR Nov 16 2021, released Dec 13 2021
Ayo Oyelola -55                 LB   G   transferred to PR Oct 19 2021, added to AR Nov 16 2021, transferred to CFL PR Nov 25 2021, released Dec 13 2021
Charles Nelson -6               WR   A   re-signed Jan 23 2020, signed to PR Sept 30 2021, released Dec 13 2021   
Ali Mourtada -42                K   A   transferred to CFL PR Nov 16 2021, added to PR Nov 25 2021, released Dec 13 2021
Kelvin McKnight -7487      WR  added to AR Nov 19 2021, signed to PR Nov 25 2021, released Dec 13 2021
Les Maruo -54                 LB   G  signed Apr 26 2021, signed to PR Sept 30 2021, released Dec 13 2021 
Tomoya Machino -69        OL   G   signed June 15 2021, signed to PR July 30 2021, released Dec 13 2021
Robbie Lowes -31               LB  N    signed to PR Nov 1 2021, added to AR Nov 19 2021, added to PR Dec 8 2021, released Dec 13 2021
Demerio Houston -48         DB   A   added to AR Nov 19 2021, signed to PR Nov 25 2021, released Dec 13 2021
Shaquille Cooper -38           RB   A  added to AR Nov 19 2021, signed to PR Nov 25 2021, released Dec 13 2021
Jalen Burks -52                    OL   A   released Nov 1 2021, added to CFL PR Nov 25 2021, released Dec 13 2021
Dru Brown -18                   QB   A    signed to PR July 30 2021, added to AR Nov 12   2021, added to PR Dec 3 3021, released Dec 13 2021
Carlton Agudosi -86          WR   A  added to SL list Oct 12 2021  signed to PR Nov 1 2021, transferred to CFL PR Nov 16 2021, released Dec 13 2021


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on December 14, 2021, 05:11:25 PM
Roster as of Dec 13 2021:
Current roster:
                                                                                                                 Contract length                Salary
Zach Collaros -8                  QB   A   re-signed Jan 27 2020                                     2021                        410 000   
Sean McGuire -12                QB   A   re-signed Dec 31 2020                                     2021

Andrew Harris -33               RB   N   re-signed Jan 15 2021                                       2021                       170 000                           
Johnny Augustine -27          RB   N   re-signed Dec 27 2019                                      2021
Brady Oliveira -20               RB   N   signed May 13 2019                                          2021   
Mike Miller -24                    FB   N   re-signed Jan 7 2021                                        2021                                       
       
Darvin Adams -1                WR   A   re-signed Feb 9 2020                                        2021   2022   
Rasheed Bailey -88             WR   A   re-signed Jan 14 2021                                       2021   
Janarion Grant -80            WR   A   signed Feb 4 2021                                              2021
Kenny Lawler -89             WR   A   signed Feb 3 2021, added from SL Oct 12             2021
Drew Wolitarsky -82          WR   N   re-signed Dec 15 2019                                        2021                                           
Nic Demski -10                  WR   N   re-signed Jan 2021                                            2021   2022
B O'Leary-Orange -7184     WR   N  signed to PR July 30, added to AR Nov 1      2021                                       
                                                                     
Stanley Bryant -66            OL   A   re-signed Jan 5 2021                                           2021                                             
Jermarcus Hardrick -51      OL   A   re-signed Dec 30 2020                                         2021
Drew Richmond -60          OL   A   added to CFL PR Aug 19 2021, added to AR Nov 12  2021
Patrick Neufeld -53           OL   N   re-signed Jan 19 2021                                          2021                                                               
Michael Couture -59          OL   N   re-signed Feb 10 2020                                         2021                                             
Geoff Gray -68                  OL   N   re-signed Jan 8 2021                                           2021
Drew Desjarlais -61           OL   N   signed May 15 2019                                            2021     
Chris Kolankowski -67      OL   N    signed to PR July 30 2021,added to AR Nov 12       2021                                         

Marc Liegghio -13            K   N   signed Jan 7 2021                                                2021   2022     
Tyler Crapigna -14           K   N   signed July 20 2021                                              2021     
Sergio Castillo -14           K   A   signed Oct 19 2021                                               2021           
Mike Benson -40             LS   N   signed Feb 9 2021                                               2021
                 
Jake Thomas -95             DT   N   re-signed Jan 4 2021                                           2021   
Ezekiel Rose -9350             DT   A   signed from PR Sept 4 2021                      2021                               
Jackson Jeffcoat -94        DE   A   re-signed Jan 8 2021                                           2021                                     
Willie Jefferson -5            DE   A   re-signed Feb 10 2020                                         2021                       205 000               
Jonathan Kongbo -2        DE  N   signed June 7 2021                                              2021
Steven Richardson -98     DL   A   re-signed Feb 5 2021                                           2021                                             
Casey Sayles -90            DL   A   signed Jan 8 2021                                              2021   2022
Ricky Walker -96            DT   A    transferred to CFL PR Nov 19 2021, added to AR Dec 4 2021
Thiadric Hansen -3          DL   G   re-signed Jan 5 2021                                           2021   
                     
Adam Bighill -4                LB   A   re-signed Jan 15 2019                                         2021                       115 000
Kyrie Wilson -19              LB   A   re-signed Jan 13 2021                                         2021   2022                                                     
Kevin Brown -41                LB   A   added from PR Aug 19 2021                              2021     
Tobi Antigha -15             LB   A   transferred to CFL PR Nov 5 2021, added Nov 12    2021                 
Jesse Briggs -34              LB   N   re-signed Jan 20 2021                                         2021                                       
Shayne Gauthier -44         LB   N   re-signed Jan 8 2021                                          2021                                     
T Gaskill-Cadwallader -57 47  LB   N   signed Jan 7 2021                                       2021   2022

Brandon Alexander -37       DB   A   re-signed Jan 11 2021                                       2021
Josh Johnson -0                DB   A   resigned Jan 16 2021                                        2021
Nick Taylor -25 9               DB   A   re-signed Jan 7 2021                                         2021                                                             
Mike Jones -16                 DB   A   signed April 29 2019                                         2021                                       
Dee Alford -45                 DB   A   signed Feb 10 2020                                          2021   
Mercy Maston - 36 7 DB   A   signed Jan 7 2021 (season ending injury July 19) 2021
Deatrick Nichols -42 32       DB   A   signed Feb 4 2021                                           2021   2022
Alden Darby -38 22          DB   A   added to active roster Aug 28 2021                      2021   
Winston Rose -30               DB   A   signed Oct 20 2021, added to AR Nov 1 2021                 2021
Josh Miller -36 25         DB   A   transferred to CFL PR Oct 12 2021, added to AR Dec 11 2021  2021
Nick Hallett -21                DB   N   signed May 10 2019                                         2021                                         
Noah Hallett -23              DB   N   signed Jan 7 2021                                            2021   2022
Redha Kramdi -43            DB   N   signed to PR Nov 1 2021 signed to AR Nov 2      2021

Suspended list:

Greg Ducre                    DB   A  signed Sept 8 2021
Asotui Eli -67 65              OL   N   signed May 13 2019, transferred to suspended Dec 7 2021                                     
 
Practice roster:
Tomoya Machino -69        OL   G   signed June 15 2021         signed to PR July 30 2021
Les Maruo -54                 LB   G  signed Apr 26 2021                            signed to PR Sept 30 2021
Charles Nelson -6               WR   A   re-signed Jan 23 2020                   signed to PR Sept 30 2021   
S Schiaffino Perez -26      DB   G   signed to PR Nov 1 2021  transferred to CFL PR Nov 5 2021, signed to PR Nov 16 2021
Ali Mourtada -42                K   A   transferred to CFL PR Nov 16 2021, added to PR Nov 25 2021
Demerio Houston -48         DB   A   added to AR Nov 19 2021, signed to PR Nov 25 2021
Shaquille Cooper -38           RB   A  added to AR Nov 19 2021, signed to PR Nov 25 2021
Kelvin McKnight -7487      WR  added to AR Nov 19 2021, signed to PR Nov 25 2021
James Tyrrell -7283        WR   N   released Nov 1 2021, signed to PR Nov 25 2021
Dru Brown -18                   QB   A    signed to PR July 30 2021, added to AR Nov 12   2021, added to PR Dec 3 3021
Robbie Lowes -31               LB  N    signed to PR Nov 1 2021, added to AR Nov 19 2021, added to PR Dec 8 2021

CFL practice roster:

Carlton Agudosi -86          WR   A  added to suspended list Oct 12 2021  signed to PR Nov 1 2021, transferred to CFL PR Nov 16 2021
Ayo Oyelola -55                 LB   G   transferred to PR Oct 19 2021, added to AR Nov 16 2021, transferred to CFL PR Nov 25 2021
Jalen Burks -52                    OL   A   released Nov 1 2021, added to CFL PR Nov 25 2021

Future Contract:
Marwin Evans           DB   A     signed Oct 31 2021


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: 3rdand1.5 on December 14, 2021, 05:17:20 PM
Like always that's al-lot of guys not signed yet.

I really do believe that one of the biggest problems with the CFL is the 1 yr contract....for me personally the last jerseys I bought were Dunnigan retro and Stegall now-retro...Its not that I don't like any of the new guys but I have been burnt too many times with a jersey purchase only to have the player leave.



Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on December 14, 2021, 05:46:43 PM
Only 8 players signed for 2022 so far. Virtually our entire roster needs to be re-signed. Walters has done a good job in that area and I suspect he'll do it again.

I wonder what the players views are regarding an expiring CBA and how that plays into waiting or signing early.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Sir Blue and Gold on December 14, 2021, 05:47:25 PM
Like always that's al-lot of guys not signed yet.

I really do believe that one of the biggest problems with the CFL is the 1 yr contract....for me personally the last jerseys I bought were Dunnigan retro and Stegall now-retro...Its not that I don't like any of the new guys but I have been burnt too many times with a jersey purchase only to have the player leave.




There is an easy fix but some won't like it. Start offering guaranteed (or partly guaranteed) contracts. Players will suddenly have incentive to lock in for longer, particularly after a strong year. Why would players sign a contract that can be unilaterally voided by the club at anytime?

The alternative is bargaining for a mandatory two year contract under some circumstances or a NFL style franchise tag but the crux of the problem is it makes very little economic sense for players to commit for longer than one year.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Horseman on December 14, 2021, 06:36:11 PM
Like always that's al-lot of guys not signed yet.

I really do believe that one of the biggest problems with the CFL is the 1 yr contract....for me personally the last jerseys I bought were Dunnigan retro and Stegall now-retro...Its not that I don't like any of the new guys but I have been burnt too many times with a jersey purchase only to have the player leave.



The solution is pick your favourite players number and then have your name or a funny (gag) name put on the back, then you will always have it and it will always be in "style".


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Throw Long Bannatyne on December 14, 2021, 06:45:07 PM
All-star LB Adam Bighill takes $145,000 pay cut to stay in Winnipeg

January 15, 2021


That's a 56% pay cut, he deserves to be compensated after the season he had, but is there enough money in the bank to do so?  I think he deserves a bump from $115k to $150k but I wouldn't go higher, Walters should never have promised him $260,000 for his 3rd season.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: GCn19 on December 14, 2021, 06:55:05 PM
All-star LB Adam Bighill takes $145,000 pay cut to stay in Winnipeg

January 15, 2021


That's a 56% pay cut, he deserves to be compensated after the season he had, but is there enough money in the bank to do so?  I think he deserves a bump from $115k to $150k but I wouldn't go higher, Walters should never have promised him $260,000 for his 3rd season.


Dayna Spiring says don't worry about it.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Throw Long Bannatyne on December 14, 2021, 07:20:32 PM
Dayna Spiring says don't worry about it.

That's the kind of thing the CFL has to crack down on, Wpg. will be one of the teams subsidizing the league, every team needs to play by the salary rules, no exceptions.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Sir Blue and Gold on December 14, 2021, 07:24:14 PM
That's the kind of thing the CFL has to crack down on, Wpg. will be one of the teams subsidizing the league, every team needs to play by the salary rules, no exceptions.

Pretty tough to do in practice. The team isn't giving money to his employer to give to him. As I understand it, they just assisted him in finding a job in his field. There are rules in place to prevent team money going to a third party to pay a player.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Throw Long Bannatyne on December 14, 2021, 07:44:31 PM
Pretty tough to do in practice. The team isn't giving money to his employer to give to him. As I understand it, they just assisted him in finding a job in his field. There are rules in place to prevent team money going to a third party to pay a player.

Yes nothing wrong with finding a job for them but a business should not be paying a player anything unless the player is actually working for that company.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Jesse on December 14, 2021, 08:25:25 PM
That's the kind of thing the CFL has to crack down on, Wpg. will be one of the teams subsidizing the league, every team needs to play by the salary rules, no exceptions.

They need to crack down on fake jobs specifically designed to circumvent the cap.

But Adam getting a job in his field that he's actively working in? That's great community building.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Jesse on December 14, 2021, 08:27:27 PM

There is an easy fix but some won't like it. Start offering guaranteed (or partly guaranteed) contracts. Players will suddenly have incentive to lock in for longer, particularly after a strong year. Why would players sign a contract that can be unilaterally voided by the club at anytime?

The alternative is bargaining for a mandatory two year contract under some circumstances or a NFL style franchise tag but the crux of the problem is it makes very little economic sense for players to commit for longer than one year.

They can talk to death about solutions, but this is the only real answer.

Fully guaranteed contracts will never happen. But a large enough guarantee that will ensure job security would help so much.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Throw Long Bannatyne on December 14, 2021, 08:37:39 PM
They can talk to death about solutions, but this is the only real answer.

Fully guaranteed contracts will never happen. But a large enough guarantee that will ensure job security would help so much.

Make teams set rosters after T.C. and stick with them, end the practice of endless shopping and upgrading the roster unless for injury replacements. 


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: ichabod_crane on December 14, 2021, 09:15:24 PM
Make teams set rosters after T.C. and stick with them, end the practice of endless shopping and upgrading the roster unless for injury replacements. 


Tell that to Ottawa, Edmonton or even BC this past year! Even the Bombers with their kicking situation this season early on! Building/Re-Building mid-season does not usually work out, but sometimes you pick up a few good players for the next season.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on December 14, 2021, 11:01:13 PM
Transactions:

2021-12-14   WPG   WILLIAMS, James   RB   N   Washington State   Add To   Suspended
2021-12-14   WPG   HOUGHRON, Zach   DT   A   Wilfrid Laurier   Add To   Suspended
2021-12-14   WPG   WILSON, Kyrie   LB   A   Fresno State   Add To   Active Roster
2021-12-14   WPG   WALKER, Ricky   DL   A   Virginia Tech   Add To   Active Roster
2021-12-14   WPG   RICHMOND, Drew   OL   A   USC   Add To   Active Roster
2021-12-14   WPG   O'LEARY-ORANGE, Brendon   WR   N   Nevada   Add To   Active Roster
2021-12-14   WPG   NICHOLS, Deatrick   DB   A   South Florida   Add To   Active Roster
2021-12-14   WPG   LIEGGHIO, Marc   K   N   Western University   Add To   Active Roster
2021-12-14   WPG   KRAMDI, Redha   LB   N   Montreal   Add To   Active Roster
2021-12-14   WPG   HALLETT, Noah   DB   N   McMaster   Add To   Active Roster
2021-12-14   WPG   GASKILL-CADWALLADER, Tanner   LB   N   Wilfrid Laurier   Add To   Active Roster
2021-12-14   WPG   DEMSKI, Nic   WR   N   Manitoba   Add To   Active Roster
2021-12-14   WPG   ALFORD, DeAundre   DB   N   Tusculum College   Add To   Active Roster
2021-12-14   WPG   EVANS, Marwin   DB   A   Utah State   Add From Active 2022   Active Roster
2021-12-13   WPG   ROSE, Ezekiel   DT   N   West Virginia   Add From Injured   Active Roster
2021-12-13   WPG   RICHMOND, Drew   OL   A   USC   Add From Injured   Active Roster
2021-12-13   WPG   MASTON, Mercy   LB   A   Boise State   Add From Injured   Active Roster
2021-12-13   WPG   JONES, Mike   DB   A   Temple   Add From Injured   Active Roster
2021-12-13   WPG   JOHNSON, Josh   DB   A   Purdue   Add From Injured   Active Roster
2021-12-13   WPG   HALLETT, Noah   DB   N   McMaster   Add From Injured   Active Roster
2021-12-13   WPG   CRAPIGNA, Tyler   K   N   McMaster   Add From Injured   Active Roster
2021-12-13   WPG   BROWN, Kevin   LB   A   Cincinnati   Add From Injured   Active Roster
2021-12-13   WPG   ANTIGHA, Tobi   DL   A   Presbyterian College   Add From Injured   Active Roster

Looks like these are the guys that are under contract for 2022


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Throw Long Bannatyne on December 14, 2021, 11:05:26 PM

Tell that to Ottawa, Edmonton or even BC this past year! Even the Bombers with their kicking situation this season early on! Building/Re-Building mid-season does not usually work out, but sometimes you pick up a few good players for the next season.

If the players want more job security, fans want less player movement between teams and the league wants more stability, everyone is going to have to compromise somewhat.  As long as all teams follow the same rules, it's fair.  It just places more emphasis on scouting during the off-season to load up on the positions that are lacking.

If every team could establish a solid core of returning players to build upon, I believe the overall quality of play would improve year over year and mismatches would occur less often, it would also improve team identity.

If I'm not mistaken the trend of updating the roster continuously is a fairly recent development and also probably a costly expense.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Sir Blue and Gold on December 14, 2021, 11:36:16 PM
Yes nothing wrong with finding a job for them but a business should not be paying a player anything unless the player is actually working for that company.

Sure. And I'm not sure that's happening too much but if it was in some cases it would be incredibly difficult for the league to investigate/police. I don't have a clue how they would even begin to go about that.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: the paw on December 15, 2021, 12:04:39 AM
Transactions:

2021-12-14   WPG   WILLIAMS, James   RB   N   Washington State   Add To   Suspended
2021-12-14   WPG   HOUGHRON, Zach   DT   A   Wilfrid Laurier   Add To   Suspended
2021-12-14   WPG   WILSON, Kyrie   LB   A   Fresno State   Add To   Active Roster
2021-12-14   WPG   WALKER, Ricky   DL   A   Virginia Tech   Add To   Active Roster
2021-12-14   WPG   RICHMOND, Drew   OL   A   USC   Add To   Active Roster
2021-12-14   WPG   O'LEARY-ORANGE, Brendon   WR   N   Nevada   Add To   Active Roster
2021-12-14   WPG   NICHOLS, Deatrick   DB   A   South Florida   Add To   Active Roster
2021-12-14   WPG   LIEGGHIO, Marc   K   N   Western University   Add To   Active Roster
2021-12-14   WPG   KRAMDI, Redha   LB   N   Montreal   Add To   Active Roster
2021-12-14   WPG   HALLETT, Noah   DB   N   McMaster   Add To   Active Roster
2021-12-14   WPG   GASKILL-CADWALLADER, Tanner   LB   N   Wilfrid Laurier   Add To   Active Roster
2021-12-14   WPG   DEMSKI, Nic   WR   N   Manitoba   Add To   Active Roster
2021-12-14   WPG   ALFORD, DeAundre   DB   N   Tusculum College   Add To   Active Roster
2021-12-14   WPG   EVANS, Marwin   DB   A   Utah State   Add From Active 2022   Active Roster
2021-12-13   WPG   ROSE, Ezekiel   DT   N   West Virginia   Add From Injured   Active Roster
2021-12-13   WPG   RICHMOND, Drew   OL   A   USC   Add From Injured   Active Roster
2021-12-13   WPG   MASTON, Mercy   LB   A   Boise State   Add From Injured   Active Roster
2021-12-13   WPG   JONES, Mike   DB   A   Temple   Add From Injured   Active Roster
2021-12-13   WPG   JOHNSON, Josh   DB   A   Purdue   Add From Injured   Active Roster
2021-12-13   WPG   HALLETT, Noah   DB   N   McMaster   Add From Injured   Active Roster
2021-12-13   WPG   CRAPIGNA, Tyler   K   N   McMaster   Add From Injured   Active Roster
2021-12-13   WPG   BROWN, Kevin   LB   A   Cincinnati   Add From Injured   Active Roster
2021-12-13   WPG   ANTIGHA, Tobi   DL   A   Presbyterian College   Add From Injured   Active Roster

Looks like these are the guys that are under contract for 2022

Based on that, it looks like Kylie Wilson, Demski, Nichols, Alford and Liegghio may have all got extensions.  I can?t think of any other reason you would have to add guys who are already on the active roster back to the active roster.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Jesse on December 15, 2021, 12:15:53 AM
Based on that, it looks like Kylie Wilson, Demski, Nichols, Alford and Liegghio may have all got extensions.  I can?t think of any other reason you would have to add guys who are already on the active roster back to the active roster.

The only thing that makes me want to disagree with this is that I can't see Alford signing an extension without getting his NFL look over the off season.

Perhaps this is just moving all players who are actually under contract to the 2022 active roster. Everyone else's contract ended after the Grey Cup.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Jesse on December 15, 2021, 12:18:29 AM
My largest concern now is Drew Desjarlais.

Probably the best interior guy in the NFL - I can see him getting the Sukh Chungh contract from someone that steals him away from us.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: kkc60 on December 15, 2021, 01:59:55 AM
My largest concern now is Drew Desjarlais.

Probably the best interior guy in the NFL - I can see him getting the Sukh Chungh contract from someone that steals him away from us.
Him leaving does concern me too. But we do have Liam Dobson in the pipeline barring an NFL look


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: BLUEBOMBER on December 15, 2021, 02:38:34 AM
Let the poaching season begin... let's see which Bomber players will want to leave for more money. IMHO those are the guys the other teams can take anyways.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on December 15, 2021, 01:18:39 PM
Based on that, it looks like Kylie Wilson, Demski, Nichols, Alford and Liegghio may have all got extensions.  I can?t think of any other reason you would have to add guys who are already on the active roster back to the active roster.

As usual I'm not sure what these transactions mean. Many were players " added " from the IR to active. The IR doesn't technically exist after the season. A few players are 1st year rookies and still under contract for 2022.

OTOH: Demski, Nichols, Liegghio and Wilson were already under contract for 2022 so it's a bit of strange information without more info. Perhaps extensions or re-negotiations with new bonus clauses etc?

Realistically I wouldn't expect Antigua, K. Brown or J. Johnson to return. They fall into the annual 1 year rental players for the most part. Experienced depth that were DI's on and off the roster at times.



Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on December 15, 2021, 01:28:45 PM
Let the poaching season begin... let's see which Bomber players will want to leave for more money. IMHO those are the guys the other teams can take anyways.

I believe we'll be able to keep players we want with only a few losses elsewhere in the CFL. This team is built on " team concept ".  Walters understand fair money for fair value IMO but SMS is always an issue. Some players will deserve more. Some may need to take a cut to return due to the normal succession plans on every team.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: the paw on December 15, 2021, 02:53:48 PM
As usual I'm not sure what these transactions mean. Many were players " added " from the IR to active. The IR doesn't technically exist after the season. A few players are 1st year rookies and still under contract for 2022.

OTOH: Demski, Nichols, Liegghio and Wilson were already under contract for 2022 so it's a bit of strange information without more info. Perhaps extensions or re-negotiations with new bonus clauses etc?

Realistically I wouldn't expect Antigua, K. Brown or J. Johnson to return. They fall into the annual 1 year rental players for the most part. Experienced depth that were DI's on and off the roster at times.



If you notice the signings that other teams have made in the last week, there is a heavy emphasis on Nationals, particularly development guys, special teamers and other low cost players.  I think teams are using their current year salary slippage to re-up some of these guys so they don't waste the SMS room, but no one is doing much with starters and big money guys until they see how the CBA shapes up.  I think the SMS may take a hit, and it will be the top earners that take the brunt of it.   So, I don't expect a ton of movement in free agency until possibly May. 


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on December 15, 2021, 03:27:02 PM
IIRC we have 3 2021 draft choices that returned to school that are expected for TC 2022. We'll also have a bunch of draft choices in 2022 that could be looking for roster spots and a few that go back to school for a last season.

Obviously we don't know who might decide to release intentionally. Or who our re-signing interest may slide based on SMS or draft choices looking to take some spots.

Our Canadian depth has been really good the couple of seasons. That said, space for rookies will be made. Not all of them will end up on the PR but a few will and a few will be on the active roster as well.

Watching the re-signings and free agency is always interesting. Not everything we may want to do is within the teams ability. I would think a lot of the initial priorities will be on Canadian starters and Collaros getting secured.



Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Throw Long Bannatyne on December 15, 2021, 04:51:50 PM
For the first time ever, I'm not interested in picking up players in F.A. from any other teams, they have everyone they need in house, all they have to do is re-sign as many as possible.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Throw Long Bannatyne on December 15, 2021, 05:04:15 PM
Sure. And I'm not sure that's happening too much but if it was in some cases it would be incredibly difficult for the league to investigate/police. I don't have a clue how they would even begin to go about that.

All teams have to buy in for the betterment of the league and run their operations ethically.  For too long the culture of the CFL has allowed shenanigans to go on, teams break rules because they know they can do so without reprisal.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: the paw on December 15, 2021, 05:29:28 PM
3down just posted the Bombers pending free agency list.

Literally, we have 3 starters under contract.  2 DBs (Nichols and Alford) and Kyrie Wilson.

Both QBs, all our running backs, our top 7 OL, all 5 starting receivers are free agents.  As are the entire DL (not just the starters, but Kongbo, Rose, and Hansen). 

We'll see what they announce over the next 2 weeks, but there is definitely going to be some roster turnover this offseason.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on December 15, 2021, 05:42:33 PM
3down just posted the Bombers pending free agency list.

Literally, we have 3 starters under contract.  2 DBs (Nichols and Alford) and Kyrie Wilson.

Both QBs, all our running backs, our top 7 OL, all 5 starting receivers are free agents.  As are the entire DL (not just the starters, but Kongbo, Rose, and Hansen). 

We'll see what they announce over the next 2 weeks, but there is definitely going to be some roster turnover this offseason.

That's not quite right. At least it depends on whose list is correct.  Both Demski and Adams show under contract. Alford doesn't show under contract. That's per the Bomber website list. A few rookies are under contract but only 4 starters with Wilson and Nichols the two on defence along with the 2 receivers.


Turnover is the norm and we don't know what free agency will show. Just the general sense that the team is good at keeping / extending most players they want. However it's like playing a CFL game. Nothing is guaranteed until the last minute.

I have a few opinions / expectations on what I think might happen. That's based on who I think we want and can re-sign. It will be fluid as the team and players make their own decisions. It's like domino's.

No real point in expanding my specific opinions / thoughts. The reality will be some surprises things for me along the way and I have no inside info.






Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on December 15, 2021, 05:48:23 PM
Zach Collaros headlines Winnipeg Blue Bombers' potential free agent list
December 15, 2021  By John Hodge

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have a long list of potential free agents to deal with this off-season.

Winnipeg succeeded in keeping its 2019 Grey Cup roster mostly intact and benefitted from that continuity this past season, hitting the ground running en route to an 11-1 start and a second straight championship.

I'd expect many of the players listed below to remain in blue and gold, though teams around the league would be wise to push for their services in free agency.

Below is the list of players who are set to become free agents in February 2022. Please note that "N" denotes nationals (ie. Canadians), "A" denotes Americans, and "G" denotes Globals.

Quarterback

Zach Collaros (A) - re-signed Jan 20 2022 for 1 year
Sean McGuire (A)

Running Back

Johnny Augustine (N) - re-signed Feb 3 2022 for 2 years
Andrew Harris (N)
Mike Miller (N) - re-signed Jan 13 2022 for 1 year
Brady Oliveira (N) - re-signed Feb 7 2022 for 2 years

Receiver

Darvin Adams (A)
Rasheed Bailey (A) - re-signed Feb 2 2022 for 1 year
Nic Demski (N) - not listed on official CFL tracker
Janarion Grant (A)
Kenny Lawler (A)
Mekale McKay (A) - was transferred to suspended list July 10 2021
Drew Wolitarsky (N) - re-signed Jan 31 2022 for 2 years

Offensive Line


Stanley Bryant (A) - re-signed Jan 21 2022 for 1 year
Michael Couture (N) - re-signed Jan 31 2022 for 1 year
Drew Desjarlais (N) -released on Jan 25 2022 to sign in NFL
Tui Eli (N)
Geoff Gray (N) - re-signed Jan 17 2022 for 2 years
Jermarcus Hardrick (A) - re-signed Jan 6 2022 for 1 year
Chris Kolankowski (N) - not listed on official CFL tracker, re-signed Jan 10 2022 for 2 years
Patrick Neufeld (N) - re-signed Jan 11 2022 for 1 year

Defensive Line

Tobi Antigha (A)
Connor Griffiths (N)  - was transferred to suspended list July 10 2021
Thiadric Hansen (G)
Jackson Jeffcoat (A) - re-signed Jan 7 2022 for 1 year
Willie Jefferson (A) - re-signed Jan 7 2022 for 1 year
Jonathan Kongbo (N) - released Jan 12 2022 to sign in NFL
Steven Richardson (A)
Ezekiel Rose (A)
Jake Thomas (N) - re-signed Jan 5 2022 for 1 year

Linebacker


Adam Bighill (A) - resigned Jan 20 22 for 1 year
Jesse Briggs (N) - re-signed Jan 16 2022 for 1 year
Shayne Gauthier (N) - re-signed Jan 19 2022 for 1 year

Defensive Back

Brandon Alexander (A)
Alden Darby (A)
Nick Hallett (N) - re-signed Jan 3 2022 for 2 years
Josh Johnson (A)
Mike Jones (A)
Mercy Maston (A) - re-signed Feb 2 2022 for 1 year
Winston Rose (A) - re-signed Feb 1 2022 for 1 year
Nick Taylor (A) - re-signed Feb 7 2022 for 1 year

Kicker

Sergio Castillo (A)
Tyler Crapigna (N)- not listed on official CFL tracker

Long snapper

Mike Benson (N) - re-signed Jan 24 2022 for 1 year

It should be noted that players who finished the postseason on the practice roster are currently free agents, including quarterback Dru Brown, running back Shaq Cooper, receiver Charles Nelson, and kicker Ali Mourtada.

https://3downnation.com/2021/12/15/zach-collaros-headlines-winnipeg-blue-bombers-potential-free-agent-list/

Free agent tracker:
https://www.cfl.ca/official-2022-free-agent-tracker/#BOMBERS

Players on CFL free agent tracker but not listed by 3Down:
Kevin Brown   LB   A
Josh Miller   DB   A
Joshua Caldwell  A   RB - was transferred to suspended list July 10 2021
Greg Ducre   A   DB - was added to suspended list Sept 7 2021
Malcolm Lewis   A   WR - was transferred to suspended list July 10 2021
Dexter McDougle   A   DB - was transferred to suspended list July 10 2021
Mason Moe   A   LB - was transferred to suspended list July 10 2021

Players under contract trying out for NFL:

Dee Alford -45                  DB   A - released Jan 10 2022 to sign with Atlanta
Deatrick Nichols -32          DB   A


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Throw Long Bannatyne on December 15, 2021, 06:25:18 PM
When can other teams start making offers to F.A.'s?


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Sir Blue and Gold on December 15, 2021, 06:33:12 PM
When can other teams start making offers to F.A.'s?

I'm not sure if there's a date but it's February 2022 sometime.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: the paw on December 15, 2021, 06:41:55 PM
That's not quite right. At least it depends on whose list is correct.  Both Demski and Adams show under contract. Alford doesn't show under contract. That's per the Bomber website list. A few rookies are under contract but only 4 starters with Wilson and Nichols the two on defence along with the 2 receivers.



Where on the Bomber website do they show player contract status?  There is no column for it on the roster page, at least that I can see. 

It wouldn't surprise me a bit if they have extended Demski and Adams already, but I just can't see where they are stating that.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Sir Blue and Gold on December 15, 2021, 06:45:01 PM
Where on the Bomber website do they show player contract status?  There is no column for it on the roster page, at least that I can see. 

It wouldn't surprise me a bit if they have extended Demski and Adams already, but I just can't see where they are stating that.

I think 3Down is wrong about Darvin Adams. He signed a three year deal in 2020 so should be good through the 2022 season. https://www.bluebombers.com/2020/02/09/bombers-sign-receiver-darvin-adams-three-year-extension/


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: the paw on December 15, 2021, 06:57:32 PM
I think 3Down is wrong about Darvin Adams. He signed a three year deal in 2020 so should be good through the 2022 season. https://www.bluebombers.com/2020/02/09/bombers-sign-receiver-darvin-adams-three-year-extension/

You could well be right, and 3down could be wrong or have dated information.

On the other hand, cfl.ca transactions listing shows Darvin becoming a free agent and then added back to the active roster on the same day, January 8/21, which might have been a restructuring at the start of this season. 

I guess it will all become clear when they fire up the free agent tracker on cfl.ca.....


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on December 15, 2021, 09:52:07 PM
Where on the Bomber website do they show player contract status?  There is no column for it on the roster page, at least that I can see. 

It wouldn't surprise me a bit if they have extended Demski and Adams already, but I just can't see where they are stating that.

There is a string titled " unofficial current roster " on our forum title page. Of course it's unofficial so could be wrong, but there is some logic to expecting something here as more accurate than 3rdownnation?


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: ichabod_crane on December 16, 2021, 12:37:13 AM
The only thing that makes me want to disagree with this is that I can't see Alford signing an extension without getting his NFL look over the off season.

Perhaps this is just moving all players who are actually under contract to the 2022 active roster. Everyone else's contract ended after the Grey Cup.

Any player's contract does not end after the Grey Cup. Paydays maybe, but not their rights. Nobody is a free agent officially until sometime in February unless the team cuts them beforehand. A few have been released early to pursue NFL opportunities the past several years too if they tell the team they have no intention of re-signing come February. 


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: ichabod_crane on December 16, 2021, 12:40:55 AM
My largest concern now is Drew Desjarlais.

Probably the best interior guy in the NFL - I can see him getting the Sukh Chungh contract from someone that steals him away from us.

I did not know he was playing in the NFL! ;)

In other news, I heard Calgary has already stated they will not sign/re-sign any unvaxxed players. Makes sense if this domestic travel ban continues into next season for unvaxxed people. Wonder if the league will do a sweeping policy over this next year or just leave it to the individual teams? No other pro league has mandated this for ALL their players. Not illegal and something the players association would also have to agree to I am certain.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: ichabod_crane on December 16, 2021, 12:47:39 AM
IIRC we have 3 2021 draft choices that returned to school that are expected for TC 2022. We'll also have a bunch of draft choices in 2022 that could be looking for roster spots and a few that go back to school for a last season.

Obviously we don't know who might decide to release intentionally. Or who our re-signing interest may slide based on SMS or draft choices looking to take some spots.

Our Canadian depth has been really good the couple of seasons. That said, space for rookies will be made. Not all of them will end up on the PR but a few will and a few will be on the active roster as well.

Watching the re-signings and free agency is always interesting. Not everything we may want to do is within the teams ability. I would think a lot of the initial priorities will be on Canadian starters and Collaros getting secured.




For me Collaros is priority #1. No good chucker, no 2 consecutive grey cups for the Bombers. No more years of half measures at the most important position on any football team. No more Drew Willy's or TJ Rubley's for a few more years at least!! :) ;) :D


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: ichabod_crane on December 16, 2021, 12:52:57 AM
I'm not sure if there's a date but it's February 2022 sometime.

Normally in early to mid-February for eons. Not sure what the date is next year. Here is the facts for free agency earlier this year: cfl.ca/fa21/


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Ridermania on December 16, 2021, 03:15:04 PM
All CFL teams have so many free agents, one year contracts suck.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: 3rdand1.5 on December 17, 2021, 02:53:15 PM
All CFL teams have so many free agents, one year contracts suck.

IMO this single biggest problem in the league


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Jesse on December 17, 2021, 02:55:52 PM
All CFL teams have so many free agents, one year contracts suck.

We used to hate the 2 year deals with an NFL option.

How did this even become a thing?


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: the paw on December 17, 2021, 03:24:29 PM
I like the one year deals. 

Yes, it means that we sometimes lose a little player continuity.  But there are so many upsides.  Let me enumerate:

1.  There is no way that we are able to put together almost all of the 2019 roster to play in 2021 without one year deals.  Kongbo is maybe one of the most obvious examples who will still want to take his NFL shot, but was willing to come back for a year.  I doubt he would have re-upped if he had to commit to 2 years.  A lot of the other players took haircuts or deferred an increase in order for a chance to repeat, and they are able to rationalize it by telling themselves they will have a chance at an increase after just one more year. 

2.  Slightly different category, but there is no way a guy like Rose or Castillo comes back from the NFL and fills in for the stretch run if it means passing on any NFL interest for a whole nother year. 

3.  It's fundamental fairness.  Clubs routinely fail to live up to the contracts they sign.  Until clubs are required to pay a price for bailing on a multi-year commitment, veteran players should have the option to go short term instead.

4.  For every guy we might lose to the free agency scramble we have been able to add more key pieces.  Stanley Bryant, Adam Bighill, Darvin Adams, Nik Demski, Chris Randle, Andrew Harris and Willie Jefferson were all free agents we have signed and been able to keep, even though the one year deal was an option. Willie Jefferson in particular came on a one year deal.  This was the greatest single difference between Joe Mack and Kyle Walters - we now have a balance between drafting, scouting and strategic free agent acquisition.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Jesse on December 17, 2021, 03:33:01 PM
I like the one year deals. 

Yes, it means that we sometimes lose a little player continuity.  But there are so many upsides.  Let me enumerate:

1.  There is no way that we are able to put together almost all of the 2019 roster to play in 2021 without one year deals.  Kongbo is maybe one of the most obvious examples who will still want to take his NFL shot, but was willing to come back for a year.  I doubt he would have re-upped if he had to commit to 2 years.  A lot of the other players took haircuts or deferred an increase in order for a chance to repeat, and they are able to rationalize it by telling themselves they will have a chance at an increase after just one more year. 

2.  Slightly different category, but there is no way a guy like Rose or Castillo comes back from the NFL and fills in for the stretch run if it means passing on any NFL interest for a whole nother year. 

3.  It's fundamental fairness.  Clubs routinely fail to live up to the contracts they sign.  Until clubs are required to pay a price for bailing on a multi-year commitment, veteran players should have the option to go short term instead.

4.  For every guy we might lose to the free agency scramble we have been able to add more key pieces.  Stanley Bryant, Adam Bighill, Darvin Adams, Nik Demski, Chris Randle, Andrew Harris and Willie Jefferson were all free agents we have signed and been able to keep, even though the one year deal was an option. Willie Jefferson in particular came on a one year deal.  This was the greatest single difference between Joe Mack and Kyle Walters - we now have a balance between drafting, scouting and strategic free agent acquisition.

You can still have an NFL window, regardless of contract length.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: the paw on December 17, 2021, 08:35:15 PM
Free agent tracker is up.   Demski is not on it, but Adams is, so our earlier posts were half right...


Anyway, we have 48 players on the list, so there are less than 25% of our team signed for next year.  I'm sure a ton of them will get sewn up before February, so not going to speculate much until mid January.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Pigskin on December 17, 2021, 09:53:46 PM
Free agent tracker is up.   Demski is not on it, but Adams is, so our earlier posts were half right...


Anyway, we have 48 players on the list, so there are less than 25% of our team signed for next year.  I'm sure a ton of them will get sewn up before February, so not going to speculate much until mid January.

They also have Woli82 listed as an American.

Alford not listed as an FA,  read on another list he was.

Nichols is listed as FA, on another list he's signed for 2022



Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: ichabod_crane on December 18, 2021, 12:32:59 AM
I like the one year deals. 

Yes, it means that we sometimes lose a little player continuity.  But there are so many upsides.  Let me enumerate:

1.  There is no way that we are able to put together almost all of the 2019 roster to play in 2021 without one year deals.  Kongbo is maybe one of the most obvious examples who will still want to take his NFL shot, but was willing to come back for a year.  I doubt he would have re-upped if he had to commit to 2 years.  A lot of the other players took haircuts or deferred an increase in order for a chance to repeat, and they are able to rationalize it by telling themselves they will have a chance at an increase after just one more year. 

2.  Slightly different category, but there is no way a guy like Rose or Castillo comes back from the NFL and fills in for the stretch run if it means passing on any NFL interest for a whole nother year. 

3.  It's fundamental fairness.  Clubs routinely fail to live up to the contracts they sign.  Until clubs are required to pay a price for bailing on a multi-year commitment, veteran players should have the option to go short term instead.

4.  For every guy we might lose to the free agency scramble we have been able to add more key pieces.  Stanley Bryant, Adam Bighill, Darvin Adams, Nik Demski, Chris Randle, Andrew Harris and Willie Jefferson were all free agents we have signed and been able to keep, even though the one year deal was an option. Willie Jefferson in particular came on a one year deal.  This was the greatest single difference between Joe Mack and Kyle Walters - we now have a balance between drafting, scouting and strategic free agent acquisition.

1). NFL out is always there no matter what the length of contract is. These spring football leagues have no agreements in place yet with the CFL, but those might come eventually as well. Sure you can get cut anytime in the CFL or NFL which is why most players want up-front bonuses which is guaranteed money.

2) Like I mention above, NFL window always there even on a multi-year deal.

3) I find it a bit off putting the NHL/NBA/MLB have GUARANTEED Salaries so whether you stink the joint out or live up to it you get your money no matter what. Wish I had that guarantee in my job! ;) Even Evander Kane whom the Sharks absolutely want no part of after all his craziness is still getting full salary due to CBA agreement. CF/NFL is maybe skewed the other the other way, but again this is why players usually want up-front guaranteed bonus money beyond salary to compensate for such thing. First year OK, but like you said come second or third year a few players get cut due to a bonus coming up. Stink it up though why should you be rewarded?  Maybe some kind of middle ground is required I think to be totally fair to both teams and players.


4) Darvin Adams was a CFL free agent signing? I don't recall that. Thought he was just a recruited from down south after maybe some earlier NFL aspirations.

Here is his WIKI page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darvin_Adams

You are right, he played with the Argos at first in the CFL! I don't recall that at all. Did not do too much in Argoland though, so not like we stole him away I think. Adams has been a Bomber since 2015.

Another factoid from the wiki page. Adams has never played an entire 18 game season even once. Closes was in 2018 with 17 games in 2018, 16 in 2015.

IN the Bombers case, they are a team players want to come to for the last few seasons. The Sad Sacks don't have this lure unfortunately.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Throw Long Bannatyne on December 18, 2021, 05:21:41 AM
Darvin was a player O'Shea brought with him from the Argos in 2014, along with JFG, Romby Bryant and the infamous MLB E.J. Kuale.  Could be more but that's all I can recall.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on December 28, 2021, 01:54:31 PM
Bombers with no one on the list:

The CFL's ten highest-paid defensive backs

1) S Antoine Pruneau, Ottawa Redblacks (N) - $142,500 ($109,000)

2) S Tunde Adeleke, Hamilton Tiger-Cats (N) - $132,000 ($106,000)

3) S Royce Metchie, Calgary Stampeders (N) - $125,000 ($92,000)

4) HB T.J. Lee, B.C. Lions (A) - $120,000 ($100,000)

T-4) S Marcus Sayles, B.C. Lions (A) - $120,000 ($98,000)

T-4) S Mike Edem, Saskatchewan Roughriders (N) - $120,000 ($96,000)

T-7) CB Jonathon Mincy, Edmonton Elks (A) - $110,000 ($93,000)

T-7) HB Loucheiz Purifoy, Saskatchewan Roughriders (A) - $110,000 ($90,000)

T-7) HB Ed Gainey, Saskatchewan Roughriders (A) - $110,000 ($89,000)

T-7) HB Shaquille Richardson, Toronto Argonauts (A) - $110,000 ($87,500)

T-7) S Jordan Hoover, Edmonton Elks (N) - $110,000 ($84,000)

Best of the rest: CB DaShaun Amos, Calgary Stampeders; HB Ciante Evans, Hamilton Tiger-Cats; SAM Patrick Levels, Montreal Alouettes; CB Nick Marshall, Saskatchewan Roughriders (A); CB Frankie Williams, Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

https://3downnation.com/2021/12/27/the-cfls-ten-highest-paid-defensive-backs/


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on December 28, 2021, 01:54:42 PM
BLUE BOMBERS ADD PLAYERS TO ROSTER

WINNIPEG, MB., December 28, 2021 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the following players have been signed to the 2022 roster:

American offensive lineman Jalen Burks - ended 2021 on practice roster (PR)
American kicker Ali Mourtada - ended 2021 on PR
American receiver Kelvin McKnight - ended 2021 on PR
American defensive back Demerio Houston - ended 2021 on PR
American defensive tackle Ricky Walker - ended 2021 on active
National linebacker Robbie Lowes - ended 2021 on PR
Global linebacker Les Maruo - ended 2021 on PR
National running back Kyle Borsa

https://www.bluebombers.com/2021/12/28/blue-bombers-add-players-roster/

Blue Bombers sign eight players, including Canadian running back Kyle Borsa


The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have signed eight players, including Canadian running back Kyle Borsa.

Borsa
was selected in the fifth round, 39th overall by the Bombers during the 2021 CFL Draft. He attended training camp with Winnipeg during the summer, but returned to the University of Regina for his final year of eligibility during the fall. The six-foot, 200-pound back spent his entire U Sports career with his hometown Rams.

Borsa carried the ball 195 times for 1,037 yards (5.3 yards per carry) and seven majors along with 43 receptions for 436 yards and three touchdowns during 22 games with Regina. During his time with the program, he posted 2,773 all-purpose yards, including 1,300 yards as a returner, and 10 total touchdowns.

The Bombers re-signed American defensive tackle Ricky Walker. The six-foot-two, 287-pound Walker played seven games for Winnipeg last season, recording eight tackles and one sack. The 25-year-old spent time with the Dallas Cowboys and Cleveland Browns prior to coming north of the border.

Winnipeg also signed six players who ended the 2021 CFL season on the practice roster: American offensive lineman Jalen Burks, American kicker Ali Mourtada, American receiver Kelvin McKnight, American defensive back Demerio Houston, national linebacker Robbie Lowes and Global linebacker Les Maruo.

https://3downnation.com/2021/12/28/blue-bombers-sign-eight-players-including-canadian-running-back-kyle-borsa/

Transactions:


2021-12-28   WPG   MOURTADA, Ali   K   A      Add To   Active Roster
2021-12-28   WPG   MARUO, Les   LB   N   Texas at San Antonio   Add To   Active Roster
2021-12-28   WPG   MCKNIGHT, Kelvin   WR   A   Samford   Add To   Active Roster
2021-12-28   WPG   LOWES, Robbie   LB   N   Regina   Add To   Active Roster
2021-12-28   WPG   HOUSTON, Demerio   DB   N   Southern   Add To   Active Roster
2021-12-28   WPG   BURKS, Jalen   OL   A   Wisconsin Stevens Point   Add To   Active Roster
2021-12-28   WPG   BORSA, Kyle   RB   N      Add To   Active Roster
2021-12-28   WPG   WALKER, Ricky   DL   A   Virginia Tech   Add To   Active Roster
2021-12-28   WPG   WALKER, Ricky   DL   A   Virginia Tech   Delete From Active   Free Agent


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Jesse on December 28, 2021, 02:34:56 PM
Mourtada?

.....what?


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: theaardvark on December 28, 2021, 03:25:48 PM
That's the kind of thing the CFL has to crack down on, Wpg. will be one of the teams subsidizing the league, every team needs to play by the salary rules, no exceptions.

This is one of the things the CFL has to INCREASE.  Giving players a reason to settle down in a community, to have lucrative careers during and post playing days in the city.  If the CFL could get more players to take advantage of their training to earn a living outside the gridiron in the offseason, we would have more player continuity and players, like Bighill, able to play like a million bucks and only need $115k...

This is not a thing to be discouraged, rather it needs to be encouraged.

Now, if you are suggesting some teams, in the past, have funneled funds to wives or family members or even players themselves for :no need to report" mafioso type jobs, of course, there is no place in the league for that.

But, in Mr. Bighill's case, he is earning his non football paycheck.  And kudos for his other bosses for giving him the time he needs to play ball.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on December 28, 2021, 04:22:01 PM
Mourtada?

.....what?

No guarantee Castillo comes back but it's too early to suggest he won't either. Mourtada might have the strongest leg of any of our kickers. So bringing him back to TC as an ELC players is not the worst idea until we see how things play out.

If he can improve his mechanics he might have a future. I'm not confidant of that but I'm not surprised the team is doing this at the moment.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Tee42 on December 28, 2021, 04:56:51 PM
Sergio will not be back. Ali was signed in case there are no other kickers available. Liegghio is still here.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Throw Long Bannatyne on December 28, 2021, 05:10:04 PM
No guarantee Castillo comes back but it's too early to suggest he won't either. Mourtada might have the strongest leg of any of our kickers. So bringing him back to TC as an ELC players is not the worst idea until we see how things play out.

If he can improve his mechanics he might have a future. I'm not confidant of that but I'm not surprised the team is doing this at the moment.

I think Mourtada's mechanics were good, his aim was slightly off in his first few games but he seemed to have figured it out in the end, glad they're inviting out for another try.  People writing him off based on his performance in one maybe two games is not really fair.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Pigskin on December 28, 2021, 05:35:08 PM
It would be nice if Leggs could take over both the place kicking and the punting, but I can't see it.

Mourtada, can't see him more then TC kicker.

Castillo probably will want 125 K plus.

Can Castillo also punt????


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on December 28, 2021, 06:04:45 PM
It would be nice if Leggs could take over both the place kicking and the punting, but I can't see it.

Mourtada, can't see him more then TC kicker.

Castillo probably will want 125 K plus.

Can Castillo also punt????

$125K might not be unreasonable depending on new CBA and SMS setting. Less than Medlock.  Yes he has been a punter in the CFL with a 44.4 yard average. Regardless I expect we go with dual kickers in 2022.

Leggs will be better in 2022 but whether he takes on more responsibility depends on others making decisions like Castillo. I expect we're making him an fair offer. Whether he accepts is hard to say.



Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on December 30, 2021, 10:29:09 PM
Transactions:

2021-12-30   WPG   HAMPTON, Mike   DB   A   South Florida   Add To   Active Roster
2021-12-30   WPG   BROWN, Dru   QB   A   Oklahoma State   Add To   Active Roster
2021-12-30   WPG   WILCOTS, Cedric   DL   A   New Mexico State   Add To   Active Roster

Hampton was on the practice roster for a month and was released Sept 30 2021
Wilcots was released July 30 2021

Blue Bombers re-sign quarterback Dru Brown, add two others


The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have re-signed quarterback Dru Brown.

Brown dressed for two games in 2021, including seeing his first CFL action against the Calgary Stampeders in Week 16. He completed 7-of-14 passes for 44 yards and rushed seven times for 44 yards. The 24-year-old finish the season on the practice roster.

The five-foot-11, 201-pound QB originally signed with the Bombers in March 2020 after finishing his NCAA career with Oklahoma State University. Voted team captain for 2019 by his Cowboys teammates, he appeared in seven games for OSU, 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 the Cowboys last game of the season, a 24-21 loss to Texas A&M University 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 the University of 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 touchdowns and rushing for another in a 52-35 victory over Middle Tennessee State University.

Brown played his freshman year at the College of San Mateo in San Mateo, California and threw for 21 majors while rushing for an additional six scores in being named the team's MVP.

The Bombers also added six-foot-four, 250-pound American defensive lineman Cedric Wilcots and six-foot-one, 190-pound American defensive back Mike Hampton.

https://3downnation.com/2021/12/31/blue-bombers-re-sign-quarterback-dru-brown-add-two-others/


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on January 03, 2022, 06:12:36 PM
BLUE BOMBERS EXTEND CONTRACT OF CANADIAN DEFENSIVE BACK NICK HALLETT

WINNIPEG, MB., January 3, 2022 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the club has agreed to terms on a two-year contract extension with Canadian defensive back Nick Hallett. Hallett was scheduled to be a free agent next month.

Hallett (5-11, 197, Toronto; born: February 12, 1994 in London, ON) returns to the Bombers for a third season after initially being selected by the club in the seventh round, 61st overall, of the 2019 Canadian Football League Draft.

Hallett has become one of the CFL's best special-teams players over his two seasons in Winnipeg, registering 29 tackles on the kick-cover units - including 16 in 2021, which tied for the fourth-highest total in the league. Over his two years with the Bombers, only all-time special-teams tackle leader Mike Miller - with 50 - has registered more special-teams tackles than Hallett.

In his rookie campaign in 2019, he had 13 tackles on special teams, adding a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. This past season he also took some snaps on defence, registering seven tackles and also forced one fumble.

https://www.bluebombers.com/2022/01/03/blue-bombers-extend-contract-canadian-defensive-back-nick-hallett/


"THIS IS THE ONLY TEAM I WANTED TO BE WITH" - HALLETT RE-SIGNS

https://www.bluebombers.com/2022/01/03/team-wanted-hallett-re-signs/


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on January 03, 2022, 06:20:51 PM
BLUE BOMBERS EXTEND CONTRACT OF CANADIAN DEFENSIVE BACK NICK HALLETT

WINNIPEG, MB., January 3, 2022 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the club has agreed to terms on a two-year contract extension with Canadian defensive back Nick Hallett. Hallett was scheduled to be a free agent next month.

Hallett (5-11, 197, Toronto; born: February 12, 1994 in London, ON) returns to the Bombers for a third season after initially being selected by the club in the seventh round, 61st overall, of the 2019 Canadian Football League Draft.

Hallett has become one of the CFL's best special-teams players over his two seasons in Winnipeg, registering 29 tackles on the kick-cover units - including 16 in 2021, which tied for the fourth-highest total in the league. Over his two years with the Bombers, only all-time special-teams tackle leader Mike Miller - with 50 - has registered more special-teams tackles than Hallett.

In his rookie campaign in 2019, he had 13 tackles on special teams, adding a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. This past season he also took some snaps on defence, registering seven tackles and also forced one fumble.

https://www.bluebombers.com/2022/01/03/blue-bombers-extend-contract-canadian-defensive-back-nick-hallett/


"THIS IS THE ONLY TEAM I WANTED TO BE WITH" - HALLETT RE-SIGNS

https://www.bluebombers.com/2022/01/03/team-wanted-hallett-re-signs/

CFL.CA reported a 1 year deal but I'd take the Bomber update to be more accurate.

2 year deal is a good deal for both sides.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Jesse on January 04, 2022, 02:06:03 AM
CFL.CA reported a 1 year deal but I'd take the Bomber update to be more accurate.

2 year deal is a good deal for both sides.

That's good. I was shocked to read a 1-year deal.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on January 04, 2022, 12:58:53 PM
Transactions:

2022-01-03   WPG   THOMPSON, Malcolm   DB   N   Wilfrid Laurier   Add To   Active Roster
2022-01-03   WPG   WICKER, Jo JO   DT   A   Arizona State   Add To   Active Roste

Thompson was with the TiCats in 2021.

Darrin Bauming   @DarrinBauming
Maybe not the free agent signings fans are anxiously watching for, but the Blue #Bombers are set to announce two new additions in the coming days.
DB Malcolm Thompson, 5'11 200, time with CGY, MTL, and two games with HAM in 2021.
DT JoJo Wicker, 6'2 300, time in NFL and XFL.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on January 05, 2022, 05:02:14 PM
LONGEST SERVING BLUE BOMBER JAKE THOMAS AGREES TO TERMS ON ONE-YEAR EXTENSION

WINNIPEG, MB., January 5, 2022 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the club has agreed to terms with Canadian defensive tackle Jake Thomas on a one-year contract extension. Thomas was scheduled to become a free agent next month and will now return for his 10th season in Blue and Gold.

Thomas has recorded 129 defensive tackles, 22 sacks, three forced fumbles and one interception in 151 games played throughout his nine seasons with Winnipeg. In 2021, Thomas recorded four sacks and 15 defensive tackles in 14 regular season games. In the club's postseason run, Thomas also registered a sack in the both the Western Final and Grey Cup, while posting five tackles (four in the 108th Grey Cup) in those two games. Thomas was originally drafted by the Bombers 29th overall in the 2012 CFL Draft and is the club's longest serving Blue Bomber.

https://www.bluebombers.com/2022/01/05/longest-serving-blue-bomber-jake-thomas-agrees-terms-one-year-extension-2/


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on January 05, 2022, 05:04:10 PM
BLUE BOMBERS ADD TWO TO ROSTER

WINNIPEG, MB., January 5, 2022 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the team has signed American defensive tackle JoJo Wicker and national defensive back Malcolm Thompson.

Wicker (6-2, 290, Arizona State, Virginia Tech, June 9, 1996 in Long Beach, CA) totaled 102 tackles, 32 for loss, 12.5 sacks, and four forced fumbles in three seasons at Arizona State. He went on to spent time with Detroit and Washington in the NFL.

Thompson (5-11, 200, Wilfrid Laurier, September 12, 1995 in Windsor, ON) played two games for Hamilton in 2021, recording two special teams tackles. Thompson was a three-time Ontario University Athletics All-Star at Wilfrid Laurier University, earning first-team honours in 2016 and a second-team nod in both 2015 and 2019. He was also a first-team all-Canadian in 2016. In 31 career games with the Golden Hawks, Thompson recorded 120.5 total tackles, nine interceptions, two sacks, eight knockdowns, one forced fumble and two fumble recoveries.

https://www.bluebombers.com/2022/01/05/blue-bombers-add-two-roster-3/


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Throw Long Bannatyne on January 05, 2022, 05:40:52 PM
Great to have Jake back for one more year.


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Back for a 10th season in blue & gold!

The club has agreed to terms with Canadian defensive tackle Jake Thomas on a one-year contract extension.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Pigskin on January 05, 2022, 05:55:54 PM
JT95 back for another year is excellent. JT95 had a another good year in 2021. 15 Tackles, 4 sacks. In the GC he had 4 tackles , and 1 sack. JT has only missed 3 games since 2013 which is pretty amazing for a DT.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: GOLDMEMBER on January 05, 2022, 07:17:58 PM
Great nothing not to like about Fatboi at all!


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Pigskin on January 05, 2022, 07:55:44 PM
Now it would be nice to see the bombers ink JK2 to a two year deal.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: theaardvark on January 05, 2022, 08:05:56 PM
Now it would be nice to see the bombers ink JK2 to a two year deal.

Have to wonder if JK2s done looking south of the border...  looks like DeJarlais and Alford are going to get long looks... Nichols and Sayles maybe too... what is the NFL window look like for them?


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: kkc60 on January 05, 2022, 08:33:18 PM
Have to wonder if JK2s done looking south of the border...  looks like DeJarlais and Alford are going to get long looks... Nichols and Sayles maybe too... what is the NFL window look like for them?
Doubt Sayles will get much interest. As for Nichols, it'll be interesting. Both guys have at least been in a couple TCs in the NFL.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: dd on January 06, 2022, 02:39:39 AM
Sayles was so so in the cfl, and on the small size for the nfl, why would the nfl give him a look??


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Throw Long Bannatyne on January 06, 2022, 03:29:34 PM
Sayles was so so in the cfl, and on the small size for the nfl, why would the nfl give him a look??

You might be right about Sayles NFL opportunities but I disagree with you about his performance last season, in limited reps. he did quite well, contributing 28 DT and 5 QB sacks is very good for a rotating DT.  His numbers, like Jakes may be inflated playing beside Stove, but nonetheless his motor runs high and he seems to always makes **** happen.



Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: kkc60 on January 06, 2022, 04:57:14 PM
Sayles was so so in the cfl, and on the small size for the nfl, why would the nfl give him a look??
For a CFL rookie he certainly did not look bad at all. He's a player I'm excited to see next season


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Pigskin on January 06, 2022, 05:06:43 PM
You might be right about Sayles NFL opportunities but I disagree with you about his performance last season, in limited reps. he did quite well, contributing 28 DT and 5 QB sacks is very good for a rotating DT.  His numbers, like Jakes may be inflated playing beside Stove, but nonetheless his motor runs high and he seems to always makes **** happen.



Sayles made 19 of his tackles with Stove out of the lineup. However 4 of his 5 sacks were with Stove in the lineup.

Walker also played good for his very limited playing time. 7 games, 8 tackles and 1 sack.

Our run D is much better with Richardson in the lineup.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: dd on January 06, 2022, 05:31:18 PM
For a CFL rookie he certainly did not look bad at all. He's a player I'm excited to see next season
For sure he did well in his rookie season, but of our 4 starting D linemen, I have him ranked 4th and if the other 3 can?t cut it in the nfl it?s odd he?s getting looks


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on January 06, 2022, 05:38:09 PM
For sure he did well in his rookie season, but of our 4 starting D linemen, I have him ranked 4th and if the other 3 can?t cut it in the nfl it?s odd he?s getting looks

Sayles was a DI not a starter per se. Jeffcoat and Jefferson are over 30 years of age. Only Richardson is younger than Sayles so it's not a surprise that he's getting a look by NFL teams and the others aren't.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: the paw on January 06, 2022, 06:01:36 PM
For sure he did well in his rookie season, but of our 4 starting D linemen, I have him ranked 4th and if the other 3 can?t cut it in the nfl it?s odd he?s getting looks

I don't think it makes much sense to rank DTs and DEs together,  you are looking at different skill sets and different body types.

Having said that, my impression is that CFL DTs don't get NFL looks all that often, so I am surprised Sayles would draw interest.  DEs are much more likely to get a look, thinking back to guys like Cam Wake, Philip Hunt, Shawn Lemon, etc.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: kkc60 on January 06, 2022, 08:05:44 PM
For sure he did well in his rookie season, but of our 4 starting D linemen, I have him ranked 4th and if the other 3 can?t cut it in the nfl it?s odd he?s getting looks
Being a rookie and 4th out of 4 when considering our dline doesn't mean much.

No one has said he got any interest, I believe a user just speculated that


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Ridermania on January 06, 2022, 08:52:38 PM
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have signed Jermarcus Hardrick to a one-year contract extension for the 2022 season, according to TSN reporter Farhan Lalji.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on January 07, 2022, 01:00:56 AM
BLUE BOMBERS SIGN RECEIVER BLAKE JACKSON

WINNIPEG, MB., January 6, 2022 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the team has signed American receiver Blake Jackson.

Jackson (5-11, 200, Mary Hardin-Baylor, March 7, 1994 in Houston, TX) was having a promising training camp with the club in 2021 prior to suffering a season ending injury. Previous to signing with Winnipeg in 2021, he was with Houston of the XFL. He spent parts of 2018 on Cleveland's roster, seeing action in one game. Jackson played three seasons as a quarterback at Mary Hardin-Baylor, completing 311 of 487 pass attempts for 4,311 yards. He threw 49 touchdowns and led the Crusaders to a Division III national championship as a senior and was named Southwest Conference offensive player of the year and an all-American. Jackson also attended Calgary Stampeders training camp in 2018.

https://www.bluebombers.com/2022/01/06/blue-bombers-sign-receiver-blake-jackson/


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on January 07, 2022, 01:02:57 AM
BLUE BOMBERS EXTEND CONTRACT OF OFFENSIVE LINEMAN JERMARCUS HARDRICK

WINNIPEG, MB., January 6, 2022 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the club has signed all-star American offensive tackle Jermarcus Hardrick to a one-year contract extension.

Hardrick was scheduled to become a free agent next month.

Hardrick (6-5, 320, University of Nebraska; born: May 30, 1990 in Batesville, MS) returns to the Blue Bombers for a sixth season in 2022. He has appeared in 98 regular-season CFL games, including 78 as a member of the Blue Bombers, 12 with the B.C. Lions in 2014 and eight with the Saskatchewan Roughriders in 2015.

An emotional leader and consistent presence at right tackle for the Blue Bombers since 2016, Hardrick was part of an offensive line that helped Winnipeg lead the CFL in scoring, surrender the fewest quarterback sacks and finish second in rushing.

His work was recognized as he was named a West Division All-Star for a second time, after also being honoured in 2017, and then selected to the CFL All-Star Team for the first time in his career.

Hardrick began his college days at Fort Scott Community College before transferring to Nebraska. He had tryouts with Tampa Bay and New Orleans before coming north to the CFL.

https://www.bluebombers.com/2022/01/06/blue-bombers-extend-contract-offensive-lineman-jermarcus-hardrick/


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on January 07, 2022, 04:23:41 AM
C'mon down to Winnipeg for the three-peat: Willie Jefferson signs contract extension with Blue Bombers

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have signed star defensive end Willie Jefferson to a contract extension, per sources.

Jefferson has been a CFL all-star four straight seasons, the last two of those in the Manitoba capital while playing a vital role in the back-to-back Grey Cup championships won by the Bombers in 2019 and 2021. He was scheduled to hit the open market on Tuesday, February 8.

The six-foot-seven, 252-pound man with a seven-foot wingspan was a major disruptor for one of the best defences in CFL history. Jefferson notched 18 tackles, seven sacks, three forced fumbles, two interceptions and scored one defensive touchdown last year. The Blue Bombers allowed 13.4 points per game during the shortened 14-game regular season in 2021 while posting a league-best 11-3 record.

The 30-year-old earned $205,000 because he agreed to a restructured contract after originally being due to make $265,000. It's expected his new deal will put him back in that range and make him the highest paid defensive player in the CFL. The threat of leaving Winnipeg to rejoin forces with Chris Jones gave Jefferson even more leverage than he already had in negotiations.

Jefferson posted a career-high 12 sacks, forced six fumbles and knocked down a CFL single-season record 16 passes in 2019. He also added 24 tackles, five tackles for loss, two fumble recoveries and one interception. During the 107th Grey Cup, No. 5 was a one-man wrecking crew recording three sacks and forcing two fumbles to help the Blue Bombers upset Hamilton 33-12, hoisting the CFL's championship trophy for the first time in 29 years.

Through 108 CFL games, Jefferson has 169 tackles, 50 sacks, 15 forced fumbles, five interceptions and four defensive touchdowns. General manager Kyle Walters locks in one of the most productive and difficult defenders to game-plan against in the three-down league for a run at a three-peat in The Peg.

https://3downnation.com/2022/01/07/cmon-down-to-winnipeg-for-the-three-peat-willie-jefferson-signs-contract-extension-with-blue-bombers/


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: theaardvark on January 07, 2022, 04:06:33 PM
Well, looks like just the fourth corner of the best trenches in the leauge is left unsigned.  No doubt he will be the highest paid Int OLineman in the league, but just how much can we afford? Any idea what is off season / post football career aspirations are?


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Throw Long Bannatyne on January 07, 2022, 04:10:54 PM
I like Walters but he sure went off the deep end with the original Bighill ($250,000) and Jefferson ($265,000) contracts, he's fortunate Collaros fell in his lap and helped him win two Cups, or he could easily have been left standing in Brendan Taman's shoes.  It's all good now, but I believe he dodged a bullet, these two contracts could have sunk him if Willie and Bigs hadn't agreed to massive discounts.



Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on January 07, 2022, 10:05:19 PM
BOMBERS AGREE TO TERMS ON EXTENSION WITH CFL ALL-STAR WILLIE JEFFERSON

WINNIPEG, MB., January 7, 2021 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the club has agreed to terms on a new 1-year contract with all-star American defensive end Willie Jefferson.

Jefferson (6-7, 252, Stephen F. Austin; born: January 31, 1991 in Beaumont, TX) returns to the Bombers after posting superb numbers in both 2019 and 2021 in helping the team capture back-to-back Grey Cup championships.

The 2022 season will be Jefferson's third with the Bombers and eighth in the Canadian Football League.

The CFL's Most Outstanding Defensive Player and a league all-star in 2019 in his first year with the Bombers, Jefferson followed that up in 2021 with another berth on the CFL All-Star squad after recording seven quarterback sacks, 18 tackles, two interceptions - including one for a touchdown - and three forced fumbles as part of a historically-stingy defensive unit.

In his two years with the Bombers Jefferson has 19 sacks, three interceptions and nine forced fumbles in just 32 games. Jefferson also set a league record for defensive linemen in 2019 when he had 16 pass knockdowns.

Jefferson first came to the CFL with Edmonton in 2014 and after two years there then signed with the Saskatchewan Roughriders in 2016, spending the next three seasons there. He signed a two-year contract extension with the Bombers in February of 2020 and that deal was set to expire next month.

He has played in 108 regular-season games in his career with Winnipeg, Saskatchewan and Edmonton, recording 50 sacks while being named to the CFL All-Star team four times. He also now has three Grey Cup championships to his name, having won in 2021 and 2019 with the Blue Bombers and 2015 with Edmonton.

https://www.bluebombers.com/2022/01/07/bombers-agree-terms-extension-cfl-star-willie-jefferson/

C'mon down to Winnipeg for the three-peat: Willie Jefferson signs contract extension with Blue Bombers

The 30-year-old earned $205,000 because he agreed to a restructured contract after originally being due to make $265,000. It's expected his new deal will pay him over $225,000 and make him the highest paid defensive player in the CFL. The threat of leaving Winnipeg to rejoin forces with Chris Jones gave Jefferson even more leverage than he already had in negotiations.

https://3downnation.com/2022/01/07/cmon-down-to-winnipeg-for-the-three-peat-willie-jefferson-signs-contract-extension-with-blue-bombers/


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on January 07, 2022, 10:11:45 PM
BLUE BOMBERS AGREE TO TERMS ON EXTENSION WITH CFL ALL-STAR DEFENSIVE END JACKSON JEFFCOAT

WINNIPEG, MB., January 7, 2022 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the club has signed all-star American defensive end Jackson Jeffcoat to a one-year contract extension. Jeffcoat was scheduled to become a free agent next month.

Jeffcoat (6-3, 245, University of Texas; born: December 26, 1990 in Dallas, TX) returns to the Blue Bombers for a fifth season in 2022.

Jeffcoat racked up a career-best nine quarterback sacks this past season to lead the Blue Bombers in that department, while forcing a Canadian Football League-best four fumbles and adding 26 tackles - six behind the line of scrimmage - while also registering two pass knockdowns. He then added two more tackles, a sack and a forced fumble in the Bombers two playoff games, including the 108th Grey Cup victory in Hamilton.

His regular-season totals saw him earn spots on both the West Division and CFL All-Star teams for the first time in his career.

He now has 26 sacks and 106 tackles in 52 regular-season games with the Blue Bombers and played a critical role in the team's back-to-back championships.

A star during his college days with the Longhorns where he was a Consensus All-American and the Big 12 Conference Defensive Player of the Year in 2013, Jeffcoat joined the Bombers in 2017 after stints in the NFL with Seattle, Washington and Cleveland.

https://www.bluebombers.com/2022/01/07/blue-bombers-agree-terms-extension-cfl-star-defensive-end-jackson-jeffcoat/

Opposing QBs beware: Blue Bombers re-sign DL Jackson Jeffcoat


The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have re-signed defensive end Jackson Jeffcoat to a one-year deal worth $175,000, according to Farhan Lalji. He was set to become a free agent in February.

https://3downnation.com/2022/01/07/opposing-qbs-beware-blue-bombers-re-sign-dl-jackson-jeffcoat/


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Pigskin on January 07, 2022, 10:54:44 PM
The shy is the limit for JJ94 if he can stay healthy. Nice to have him back for another year.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on January 08, 2022, 01:03:10 PM
Bombers' OL Jermarcus Hardrick gets well-earned raise but still prioritizes team with contract extension

The 31-year-old's new deal has put him among the league's highest-paid American right tackles at $150,000, per source, alongside Edmonton's Colin Kelly and B.C.'s Ryker Mathews.

https://3downnation.com/2022/01/07/jermarcus-hardrick-gets-well-earned-raise/



Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Jesse on January 08, 2022, 02:36:41 PM
Bombers' OL Jermarcus Hardrick gets well-earned raise but still prioritizes team with contract extension

The 31-year-old's new deal has put him among the league's highest-paid American right tackles at $150,000, per source, alongside Edmonton's Colin Kelly and B.C.'s Ryker Mathews.

https://3downnation.com/2022/01/07/jermarcus-hardrick-gets-well-earned-raise/



That seems like a fair deal.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: blue_or_die on January 08, 2022, 02:47:23 PM
That seems like a fair deal.

Agreed. Not outrageous but in line with the market for top American tackles. Seems super fair to all IMO.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Lincoln Locomotive on January 08, 2022, 03:10:47 PM
He is a key component of our O-line and he's worth every penny as is Bryant!   


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: dd on January 08, 2022, 09:29:59 PM
Have we signed Collaros yet???


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on January 09, 2022, 01:36:40 PM
Have we signed Collaros yet???

No reports to indicate that yet but I have no doubt he'll be re-signed before free agency.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: dd on January 09, 2022, 03:46:27 PM
He is THE player we MUST re sign. It?s great we ve got the cornerstones. Of our O and D line under contract but we need Zack back, no if ands buts or maybes. Same with biggie


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Throw Long Bannatyne on January 09, 2022, 04:27:22 PM
No reports to indicate that yet but I have no doubt he'll be re-signed before free agency.

BLM just signed a contract that will potentially pay him $485k if he hits his bonuses, $425k if he doesn't.  His effectiveness last season was worth less than half that number, I was hoping Walters could stand firm with Zach but hard to see it when QB wages are showing no sign of correction.  Stamps season ticket sales and attendance looked to be atrocious last season.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: dd on January 09, 2022, 09:39:59 PM
We need to know what is the salary figure needed to sign ZC as that will determine what?s left for others. He is THE priority to resign as without him our chances of success are compromised dramatically.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: the paw on January 10, 2022, 01:31:44 AM
We need to know what is the salary figure needed to sign ZC as that will determine what?s left for others. He is THE priority to resign as without him our chances of success are compromised dramatically.

Collaros had restructured his contract for 2021 to $410k, which was then pro-rated.  So if Bo sets the new benchmark at $485k, then the Bombers can get Zach competitive without gutting their roster in other places.  But it will likely mean sticking with an affordable noob at #2.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: dd on January 10, 2022, 04:19:09 AM
And no doubt that is wxactly why we have the Qb stable we have. Our backups are cheap short yardage Qb s only, we are dead if ZC gets injured which is likely to happen this season, as pre ty much every starter but him lost games due to injury this year and can?t see us going 2 years in a row injury free. Thing is , where do you find the money to pay a decent backup Qb when we are retaining all our blue chip players, so it?s live with McGuire as backup or we lose a starting receiver for a decent backup


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on January 10, 2022, 01:04:03 PM
And no doubt that is wxactly why we have the Qb stable we have. Our backups are cheap short yardage Qb s only, we are dead if ZC gets injured which is likely to happen this season, as pre ty much every starter but him lost games due to injury this year and can?t see us going 2 years in a row injury free. Thing is , where do you find the money to pay a decent backup Qb when we are retaining all our blue chip players, so it?s live with McGuire as backup or we lose a starting receiver for a decent backup

Stamps re-signed Maier in the $185K range so there is no reason the Bombers can't add a back up QB for similar money. That's if one is available in that range. We might have McGuire back or a
raw rookie. TBD.

Only about 8 QB's as potential free agents. Not many that we'd want or could afford in that kind of range but it's not outside the possibility. Perhaps a QB with some NFL experience that's bounced around.

I'm still waiting to see what happens Harris and whether he finds a starting role somewhere. If not what teams would be interested in him as a # 2 QB and at what price.



Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: theaardvark on January 10, 2022, 03:26:33 PM
Stamps re-signed Maier in the $185K range so there is no reason the Bombers can't add a back up QB for similar money. That's if one is available in that range. We might have McGuire back or a
raw rookie. TBD.

Only about 8 QB's as potential free agents. Not many that we'd want or could afford in that kind of range but it's not outside the possibility. Perhaps a QB with some NFL experience that's bounced around.

I'm still waiting to see what happens Harris and whether he finds a starting role somewhere. If not what teams would be interested in him as a # 2 QB and at what price.



Remember, CGY renegotiated Bo's deal down $40k after his struggles last year, wheras Collaros is due for a raise based on coming of an MOP / GC MVP year... and both CGY QB's have bonuses tied to playing time that only one can attain.  So, there are some QB SMS dynamics there...

We are not moving on from McGuire or Brown, IMHO.  If McGuire gets a better offer in FA, Brown becomes #2, and we get a #3... like any team, if a QB situation happens, around vet cutdown day, there may be bodies available, and at the trade deadline there will be trades available. 

Much more important than having someone riding the pines "just in case", is having a team in front of ZC8 that keeps him upright and the ball moving down the field.  I'd rather spend an extra $75k on that than a backup QB...


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Throw Long Bannatyne on January 10, 2022, 04:12:33 PM
Stamps re-signed Maier in the $185K range so there is no reason the Bombers can't add a back up QB for similar money. That's if one is available in that range. We might have McGuire back or a
raw rookie. TBD.

Only about 8 QB's as potential free agents. Not many that we'd want or could afford in that kind of range but it's not outside the possibility. Perhaps a QB with some NFL experience that's bounced around.

I'm still waiting to see what happens Harris and whether he finds a starting role somewhere. If not what teams would be interested in him as a # 2 QB and at what price.

Dominique Davis should be fairly cheap, question is whether he is better than McGuire at this point in his career, I think he is.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: theaardvark on January 10, 2022, 04:15:36 PM
Dominique Davis should be fairly cheap, question is whether he is better than McGuire at this point of his career, I think he is.

Been there, done that.  Sorry, Davis will be available to bring in and back up McGuire should we have an issue.  McGuire still has opportunity to show potential, we are quite aware of what Davis can do.  THAT is the biggest difference...


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on January 10, 2022, 04:38:22 PM
Remember, CGY renegotiated Bo's deal down $40k after his struggles last year, wheras Collaros is due for a raise based on coming of an MOP / GC MVP year... and both CGY QB's have bonuses tied to playing time that only one can attain.  So, there are some QB SMS dynamics there...

We are not moving on from McGuire or Brown, IMHO.  If McGuire gets a better offer in FA, Brown becomes #2, and we get a #3... like any team, if a QB situation happens, around vet cutdown day, there may be bodies available, and at the trade deadline there will be trades available. 

Much more important than having someone riding the pines "just in case", is having a team in front of ZC8 that keeps him upright and the ball moving down the field.  I'd rather spend an extra $75k on that than a backup QB...

I'd expect Collaros to come in at about $450K-$475K. Not sure what McGuire got but IMO there is room for somebody to get more as a #2. Whether there is one available or not is the ultimate question.

We don't know how much McGuire got in 2021 or what his expectation will be to re-sign. There may be less difference between his SMS and other possible QB's. Not D. Davis though.

If and it's a big if, Nichols for $150K if he's healthy and willing to take a # 2 QB role and a big cut, maybe he'd be a choice. He's not going to be starting anywhere that's for sure. He might be retiring?

Reports are that Collaros renegotiated his 2021 deal down to just above $400K and then it was pro-rated for the 14 games. Winning MOP means a raise but how much in this climate of low attendance makes things less certain.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on January 10, 2022, 05:54:06 PM
Walters suggested 15 - 20 offers were out to players. I Hopefully we size another 5 or so re-signed this week. Still have about 17 starters not re-signed yet. Long list of others not re-signed yet as well. Work to be done.

Just a guessing game as to who re-signs next. Probably some long time veterans on the team will be the easiest. Players like Alexander, Bighill or Adams for example.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: theaardvark on January 10, 2022, 06:22:47 PM
With Lucky signing 2 yrs / $200k per, BC just screwed the rest of the league...

Maybe things will calm down by the time our FA's that are getting looks from the NFL are ready to lock down...


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: kkc60 on January 10, 2022, 07:23:28 PM
Deaundre Alford signed with the Atlanta Falcons. Will miss him, but impossible not to be happy for him, especially since he is from Georgia


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: theaardvark on January 10, 2022, 07:29:33 PM
Deaundre Alford signed with the Atlanta Falcons. Will miss him, but impossible not to be happy for him, especially since he is from Georgia

Amazing result for him, congrats, he earned it.  Lets see how many Bombers we can place in the NFL this year!!! 

A great advertisement, though, for the CFL and the Bombers.  "C'mon down to Winnipeg, play with Willie and the boys, get yourself a champeenship ring and an NFL deal."

Means our recruiters will have to keep busy and find us the next ones...


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Pigskin on January 10, 2022, 07:41:10 PM
Well that's nice to know. Now we know we have to make sure we sign Jones, and Rose.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on January 10, 2022, 08:30:42 PM
Deaundre Alford signed with the Atlanta Falcons. Will miss him, but impossible not to be happy for him, especially since he is from Georgia

Good for him but unfortunate for the Bombers. Will have to watch and see if he makes the active roster and gets to play.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: pjrocksmb on January 11, 2022, 12:15:43 AM
https://winnipegsun.com/sports/football/bombers-alford-sees-nfl-dream-come-true-joins-falcons


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: GOLDMEMBER on January 11, 2022, 01:26:48 AM
Well that's nice to know. Now we know we have to make sure we sign Jones, and Rose.
we have Nichols and Taylor already locked up?


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: dd on January 11, 2022, 02:27:47 AM
Stinks to lose him, but if we had to lose him, glad it was to the nfl and glad he?s going to his childhood favourite team. Story book stuff. Hope he makes it, but if he doesn?t, he knows where he?s loved!!


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: kkc60 on January 11, 2022, 03:04:10 AM
we have Nichols and Taylor already locked up?
Nichols yes. Taylor no. We still do have Josh Miller and Demario Houston, both of whom saw at least some playing time


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on January 11, 2022, 06:39:31 AM
Nichols yes. Taylor no. We still do have Josh Miller and Demario Houston, both of whom saw at least some playing time

Miller is listed as a pending FA.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on January 11, 2022, 08:28:11 AM
Transactions:

2022-01-10   WPG   ALFORD, DeAundre   DB   N   Tusculum College   Delete From Active   Free Agent
2022-01-10   WPG   KOLANKOWSKI, Chris   OL   N   York   Add To   Active Roster
2022-01-10   WPG   JEFFCOAT, Jackson   DL   A   Texas   Add To   Active Roster
2022-01-10   WPG   HARDRICK, Jermarcus   OL   A   Nebraska   Add To   Active Roster
2022-01-10   WPG   JACKSON, Blake   WR   A   Mary Hardin-Baylor   Add To   Active Roster
2022-01-05   WPG   HALLETT, Nick   DB   N   Toronto   Add To   Active Roster
2022-01-05   WPG   THOMAS, Jake   DL   N   Acadia   Add To   Active Roster

Looks like Kolankowski signed a new contract.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: GCn19 on January 11, 2022, 02:37:08 PM
we have Nichols and Taylor already locked up?

Nichols is still under his NFL window I believe, so he can still sign in the NFL.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: theaardvark on January 11, 2022, 03:13:34 PM

I fully expect Lawler to get NFL interest, and he deserves it.  And hopefully we will have room should he come back...

My concern is Bailey.  He might get some NFL interest as well, he's a year older than Lawler, but the kicker is, he beat out Lucky for a spot on this team.  That has to figure into negotiations somewhere...

We've got some big names on paper, and no doubt have put out a good number of offers.  SMS demands that we can't give everyone offers all at once, if they all took them, we could get screwed.   Success is a double edged sword... we have to replace an all star DB who was making ELC money, and have a handful of other players that deserve big raises based on play, and very few medium to large contracts moving on.  Unless we spent to the basement last year (which I find hard to imagine) and are willing to go over this year, we are going to lose a substantial number of very good players.

When does the NFL window close?  How much time will we have to offer anyone that does not get an NFL contract an extension here, before they can start FA shopping? 

One month to the FA opening day, lots of paperwork to do now, and lots of moving targets once that day arrives.  Do we still have the one week "FA interview" window?  I mean an official one, not Chris Jones' version. 


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Throw Long Bannatyne on January 11, 2022, 04:21:20 PM
CFL all-star OL Patrick Neufeld signs contract extension with Bombers

Another key ingredient locked down.

https://3downnation.com/2022/01/11/cfl-all-star-ol-patrick-neufeld-signs-contract-extension-with-bombers/


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: GCn19 on January 11, 2022, 04:50:56 PM
CFL all-star OL Patrick Neufeld signs contract extension with Bombers

Another key ingredient locked down.

https://3downnation.com/2022/01/11/cfl-all-star-ol-patrick-neufeld-signs-contract-extension-with-bombers/

This signing was pretty much going to be a slam dunk. Great for both parties. Welcome back for another year Neuf.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: blue_or_die on January 11, 2022, 06:21:29 PM
I fully expect Lawler to get NFL interest, and he deserves it.  And hopefully we will have room should he come back...

My concern is Bailey.  He might get some NFL interest as well, he's a year older than Lawler, but the kicker is, he beat out Lucky for a spot on this team.  That has to figure into negotiations somewhere...

We've got some big names on paper, and no doubt have put out a good number of offers.  SMS demands that we can't give everyone offers all at once, if they all took them, we could get screwed.   Success is a double edged sword... we have to replace an all star DB who was making ELC money, and have a handful of other players that deserve big raises based on play, and very few medium to large contracts moving on.  Unless we spent to the basement last year (which I find hard to imagine) and are willing to go over this year, we are going to lose a substantial number of very good players.

When does the NFL window close?  How much time will we have to offer anyone that does not get an NFL contract an extension here, before they can start FA shopping? 

One month to the FA opening day, lots of paperwork to do now, and lots of moving targets once that day arrives.  Do we still have the one week "FA interview" window?  I mean an official one, not Chris Jones' version. 

I really don't think it does. Bailey beat out Lucky because he's a more well rounded prospect and Lucky did very little while he was here. Bailey is a good third receiver but nothing more. I expect him to develop further and be an even more integral part of the team, but NFL? You have nothing to worry about.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Throw Long Bannatyne on January 11, 2022, 06:55:07 PM
I really don't think it does. Bailey beat out Lucky because he's a more well rounded prospect and Lucky did very little while he was here. Bailey is a good third receiver but nothing more. I expect him to develop further and be an even more integral part of the team, but NFL? You have nothing to worry about.

It's hard to say what the upper window on Bailey is, he may even be a decent replacement for Lawler.  His speed and hands are good, he might not have the ability to go up and make the spectacular catches Lawler does, but he can certainly make the the tough ones in close contact. As long as Demski is on the field they still have one of the best deep ball receivers in the game.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: blue_or_die on January 11, 2022, 07:22:59 PM
It's hard to say what the upper window on Bailey is, he may even be a decent replacement for Lawler.  His speed and hands are good, he might not have the ability to go up and make the spectacular catches Lawler does, but he can certainly make the all of the tough ones in close contact. As long as Demski is on the field they still have one of the best deep ball receivers in the game.

Agree, and those are all things that great #3 receivers do.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: the paw on January 11, 2022, 08:37:46 PM
If we lose Lawler to free agency, but signed wall the other starters back, we would still be in good shape.  Bailey, Adams (if healthy) and Wolitarsky can all absorb more targets.  Demski is probably near peak production.  In my mind, that means replacing Lawler doesn't necessarily mean signing a league leading receiver, just a guy with solid production.

To me, that means we could take a chance on guys looking for a bounce back year like Shaw Evans or Derel Walker.  Weineke might be a possibility, but either Acklin or Dunbar could also fill the bill.  I don't think I would look at Ellingson or Burnham, as their price for what is likely to be diminishing returns is going to be too much.

Obviously I would want Lawler back, but we don't have to break the bank for him.  I can't see him signing for less than $185k though, given where Lucky has set the market.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Throw Long Bannatyne on January 11, 2022, 09:09:03 PM
If we lose Lawler to free agency, but signed wall the other starters back, we would still be in good shape.  Bailey, Adams (if healthy) and Wolitarsky can all absorb more targets.  Demski is probably near peak production.  In my mind, that means replacing Lawler doesn't necessarily mean signing a league leading receiver, just a guy with solid production.

To me, that means we could take a chance on guys looking for a bounce back year like Shaw Evans or Derel Walker.  Weineke might be a possibility, but either Acklin or Dunbar could also fill the bill.  I don't think I would look at Ellingson or Burnham, as their price for what is likely to be diminishing returns is going to be too much.

Obviously I would want Lawler back, but we don't have to break the bank for him.  I can't see him signing for less than $185k though, given where Lucky has set the market.

Agree, I think the receiving corps. would still be strong without Lawler as long as he is replaced with a steady performer who fits in well with the existing receivers.  No glamour boys needed.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on January 12, 2022, 12:56:22 AM
BLUE BOMBERS EXTEND CONTRACT OF CFL ALL-STAR OFFENSIVE LINEMAN PAT NEUFELD

WINNIPEG, MB., January 11, 2022 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the club has agreed to terms on a one-year contract with all-star offensive lineman Pat Neufeld.

Neufeld (6-6, 311, Saskatchewan; born: December 26, 1988 in Regina, SK.) returns to the Bombers for what will be his 11th Canadian Football League season and eighth with Winnipeg.

A versatile lineman who made starts at both right guard and right tackle for the Bombers in 2021, Neufeld also earned the first all-star nominations in his career after being named to both the West Division and CFL All-Star teams.

Neufeld appeared in 13 of the 14 regular-season games and in both the West Final and Grey Cup, helping the Bombers lead the CFL in scoring, finish second in rushing while surrendering the fewest quarterback sacks. His work was critical all year as the Bombers captured their second straight championship with a win over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the 108th Grey Cup.

Neufeld was originally selected by the Saskatchewan Roughriders in the fifth round of the 2010 CFL Draft and was acquired by the Bombers in a trade in 2013 for DE Alex Hall and a second-round pick in the 2014 draft.

He has appeared in 119 regular-season games, 82 with the Bombers.

https://www.bluebombers.com/2022/01/11/blue-bombers-extend-contract-cfl-star-offensive-lineman-pat-neufeld/


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on January 12, 2022, 02:49:21 PM
BLUE BOMBERS EXTEND CONTRACT OF OFFENSIVE LINEMAN CHRIS KOLANKOWSKI

WINNIPEG, MB., January 12, 2022 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the club has agreed to terms on a two-year contract extension with Canadian offensive lineman Chris Kolankowski.

Kolankowski
(6-1, 305; York University; born: February 7, 1992 in Etobicoke, ON) returns to the Blue Bombers for a second season after first signing with the club in February of 2020.

Kolankowski spent most of 2021 on the practice roster, but did dress for two regular-season games at the end of the year in Montreal and Calgary and then suited up for the 108th Grey Cup win in Hamilton.

Originally selected by the Toronto Argonauts in the sixth round, 49th overall, of the 2016 CFL Draft, Kolankowski provides important depth on the interior of the club's offensive line.

After returning to York University in his draft year, Kolankowski made his CFL debut with the Argos in 2017 and dressed for six regular-season games and two playoff games, including Toronto's victory in the 105th Grey Cup. He appeared in 16 games for Toronto in 2018 before signing with Winnipeg.

https://www.bluebombers.com/2022/01/12/blue-bombers-extend-contract-offensive-lineman-chris-kolankowski/


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on January 12, 2022, 02:50:34 PM
BLUE BOMBERS TRANSACTIONS: JANUARY 12, 2021

WINNIPEG, MB., January 12, 2022 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the club has released national defensive end Jonathan Kongbo in order to allow him to further pursue an NFL agreement.

https://www.bluebombers.com/2022/01/12/blue-bombers-transactions-january-12-2021/

Transactions:

2022-01-12   WPG   KONGBO, Jonathan   DL   N   Tennessee   Delete From Active   Free Agent
2022-01-11   WPG   JEFFERSON, Willie   DL   A   Stephen F. Austin State   Add To   Active Roster


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Pigskin on January 12, 2022, 03:08:30 PM
Nice to have Chris K back, good depth Canadian for our O.

JK2, is taking another shot at the NFL. Doesn't surprise me.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: theaardvark on January 12, 2022, 03:21:47 PM
Have to wonder if JK2s done looking south of the border...  looks like DeJarlais and Alford are going to get long looks... Nichols and Sayles maybe too... what is the NFL window look like for them?

Well, he deserves the opportunity, and hopefully, should things not work out, he returns again... what better opportunity has a player had than rotating with Jefferson and Jeffcoat?  Bet he learned a lot this year, lets see if the NFL scouts agree...


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on January 12, 2022, 03:25:09 PM
Losing Kongbo hurts our rotation and ratio on defence.

Good luck to him in his NFL dreams and we'd welcome him back if things don't work out.

Extending Kolankowski is a good move but he wasn't due to be a free agent going into 2022. Does he compete for a starting role or our 6 OL? I suppose it depends on who else we are able to keep.

Need to see more of our potential free agents re-signed. We've only got about 7 starters from 2021 under contract and have lost 2 to NFL at this point.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: the paw on January 12, 2022, 03:58:09 PM
Losing Kongbo hurts our rotation and ratio on defence.

Good luck to him in his NFL dreams and we'd welcome him back if things don't work out.

Extending Kolankowski is a good move but he wasn't due to be a free agent going into 2022. Does he compete for a starting role or our 6 OL? I suppose it depends on who else we are able to keep.

Need to see more of our potential free agents re-signed. We've only got about 7 starters from 2021 under contract and have lost 2 to NFL at this point.

Kongbo is a major loss.  He likely gets replaced by a DI.  That means Griffiths might have to step up to rotate with Fatboi, and if Leggs can actually placekick it would free up a DI spot.  Not insurmountable, but it narrows options.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on January 12, 2022, 04:13:53 PM
Kongbo is a major loss.  He likely gets replaced by a DI.  That means Griffiths might have to step up to rotate with Fatboi, and if Leggs can actually placekick it would free up a DI spot.  Not insurmountable, but it narrows options.

Agreed. With only 4 DI's it's an issue we didn't have in 2021. Need that 2nd quality Canadian on defence. The other Candidate would be Briggs at WIL if he is re-signed. However Wilson is so good that's not a switch I'd like to see very often.



Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: kkc60 on January 12, 2022, 04:52:25 PM
Kongbo is a major loss.  He likely gets replaced by a DI.  That means Griffiths might have to step up to rotate with Fatboi, and if Leggs can actually placekick it would free up a DI spot.  Not insurmountable, but it narrows options.
Pretty sure Griffiths retired


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Pigskin on January 12, 2022, 04:55:52 PM
Pretty sure Griffiths retired

Yes, he did before the start of last year.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Throw Long Bannatyne on January 12, 2022, 04:56:11 PM
Kongbo is a major loss.  He likely gets replaced by a DI.  That means Griffiths might have to step up to rotate with Fatboi, and if Leggs can actually placekick it would free up a DI spot.  Not insurmountable, but it narrows options.

Connor Griffiths?  He officially retired prior to this season.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: the paw on January 12, 2022, 05:28:54 PM
Pretty sure Griffiths retired

Doh!

How did I miss that?


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: GOLDMEMBER on January 12, 2022, 06:20:42 PM
J. Kongbo released

Not a shocker


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: GCn19 on January 12, 2022, 06:52:28 PM
J. Kongbo released

Not a shocker

I was actually quite surprised he got NFL interest again. Not very often a guy comes back from the NFL, plays part time here, then goes back. I guess they really think he's got some upside.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Throw Long Bannatyne on January 12, 2022, 06:52:53 PM
Doh!

How did I miss that?

I completely forgot about him and didn't pick up on his absence until after the G.C.!


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on January 12, 2022, 07:58:19 PM
Doh!

How did I miss that?

Nothing stops him from unretiring but he may have career opportunities that out weigh football.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Throw Long Bannatyne on January 12, 2022, 08:30:28 PM
Nothing stops him from unretiring but he may have career opportunities that out weigh football.

I think Griffith probably made the decision when they cancelled the 2020 season, just one of those guys that had to move on with his life.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on January 13, 2022, 01:56:27 AM
For the record Connor Griffiths is not officially retired. He was placed on the Bombers' suspended list July 10 when he didn't report to camp.

He is officially a pending free agent.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on January 13, 2022, 02:26:05 PM
BLUE BOMBERS EXTEND CONTRACT OF SPECIAL TEAMS ACE MIKE MILLER

WINNIPEG, MB., January 13, 2022 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the club has agreed to terms on a one-year contract extension with Canadian fullback Mike Miller.

Miller (6-0, 218; Acadia University; born: March 15, 1989 in Riverview, NB) returns for an 11th season in the Canadian Football League, the last four with the Blue Bombers.

One of the greatest special-teams players in CFL history, Miller became the league's all-time leader in special-teams tackles in a game in Toronto on August 21st, moving past Jason Arakgi, the long-time linebacker with the B.C. Lions. Miller now has 210 career special-teams tackles after leading the league with 25 in 2021.

Highly respected across the CFL, Miller was the Bombers Most Outstanding Special Teams Player in 2019 and was the runner-up for league honours in that department.

Undrafted, Miller first broke into the league with Edmonton in 2011 and played six seasons there before joining the Blue Bombers as a free agent in 2017. He has not missed a single game in four seasons in Winnipeg, suiting up for 68 games in the regular season and playing a key role in the back-to-back Grey Cup championships of 2019-2021.

https://www.bluebombers.com/2022/01/13/blue-bombers-extend-contract-special-teams-ace-mike-miller/


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on January 13, 2022, 04:35:51 PM
Some rumour over on Lionbackers that Streveler might be returning to the CFL. No destination mentioned but we should be in the running. Of the choices that exist with potential free agents, he'd be closer to the top of those QB's that might move to another team.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: theaardvark on January 13, 2022, 04:46:36 PM
Collaros has been well protected behind our Oline, and with our OC's play calling.  As long as we sign most of our Oline to keep him safe and comfortable, and Buck can assure him to continue to playcall to keep him safer, I can't see us not getting Collaros back at a reasonable salary.  It might be the highest in the league, and he would deserve it.  Having won MOP last year, kinda says he's the best in the league... and deserving of the pay along with the accolades.  But, I think, he also wants assurances he is going to be protected, so unless a team comes up with some stellar Oline signings, if Bryant extends, I think Collaros is right behind...

The wild card is Ott.  Lapo has big "Hut HUT" Bob Wylie there, who light attracts and train up a good oline... although Lapo / Wylie's crew gave up 53 sacks last year vs. our 16... how much of that was Oline and how much was QB, hard to tell.  Regardless, Zach needs to be protected, and he won't find better protection than here, especially if Stanley signs soon...


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: theaardvark on January 13, 2022, 04:47:23 PM
Some rumour over on Lionbackers that Streveler might be returning to the CFL. No destination mentioned but we should be in the running. Of the choices that exist with potential free agents, he'd be closer to the top of those QB's that might move to another team.

I can see him signing in BC...  or Toronto... or even Ott before signing here, unless we lose Collaros...


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Pigskin on January 13, 2022, 04:57:07 PM
I can see Strv. signing a one year deal to be right back here in Winnipeg backing up ZC8, but getting a fair amount of playing time like in the 2019 GC.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Pigskin on January 13, 2022, 05:19:31 PM
I can see him signing in BC...  or Toronto... or even Ott before signing here, unless we lose Collaros...

I could see Ottawa or Toronto depending on where Masoli and Harris sign. But I think if he's going to be a backup, it will be right here in the Winnipeg. Mite only be a 1 year deal, but he has a connection with Winnipeg.

I can't see BC, they have Rourke as there future QB and he's a BC boy. 


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: ichabod_crane on January 13, 2022, 05:21:38 PM
Some rumour over on Lionbackers that Streveler might be returning to the CFL. No destination mentioned but we should be in the running. Of the choices that exist with potential free agents, he'd be closer to the top of those QB's that might move to another team.

As much I like Streveler, I don't think he can be a top notch starter in this league unless he has fixed his throwing issues. Scrambling around and being a warrior only takes you so far as a QB. Think he still needs a year or two tutelage under someone else before he can be seen as a genuine starter. If he agrees to be the Bombers backup again, would be an upgrade over our current backups. Unless McGuire has shown very well in camps and practice, he is nowhere near the capabilities of Streveler. Maybe should not right off the guy based on only one game he started, but he had those deer in the headlights look, could not read a defence is his life depended on it. Bombers got lucky Collaros did not get injured all past season, but to hope that again is really rolling the dice.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on January 13, 2022, 05:44:22 PM
As much I like Streveler, I don't think he can be a top notch starter in this league unless he has fixed his throwing issues. Scrambling around and being a warrior only takes you so far as a QB. Think he still needs a year or two tutelage under someone else before he can be seen as a genuine starter. If he agrees to be the Bombers backup again, would be an upgrade over our current backups. Unless McGuire has shown very well in camps and practice, he is nowhere near the capabilities of Streveler. Maybe should not right off the guy based on only one game he started, but he had those deer in the headlights look, could not read a defence is his life depended on it. Bombers got lucky Collaros did not get injured all past season, but to hope that again is really rolling the dice.

I agree. Just saying considering the possible options he'd be an upgrade.

However I had mentioned earlier that I'd take T. Harris for the right money. I don't see him with any options to land a starting role.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Pigskin on January 13, 2022, 07:07:02 PM
Keep signing them Mr. Walters.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: ModAdmin on January 16, 2022, 01:50:30 AM
Some posts related to other CFL teams personnel have been moved to the following thread:

https://forums.bluebombers.com/index.php?topic=53778.180


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on January 17, 2022, 08:50:07 AM
BLUE BOMBERS EXTEND CONTRACT OF CANADIAN LINEBACKER JESSE BRIGGS
JANUARY 16, 2022

WINNIPEG, MB., January 16, 2022 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the club has agreed to terms on a one-year contract extension with Canadian linebacker Jesse Briggs who was scheduled to become a free agent next month.

Briggs (6-1, 207; McGill University; born: April 14, 1990, in Kelowna, BC) returns to the Blue Bombers for a seventh season with the club in 2022.
A second-round selection by the Blue Bombers in the 2014 CFL Draft, Briggs has suited up for 104 regular season games with Winnipeg, ranking him behind only Jake Thomas (150) as the longest-serving member in terms of games played with the team.

His 2021 season was his best statistically. Working in a defensive rotation at linebacker, he finished with 24 tackles and five more on special teams while adding a forced fumble and an 83-yard fumble-return touchdown in a game in Toronto on August 21st. That was the first TD in Briggs' professional career.

Briggs has made 62 special teams tackles in his 104 games with the Blue Bombers. In 2013, his final year at McGill, Briggs won the Friends of McGill Football Trophy as the team's most outstanding defensive player.

https://www.bluebombers.com/2022/01/16/blue-bombers-extend-contract-canadian-linebacker-jesse-briggs/

"WINNIPEG IS MY FOOTBALL HOME" - BRIGGS REMAINS IN BLUE & GOLD
https://www.bluebombers.com/2022/01/16/winnipeg-football-home-briggs-remains-blue-gold/


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Pete on January 18, 2022, 01:03:28 AM
   So how much ist too much to sign Collaros? I think we'd go up to $550k.. I kbow he was the outstanding player in the grey cup and the season (although the defence was the main reason we won) For any other team that has paid their quarterback more than that ie RIley, Harris and Bo Levi, it has been a failure.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Jesse on January 18, 2022, 01:21:54 AM
   So how much ist too much to sign Collaros? I think we'd go up to $550k.. I kbow he was the outstanding player in the grey cup and the season (although the defence was the main reason we won) For any other team that has paid their quarterback more than that ie RIley, Harris and Bo Levi, it has been a failure.

Strategically - I think 550k is the most a team can pay a QB.

And although ZC8 is playing like the best QB in the league, I don't believe he's playing like the best a QB has ever played.

In a perfect world, he'd check in right at 500k - I guess I'm hoping for 520k (Highest paid, but not extraordinary ridiculous).


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: dd on January 18, 2022, 03:23:05 AM
Pay the man and don?t get quibbling about 20 grand. He?s the reason our offense goes and yes our defense played a very big role in the grey cup win, but without ZC we don?t win it, plain and simple. Y?all can have your mike Riley?s and your arbuckle s, Evans and mitchels, just give me Collaros and we re gooooood.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Lincoln Locomotive on January 18, 2022, 04:47:26 AM
Pay the man and don?t get quibbling about 20 grand. He?s the reason our offense goes and yes our defense played a very big role in the grey cup win, but without ZC we don?t win it, plain and simple. Y?all can have your mike Riley?s and your arbuckle s, Evans and mitchels, just give me Collaros and we re gooooood.
Agreed....he's a winner all the way.    Why would we not sign him?   


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on January 18, 2022, 07:39:31 AM
BLUE BOMBERS EXTEND CONTRACT OF WINNIPEG-BORN OFFENSIVE LINEMAN GEOFF GRAY

WINNIPEG, MB., January 17, 2022 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the club has agreed to terms on a 2-year contract extension with Canadian offensive lineman Geoff Gray, who was scheduled to become a free agent next month.

Gray (6-6, 307; University of Manitoba; born: August 11, 1994 in Winnipeg, MB) returns to the Blue Bombers for a fourth season in 2022.

Gray was a first-round selection of the Blue Bombers in the 2017 CFL Draft, eighth overall, and signed his first professional contract with the Green Bay Packers that year. He spent 2017 with the Packers, New York Jets and, finally, the Cleveland Browns before being released in late August of 2018. He joined his hometown Blue Bombers in October of 2018, suiting up for one game that season.

Gray's 2019 season with the Bombers was solid, as he dressed for 13 games, including 12 starts at guard. The club's depth along the offensive line meant he dressed for five games in 2021.

In his days with the Bisons, he was named the Canada West Outstanding Down Lineman of the Year in 2017, a Canadian University First-Team All-Star and a Canada West All-Star.

https://www.bluebombers.com/2022/01/17/blue-bombers-extend-contract-winnipeg-born-offensive-lineman-geoff-gray/

"I'M VERY, VERY HAPPY WITH WHERE I AM." - GRAY STAYING HOME
https://www.bluebombers.com/2022/01/17/im-happy-gray-staying-home/


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on January 18, 2022, 07:44:40 AM
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Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Pete on January 18, 2022, 04:52:18 PM
Pay the man and don?t get quibbling about 20 grand. He?s the reason our offense goes and yes our defense played a very big role in the grey cup win, but without ZC we don?t win it, plain and simple. Y?all can have your mike Riley?s and your arbuckle s, Evans and mitchels, just give me Collaros and we re gooooood.
. Does that mean your willing to pay 600k plus? At what point does it become too much?


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Throw Long Bannatyne on January 18, 2022, 05:34:56 PM
Agreed....he's a winner all the way.    Why would we not sign him?   

That's the wrong question, better to ask "Why would Zach not sign with Winnipeg?".  I think there is real potential for the Argos to offer him a ridiculous multi-year contract, say $650,000, which would have been expected 3-4 years ago but seems out of line in terms of the economics of today.  Such an offer should be well above Walters tolerance for crazy counter-offers, at that point it would be up to Zach to decide how it's going to go down.  Free Agency begins on February 8, I hope Walters is working on Plan B, in case Plan A goes south.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on January 18, 2022, 05:43:06 PM
That's the wrong question, better to ask "Why would Zach not sign with Winnipeg?".  I think there is real potential for the Argos to offer him a ridiculous multi-year contract, say $650,000, which would have been expected 3-4 years ago but seems out of line in terms of the economics of today.  Such an offer should be well above Walters tolerance for crazy counter-offers, at that point it would be up to Zach to decide how it's going to go down.  Free Agency begins on February 8, I hope Walters is working on Plan B, in case Plan A goes south.

It's not an impossible possibility. Walters will know how negotiations are going and whether Collaros is going to test free agency. Preferably we re-sign him before getting into a bidding war out east.

However, if the worst case scenario happens then we'll be shopping for Masoli, MBT or Harris. Masoli might not even be available to play due to vax status. I don't really want MBT as a starter and Harris is not as good as Collaros. It's also possible one of those 3 takes a cut to remain as # 2 where they are or they sign in Ottawa.

Masoli doesn't even show as a potential free agent. IDK if they've re-structured his deal or will try to do so or trade him now that Evans has re-signed. Lot's of if's in these equations.

Let's hope it doesn't come down to that. Choices are limited at best.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Throw Long Bannatyne on January 18, 2022, 06:02:17 PM
It's not an impossible possibility. Walters will know how negotiations are going and whether Collaros is going to test free agency. Preferably we re-sign him before getting into a bidding war out east.

However, if the worst case scenario happens then we'll be shopping for Masoli, MBT or Harris. Masoli might not even be available to play due to vax status. I don't really want MBT as a starter and Harris is not as good as Collaros. It's also possible one of those 3 takes a cut to remain as # 2 where they are or they sign in Ottawa.

Masoli doesn't even show as a potential free agent. IDK if they've re-structured his deal or will try to do so or trade him now that Evans has re-signed. Lot's of if's in these equations.

Let's hope it doesn't come down to that. Choices are limited at best.

Yah, Plan B would probably come down to one of those 3, unless Nichols has recuperated sufficiently to return to form which would make 4 options.  The new GM in Ottawa, Shawn Burke is not showing any urgency in bringing in another QB, but he may be bluffing, I expect his prime target will be Masoli who he worked with in Hamilton and would fit in well with LaPo's offence.

I think any of those 4 options would be able to pilot the Bombers to a comfortable playoff spot and look good doing so, but predicting anything beyond that is questionable.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: 3rdand1.5 on January 18, 2022, 07:11:45 PM
Still lots of time to sign ZC, that said we are back to back champs with a team full of allstars we won't be able to afford them all. If ZC wants to test FA he has deserved the right to do that.....as good as he is and has been for us I stand by we can not "Reilly" ourselves out of the rest of the team with too high a contract for a QB. Would there be a drop off almost a guarantee, but would it be worse a multi position drop-off?



Harris may be good plan B. He would be another guy coming in with something to prove with great supporting cast..kinda like ZC did in 2019, and one would assume at much cap friendlier contract.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Pigskin on January 18, 2022, 07:24:23 PM
ZC8 just mite be taking his time and waiting to see who we sign on the OL and at RB. We are all talking about our OL, but to this point none of our Canadian RB's have been signed. No Bailey, Lawler, or even Adams. Lot's of holes in our O at this point.

If ZC8 doesn't sign, I am looking at Masoli first, Harris second. MBT is up and down like a rollercoaster.  Strev could also play a part in all of this. And a HARD NO on Nichols.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: the paw on January 18, 2022, 08:04:58 PM
Still lots of time to sign ZC, that said we are back to back champs with a team full of allstars we won't be able to afford them all. If ZC wants to test FA he has deserved the right to do that.....as good as he is and has been for us I stand by we can not "Reilly" ourselves out of the rest of the team with too high a contract for a QB. Would there be a drop off almost a guarantee, but would it be worse a multi position drop-off?



Harris may be good plan B. He would be another guy coming in with something to prove with great supporting cast..kinda like ZC did in 2019, and one would assume at much cap friendlier contract.

Depending on what happens with Reilly, Fajardo is set to be the highest paid QB any around $505k I believe.  You can?t pay Zach less than Fajardo, so we are going to have to be at least at $520k.  Personally, I think $550k is the absolute max given the re-calibration of QB compensation. 

Time is completely on Zach?s side.  If Reilly retires, then Zachs market value goes up.  If Reilly returns at a restructured contract, it may be more than the Fajardo benchmark, and set a favourable precedent.  If Harris or Masoli sign anywhere else before Feb 8, the Bombers have fewer fallback options, and Zack?s hand strengthens. 

Walters is going to have to draw a line in the sand, and if his best offer doesn?t get traction, he better start putting out feelers.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Sec227 on January 18, 2022, 08:15:18 PM
Even if Cody wins it all in Sask this year. NO way in hell is he getting that kind of money in his new contract. When Bo has two rings and MOP etc. Gets less NO WAY...Ecomnics are still unknown, and who the heck knows if this keeps moving. They might be fan less, another lost year...Cody is monster monster overpay.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Throw Long Bannatyne on January 18, 2022, 08:31:33 PM
Even if Cody wins it all in Sask this year. NO way in hell is he getting that kind of money in his new contract. When Bo has two rings and MOP etc. Gets less NO WAY...Ecomnics are still unknown, and who the heck knows if this keeps moving. They might be fan less, another lost year...Cody is monster monster overpay.

The way I see it Sask. should make Fajardo the highest paid player in the CFL increasing the pressure on him within the fishbowl.  It will only make the implosion that much more spectacular when he fails to drag them to a G.C. appearance at Mosaic.  When the dust settles, Cody will be elsewhere and the Riders will start the process all over again.  The fun never ends.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue72 on January 18, 2022, 09:35:35 PM
If Zac moves to another team he better hope that he doesn't have to come against our defense to often. He should ask our QB's what it is like to run for your life against our team. As for receivers why wouldn't they want to play here especially if Zac comes back. Why would anyone want to go to Toronto with NO fans, when you have a great fan base and playoff money here


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on January 18, 2022, 10:41:20 PM
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Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on January 19, 2022, 03:21:44 PM
Team is doing a pretty good job getting our Canadian players to re-sign contracts. At least the ground troops so to speak. Need to see more activity on the starters both Canadian and Imports.

Rough count of about 20 players I'd like to see re-signed including 17 starters. At least we haven't directly heard of more losses to NFL although that can still happen.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: blue_or_die on January 19, 2022, 06:15:29 PM
The way I see it Sask. should make Fajardo the highest paid player in the CFL increasing the pressure on him within the fishbowl.  It will only make the implosion that much more spectacular when he fails to drag them to a G.C. appearance at Mosaic.  When the dust settles, Cody will be elsewhere and the Riders will start the process all over again.  The fun never ends.

That sounds great!


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Pigskin on January 19, 2022, 08:25:15 PM
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Another solid signing. Still remember SG44 flicking the switch on his Nitro with 4 minutes left in the 4th quarter and making a game saving tackle in the 2019 West final.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Pigskin on January 19, 2022, 08:35:19 PM
About 21 days left in FA. and still a number of players left to sign.

Offense: ZC8, Couture, Bryant, Bailey, Woli82, and then there's JA27, AH33, BO20.

Defense: AB4, BA37, Rose, Jones, Taylor, Darby and the Stove.

Teams: Benson, Grant, Place kicker??? Leggs is the only player signed.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: bwiser on January 19, 2022, 09:25:06 PM
Another solid signing. Still remember SG44 flicking the switch on his Nitro with 4 minutes left in the 4th quarter and making a game saving tackle in the 2019 West final.
Cup saving tackle!


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: dd on January 19, 2022, 10:34:19 PM
ZC8 just mite be taking his time and waiting to see who we sign on the OL and at RB. We are all talking about our OL, but to this point none of our Canadian RB's have been signed. No Bailey, Lawler, or even Adams. Lot's of holes in our O at this point.

If ZC8 doesn't sign, I am looking at Masoli first, Harris second. MBT is up and down like a rollercoaster.  Strev could also play a part in all of this. And a HARD NO on Nichols.
I surely hope we can come to terms with the guy who guided us to 2 straight Grey cups, don?t be cheap, just pay the man what he?s worth. I just don?t see him signing anywhere else. He?s got the leagues besy O line here, he hasn?t been hurt since he got here, he loves the clubhouse, is pretty much guaranteed playoff money, great fan base, why leave for a couple extra bucks in Ottawa and get killed like nichols and Davis did. He?s signing here. I don?t even want to think beyond that, if we don?t sign him, don?t even want to go there. Sign him. He?s the only MUST sign player we have


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on January 19, 2022, 11:39:17 PM
BLUE BOMBERS EXTEND CONTRACT OF CANADIAN LINEBACKER SHAYNE GAUTHIER

WINNIPEG, MB., January 19, 2022 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the club has agreed to terms on a one-year contract extension with Canadian linebacker Shayne Gauthier, who was scheduled to become a free agent next month.

Gauthier
(5-10, 223; Laval University; born: February 20, 1992, in Dolbeau-Mistassini, QC) returns to the Blue Bombers for a sixth season with the club in 2022.

A fourth-round selection, 28th overall, by the Blue Bombers in the 2016 CFL Draft, Gauthier has suited up for 63 games with the club over five years and has not missed a game in the previous two seasons. Gauthier posted career-best numbers in 2021 while working in a linebacker rotation in the Blue Bombers top-rated defence, finishing with 15 defensive tackles and adding nine more on special teams.

Gauthier totalled 130 tackles during his four years at Laval and was also a two-time RSEQ All-Star while earning CIS Second-Team All-Canadian honours as a senior.

https://www.bluebombers.com/2022/01/19/blue-bombers-extend-contract-canadian-linebacker-shayne-gauthier/


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: theaardvark on January 20, 2022, 12:52:05 AM
I'm thinking the job of resigning lower cost players here is an easy one, because playoff money is a huge incentive, and many of these players have cashed 2 $34k playoff cheques the last two years, and no reason not to think it won't happen again....


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: RebusRankin on January 20, 2022, 02:33:50 AM
How much is too much to pay Collaros?


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: road griller on January 20, 2022, 02:47:32 AM
How much is too much to pay Collaros?

I think 550k would be fair for both sides.  If not Trevor Harris for 250-300 would be fine with me.  Load up even more in other positions. 


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: theaardvark on January 20, 2022, 01:44:25 PM
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#Bombers have extended the contract of the CFL's Most Outstanding Defensive Player Adam Bighill through 2022. A three-time Grey Cup champion and three-time winner of the DOPY award is back for his fourth season in Blue and Gold.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Ridermania on January 20, 2022, 01:49:14 PM
https://www.cfl.ca/2022/01/20/bombers-ink-adam-bighill-one-year-extension/


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Pigskin on January 20, 2022, 04:37:23 PM
Another excellent signing by the bomber.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Throw Long Bannatyne on January 20, 2022, 05:22:00 PM
I'm thinking the job of resigning lower cost players here is an easy one, because playoff money is a huge incentive, and many of these players have cashed 2 $34k playoff cheques the last two years, and no reason not to think it won't happen again....

I think you're right, great incentive for attracting Natl. foot-soldiers who only play ST.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: theaardvark on January 20, 2022, 05:27:55 PM
Luc Mullinder@lucmull95
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Anyone else getting sick of the @Wpg_BlueBombers re-signing all of their Championship Pieces???
#CFL #DynastyInTheMaking #ChampionshipCore


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Pigskin on January 20, 2022, 05:31:56 PM
There are a lot of players left to sign.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Horseman on January 20, 2022, 06:01:52 PM
Luc Mullinder@lucmull95
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Anyone else getting sick of the @Wpg_BlueBombers re-signing all of their Championship Pieces???
#CFL #DynastyInTheMaking #ChampionshipCore

In a word...NO.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: the paw on January 20, 2022, 06:03:07 PM
I think 550k would be fair for both sides.  If not Trevor Harris for 250-300 would be fine with me.  Load up even more in other positions. 

Trevor Harris will cost more than that.  His resume is going to command north of $400k, particularly when Arbuckle and Evans are already in that neighborhood.  Which is still reasonable, because we paid Zach over 400 last year, so a similar number for Harris would be fair and not upset the applecart.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: road griller on January 20, 2022, 06:17:29 PM
Trevor Harris will cost more than that.  His resume is going to command north of $400k, particularly when Arbuckle and Evans are already in that neighborhood.  Which is still reasonable, because we paid Zach over 400 last year, so a similar number for Harris would be fair and not upset the applecart.

Maybe so but would most teams put Harris last in the list of 3?  Probably, his age alone is a big strike against him and if he wants to win one more time?..?  Winnipeg is the place to be.  Even 350 and playoff money pays him well.  We won with Collaros playing pretty average or below in the playoffs this year, I still think we win with a Harris type performance.  Especially without the ints.
That said Collaros is still the best option but not at 650 or something crazy like that imo.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Jesse on January 20, 2022, 06:34:33 PM
Trevor Harris will cost more than that.  His resume is going to command north of $400k, particularly when Arbuckle and Evans are already in that neighborhood.  Which is still reasonable, because we paid Zach over 400 last year, so a similar number for Harris would be fair and not upset the applecart.

Harris might be on the outside looking in.

He is not guarenteed a starting position (and salary) at all.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: 3rdand1.5 on January 20, 2022, 06:45:54 PM
Based on what's out for number Fajardo at just over 500k being the current highest paid QB, ZC has to be higher but IMO if it's creeping up to 600 or greater it hurts the overall team too much.

He is choice 1, but I believe if we get most of our other pieces with our system we can emulate last year without ZC. I don't believe we can emulate last year without most of our other pieces and ZC therefore I stand by the opinion that I want him back in Blue but not at the expense of the other key parts ie. the "Reilly" effect.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Throw Long Bannatyne on January 20, 2022, 06:46:21 PM
Harris might be on the outside looking in.

He is not guarenteed a starting position (and salary) at all.

It depends how much MBT is asking for, I'm sure he's looking for his big payday but is any team ready to pay him in the ballpark of $450,000 to start?  I'm not sure what the Argos are planning to do, they may bargain for Harris or go hard after Masoli.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: kkc60 on January 20, 2022, 06:48:09 PM
I like Masoli as a #2 for us IF he's vaxxed/rules are loosened for travel and if he's affordable


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: blue_or_die on January 20, 2022, 06:50:20 PM
The correct answer is 550 for Zach. No more, no less.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: the paw on January 20, 2022, 06:52:06 PM
Maybe so but would most teams put Harris last in the list of 3?  Probably, his age alone is a big strike against him and if he wants to win one more time?..?  Winnipeg is the place to be.  Even 350 and playoff money pays him well.  We won with Collaros playing pretty average or below in the playoffs this year, I still think we win with a Harris type performance.  Especially without the ints.
That said Collaros is still the best option but not at 650 or something crazy like that imo.

The thing about QBs age is that it is kind of irrelevant in the age of one year contracts.  The relevant question is "can he play well for one more year"?  Harris looked good ending the year in Montreal, I put the Edmonton problems down to Elizondo.  Its not like he's coming off shoulder surgery.

I would put Evans higher than Harris even though he really hasnt gone wire-to-wire yet.  I put Harris ahead of Arbuckle (who hasn't shown much of anything for awhile), and I put him ahead of Masoli and Bethel Thompson as well.  I don't think he's in the twilight discount phase of his career yet, and I am convinced he will start somewhere this year, and get starters money for it. Now, if he has a terrible 2022, then I think his value takes a hit.  But I don't think we are there yet.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Throw Long Bannatyne on January 20, 2022, 06:52:45 PM
I like Masoli as a #2 for us IF he's vaxxed/rules are loosened for travel and if he's affordable

Masoli won't be a bargain, of the remaining F.A. QB's he should be second in salary behind Zach.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: TBURGESS on January 20, 2022, 07:59:41 PM
No-Vaxxed Masoli won't get a gig unless he gets vaxxed. Who would take a risk on a QB who may or may not be able to travel?


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on January 20, 2022, 08:23:45 PM
Masoli won't be a bargain, of the remaining F.A. QB's he should be second in salary behind Zach.

He's not listed as a potential free agent. There is no certainty that unvaxed players won't be free to travel this summer. We have the same issue with Eli.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Throw Long Bannatyne on January 20, 2022, 08:28:14 PM
No-Vaxxed Masoli won't get a gig unless he gets vaxxed. Who would take a risk on a QB who may or may not be able to travel?

Masoli has a few months left to contemplate the end of his football career, I guess it's his decision.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Throw Long Bannatyne on January 20, 2022, 08:30:35 PM
He's not listed as a potential free agent. There is no certainty that unvaxed players won't be free to travel this summer. We have the same issue with Eli.

Masoli?  He is listed as a F.A.

https://www.cfl.ca/fa22/#TICATS


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Pigskin on January 20, 2022, 11:12:47 PM
ZC8 is back for another year.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on January 20, 2022, 11:43:53 PM
Masoli?  He is listed as a F.A.

https://www.cfl.ca/fa22/#TICATS

LOL.  I was looking at the Als roster free agents list. thanks for correction


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Jesse on January 20, 2022, 11:51:49 PM
ZC8 is back for another year.

Finally!

All of these back and forths were getting tiresome.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on January 21, 2022, 12:11:29 AM
BLUE BOMBERS EXTEND CONTRACT OF CFL'S MOST OUTSTANDING DEFENSIVE PLAYER ADAM BIGHILL

WINNIPEG, MB., January 20, 2022 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the club has signed all-star linebacker Adam Bighill to a 1-year contract extension. He had been scheduled to become a free agent next month.

Bighill (5-10, 219; Central Washington University; born: October 16, 1988, in Montesano, WA) returns in 2022 for a fourth season with the Blue Bombers and his 10th in the Canadian Football League.

One of the most decorated defenders in league history, Bighill's 2021 season was one of his finest as he led the CFL's stingiest defence with 70 tackles and added two quarterback sacks, two interceptions and two fumble recoveries - one for a touchdown. He was busy in the playoffs, too, registering eight tackles in the Western Final and another five in the 108th Grey Cup.

Those numbers not only earned him his a spot on the CFL All-Star Team for a sixth time, but also saw him named the league's Most Outstanding Defensive Player for the third time in his career after winning in his first season with the Blue Bombers in 2018 and in 2015 as a member of the B.C. Lions.

Now a three-time Grey Cup champion - 2019 and 2021 with the Blue Bombers and 2011 with the Lions - Bighill has played in 146 games in his CFL career and ranks eighth in league history all-time in total tackles.

In his three seasons as a member of the Blue Bombers, he has appeared in 47 regular season games and has racked up 236 tackles, 10 sacks, six interceptions, six fumble recoveries and scored two touchdowns.

https://www.bluebombers.com/2022/01/20/blue-bombers-extend-contract-cfls-outstanding-defensive-player-adam-bighill/


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on January 21, 2022, 12:13:52 AM
BLUE BOMBERS AGREE TO TERMS ON EXTENSION WITH CFL'S MOST OUTSTANDING PLAYER ZACH COLLAROS

WINNIPEG, MB., January 11, 2022 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the club has signed all-star quarterback Zach Collaros to a one-year contract extension. He was scheduled to become a free agent next month.

Collaros (6-0, 222; University of Cincinnati; born: August 27, 1988 in Steubenville, OH) returns in 2022 for a third season with the Blue Bombers and his 10th in the Canadian Football League.

The 2021 campaign was a memorable one for Collaros, as he helped guide his squad to a second consecutive Grey Cup championship while being named the CFL?s Most Outstanding Player, the Blue Bombers Most Outstanding Player as well as earning West Division and CFL All-Star honours.

He was also named the MVP of the 108th Grey Cup after a 33-25 overtime victory over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. In the process, he became the first Blue Bombers quarterback to lead the club to consecutive Grey Cup championships since Ken Ploen in 1961-62.

Collaros led the CFL in passing touchdowns this past season with 20 and posted a league-best quarterback efficiency rating of 111.0, while his 3,185 passing yards ranked second. Most importantly, the club's record was 11-2 in games Collaros started in the regular season and he is now 17-2 overall in starts for the Bombers dating back to his arrival in 2019 and including the Grey Cup victory that November.

The Bombers acquired Collaros on October 9, 2019 in a trade with the with the Toronto Argonauts that also netted Winnipeg a fifth-round 2020 draft pick in exchange for a third-round selection in 2020 and a conditional first-round pick that same year. That selection was officially granted to the Argos in January of 2020 when Collaros signed a two-year extension with the Blue Bombers.

Collaros led the Bombers to a 4-0 record in 2019, winning his debut in the club's regular season finale before the run to the Grey Cup that also included victories in the Western Semi-Final and Western Final, all this after having been traded twice during the year; first from Saskatchewan to Toronto, then from the Argos to Winnipeg.

Collaros first signed in the CFL with the Argos in 2012 and has since appeared in 105 regular season games with Toronto, Hamilton, Saskatchewan and Winnipeg. He has a 46-34 record as a starter in his career and has thrown for 20,164 yards with 114 touchdowns against 58 interceptions.

https://www.bluebombers.com/2022/01/20/blue-bombers-agree-terms-extension-cfls-outstanding-player-zach-collaros/


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: road griller on January 21, 2022, 12:29:47 AM
The thing about QBs age is that it is kind of irrelevant in the age of one year contracts.  The relevant question is "can he play well for one more year"?  Harris looked good ending the year in Montreal, I put the Edmonton problems down to Elizondo.  Its not like he's coming off shoulder surgery.

I would put Evans higher than Harris even though he really hasnt gone wire-to-wire yet.  I put Harris ahead of Arbuckle (who hasn't shown much of anything for awhile), and I put him ahead of Masoli and Bethel Thompson as well.  I don't think he's in the twilight discount phase of his career yet, and I am convinced he will start somewhere this year, and get starters money for it. Now, if he has a terrible 2022, then I think his value takes a hit.  But I don't think we are there yet.

Thank goodness we don?t have to find out......  Harris to BC or Toronto I guess?  Is Ottawa even an option?  Masoli getting vaccinated might take BC off the table for Harris.  Looks like MR may retire. 

Now we can just sit back and enjoy the QB carousel.



Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: the paw on January 21, 2022, 01:10:55 AM
Thank goodness we don?t have to find out......  Harris to BC or Toronto I guess?  Is Ottawa even an option?  Masoli getting vaccinated might take BC off the table for Harris.  Looks like MR may retire. 

Now we can just sit back and enjoy the QB carousel.



I am much relieved.

I have a hunch Harris will end up in Toronto. But logically, Ottawa, BC, Toronto are all possible.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: road griller on January 21, 2022, 01:54:46 AM
I am much relieved.

I have a hunch Harris will end up in Toronto. But logically, Ottawa, BC, Toronto are all possible.

I think you are right with TO.  Rourke looks good in BC. Harris is way better than MBT .  Mazoli to Ottawa? Who knows?..

Dunk says 550 for  Collaros, good deal for both sides.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Jesse on January 21, 2022, 02:20:21 AM
Pinball has said that MBT is who they?re planning on having.

Farhan and Naylor discussed BC as a possible place for Harris in the event that Reilly retires. Kind of a 1b/mentor for Rourke.

Sask, Calgary, Hamilton, and Winnipeg are set at QB.

Jones wants competition in Edmonton, but not sure who else he can bring in.

BC wants Reilly to restructure again, but will he agree?

Toronto with ongoing negotiations with MBT.

Ottawa left holding the bag and taking whoever is left to go with their collection of kids?


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: road griller on January 21, 2022, 02:24:07 AM
Pinball has said that MBT is who they?re planning on having.

Farhan and Naylor discussed BC as a possible place for Harris in the event that Reilly retires. Kind of a 1b/mentor for Rourke.

Sask, Calgary, Hamilton, and Winnipeg are set at QB.

Jones wants competition in Edmonton, but not sure who else he can bring in.

BC wants Reilly to restructure again, but will he agree?

Toronto with ongoing negotiations with MBT.

Ottawa left holding the bag and taking whoever is left to go with their collection of kids?

Interesting times, some would argue Sask is ?set? at QB with Crossbar Cody though?.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on January 21, 2022, 02:37:37 AM
Jeff Hamilton   @jeffkhamilton
Per my story, I'm hearing Bighill has come in at $160,000, plus incentives for 2022. He said he was happy with his contract and you know the Bombers are thrilled to have him back.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on January 21, 2022, 02:40:55 AM
Bombers make quarterback Zach Collaros the CFL's highest-paid player
January 20, 2022 By Justin Dunk

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have rewarded quarterback Zach Collaros by making him the highest-paid player in the CFL for the 2022 season.

Collaros will earn $550,000 - all hard money - on the one-year contract extension he signed for his QB services during the upcoming campaign. That's over a $125,000 raise from what the 33-year-old took home in 2021.

For putting his signature on the dotted line, Collaros received an $87,000 signing bonus, when he makes the active roster for the first time he'll collect $151,000 along with a $300,000 base salary and $12,000 in housing.

If Michael Reilly does continue playing, his currently scheduled salary of $575,000 will be restructured lower than what Collaros is slated to collect. It's likely the only other quarterback who could earn over $500,000 is Cody Fajardo of the Saskatchewan Roughriders, he has an agreement worth $509,000 in hard money for 2022.

https://3downnation.com/2022/01/20/bombers-make-quarterback-zach-collaros-the-cfls-highest-paid-player/


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Jesse on January 21, 2022, 02:52:13 AM
Interesting times, some would argue Sask is ?set? at QB with Crossbar Cody though?.

?Set? in that he is under contract and they?re likely not in the market for a FA QB.

Not ?set? like he?s a capable QB - especially with Duke Williams heading to FA.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: dd on January 21, 2022, 03:14:51 AM
Jeff Hamilton   @jeffkhamilton
Per my story, I'm hearing Bighill has come in at $160,000, plus incentives for 2022. He said he was happy with his contract and you know the Bombers are thrilled to have him back.
My gosh, that?s a steal of a deal. How come the offensive mvp gets north of $500k and the defensive mvp south of $200, seems out of whack, but it is what it is I guess. Fajardo gets $509, redonkulous!!


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: road griller on January 21, 2022, 03:20:49 AM
?Set? in that he is under contract and they?re likely not in the market for a FA QB.

Not ?set? like he?s a capable QB - especially with Duke Williams heading to FA.

Lol, no but they should be.....


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Pigskin on January 21, 2022, 04:13:45 AM
AB4 at $160K is an excellent deal for the bombers.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: TBURGESS on January 21, 2022, 02:47:40 PM
Biggie @ $160K is a great deal. Two huge signings in the same day. Queue the happy dance.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: 3rdand1.5 on January 21, 2022, 03:31:50 PM
Bryant next please!


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Pigskin on January 21, 2022, 04:55:57 PM
Pinball has said that MBT is who they?re planning on having.

Farhan and Naylor discussed BC as a possible place for Harris in the event that Reilly retires. Kind of a 1b/mentor for Rourke.

Sask, Calgary, Hamilton, and Winnipeg are set at QB.

Jones wants competition in Edmonton, but not sure who else he can bring in.

BC wants Reilly to restructure again, but will he agree?

Toronto with ongoing negotiations with MBT.

Ottawa left holding the bag and taking whoever is left to go with their collection of kids?

I think Montreal is also happy with there QB, so I would say there also set.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Jesse on January 21, 2022, 05:14:04 PM
I think Montreal is also happy with there QB, so I would say there also set.

Whoops. Forgot about Montreal. Obviously they're also set.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Pigskin on January 21, 2022, 06:21:56 PM
Whoops. Forgot about Montreal. Obviously they're also set.

And they have a solid backup, something we really need to find. Come on down to Winnerpeg Mr. Strev.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Pigskin on January 21, 2022, 09:08:49 PM
Kind of figured BO20 and Woli82 would have inked new contracts by now.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on January 22, 2022, 12:40:07 AM
BLUE BOMBERS EXTEND CONTRACT OF CFL'S MOST OUTSTANDING LINEMAN STANLEY BRYANT

WINNIPEG, MB., January 19, 2022 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the club has agreed to terms on a new one-year contract with all-star offensive tackle Stanley Bryant.

Bryant
(6-5, 306, East Carolina; born: May 7, 1986 in Goldsboro, N.C.) is one of the most decorated linemen in Blue Bombers and Canadian Football League history.

Named to the CFL All-Star team for a sixth time in 2021 at left tackle, Bryant was also selected as the CFL's Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman and in so doing became the first player in league history to win that award three times, after having previously been honoured in 2017 and 2018 was the runner-up for the award in 2019.

Bryant was also named the Blue Bombers Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman for a fifth time in 2021 and has been so honoured seven times in his career, including in 2011 and 2013 as a member of the Calgary Stampeders.

Bryant has been a mainstay on the left side of the Bombers offensive line since first signing with the club as a free agent in 2015. He was part of an offence that led the CFL in scoring in 2021 and anchored a unit that surrendered the fewest quarterback sacks while helping three different running backs compile the second best rushing totals in the league this season.

As durable as he is dominant, Bryant had dressed for 103 consecutive games for the Bombers since his arrival in 2015 before that streak was snapped as he was rested for a game against Montreal in November.

He has now appeared in 169 regular season games with the Bombers and Stampeders and has three Grey Cup championships to his name: 2021 and 2019 with Winnipeg and 2014 with Calgary.

https://www.bluebombers.com/2022/01/21/blue-bombers-extend-contract-cfls-outstanding-lineman-stanley-bryant/


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on January 22, 2022, 12:40:22 AM
Transactions:

2022-01-21   WPG   COLLAROS, Zach   QB   A   Cincinnati   Add To   Active Roster
2022-01-21   WPG   BIGHILL, Adam   LB   A   Central Washington   Add To   Active Roster
2022-01-19   WPG   BRIGGS, Jesse   LB   N   McGill   Add To   Active Roster


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Pigskin on January 22, 2022, 01:01:53 AM
Welcome back SB66.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on January 22, 2022, 06:26:04 AM
Update on the Bombers 15 West Division All-Stars:

Zach Collaros - re-signed Jan 20 2022 for 1 year

Kenny Lawler

Nic Demski - under contract for 2022

Stanley Bryant - re-signed Jan 21 2022 for 1 year

Jermarcus Hardrick - re-signed Jan 6 2022 for 1 year

Pat Neufeld - re-signed Jan 11 2022 for 1 year

Drew Desjarlais - released Jan 25 2022 to sign in NFL

Adam Bighill - re-signed Jan 20 2022 for 1 year

Jackson Jeffcoat - re-signed Jan 7 2022 for 1 year

Willie Jefferson - re-signed Jan 7 2022 for 1 year

Brandon Alexander


Alden Darby

DeAundre Alford - was under contract, released Jan 10 2022 to sign with Atlanta

Deatrick Nichols - under contract for 2022

Mike Miller - re-signed Jan 13 2022 for 1 year


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Pigskin on January 22, 2022, 04:53:23 PM
I think Lawler will sniff around the NFL a little longer. Bailey will be 29 this year, and was in NFL camps from 2015-2018, Eagles, Chargers, Browns, Panthers, and the Jaguars. He was in BC for a cup of coffee in 2015 but left to return to the NFL. ZC8 and RB88 had some good chemistry last season. If Lawler gets a long look in the NFL Bailey could become our #1 go to receiver.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: 3rdand1.5 on January 22, 2022, 05:06:08 PM
Bryant is s HUGE signing! wooohooooo


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Throw Long Bannatyne on January 23, 2022, 08:24:43 PM
Lawler and Bailey both remain unsigned and may be waiting till free agency to gauge outside interest.  If either ask too much or sign elsewhere, I would look at Ricky Collins as a reasonable one year replacement for either that shouldn't break the bank. He might not ever be a standout #1 receiver, but I believe he's versatile enough to fit in well with the group receiving corps. mentality were everyone throws blocks as well as catches balls. He has decent speed, good hands and is as tough as Bailey.  He's been around and around the league like Don Unamba but plays pretty well everywhere he lands.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: dd on January 23, 2022, 08:40:48 PM
Both Bailey and Lawler can check out the FA market if they so choose, they be both worked hard to get where they?re at and you only play so many years in any league. I hope we can resign them, but if not, there are other FA receivers out there-Burnham would be one I d check out and Collins as mentioned is another and there are others who can fit in here. I ve heard burnham has turn d us down in the past, but th8ngs change, if he ever wants to have a chance at winning the cup before he retires, he?ll come here, same with other FA receivers.

As for Bailey and Lawler chances of making the nfl, not even close. They can go try if they want but every tam has lists of prospects , they?re better off staying in the Cfl.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: DM83 on January 24, 2022, 01:17:27 AM
Hey Strevlor got in a roster!  Anything is possible.
Lawler and Bailey are very. Good.
But if you compare them to a Tyreke Hill, it's laughable?,they would look very slow.

But Lawler might. Hook up on a taxi squad.  If Bailey has been there done that. Then he is done.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Throw Long Bannatyne on January 24, 2022, 04:21:17 PM
Drew Desjarlais getting an insane amount of attention from the NFL, I think this keeps him busy for at least a full year if not longer.  Time to get after Cody Speller if they can't convince Eli to come back.


Dave Naylor
@TSNDaveNaylor
. @Wpg_BlueBombers GM Kyle Walters says 12-13 @nfl workouts for Cdn OL Drew Desjarlais, expects him to sign with one of them. #bombers
9:11 AM ? Jan 24, 2022 (http://Dave Naylor
@TSNDaveNaylor
. @Wpg_BlueBombers GM Kyle Walters says 12-13 @nfl workouts for Cdn OL Drew Desjarlais, expects him to sign with one of them. #bombers
9:11 AM ? Jan 24, 2022)


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on January 25, 2022, 07:47:51 AM
BLUE BOMBERS RE-SIGN LONG-SNAPPER MIKE BENSON

WINNIPEG, MB., January 24, 2022 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the club has agreed to terms on a one-year contract extension with Canadian long-snapper Mike Benson, who was scheduled to become a free agent next month.

Benson
(5-11, 225; Acadia University; born: May 13, 1987, in Winnipeg, MB) returns to the Blue Bombers for a second season with the club and ninth in the Canadian Football League in 2022.

Benson's first year with his hometown team was a memorable one, as he played an integral role a dominant season capped by victory in the 108th Grey Cup. The club's long-snapper and a reserve linebacker, Benson played in all 14 regular-season games and both the Western Final and Grey Cup, capturing the first championship of his career.

Benson first joined the Blue Bombers as a free agent in February of 2021, following a career that began in Edmonton in 2013 and then took him to the B.C., where he played from 2014-18, followed by a stop in Ottawa in 2019. He had signed with Montreal in 2020 but the cancellation of the CFL season that year made him a free agent again the following February.

A product of St. Paul's High School and the Winnipeg Rifles program before he attended Acadia, Benson has appeared in 103 regular-season CFL games.

https://www.bluebombers.com/2022/01/24/blue-bombers-re-sign-long-snapper-mike-benson/


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on January 25, 2022, 07:49:38 AM
Transactions:

2022-01-24   WPG   OLUMBA, Donovan   DB   A   Portland State   Add To   Active Roster
2022-01-24   WPG   BENSON, Mike   LS   N   Acadia   Add To   Active Roster


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Pigskin on January 25, 2022, 09:34:08 PM
Slow day to day. What, about 13 days left. Mr. Walters has some work to do.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: kkc60 on January 25, 2022, 10:00:34 PM
Slow day to day. What about 13 days left. Mr. Walters has some work to do.
I'd say Walters has been relatively busy.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: GOLDMEMBER on January 25, 2022, 10:45:54 PM
What the heck is Alexander waiting for?


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Pigskin on January 25, 2022, 10:59:29 PM
$$$$$$.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: theaardvark on January 25, 2022, 11:55:44 PM
This weekend the "communication window" opens.  I imagine a lot of players/agents are waiting to get a glimpse of what they are worth on the open market... it will be interesting to see if after that window opens we get a flurry of signings or everything waits for FA day...


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on January 26, 2022, 12:36:51 PM
Blue Bombers Transactions - January 25, 2022

WINNIPEG, MB., January 25, 2022 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the club has released national offensive lineman Drew Desjarlais in order to allow him to further pursue an NFL agreement.

Farhan Lalji   @FarhanLaljiTSN
Hearing #Bombers OL Drew Desjarlais is expected to sign a futures contract with the #Patriots today.
@CFLonTSN

Transactions:

2022-01-25   WPG   DESJARLAIS, Drew   OL   N   Windsor   Delete From Active   Free Agent


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on January 28, 2022, 07:25:57 AM
Blue Bombers Transactions - January 26, 2022

WINNIPEG, MB., January 26, 2022 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the club has added the following players to the roster:

American defensive back Donovan Olumba (6-2, 205, Portland State, September 26, 1995)


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on January 28, 2022, 07:26:13 AM
Transactions:

2022-01-27   WPG   BRYANT, Stanley   OL   A   East Carolina   Add To   Active Roster


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on January 29, 2022, 02:50:25 AM
Transactions:

2022-01-28   WPG   WEEKES, Shae      N      Remove Unsigned   Free Agent

Weekes was a 6th round pick for the Bombers in 2021. The Bombers never signed him and it looks like he is now free to sign with any team.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on February 01, 2022, 12:48:33 PM
BLUE BOMBERS AGREE TO TERMS WITH RECEIVER DREW WOLITARSKY

WINNIPEG, MB., January 31, 2022 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the club has agreed to terms on a two-year contract extension with Canadian receiver Drew Wolitarsky, who was scheduled to become a free agent next week.

Wolitarsky (602, 225; University of Minnesota; born: March 22, 1995, in Santa Clarita, CA) returns to the Blue Bombers for a fifth season in 2022.

He dressed and started all 14 regular-season games in 2021, plus the Western Final and the 108th Grey Cup victory and finished with 32 receptions for 386 yards and one touchdown. He added six more catches in the two playoff games, including a Grey Cup performance in which he pulled in four passes for 48 yards - all of them in the club's fourth-quarter rally.

Wolitarsky was chosen by the club in a 2017 Canadian Football League Supplemental Draft, with the club forfeiting a third-round selection in the 2018 CFL Draft to select him.

He made his CFL debut on October 6th, 2017, and has suited up for 54 games over his first four seasons, with 111 career receptions for 1,412 yards and 10 touchdowns.

Wolitarsky finished his days at the University of Minnesota tied for eighth all-time in receptions with 130 and was named an All-Big Ten Third-Team All-Star Academic All-Big Ten as a senior. He was also named an Academic All-Big Ten in 2014, his sophomore season.

https://www.bluebombers.com/2022/01/31/blue-bombers-agree-terms-receiver-drew-wolitarsky/

"I DEFINITELY FEEL THE LOVE AND THE WANT TO RETURN." - WOLITARSKY BACK IN BLUE & GOLD
https://www.bluebombers.com/2022/01/31/definitely-feel-love-want-return-wolitarsky-back-blue-gold/


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on February 01, 2022, 12:48:55 PM
BLUE BOMBERS AGREE TO TERMS ON ONE-YEAR EXTENSION WITH OFFENSIVE LINEMAN MICHAEL COUTURE

WINNIPEG, MB., January 31, 2022 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the club has agreed to terms on a one-year contract extension with centre Michael Couture.

Couture
(6-4, 305; Simon Fraser University; born: February 7, 1994 in Burnaby, B.C.) returns to the Blue Bombers for his sixth season in Winnipeg.

A second-round selection by the Blue Bombers in the 2016 CFL Draft, 10th overall, Couture has appeared in 86 regular season games since his arrival - including all 14 in 2021 as well as the Western Final and 108th Grey Cup victory.

Couture became the team's starting centre at the start of the 2019 season and has been a steady presence in the middle of the best offensive line in the league.

The Bombers led the CFL in scoring in 2021 and finished second in rushing while surrendering the fewest quarterback sacks.

His work was recognized by his peers, as he was named to the 2021 CFL Players' Association All-Star Team.

Couture played four seasons at Simon Fraser, making 36 starts over that span. He showed great versatility during his career, spending time at four different positions on the offensive line, and was a Great Northwest Conference First Team All-Star at centre in 2014 and at tackle in 2015.

https://www.bluebombers.com/2022/01/31/blue-bombers-agree-terms-one-year-extension-offensive-lineman-michael-couture/


Farhan Lalji   @FarhanLaljiTSN   Jan 31
Couture takes less to stay with #Bombers. 1 year deal for 180k. Being told his hometown #BCLions had offered closer to 200k.
@CFLonTSN


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: theaardvark on February 01, 2022, 04:09:26 PM
Sounds like Rose is back too... really shaping up to be a banner off season for a GC champion team... we will lose some players, to NFL and overpaying CFL teams... but we've weathered that storm before, and will again...


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on February 02, 2022, 05:57:37 AM
BLUE BOMBERS AGREE TO TERMS ON ONE-YEAR EXTENSION WITH DEFENSIVE BACK WINSTON ROSE

WINNIPEG, MB., February 1, 2022 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the club has signed American cornerback Winston Rose to a one-year contract extension.

He was scheduled to become a free agent next week.

Rose
(6-0, 171; New Mexico State; born: November 29, 1993, in Inglewood, CA) returns in 2022 for a third season with the Blue Bombers and his fourth in the Canadian Football League.

The league's interception leader and a CFL All-Star in 2019, Rose turned that success into a contract with the Cincinnati Bengals that winter, officially signing with the National Football League squad on December 31, 2019.

He spent most of 2020 on the Bengals' practice roster but did suit up for two regular season games. Rose was waived and added to Cincinnati's practice roster at the end of training camp in 2021 before being released on September 6th.

The cornerback returned to the CFL and the Blue Bombers on October 20th last fall and started the final three regular season games and both the Western Final and the 108th Grey Cup. He had five tackles in the trio of regular season games and added seven more in the playoffs.

A veteran of 43 CFL games with Ottawa, B.C. and Winnipeg, Rose has 116 career tackles and 14 interceptions - nine of them as a member of the Blue Bombers.
He first came to Canada in 2016 as a late practice-roster addition in Toronto after NFL stints with the Los Angeles Rams and Indianapolis Colts before being waived and signed by Ottawa.

https://www.bluebombers.com/2022/02/01/blue-bombers-agree-terms-one-year-extension-defensive-back-winston-rose/


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on February 03, 2022, 01:00:15 PM
BLUE BOMBERS AGREE TO TERMS ON ONE-YEAR EXTENSION WITH BAILEY

WINNIPEG, MB., February 2, 2022 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the club has agreed to terms on a one-year contract extension with American receiver Rasheed Bailey, who was scheduled to become a free agent next month.

Bailey (6-1, 208; Delaware Valley University; born: July 29, 1993, in Philadelphia, PA) returns to the Blue Bombers for a third season in 2022.

Bailey started all 14 regular season games for the Blue Bombers in 2021, posting career numbers with 52 receptions for 629 yards and five touchdowns.

He added six more catches for 116 yards in the playoffs, including a touchdown in the Western Final and a critical two-point conversion in overtime of the Grey Cup win.

Bailey made his CFL and Blue Bombers debut in 2019, suiting up for five games that season and finishing with 19 receptions for 206 yards with four more receptions for 26 yards in three playoff starts that November.

He first turned pro in 2015, signing as an undrafted free agent with the Philadelphia Eagles after a college career at Delaware Valley, where he finished as the school's all-time leader in receiving yards and second in receiving touchdowns.

Before arriving in Winnipeg, Bailey also had stints with the B.C. Lions, Jacksonville Jaguars, San Diego Chargers, Cleveland Browns and Carolina Panthers.

https://www.bluebombers.com/2022/02/02/blue-bombers-agree-terms-one-year-extension-bailey/

"MY HEART IS IN WINNIPEG" - BAILEY RETURNS FOR 2022

https://www.bluebombers.com/2022/02/02/416243/


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on February 03, 2022, 01:00:26 PM
BLUE BOMBERS AGREE TO TERMS WITH MERCY MASTON

WINNIPEG, MB., February 4, 2022 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the club has agreed to terms on a one-year contract extension with American defensive back Mercy Maston, who was scheduled to become a free agent next week.

Maston (5-11, 208; Boise State; born: November 10, 1992, in Bakersfield, CA) returns to the Blue Bombers for a third season after suffering a torn Achilles tendon injury in training camp and spending all of 2021 on the injured list.

Maston joined the Blue Bombers in August of 2019 and dressed for two games before being injured. He returned to the lineup late in the year and started at the dime spot for the regular season finale and then the three playoff games where he racked up 13 tackles, one sack and an interception.

Prior to joining the Blue Bombers, Maston played two seasons with Edmonton (2017-18), recording 57 tackles and two interceptions in 19 games. He was released to pursue NFL opportunities in January of 2019 and signed with the Philadelphia Eagles before returning to Edmonton.

https://www.bluebombers.com/2022/02/02/blue-bombers-agree-terms-mercy-maston/


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on February 03, 2022, 01:00:34 PM
Transactions:

2022-02-02   WPG   MASTON, Mercy   LB   A   Boise State   Add To   Active Roster
2022-02-02   WPG   COUTURE, Michael   OL   N   Simon Fraser   Add To   Active Roster
2022-02-02   WPG   ROSE, Winston   DB   A   New Mexico State   Add To   Active Roster


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Ducky on February 03, 2022, 03:03:08 PM
I am worried we will lose Alexander.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on February 03, 2022, 03:34:25 PM
I am worried we will lose Alexander.

If he's injured and can't play for 1/2 a season it changes the equation. If we're in the hunt for another 1st place Grey Cup run I'd think he'd return.

Technically there wouldn't seem to be any reason to not sign him now. With a non football injury he'd be suspended until he could report to the team and participate in practice.

Taking PR a little further we could sign him and place him on the 6 game IR to start the season. Giving him a full salary but protecting the injury time from SMS.



Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on February 04, 2022, 12:48:08 PM
BLUE BOMBERS AGREE TO TERMS WITH JOHNNY AUGUSTINE

WINNIPEG, MB., February 3, 2022 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the club has agreed to terms on a two-year contract extension with Canadian running back Johnny Augustine, who was scheduled to become a free agent next month.

Augustine dressed for all 14 games in 2021, rushing 40 times for 285 yards. The running back rushed 38 times for 242 yards in 2019, adding another six receptions for 92 yards and a touchdown. He made his first CFL start in the annual Labour Day Classic, rushing 12 times for 98 yards while adding four catches for 17 yards.

Augustine was not selected in the 2017 CFL Draft, but was signed by the Edmonton Eskimos and invited to their training camp that year. He returned to university after camp and was then signed by the Saskatchewan Roughriders in February before being released before training camp and finally signing with the Bombers in May of 2018. 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.

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/2022/02/03/blue-bombers-agree-terms-johnny-augustine/


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on February 04, 2022, 12:48:17 PM
Transactions:

2022-02-03   WPG   PONDER, Jermaine   DB   A   St. Francis University   Add To   Active Roster
2022-02-03   WPG   BAILEY, Rasheed   WR   A   Delaware Valley   Add To   Active Roster
2022-02-03   WPG   AUGUSTINE, Johnny   RB   N   Guelph   Add To   Active Roster
2022-02-03   WPG   WOLITARSKY, Drew   WR   N   Minnesota   Add To   Active Roster

Ponder was on Montreal's practice roster in 20221.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: theaardvark on February 05, 2022, 06:25:54 PM
PLAYER   A/N/G   POS   COLLEGE   STATUS
ADAMS, Darvin   A   WR   Auburn   
ALEXANDER, Brandon   A   DB   Central Florida   

ANTIGHA, Tobi   A   DL   Presbyterian College   

AUGUSTINE, Johnny*   N   RB   Guelph   Extended 02/03/22
BAILEY, Rasheed   A   WR   Delaware Valley   Extended 02/02/22
BENSON, Mike*   N   LS   Acadia   Extended 01/24/22
BIGHILL, Adam   A   LB   Central Washington   Extended 01/20/22
BRIGGS, Jesse*   N   LB   McGill   Extended 01/16/22
BROWN, Kevin   A   LB   Cincinnati   
BRYANT, Stanley   A   OL   East Carolina   Extended 01/21/22
CALDWELL, Joshua   A   RB   Northwest Missouri State   
CASTILLO, Sergio   A   K   West Texas A&M   

COLLAROS, Zach   A   QB   Cincinnati   Extended 01/20/22
COUTURE, Michael*   N   OL   Simon Fraser   Extended 01/31/22
DARBY, Alden   A   DB   Arizona State   
DESJARLAIS, Drew*   N   OL   Windsor   Released 01/25/22
DUCRE, Greg   A   DB   Washington   
ELI, Tavita*   N   OL   Hawaii
   
GAUTHIER, Shayne*   N   LB   Laval   Extended 01/19/22
GRANT, Janarion   A   WR   Rutgers   
GRAY, Geoff*   N   OL   Manitoba   Extended 01/17/22
GRIFFITHS, Connor*   N   DL   UBC   
HALLETT, Nick*   N   DB   Toronto   Extended 01/3/22
HANSEN, Thiadric   G   LB   Potsdam Royals   
HARDRICK, Jermarcus   A   OL   Nebraska   Extended 01/06/22
HARRIS, Andrew*   N   RB   Nanaimo Raiders Jr.   
JEFFCOAT, Jackson   A   DL   Texas   Extended 01/07/22
JEFFERSON, Willie   A   DE   Stephen F. Austin State   Extended 01/07/22
JOHNSON, Josh   A   DB   Purdue   
JONES, Mike   A   DB   Temple
   
KONGBO, Jonathan*   N   DE   Tennessee   Released 01/12/22
LAWLER, Kenny   A   WR   California   
LEWIS, Malcolm   A   WR   Miami
   
MASTON, Mercy   A   DB   Boise State   Extended 02/02/22
MCDOUGLE, Dexter   A   DB   Maryland   
MCGUIRE, Sean   A   QB   Western Illinois   
MCKAY, Mekale   A   WR   Cincinnati   
MILLER, Josh   A   DB   Ball State   

MILLER, Mike*   N   FB   Acadia   Extended 01/13/22
MOE, Mason   A   LB   UC Davis   
NEUFELD, Patrick*   N   OL   Saskatchewan   Extended 01/11/22
OLIVEIRA, Brady*   N   RB   North Dakota   Extended 02/07/22
RICHARDSON, Steven   A   DT   Minnesota   
ROSE, Ezekiel   A   DT   West Virginia
   
ROSE, Winston   A   DB   New Mexico State   Extended 02/01/22
TAYLOR, Nicholas   A   DB   Florida International   Extended 02/07/22
THOMAS, Jake*   N   DL   Acadia   Extended 01/05/22
WOLITARSKY, Drew*   A   WR   Minnesota   Extended 01/31/22


By my count.... 6 starters left un-signed...


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on February 05, 2022, 06:30:32 PM
You count wrong: Darby, Taylor, Richardson, Harris, Adams, Alexander, Castillo, Grant and Mike Jones ( now that we've lost Alford ). That assumes you're also discounting losing Lawler which is probably true.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Pigskin on February 05, 2022, 06:32:20 PM
Wasn't Nick Taylor a starter??


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: theaardvark on February 05, 2022, 06:36:51 PM
OK, 8, forgot Taylor... Castillo and Grant are ST starters, so not usually counted in the starting 24, so if you count them, add Hansen as well...


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on February 05, 2022, 07:01:20 PM
OK, 8, forgot Taylor... Castillo and Grant are ST starters, so not usually counted in the starting 24, so if you count them, add Hansen as well...

Castillo and Grant have roles as important as starters which can't be discounted. I don't think we get Castillo back but that is a critical role and I define the kickers and returners as starters. Going beyond that all DI's are essentially rotational starters but that's just a point of view.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Pigskin on February 05, 2022, 08:15:24 PM
Cricket chirping again today for the bombers. 


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on February 05, 2022, 08:36:19 PM
Cricket chirping again today for the bombers. 

Hopefully they are re-signing players but haven't made announcements. Tuesday is coming quickly and I wonder who we'll lose. Lawler almost certainly. Castillo still looking at NFL.  Don't usually hear much on Sundays even if transactions are made. Could be some catching up across the league on Monday with some rapid fire decisions.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: road griller on February 05, 2022, 08:59:49 PM
Cricket chirping again today for the bombers. 

They have been doing well, probably making sure they are doing everything right according to their plan and maximizing ever dollar.  This team is already in good shape, they will be fighting it out with the Stamps for  first place all season.    No need for panic, this team will be very, very good.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on February 05, 2022, 09:11:50 PM
They have been doing well, probably making sure they are doing everything right according to their plan and maximizing ever dollar.  This team is already in good shape, they will be fighting it out with the Stamps for  first place all season.    No need for panic, this team will be very, very good.

No panic just reality. We have no idea of who will be lost or gained in free agency. Every other team seems to be in similar situations.

Currently we have 7 starters on offence signed: 4 OL, 3 receivers and our QB. On defence we have 6 starters signed: 3 DL, 2 LB's and 1 DB. That's 13 of 24 and that doesn't include important ST players like Grant and Castillo.

Predicting who will end up fighting for 1st is pointless until at least the beginning of TC. Then you can at least determine what a roster might look like. Bombers have better coaching than most if not all teams so that gives us a leg up.

Next week will give us some new info as to which players from 2021 will be back


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Pigskin on February 05, 2022, 09:37:08 PM
They have been doing well, probably making sure they are doing everything right according to their plan and maximizing ever dollar.  This team is already in good shape, they will be fighting it out with the Stamps for  first place all season.    No need for panic, this team will be very, very good.

I don't agree with the Stamps. The Riders are going to be a very good team this year again with the GC in there backyard.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on February 05, 2022, 09:44:38 PM
I don't agree with the Stamps. The Riders are going to be a very good team this year again with the GC in there backyard.

Just another guess. They have 27 potential free agents. Lost Micah Johnson already. Look to lose Purifoy and Gainey shortly. So what their roster looks like in a week or before TC is up in the air. At least they have a better QB than the Elks at the moment and probably the Lions. So they should be in the hunt barring injury.

Players have had the time to get offers in the last week and there has been some movement. OTOH, lots of starters in most teams have not moved and will reach free agency.

Could be lots of movement over Tuesday / Wednesday or lots of players re-signing with current teams.

Honestly don't know what to expect on any team. Fingers are crossed we get more of our players back. I don't think we'll be big players in free agency from other teams.

Could there be surprises on the horizon?


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: road griller on February 06, 2022, 05:29:22 AM
I don't agree with the Stamps. The Riders are going to be a very good team this year again with the GC in there backyard.

Lol, if you don?t think the Stamps are playing for #1 you are disillusioned.  The Riders will be competing for 3rd at best.  Winnipeg and Calgary are # 1 and 2.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Pigskin on February 06, 2022, 06:30:38 PM
Well if Alexander signs, it sound like he will be on out for more than 6 games.

I am also surprised that we haven't sign Nick Taylor.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on February 07, 2022, 03:52:13 PM
BLUE BOMBERS AGREE TO TERMS WITH AMERICAN DEFENSIVE BACK NICK TAYLOR

WINNIPEG, MB., February 7, 2022 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the club has agreed to terms on a one-year contract extension with American defensive back Nick Taylor, who was scheduled to become a free agent next week.

Taylor
(5-9, 188; Florida International University; born: March 27, 1988, in Hollywood, FL) returns to the Blue Bombers for a third season in 2022 and his seventh in the Canadian Football League.

Dressing and starting 12 regular-season games in 2021 as well as the Western Final and 108th Grey Cup, Taylor was a key part of the team's dominant defence. He finished the season with 31 tackles, four pass knockdowns and one tackle for a loss. He was solid in the two playoff victories as well, with six tackles and a critical pass knockdown near the end of the Western Final that helped secure a spot in the Grey Cup game.

Taylor joined the Blue Bombers in August of 2019, following his release from Edmonton. He has appeared in 51 games over a CFL career that began in 2016 - 16 with the Blue Bombers, 18 with Edmonton and 17 with Ottawa.

Taylor did not play college football as he was instead the starting point guard at Florida International University's basketball team. He had played in high school and picked up the game again by playing in the Stars Football League and then standing out at FIU's Pro Day. He was signed by the Minnesota Vikings as an undrafted free agent and spent time with the Orlando Predators in 2015 before signing with Ottawa.

https://www.bluebombers.com/2022/02/07/blue-bombers-agree-terms-american-defensive-back-nick-taylor/


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on February 07, 2022, 03:54:00 PM
BLUE BOMBERS AGREE TO TERMS WITH CANADIAN RUNNING BACK BRADY OLIVERIA

WINNIPEG, MB., February 7, 2022 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the club has agreed to terms on a two-year contract extension with Canadian running back Brady Oliveira, who was scheduled to become a free agent February 8th.

Oliveira (5-10, 227; University of North Dakota; born: August 15, 1997, in Winnipeg, MB) returns to the Blue Bombers for a third season in 2022.

A Winnipeg native and the club's second-round selection, 14th overall, in the 2019 Canadian Football League Draft, Oliveira finished the 2021 season with 429 yards and two touchdowns in 13 games, six of them starts. Those totals placed him second on the Blue Bombers in rushing behind Andrew Harris (623) and ninth overall in the CFL.

Oliveira had his rookie season of 2019 cut short with a leg injury in the team's home opener, limiting him to two games.

A product of Oak Park High School, Oliveira was a star at UND, rushing for 2,822 yards and 22 touchdowns over his four seasons at the school. He earned All Big-Sky Honours in 2016 and 2017 and was a Jon Cornish Award finalist for the most outstanding Canadian player in collegiate football in 2018, his senior year.

https://www.bluebombers.com/2022/02/07/blue-bombers-agree-terms-canadian-running-back-brady-oliveria/


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on February 07, 2022, 03:57:08 PM
A great start to the day. Doesn't bode particularly well for A. Harris which is unfortunate. Hopefully we hear of a couple more re-signings today. Since we're not expecting to get Lawler or Richardson back that only leaves: Darby, Grant, Adams and M. Jones and Alexander on the to do list.

It may be by not re-signing Harris it gave us the SMS to increase the salary to Oliveria and Augustine. That might have have left a little more to sign others as well.



Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on February 07, 2022, 10:49:18 PM
Dave Naylor   @TSNDaveNaylor
I think it's still possible @andrewharris33 could be with @Wpg_BlueBombers this season. Wouldn't expect the role or the compensation to be same as what he's had but that's part of playing the game in your mid-30s. #CFL #Bombers

I wouldn't expect the @BCLions to top @elks's $300k offer for Kenny Lawler. They've come in roughly $50k less on each season of a two-year deal.#Lions #Elks

Hearing that former @Wpg_BlueBombers WR Kenny Lawler has made his commitment to the @elks. At $300k, he becomes the @CFL's highest paid receiver.#CFL #Elks


Farhan Lalji   @FarhanLaljiTSN
Certainly sounds as though Lawler to #Elks is a done deal. Edm made a late push for both he and NT Steven Richardson, but hearing that "Stove" is still expected to sign with #BCLions tomorrow. And they're still planning to add more to the D-line. @CFLonTSN #CFLFA

I expect clarity on this situation within the next 24 hours with Kyle Walters scheduled to speak to the media then. There have been more recent discussions between #Bombers & Harris. This has been a challenging situation for all involved & there have been some hard feelings ... /1

There has been interest in Harris services elsewhere (I'm told #Elks are among those interested) but the door has not been closed on a return to #Bombers.

If I was betting, I would expect both sides to move on, but it's a fluid situation. A lot can still change in 24 hours

TRANSACTIONS - ELKS EXTEND WALKER

Veteran wide receiver Derel Walker is staying in Edmonton.

The pending free agent's extension was announced Saturday by the Elks, along with the additions of Charles Nelson (WR), Dionte Sykes (WR), Floyd Redfield (DB), Darius Royster (DL), and Jeawon Taylor (DB).

Nelson played 49 games for Oregon from 2014-2017, registering 124 receptions for 1,555 yards and 14 touchdowns. A threat on both sides of the ball, the 2015 Pac-12 All-Conference recipient (first team) also recorded 67 total tackles, two interceptions, and six pass breakups.

Nelson has CFL experience to his name, after breaking into the league in 2018 with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. His first action came a year later when he appeared in four games for the Bombers before suffering a season-ending foot injury. In 2021 he played in seven games - primarily as a return man - before being moved to the practice roster in late September.

https://www.goelks.com/2022/02/05/transactions-elks-extend-walker/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on February 07, 2022, 11:10:42 PM
Pending Bomber Free Agents:

Quarterback

Sean McGuire (A)

Running Back


Andrew Harris (N)
Joshua Caldwell (A) didn't play in 2021

Receiver

Darvin Adams (A)
Janarion Grant (A)
Kenny Lawler (A)
Malcolm Lewis (A) didn't play in 2021
Mekale McKay (A) didn't play in 2021

Offensive Line

Tui Eli (N)

Defensive Line

Tobi Antigha (A)
Connor Griffiths (N)  didn't play in 2021
Thiadric Hansen (G)
Steven Richardson (A)
Ezekiel Rose (A)

Linebacker

Kevin Brown (A)
Mason Moe (A) didn't play in 2021

Defensive Back

Brandon Alexander (A)
Alden Darby (A)
Greg Ducre  (A) didn't play in 2021
Josh Johnson (A)
Mike Jones (A)
Dexter McDougle  (A) didn't play in 2021
Josh Miller (A)

Kicker

Sergio Castillo (A)

Long snapper


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: KINGCHARLES on February 08, 2022, 12:30:28 AM
need an upgrade at backup QB...although with our OL we may be in an amazing position to try and develop our own future starter....worst case McGuire probably comes cheap and he was money in short yardage.

RB: I wonder with Lawler and Richardson gone is there still room for Harris. I think he's still got enough gas for a reduced role. You can not deny he was still one of the top 3 RB's in the CFL when healthy last year. Curious though if Kyle Borsa cracks the roster and sticks for a year or 22 before leaving for the Riders (hometown prairie boys love the hometown team)

WR: Adams is signed now, we need Grant as our return man. Curious though as a last case scenerio could Banks be a stop gap and used as a retuner and WR...if so even with his attitude he might be a desperation attempt if Grant was to leave too. I wonder if the club is still interested in McKay...O'Leary-Orange being a signed Canadian WR has had some hype from coaches, players and fans that watch practice as being a possible rotational WR....Hearing the Bombers are kicking the tires on Ellingson.

OL: the strongest part of our team....bye bye Eli im sure he can be a starter somewhere too as he got a tonne of reps in our Offence this last season...we also have that draft pick Liam Dobson.

DL: Richardson gone is ok...Sayles and Walker were an amazing relief duo in place of Stove....our DL will be fine. It would be nice to get Hansen, Rose and Antigha back.

LB: it would be nice to bring Darby back but we already signed Maston and it seems like the club is high on Maston. Darby is a good insurance policy though for that SAM LB and HB positions...

DB: I have a feeling Alexander doesnt get signed till closer to the season due to his ACL injury. Mike Jones also suffered an ACL injury and is equally important, I think Jones is highly underrated.

Kicker: through the money Medlock type money at Castillo and bring him back.

keep in mind the upcomming draft and the Canadian Mafia has a very good track record of improving our team from any potential holes we may have


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: theaardvark on February 08, 2022, 12:47:18 AM
need an upgrade at backup QB...although with our OL we may be in an amazing position to try and develop our own future starter....worst case McGuire probably comes cheap and he was money in short yardage.

RB: I wonder with Lawler and Richardson gone is there still room for Harris. I think he's still got enough gas for a reduced role. You can not deny he was still one of the top 3 RB's in the CFL when healthy last year. Curious though if Kyle Borsa cracks the roster and sticks for a year or 22 before leaving for the Riders (hometown prairie boys love the hometown team)

WR: Adams is signed now, we need Grant as our return man. Curious though as a last case scenerio could Banks be a stop gap and used as a retuner and WR...if so even with his attitude he might be a desperation attempt if Grant was to leave too. I wonder if the club is still interested in McKay...O'Leary-Orange being a signed Canadian WR has had some hype from coaches, players and fans that watch practice as being a possible rotational WR....Hearing the Bombers are kicking the tires on Ellingson.

OL: the strongest part of our team....bye bye Eli im sure he can be a starter somewhere too as he got a tonne of reps in our Offence this last season...we also have that draft pick Liam Dobson.

DL: Richardson gone is ok...Sayles and Walker were an amazing relief duo in place of Stove....our DL will be fine. It would be nice to get Hansen, Rose and Antigha back.

LB: it would be nice to bring Darby back but we already signed Maston and it seems like the club is high on Maston. Darby is a good insurance policy though for that SAM LB and HB positions...

DB: I have a feeling Alexander doesnt get signed till closer to the season due to his ACL injury. Mike Jones also suffered an ACL injury and is equally important, I think Jones is highly underrated.

Kicker: through the money Medlock type money at Castillo and bring him back.

keep in mind the upcomming draft and the Canadian Mafia has a very good track record of improving our team from any potential holes we may have

Who did he sign with?

darvin adams 1@darvinadamsUN0
Replying to
@BobIrvingCJOB

My guy Bob!
From the looks of it @Wpg_BlueBombers don?t want me 2 come on down.


posted 9am this morning...


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: ichabod_crane on February 08, 2022, 01:38:43 AM
Well if Alexander signs, it sound like he will be on out for more than 6 games.

I am also surprised that we haven't sign Nick Taylor.

I doubt anyone signs Alexander until he heals up. Why risk money on a  guy who may not recover fully?


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: ichabod_crane on February 08, 2022, 01:45:57 AM
Who did he sign with?

darvin adams 1@darvinadamsUN0
Replying to
@BobIrvingCJOB

My guy Bob!
From the looks of it @Wpg_BlueBombers don?t want me 2 come on down.


posted 9am this morning...


Or they are just waiting to see what the player landscape looks like come free agency start and if they can improve a little. Adams is not necessarily gonzo unless he really wants to. Not every pending free agent re-signs with their last team prior to free agency opening. Lots of kicking the tires going on for all sides.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: the paw on February 08, 2022, 02:57:55 AM
As of this moment, we need to sign one legit starting receiver (doesn't have to be a superstar, but one with a proven track record), one rotational Canadian D-lineman, a returner, and a place kicker.

The rest we can get from recruiting, draft picks, etc. but the above is where we have to play in the free agency market IMHO. 

Ellingson would be great, but I would settle for Huff or Ricky Collins.
Makana Henry would be okay, or Betts if he doesn't end up somewhere else.
I am still hoping Janarion Grant comes back.
If we can't sign a placekicker better than Mourtada, I am ready to give Leggs another shot. 


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Pigskin on February 08, 2022, 05:23:44 AM
Sounds like Wade Miller is making an announcement tomorrow morning.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: DM83 on February 08, 2022, 09:37:04 AM
It does? Like what?


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on February 09, 2022, 12:36:44 PM
BLUE BOMBERS AGREE TO TERMS WITH RECEIVER GREG ELLINGSON

WINNIPEG, MB., February 8, 2022 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the club has signed veteran American receiver Greg Ellingson to a one-year contract.

Ellingson (6-3, 200; Florida International University; born: December 30, 1988, in Tampa, FL) ranks in the CFL's Top 50 in career receiving yardage, having amassed 7,952 yards on 549 yards and 42 touchdowns over 117 regular season games with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, Ottawa RedBlacks and Edmonton Elks. He had 47 receptions for 687 yards and one TD in 10 games last year for Edmonton, ending his streak of five consecutive 1,000-yard seasons.

Now 33, Ellingson came to the CFL in 2013 after first signing as an undrafted free agent by the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2011 and following stints with the New Orleans Voodoo and Tampa Bay Storm of the Arena League as well as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Ellingson had 52 receptions for 800 yards and six TDs in his first season with the Ticats and added 32 receptions for 429 yards in just nine games a year later. He signed as a free agent with Ottawa in 2015 and established himself as one of the league's best receivers through the next five seasons, four with the RedBlacks and one with Edmonton, by averaging 84 catches for 1,207 yards from 2015-19 before last year's shortened schedule.

He was named Ottawa's Most Outstanding Player in 2017 and was a four-time East Division All-Star while with the RedBlacks and West Division All-Star with Edmonton in 2019.

Ellingson played his college ball at Florida International University, catching 131 passes for 2,108 yards and 14 touchdowns in 48 games.

https://www.bluebombers.com/2022/02/08/blue-bombers-agree-terms-receiver-greg-ellingson/


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on February 09, 2022, 12:42:01 PM
Transactions:

2022-02-08   WPG   LUCIEN, Devin   WR   N   Arizona State   Delete From Retired   Free Agent
2022-02-08   WPG   CALDWELL, Joshua   RB   N   Northwest Missouri State   Delete From Suspended   Free Agent
2022-02-08   WPG   STEWART, Josh   WR   A   Texas at San Antonio   Delete From Retired   Free Agent
2022-02-08   WPG   ROSE, Ezekiel   DT   N   West Virginia   Delete From Active   Free Agent
2022-02-08   WPG   RICHARDSON, Steven   DL   A   Minnesota   Delete From Active   Free Agent
2022-02-08   WPG   MOE, Mason   LB   N      Delete From Suspended   Free Agent
2022-02-08   WPG   MITCHELL, Bryant   WR   N   Northwestern State   Delete From Retired   Free Agent
2022-02-08   WPG   MILLER, Josh   DB   N   Ball State   Delete From Active   Free Agent
2022-02-08   WPG   MCKAY, Mekale   WR   A   Cincinnati   Delete From Suspended   Free Agent
2022-02-08   WPG   MCGUIRE, Sean   QB   A   Western Illinois   Delete From Active   Free Agent
2022-02-08   WPG   MCDOUGLE, Dexter   DB   N   Maryland   Delete From Suspended   Free Agent
2022-02-08   WPG   LEWIS, Malcolm   WR   N   Miami   Delete From Suspended   Free Agent
2022-02-08   WPG   JOHNSON, Josh   DB   A   Purdue   Delete From Active   Free Agent
2022-02-08   WPG   HARRIS, Andrew   RB   N   Nanaimo Raiders Jr.   Delete From Active   Free Agent
2022-02-08   WPG   HANSEN, Thiadric   DL   A      Delete From Active   Free Agent
2022-02-08   WPG   GRIFFITHS, Connor   DL   N   UBC   Delete From Suspended   Free Agent
2022-02-08   WPG   GRANT, Janarion   WR   A   Rutgers   Delete From Active   Free Agent
2022-02-08   WPG   ELI, Tavita   OL   N   Hawaii   Delete From Suspended   Free Agent
2022-02-08   WPG   DUCRE, Greg   DB   A   Washington   Delete From Suspended   Free Agent
2022-02-08   WPG   DARBY, Alden   LB   A   Arizona State   Delete From Active   Free Agent
2022-02-08   WPG   CRAPIGNA, Tyler   K   N   McMaster   Delete From Active   Free Agent
2022-02-08   WPG   CHOUDJA, Patrick   DL   A   Nevada   Delete From Retired   Free Agent
2022-02-08   WPG   CASTILLO, Sergio   K   A   West Texas A&M   Delete From Active   Free Agent
2022-02-08   WPG   CALDWELL, Kevin      N      Delete From Free Agent   Free Agent
2022-02-08   WPG   BROWN, Kevin   LB   A   Cincinnati   Delete From Active   Free Agent
2022-02-08   WPG   APPLEBY, Austin   QB   N   Florida   Delete From Retired   Free Agent
2022-02-08   WPG   ALEXANDER, Brandon   DB   A   Central Florida   Delete From Active   Free Agent
2022-02-08   WPG   ADAMS, Darvin   WR   A   Auburn   Delete From Active   Free Agent
2022-02-08   WPG   JONES, Mike   DB   A   Temple   Delete From Active   Free Agent
2022-02-08   WPG   LAWLER, Kenny   WR   A   California   Delete From Active   Free Agent
2022-02-08   WPG   ANTIGHA, Tobi   DL   A   Presbyterian College   Delete From Active   Free Agent
2022-02-08   WPG   OLIVEIRA, Brady   RB   N   North Dakota   Add To   Active Roster
2022-02-08   WPG   TAYLOR, Nicholas   DB   N   Florida International   Add To   Active Roster


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on February 09, 2022, 01:07:25 PM
FREE AGENCY UPDATE
By Ed Tait

The doors to the Canadian Football League's free agent market officially swung open Tuesday morning, with the two-time defending Grey Cup champion Winnipeg Blue Bombers simultaneously landing a big receiver while taking some serious roster hits - including the departure of future hall-of-fame running back Andrew Harris.

And as all this unfolded in furious fashion, the club is still waiting on a decision from future hall of famer Andrew Harris, now officially a free agent.

Coming aboard as the day's marquee addition is veteran receiver Greg Ellingson - a five-time 1,000-yard man last with the Edmonton Elks - but exiting were Harris (Toronto), receivers Kenny Lawler (Edmonton) and Darvin Adams (Ottawa), along with dime back Alden Darby (Ottawa), defensive tackle Steven Richardson (B.C.) and cornerback Mike Jones (Montreal). Also leaving was defensive end/linebacker Tobi Antigha (Edmonton).

Couple those exits with the NFL departures of guard Drew Desjarlais and cornerback DeAundre Alford, and the Blue Bombers have now lost eight starters from last year's roster.

And even after all that, consider this: the Blue Bombers are still be considered Grey Cup favourites heading into 2022. Remember, that in the weeks leading up to today, management had already attacked its long list of pending free agents, which once numbered 41, by re-signing 22 players in quarterback Zach Collaros; defensive linemen Willie Jefferson, Jackson Jeffcoat, Jake Thomas, offensive linemen Stanley Bryant, Jermarcus Hardrick, Pat Neufeld, Michael Couture and Geoff Gray; receivers Rasheed Bailey, Drew Wolitarsky; running backs Brady Oliveira and Johnny Augustine; fullback Mike Miller; linebackers Adam Bighill, Jesse Briggs and Shayne Gauthier; defensive backs Winston Rose, Mercy Maston, Nick Taylor, Nick Hallett, and long-snapper Mike Benson.

The biggest change, though, sees Harris leave for the Argonauts after negotiations with his hometown team stalled. Blue Bombers GM Kyle Walters, speaking to the media prior to the news of Harris leaving, indicated that Harris was representing himself in the discussions and that the two sides couldn't agree on a contract.

"I know Andrew's done nothing but good things for this organization, and the face of the franchise and the local guy and has been part of the success over the last few years as we built this up the way we did," said Walters. "It's obviously a very difficult situation."

Walters added that the situation with Harris has been his most challenging as the Blue Bombers GM.

"I don't recall being in a spot like this," he said. "We're talking about a Hall of Fame running back, the face of our franchise. No, I've never been in a situation like this.

"It's tough on everybody. I mean, Andrew ... everything he's done, he's a leader. It's just at this point, it's a shi**y part of the business end of things. It's impossible not to be saddened by it. As much as you try to take a business approach end of things, of course, we've been here together for this long. It's a terrible situation."

On signing Ellingson:

"Well, once we realized what was going on with the Kenny Lawler contract status, and his agent was very open and honest with me throughout the process that it was going to be very difficult - impossible - to re-sign Kenny at those numbers. We started looking at various other options last week and trying to get something worked out. Greg brings in a veteran presence, we know him, and Zach (Collaros) have a relationship (from their days in Hamilton) and we expect him to come in and provide some stability and play that slotback position."

On what he expected the club to do today and the days ahead in free agency:
"I don't anticipate us (making a big splash in free agency). We don't have much left to spend. So, we'll be looking quiet today. Maybe add some ... if some players fall through the cracks over the next couple of days, just some depth pieces, at a price point that we can afford. But I don't think there will be much from the Bombers today.

"... we were so focused on the guys on our list trying to be re-signed that there really wasn't a ton of room for high-price guys to come in here. There's the standard (stuff), the agents all reach out and all kind of gauge interest and see what you can do, and then once you start hearing the price points that they're looking for. So, again, Winnipeg is obviously a successful organization the past few years, and where people want to go, but at this time of the year, the agents certainly are looking into trying to get their clients the best deal possible. And guys just coming over here, not being in the building, they're not going to leave their team to come to Winnipeg for less money, despite what they're hearing about our organization."

On the kicking situation, with Sergio Castillo unsigned:
"We've had some success bringing kickers into this league in years past. Sergio came in and obviously with the struggles we had last year were well documented, and Sergio came in and performed exactly like we thought he would when we traded for him. We'll see. There's a lot of time between now and training camp to sort that out.

" ... We really haven't had much talks with (Castillo). And someone's going to, there's got to be some give and take with this salary cap. As I've said all along, there's no way everyone's going to get fair market value. You just sort of have to look at your roster and figure out, through the depth on your current players, through the draft, through scouting, how on earth can you move on from some of them a little bit more easily than others is the reality."

On negotiations with safety Brandon Alexander, who was injured on the last play of the Grey Cup:
"I've spoken with Brandon, I've spoken with his agent. Obviously, he's injured, which adds an interesting layer to this. I expect Brandon to be back with us."

On the back-up quarterback situation with Sean McGuire now a free agent:
"We were kind of kicking the tires. With the turnover at that position in this league, it's tough to find one. Sean McGuire is currently maybe exploring options outside of football to move on with his life, so that adds a twist. He showed some good things the last couple of years, but again missing the pre-season game hurts and the one game he gets to play was terrible weather. And again, from the way our cap is, from a cost standpoint, we'd like to try to find somebody that has some CFL experience, but those are few and far between."

And, related to that, on the possibility of a return of Chris Streveler:

"He certainly would fit into our team, I don't know if he would fit into our salary cap. I guess that depends on how badly he would want to be in Winnipeg (chuckles). And again, his agent has made it perfectly clear to me: 'I wouldn't hold any money aside with the hopes of Streveler coming back anytime.' Which works out well, because we certainly don't have any money to hold aside."

On losing 'Stove' Richardson:
"Steven ... unbelievable. There's another one where Steven's going to get a nice, big payday. His agent was extremely grateful to us for giving him an opportunity and being able to show his talents and parlay this. We've got Casey Sayles and Ricky Walker who played last year when Steven was out and showed that they're pretty good football players. It just seemed like that Plan B was viable, versus some other Plan Bs. No disrespect to Steven Richardson, because he's an awesome player, awesome teammate. It's just one of those things where you're just trying to have the minimal post-damage to your roster."

On the days ahead:

"Once the roster shakes down after the next couple of days we'll see where we're at, and then Ted (Goveia, Assistant GM), Danny (McManus, Assistant GM) and myself, we'll get dialled in on exactly what needs to be added and where you're going to need your young guys to come in and play."

Here's a position-by-position look at the Bombers current roster as they head into Tuesday's free-agent market opening (*indicates Canadian; #indicates Global)

DEFENCE
Defensive line
Returning for '22: DE Willie Jefferson, DE Jackson Jeffcoat, DT Jake Thomas*, DT Casey Sayles, DT Ricky Walker.
New faces: DE Cedric Wilcots II (attended camp in 2021), DT Jojo Wicker.
Remaining Bomber free agents: DE Thiadric Hanson#, DT Ezekiel Rose.
Moving on: DT Steven Richardson (B.C.); DL Tobi Antigha (Edm.). DE Jonathan Kongbo signed with the Denver Broncos in January.

Linebackers
Returning for '22: Adam Bighill, Kyrie Wilson, Jesse Briggs*, Shayne Gauthier*, Tanner Cadwallader*, Robbie Lowes*, Les Maruo#
New faces: none as of yet.
Remaining Bomber free agents: Kevin Brown II
Moving on: none.

Secondary
Returning for '22: DB Deatrick Nichols, CB Winston Rose, DB Nick Taylor; Dime Mercy Maston; S Nick Hallett*, S Noah Hallett *, DB Demerio Houston, DB Redha Kramdi*
New faces: Mike Hampton, Donovan Olumba, Malcolm Thompson
Remaining Bomber free agents: S Brandon Alexander, DB Josh Johnson, DB Josh Miller
Moving on: Dime Alden Darby (Ott.); CB Mike Jones (Mtl.). Rookie all-star cornerback DeAundre Alford signed with the Atlanta Falcons in January.

OFFENCE

Quarterbacks
Returning for '22: Zach Collaros, Dru Brown
New faces: none as of yet.
Remaining Bomber free agents: Sean McGuire

Receivers
Returning for '22: SB Nic Demski*, WR Drew Wolitarsky*, SB Rasheed Bailey, WR Brendan O'Leary-Orange*, SB Kelvin McKnight.
New faces: SB Greg Ellingson (Edm.); SB Blake Jackson (torn Achilles in training camp last year).
Remaining Bombers free agents: WR/KR Janarion Grant
Moving on: WR Kenny Lawler (Edm.); WR Darvin Adams (Ott.)

Running backs/Fullbacks
Returning for '22: RB Brady Oliveira*, RB Johnny Augustine*, FB Mike Miller*, RB Kyle Borsa*
New faces: none as of yet.
Remaining Bomber free agents: RB Andrew Harris*

Offensive line
Returning for '22: LT Stanley Bryant, C Michael Couture*, RG Pat Neufeld*, RT Jermarcus Hardrick, G Geoff Gray*, G Chris Kolankowski*, OT Drew Richmond, OT Jalen Burks (spent last year on practice roster)
New faces: none as of yet.
Remaining Bomber free agents: G/C Tui Eli*
Moving on: RG Drew Desjarlais* signed with the New England Patriots last month.

Specialists
Returning for '22: P/PK Marc Liegghio*, PK Ali Mourtada, LS Mike Benson*
New faces: none as of yet.
Remaining Bomber free agents: PK Sergio Castillo, KR/WR Janarion Grant

https://www.bluebombers.com/2022/02/08/free-agency-update/


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on February 10, 2022, 07:01:26 AM
Who each team signed (and lost) during the first day of CFL free agency

Winnipeg Blue Bombers

In

REC Greg Ellingson (A)

Out

REC Darvin Adams (A)
DL Tobi Antigha (A)
DB Alden Darby (A)
RB Andrew Harris (A)
DB Mike Jones (A)
REC Kenny Lawler (A)
DL Steven Richardson (A)

https://3downnation.com/2022/02/08/who-each-team-signed-and-lost-during-the-first-day-of-cfl-free-agency/


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: PloenFan on February 10, 2022, 07:42:15 PM
Does anyone know if Namaan Roosevelt is still in the Bombers' plans for this season ?
It appears he was on our practice roster last season, but was later released.
He had some productive seasons in Saskatchewan, including 2018 and 2019, when Collaros played there.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Throw Long Bannatyne on February 10, 2022, 07:45:31 PM
Does anyone know if Namaan Roosevelt is still in the Bombers' plans for this season ?
It appears he was on our practice roster last season, but was later released.
He had some productive seasons in Saskatchewan, including 2018 and 2019, when Collaros played there.

Not in the plans, I believe he was cut or retired before seasons end.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: dizzycamper on February 10, 2022, 09:02:10 PM
Who each team signed (and lost) during the first day of CFL free agency

Winnipeg Blue Bombers

In

REC Greg Ellingson (A)

Out

REC Darvin Adams (A)
DL Tobi Antigha (A)
DB Alden Darby (A)
RB Andrew Harris (A)
DB Mike Jones (A)
REC Kenny Lawler (A)
DL Steven Richardson (A)

https://3downnation.com/2022/02/08/who-each-team-signed-and-lost-during-the-first-day-of-cfl-free-agency/

 Add to this, during this time:

WR/KR Charles Nelson

& to the NFL:
OL Drew Desjarlais
DL Jonathan Kongbo
DB DeAundre Alford

& moving on:
QB Sean McGuire

A couple comments:

On Dec 30th we had 62 players listed on the Bomber roster, today 49. So, I assuming there is plenty of room for additions, be it free agents, recruits or this years draft choices.

Kyle Walters has done very well in keeping the core free agent group together (22 by my count) and deserves a "good job" comment... but, the word out in the street is there is no spending money available now....

Now, in typical fashion, Kyle Walters along with the Calgary GM say they have no spending money. Mr. Huff appears is finding cash in his sock drawer over past couple days, Kyle on the other hand apparently must be putting together a fund me drive.

There are capable replacements on the current roster for the players that we have lost over the past few weeks/days, but again it still is cause for concern when you see the likes of Hamilton, Calgary & Sask dipping into the free agent pool. I keep telling myself, the scouting department will find players for the areas that need upgrading or replacing.

Patience I guess, but again, if you dip into the free agent pool, its kind of proven known player....





Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on February 10, 2022, 10:41:17 PM
BLUE BOMBERS AGREE TO TERMS WITH AMERICAN DEFENSIVE BACK TYQWAN GLASS

WINNIPEG, MB., February 10, 2022 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the club has agreed to terms on a one-year contract with American defensive back Tyqwan Glass.

Glass (5-11, 195; Fresno State; born: June 23, 1994, in Pasadena, CA) is a three-year CFL veteran, most recently playing seven games with Montreal in 2021. He spent the 2019 season with Edmonton, and started his career with the Alouettes in 2018. Through 30 games, Glass has recorded 95 defensive tackles, six special teams tackles, one sack and three interceptions.

https://www.bluebombers.com/2022/02/10/blue-bombers-agree-terms-american-defensive-back-tyqwan-glass/


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: BLUEBOMBER on February 11, 2022, 05:33:36 AM
Bombers lost a lot of great players..  how can we have no money left to sign a decent backup QB and veteran kicker? Even offer AH a bit more money to entice him to stay?


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: the paw on February 11, 2022, 01:03:50 PM
Bombers lost a lot of great players..  how can we have no money left to sign a decent backup QB and veteran kicker? Even offer AH a bit more money to entice him to stay?

Collaros is making $150k more than last year.  Ellingson probably costs $50k more than we paid Lawler last year.  Oliveira probably gets at least $30k more than his old contract.  The entire offensive line, Bailey, Wolitarsky get small raises.  So, you have to find at least $250k in savings, which is basically Harris and Adams.

On the defensive side, we gave raises to Bighill, both DEs, Rose.  Thomas,  Marston and Taylor probably come back for same money or close.  But Stove was on a cheap deal, so losing him doesn't save us any money.  We might save some on switching Darby for Glass, but not a ton. 

We lost some good players, but we retained a ton of very good players. 


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: blue_gold_84 on February 11, 2022, 01:36:18 PM
We lost some good players, but we retained a ton of very good players. 

This is what seems lost on many fans, unfortunately. The roster is still in pretty good shape, even if management has some work left to do. Bottom line: the trenches were kept intact, which is where the majority of games are won and lost.

The defense is going to be dominant again, IMO. I also see a balanced offense in the cards again.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on February 11, 2022, 01:51:50 PM
BLUE BOMBERS AGREE TO TERMS WITH SAFETY BRANDON ALEXANDER ON TWO-YEAR CONTRACT

WINNIPEG, MB., February 11, 2022 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the club has signed all-star American safety Brandon Alexander to a two-year contract.

Alexander (6-0, 180, Central Florida; born: September 27, 1993 in Orlando, FL) returns to the Blue Bombers for a fifth season, after originally signing with the club in 2017.

Alexander had his best season in 2021 and was recognized by being named to both the CFL All-Star Team and the Canadian Football League Players' Association All-Star Team.

Alexander finished the season with 44 total tackles - 36 on defence and eight more on special teams - adding two interceptions and a forced fumble in his 13 games, all starts. He also added six more combined tackles in victories in the Western Final and 108thGrey Cup.

Alexander was named the club's Most Outstanding Rookie in 2017 and has played all over the defensive backfield. Now a two-time Grey Cup champion, Alexander has played in 52 regular season games with the Blue Bombers and amassed 162 tackles, six interceptions - including one for a touchdown - and five forced fumbles.

A walk-on at Central Florida, he was twice nominated for the Burlsworth Trophy - awarded annually to the college football player who began his career as a walk-on player.

https://www.bluebombers.com/2022/02/11/blue-bombers-agree-terms-safety-brandon-alexander-two-year-contract/

Transactions:


2022-02-11   WPG   GLASS, Tyqwan   DB   A   Fresno State   Add To   Active Roster
2022-02-11   WPG   ALEXANDER, Brandon   DB   A   Central Florida   Add To   Active Roster
2022-02-11   WPG   ELLINGSON, Greg   WR   A   Florida International   Add To   Active Roster


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Pigskin on February 11, 2022, 02:00:42 PM
BLUE BOMBERS AGREE TO TERMS WITH SAFETY BRANDON ALEXANDER ON TWO-YEAR CONTRACT

WINNIPEG, MB., February 11, 2022 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the club has signed all-star American safety Brandon Alexander to a two-year contract.

Alexander (6-0, 180, Central Florida; born: September 27, 1993 in Orlando, FL) returns to the Blue Bombers for a fifth season, after originally signing with the club in 2017.

Alexander had his best season in 2021 and was recognized by being named to both the CFL All-Star Team and the Canadian Football League Players' Association All-Star Team.

Alexander finished the season with 44 total tackles - 36 on defence and eight more on special teams - adding two interceptions and a forced fumble in his 13 games, all starts. He also added six more combined tackles in victories in the Western Final and 108thGrey Cup.

Alexander was named the club's Most Outstanding Rookie in 2017 and has played all over the defensive backfield. Now a two-time Grey Cup champion, Alexander has played in 52 regular season games with the Blue Bombers and amassed 162 tackles, six interceptions - including one for a touchdown - and five forced fumbles.

A walk-on at Central Florida, he was twice nominated for the Burlsworth Trophy - awarded annually to the college football player who began his career as a walk-on player.

https://www.bluebombers.com/2022/02/11/blue-bombers-agree-terms-safety-brandon-alexander-two-year-contract/

I like the fact that BA37 signed for 2 years.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Pete on February 12, 2022, 02:19:06 AM
With Alexander, by my count that makes 11 allstars going into next season including 1 outstanding player, 1 outstanding defensive player and 1 outstanding lineman (not to mention top coach) not too shabby. Is there another team that comes close?


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: kkc60 on February 12, 2022, 10:52:27 PM
I like the fact that BA37 signed for 2 years.
Same, especially if he winds up missing half this year. Nice to have him locked in for the next one


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Lincoln Locomotive on February 13, 2022, 02:05:56 AM
On paper we still look good....now we'll see if there's enough left in the Bomber Team tank for another run at a Cup.    There's no reason not to believe we are still contenders but it's a long season and we are vulnerable should Zach Collaros get injured, god forbid!  I pray for Strevvy to return but alas, it's only a pipe dream! 


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: dd on February 13, 2022, 09:40:08 PM
You?re right, Collaros goes down and we re done, which is not a good place to be as everyone gets injured sometime, he was one of the very few that didn?t get hurt last year, but still, pickup a watford or Shiltz and we could all sleep a little better


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue72 on February 13, 2022, 09:56:29 PM
Why is Walters being so stubborn about bringing in another vet receiver. All the high priced guys are picked up already so guys like Collins and Huff would be great pickups incase we loose a vet during TC or the start of the season. We only have two IMP starting receivers which is not good plus no one to replace Adams yet. Please don't say McKnight because he is to small for blocking to replace Adams blocking and size. We "might" find a receiver during TC but by the time he gets used to the CFL game we are 3-4 games in.
I know we also need a backup QB and a kicker, just hope MOS doesn't wait to long with the kickers he had last year.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: DM83 on February 13, 2022, 11:24:20 PM
The sky is falling.

They should bring Bob Cameron back.
Solves the punting woes and backup QB , who never plays. Bob is pretty smart, so he could figure out who to hand the ball to.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: dd on February 14, 2022, 01:28:24 AM
The backup Qb never plays??? Did you watch the 2021 season at all?? Tell that to Lapo in Ottawa who saw his #1 and #2 go down to injury, or Khari in Montreal, or Dickensen in Calgary or Elizondo in Edmonton who is now gonzo, or Steinhauer in Hamilton, all needed their #2 Qb s for substantial time.

A backup Qb is like insurance, you don?t need it until you need it and when you do, you really do! After being one of the few teams who didn?t get their #1 Qb hurt last year, we re due, I?d be picking up someone that can move the ball for us or it?s all for nothing.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: BlueInCgy on February 14, 2022, 01:33:17 AM
Pretty sure most of the Buck Pierce QB era was predominantly back ups, and back up back ups?..

A viable #2 is a necessity in the CFL.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: dd on February 14, 2022, 01:54:50 AM
Pretty sure most of the Buck Pierce QB era was predominantly back ups, and back up back ups?..

A viable #2 is a necessity in the CFL.
Absolutely agree 100%, and so do most teams GMs.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: TBURGESS on February 14, 2022, 02:34:24 PM
No the sky isn't falling & we still have lots of time to plug the holes before the season starts.

Backup QB is a huge hole right now. No, we didn't need one last year, but we have needed at least one pretty much every year in the last decade or more.

Kicker is the next big hole. We have a couple of guys who have had very limited success on the roster, but do we want to have to rely on them to win games for us when they need to?

I doubt that we bring in another FA receiver. I expect we go young and cheap.

I expect we will still have the best OL in the league, but Grey is a downgrade from Eli and a big downgrade from Desjarlais. We'll use our top pick on an O Lineman.

RB, D line and Linebackers are all set and we already have enough vet DB's around.

Considering the number and calibre of players we lost, we still look like the team to beat on paper and that is very good.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: DM83 on February 14, 2022, 02:42:27 PM
See Double D!


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: theaardvark on February 14, 2022, 03:26:33 PM
There will be "serviceable" QB's with CF experience out there all the time.  The fact that rosters now only have 2 protected QB's means even more will be out there, including PR bodies.

I hope we don't get to the point where we have to sign a Micheal Bishop years after he's left the game, but if Dru Brown does not grow into the position, and we have an injury at the position, I have full faith that:

a: Kyle Walters has a rollodex just for QB's and speed-dials set.  and

b: There is not a QB that has played a snap in the CFL that wouldn't immediately answer that phone call, and have a go bag ready.

There is no need to wat up SMS on an insurance policy that may never get cashed.  If we have a QB that is on the 6 game, we have a ot of money to throw at airlifting in a replacement.  If he's not on the 6 game, there is another list of affordable short term replacements *IF* Dru Brown is not the guy.

Backup QB is literally the least worrisome issue for me.  Not that we don't have a vet, seasoned backup on the roster, but that should the need arise, this management group will handle the situation with their typical competence.



Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: DM83 on February 14, 2022, 05:01:32 PM
Double Dee and other fear mongers.

In Winnipeg the Backup never plays.
I Agree we need one that can play.
but why waste $70,000.  who would come to Canada for that kind of money?  Rudy?

No one.

Maybe they should sign the graduating Junior or Bison QBs. The kid could gain tons of experience and in a few years might even learn what it is they need..  At worst he would gain lots of experience to enable him to coach.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: M.O.A.B. on February 14, 2022, 05:30:02 PM
I believe Edm and Mtl are carrying 6 QBs each at the moment, Tor has 5 QBs. They can't carry all of those, something has to give.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: DM83 on February 14, 2022, 05:44:30 PM
Montreal had some decent guys


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: theaardvark on February 14, 2022, 06:03:22 PM
Who knows who we have on our neg list.  We have 2 QB's on the roster because we don't sign and dump guys.  MOS and Walters did not build this vaunted culture by using those kinds of tactics.  They find a player and stick with him, until either they blossom, or play themselves out of the position.  And by play themselves out of the position, it doesn't necessarily mean only live game reps.  It can be in practice, and it can be by having a new recruit take their spot...


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: M.O.A.B. on February 14, 2022, 06:11:43 PM
Who knows who we have on our neg list.  We have 2 QB's on the roster because we don't sign and dump guys.  MOS and Walters did not build this vaunted culture by using those kinds of tactics.  They find a player and stick with him, until either they blossom, or play themselves out of the position.  And by play themselves out of the position, it doesn't necessarily mean only live game reps.  It can be in practice, and it can be by having a new recruit take their spot...

Walter admitted on his presser that they prefer someone with CFL experience for a backup QB.





Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Throw Long Bannatyne on February 14, 2022, 06:15:29 PM
The Bombers can't run a TC without at least 4 QB's, right now they only have 2, so Walters isn't done yet, some patience will be required to see how this all plays out. 

I'm surprised Matt Nichols situation hasn't been updated with any news, if he hasn't recovered from his injuries by now retirement is his only option.  Seeing as LaPo has not resigned him, I think that must be the case.  Nicholls is a driven guy, I find it hard to believe he's living in limbo without the possibility of a paycheque.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: the paw on February 14, 2022, 06:19:35 PM
Bombers will go with Dru Brown and another prospect on the PR, and use them for sneaks and maybe as a short term replacement.  If Collaros ever took a significant injury, they would engineer a trade with Montreal for Harris, same as they dis for Matt Nichols went Willy went down, or for Collaros when Nichols went down.

We would probably pay through the nose, but I would bet dollars to doughnuts that Harris and his agent accepted the Montreal deal with a clear understanding that was a distinct possibility.

I think Bombers management remembers the prospect conveyor belt of Brink-Elliot-Goltz-etc and would not look to repeat it.  I can?t think of another proven and experienced QB that a team would be willing to deal.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: theaardvark on February 14, 2022, 06:27:23 PM
I guess that the main point is that we need to develop the next Collaros, or Mitchell, or Ray... and you don't do that by loading up on used backup QB's that are never going to "turn the corner".

You recruit and develop "then next guy".  Hopefully you get into the situation where you have and Evans and a Massoli, or a Mitchell and Mayer... WE have no idea at this moment if Dru Brown will learn the CFL game and be the next one.  We have no idea if there is a guy on our neg list that can do that. 

We can be assured that there will be 4 or 5 arms in TC, one probably being the Bison's QB.  There is absolutely no rush right now, as a lot of the potential recruits will be looking at other options before deciding on an entry level job in a foreign country. 


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: M.O.A.B. on February 14, 2022, 06:33:09 PM
The Bombers can't run a TC without at least 4 QB's, right now they only have 2, so Walters isn't done yet, some patience will be required to see how this all plays out. 

I'm surprised Matt Nichols situation hasn't been updated with any news, if he hasn't recovered from his injuries by now retirement is his only option.  Seeing as LaPo has not resigned him, I think that must be the case.  Nicholls is a driven guy, I find it hard to believe he's living in limbo without the possibility of a paycheque.

I think it was reported by Naylor during first week of FA that Matt will hope to land a (last) gig in the CFL, if not he's ready to move on.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: M.O.A.B. on February 14, 2022, 06:46:55 PM
I guess that the main point is that we need to develop the next Collaros, or Mitchell, or Ray... and you don't do that by loading up on used backup QB's that are never going to "turn the corner".

You recruit and develop "then next guy".  Hopefully you get into the situation where you have and Evans and a Massoli, or a Mitchell and Mayer... WE have no idea at this moment if Dru Brown will learn the CFL game and be the next one.  We have no idea if there is a guy on our neg list that can do that. 

We can be assured that there will be 4 or 5 arms in TC, one probably being the Bison's QB.  There is absolutely no rush right now, as a lot of the potential recruits will be looking at other options before deciding on an entry level job in a foreign country. 

Ultimate goal is to win the cup. It doesnt matter if you won with a QB you developed, you picked up as an FA or traded for.

4 of the last 5 grey Cup champions was led by a QB that they did not developed - Collaros (WPG), Ray (TOR), Burris (OTT), Reilly (EDM). Only BLM (CGY) was developed by his own club.





Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: theaardvark on February 14, 2022, 07:08:05 PM
Ultimate goal is to win the cup. It doesnt matter if you won with a QB you developed, you picked up as an FA or traded for.

4 of the last 5 grey Cup champions was led by a QB that they did not developed - Collaros (WPG), Ray (TOR), Burris (OTT), Reilly (EDM). Only BLM (CGY) was developed by his own club.


Yes, you are correct, but the least expensive way to have a second good QB on the roster is to develop one... its why the Evans/Masoli  and Mitchell/Maier situations happened... you don't sigh a starting quality QB in FA to be a backup... 


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Throw Long Bannatyne on February 14, 2022, 09:08:35 PM
Yes, you are correct, but the least expensive way to have a second good QB on the roster is to develop one... its why the Evans/Masoli  and Mitchell/Maier situations happened... you don't sigh a starting quality QB in FA to be a backup... 

You do if you can find one at the right price, the Bombers signed Kevin Glenn in 2016 to back up Nichols, they barely used him because Nichols stayed healthy the entire year.  Developing a QB is great in theory, but it hasn't worked well for the Bombers, ie. Dom Davis 3 years as backup.  McGuire showed little improvement in his two years with the team and the book is still out on Dru Brown.  You might say Strev. was an exception, but realistically he came with the tools he was going to use, and they just gave him the unexpected opportunity to start games before he was ready.  Again we disagree on the definition of "development".


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: theaardvark on February 14, 2022, 09:28:17 PM
You do if you can find one at the right price, the Bombers signed Kevin Glenn in 2016 to back up Nichols, they barely used him because Nichols stayed healthy the entire year.  Developing a QB is great in theory, but it hasn't worked well for the Bombers, ie. Dom Davis 3 years as backup.  McGuire showed little improvement in his two years with the team and the book is still out on Dru Brown.  You might say Strev. was an exception, but realistically he came with the tools he was going to use, and they just gave him the unexpected opportunity to start games before he was ready.  Again we disagree on the definition of "development".

If you can find one at the right price, you always sign a vet over an unproven player, of course.  But paying Collaros $550k means that price is basically an ELC plus game play bonuses.  Not sure how many quality vet QB's who can still play will accept that contract.  Especially here.  Our oline is great for a starting QB, but not so much for a backup looking to get game play bonuses.  If there was a Drew Tate 2.0 out there, who'd rather ride the pines than play, maybe.  But when you have the most expensive QB in the league, and 9 league all stars you have to pay, not a lot of budget for QB2.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: M.O.A.B. on February 14, 2022, 09:44:36 PM
You do if you can find one at the right price, the Bombers signed Kevin Glenn in 2016 to back up Nichols, they barely used him because Nichols stayed healthy the entire year.  Developing a QB is great in theory, but it hasn't worked well for the Bombers, ie. Dom Davis 3 years as backup.  McGuire showed little improvement in his two years with the team and the book is still out on Dru Brown.  You might say Strev. was an exception, but realistically he came with the tools he was going to use, and they just gave him the unexpected opportunity to start games before he was ready.  Again we disagree on the definition of "development".

You used the wrong QB for your example. He hates Kevin Glenn.  ;D


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Throw Long Bannatyne on February 14, 2022, 11:45:14 PM
You used the wrong QB for your example. He hates Kevin Glenn.  ;D

Whut???  Everybody loves Kevin Glenn, 8 CFL teams can't be wrong!


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on February 15, 2022, 08:33:30 AM
BLUE BOMBERS EXTEND CONTRACT OF CFL ALL-STAR DEFENSIVE BACK DEATRICK NICHOLS THROUGH 2023

WINNIPEG, MB., February 14, 2022 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the club has agreed to terms on a one-year contract extension with all-star defensive back Deatrick Nichols through 2023. Nichols was already under contract for the 2022 season.

Nichols (5-9, 188; University of South Florida; born: June 8, 1994 in Miami, FL) returns to the Blue Bombers for a second season in 2022 after starting the first 12 games in 2021 before missing the final two weeks of the regular season. He then started both the Western Final and the 108th Grey Cup win in Hamilton.

Nichols finished his first year with 43 defensive tackles and three more on special teams, adding three interceptions, a quarterback sack, a fumble recovery and was among the CFL leaders with seven pass knockdowns. Nichols added four tackles in the Grey Cup and was part of the walk-off interception in overtime that sealed the championship. The defensive back was also named a West Division and CFL All-Star in his rookie campaign.

After starting his final three seasons in college for USF, Nichols first signed with the Arizona Cardinals in 2018 as an undrafted free agent, dressing for two regular season games that season. Following his release from the Cards he signed with the Houston Roughnecks of the XFL and was leading the league with three interceptions before it ceased operations due to the pandemic.

He was with the Miami Dolphins later that season before first signing with the Blue Bombers on February 5, 2021.

https://www.bluebombers.com/2022/02/14/blue-bombers-extend-contract-cfl-star-defensive-back-deatrick-nichols-2023/


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: M.O.A.B. on February 15, 2022, 12:56:11 PM
Whut???  Everybody loves Kevin Glenn, 8 CFL teams can't be wrong!

Everybody loves Kevin Glenn, except theaardvark  ;D


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: theaardvark on February 15, 2022, 02:14:18 PM
Everybody loves Kevin Glenn, except theaardvark  ;D

To clarify:

I don't "hate" KG5

I just:

Don't think he is that great a QB.  1 Div allstar nod, 1 passing leader year (dame year, 2007 here) in 17 seasons

IMHO, not HOF, but if they create a Hall of Longevity, he's in

Find it amazing that people laud his being on every CFK team, while overlooking that every CFL team has cut/traded/moved on from him. 



So, I do not hate KG5, I hate the fact he gets so much love for being a m'eh at best QB... 
 


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: GCn19 on February 15, 2022, 02:41:43 PM
To clarify:

I don't "hate" KG5

I just:

Don't think he is that great a QB.  1 Div allstar nod, 1 passing leader year (dame year, 2007 here) in 17 seasons

IMHO, not HOF, but if they create a Hall of Longevity, he's in

Find it amazing that people laud his being on every CFK team, while overlooking that every CFL team has cut/traded/moved on from him. 



So, I do not hate KG5, I hate the fact he gets so much love for being a m'eh at best QB... 
 

Not sure why you try to devalue longevity? Ask any football player how much skill and dedication it takes to have a long career as a QB and you will get the same answer every time....a lot. I don't know if he is HOF worthy but he certainly was no scrub. The guy had several years where he was amongst the top of the league at QB. If he would have won one GC he would be a shoe in for the HOF. However, because he didn't, I too, am on the fence about his worthiness but make no mistake Glenn was a baller...it's not his fault his best years were before you knew a football was pointy.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: theaardvark on February 15, 2022, 03:34:33 PM
Not sure why you try to devalue longevity? Ask any football player how much skill and dedication it takes to have a long career as a QB and you will get the same answer every time....a lot. I don't know if he is HOF worthy but he certainly was no scrub. The guy had several years where he was amongst the top of the league at QB. If he would have won one GC he would be a shoe in for the HOF. However, because he didn't, I too, am on the fence about his worthiness but make no mistake Glenn was a baller...it's not his fault his best years were before you knew a football was pointy.

Again, no hate for a dude who worked his butt off to stay relevant in a league for 17 seasons.  Yes, it takes hard work and dedication.  He is an example for every lunch bucket guy out there, for sure.  Give him the "CFL Lifetime Rudy award"...

I just don't understand the desire to elevate him to "elite" level, HOF QB status.  No team ever brought in KG5 and went on to win a cup.  Whether it was his selection of which team to play for, or just the options that were open to him, he never was that guy that finished the job, that took a team over the top.  Came close in 2007, but fate snatched it away from him.

Maybe he's the CFL's Charlie Brown... with Lucy pulling the ball away just as he's about to kick it... again, no hate, just no understanding why he gets so many accolades just for being there...


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: theaardvark on February 15, 2022, 06:19:20 PM
Well, there ya go... thank you Chris Jones

John Hodge@JohnDHodge 
According to sources, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers have agreed to terms with quarterback Dakota Prukop.

https://3downnation.com/2022/02/15/winnipeg-blue-bombers-agree-to-terms-with-veteran-cfl-quarterback-dakota-prukop/


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Throw Long Bannatyne on February 15, 2022, 06:56:27 PM
Well, there ya go... thank you Chris Jones

John Hodge@JohnDHodge 
According to sources, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers have agreed to terms with quarterback Dakota Prukop.

https://3downnation.com/2022/02/15/winnipeg-blue-bombers-agree-to-terms-with-veteran-cfl-quarterback-dakota-prukop/

Prukop is equal or better than McGuire as a 3rd down specialist, but can't see him handling an entire game well.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: ModAdmin on February 15, 2022, 07:00:37 PM
Official announcement is in the link below...

https://forums.bluebombers.com/index.php?topic=53905.0

BLUE BOMBERS AGREE TO TERMS WITH QUARTERBACK DAKOTA PRUKOP

WINNIPEG, MB., February 15, 2022 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the club has signed American quarterback Dakota Prukop to a one-year contract.

Prukop (6-1, 208, University of Oregon; born: October 17, 1993 in Austin, TX) joins the Blue Bombers in 2022 for what will be his fifth season in the Canadian Football League after spending time with the Toronto Argonauts (2017-19) and the Calgary Stampeders (2020-21) before joining the Edmonton Elks last year.

He has dressed for 49 career regular season games, completing 36 of 56 passes for 467 yards with four touchdowns and four interceptions while rushing 38 times for 173 yards and two touchdowns.

In eight games last season with the Elks, Prukop completed 18 of 26 passes for 183 yards with one TD and two interceptions while rushing 27 times for 134 yards and two scores.

Prukop began his collegiate career at Montana State, transferring to Oregon after graduating in 2016 to pursue his Masters in non-profit management.

He was signed by the Argos in 2017, spending three years in Toronto before signing with Calgary in 2020 before the cancellation of the 2020 season. Prukop was released by the Stampeders at the conclusion of training camp last year before joining the Elks.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: GCn19 on February 15, 2022, 07:02:05 PM
Prukop is equal or better than McGuire as a 3rd down specialist, but can't see him handling an entire game well.

Didn't matter who we signed as a backup we weren't going to get someone who was capable of playing at a high level without bringing back Streveler. Nichols is shot imo. Trevor Harris was the last capable backup available imo.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Throw Long Bannatyne on February 15, 2022, 07:10:56 PM
Didn't matter who we signed as a backup we weren't going to get someone who was capable of playing at a high level without bringing back Streveler. Nichols is shot imo. Trevor Harris was the last capable backup available imo.

Not expecting high level at this point, praying for a chance to win if Zach goes down.  Prukop might be able to pull off a Strev. style victory against weaker opponents with the help of a stout defence and a strong running game.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: dd on February 15, 2022, 11:54:45 PM
Didn't matter who we signed as a backup we weren't going to get someone who was capable of playing at a high level without bringing back Streveler. Nichols is shot imo. Trevor Harris was the last capable backup available imo.
Streveler ran at a high level, but he didn?t light it up and play at a high level. Great dude to have around but I would have signed Harris before him as Harris could win the grey cup for us in the event of injury whereas strevy couldnt


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on February 16, 2022, 10:39:56 PM
BLUE BOMBERS TRANSACTIONS: FEBRUARY 16, 2022

WINNIPEG, MB., February 16, 2022 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the club has signed American defensive back Jermaine Ponder.

Ponder (6-2, 200, Saint Francis, January 9, 1995 in Rochester, NY) originally signed with the Cleveland Browns after his senior season of 2018. He went on to participate in training camps with the Pittsburgh Steelers and Houston Texans. Ponder was named second-team all-Northeast Conference after his senior season in 2018. He set a St. Francis record with 16 passes defended (15 pass breakups and one interception). Those totals led the Northeast Conference and ranked fifth in the Football Championship Subdivision.

https://www.bluebombers.com/2022/02/16/blue-bombers-transactions-february-16-2022/


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on February 16, 2022, 10:41:54 PM
Transactions:

2022-02-16   WPG   VALVANO, Antonio   FB   N   Western University   Add To   Active Roster
2022-02-16   WPG   PRUKOP, Dakota   QB   A   Oregon   Add To   Active Roster


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: BLUEBOMBER on February 17, 2022, 06:01:56 AM
We need to solidify our kicking.. Castillo available?


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: 4everalonghair on February 17, 2022, 12:01:33 PM
Castillo has said he wants to give the NFL another shot.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: M.O.A.B. on February 17, 2022, 01:02:25 PM
BC just released K Nick Vogel maybe a good pickup for a look-see. Although I preferred a kicker that can do all 3 (fg/ko/punt)

https://uabsports.com/sports/football/roster/nick-vogel/6980


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: theaardvark on February 17, 2022, 02:14:10 PM
BC just released K Nick Vogel maybe a good pickup for a look-see. Although I preferred a kicker that can do all 3 (fg/ko/punt)

https://uabsports.com/sports/football/roster/nick-vogel/6980


I have no doubt there are a plethora of "good" kickers out there that led their team/conference in PAT conversions and FG %, and that we will see one in TC to challenge Mourtada and Liegghio.   It all comes down to whether they can figure out the CFL game...


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: blue_gold_84 on February 17, 2022, 04:18:18 PM
Castillo has said he wants to give the NFL another shot.

Best of luck to him but I think that window's all but closed. I hope the Bombers keep him on speed dial in the meantime.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: M.O.A.B. on February 17, 2022, 04:26:17 PM
I have no doubt there are a plethora of "good" kickers out there that led their team/conference in PAT conversions and FG %, and that we will see one in TC to challenge Mourtada and Liegghio.   It all comes down to whether they can figure out the CFL game...

there's no plethora. even (some) NFL teams are looking for quality kickers.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: theaardvark on February 17, 2022, 06:50:05 PM
Best of luck to him but I think that window's all but closed. I hope the Bombers keep him on speed dial in the meantime.

I am sure both have each other on speed dial... I don't think there is a place Castillo would sign other than here, and unless we have the spot covered, he will be welcome to return.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: M.O.A.B. on February 17, 2022, 07:13:03 PM
I am sure both have each other on speed dial... I don't think there is a place Castillo would sign other than here, and unless we have the spot covered, he will be welcome to return.

Edm is reportedly interested in Castillo too. There's no guarantee that he will sign with the Bombers especially if the offer from Edm is higher.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: kkc60 on February 17, 2022, 09:28:15 PM
I am sure both have each other on speed dial... I don't think there is a place Castillo would sign other than here, and unless we have the spot covered, he will be welcome to return.
I'm sure he would sign elsewhere. Money talks


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on February 17, 2022, 10:21:05 PM
Transactions:

2022-02-16   WPG   VALVANO, Antonio   FB   N   Western University   Add To   Active Roster
2022-02-16   WPG   PRUKOP, Dakota   QB   A   Oregon   Add To   Active Roster

Interesting that we're looking at Valvano. Classified as a FB doesn't directly mean anything but possibly important. With expecting Bosa to be in TC I'm not sure where Valvano fits in quite yet.

We have 3 2021 draft choices that should be in TC plus a bunch drafted in 2022 ( a few may be returning to college ). However roster spots are going to be hard to come by. Those players that we already have are very good players and bumping anybody will be difficult.

Anyone have more insight about Valvano and his upside?

Google info says he's a good blocker.  He says he's a good route runner and can catch.





Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Pigskin on February 17, 2022, 10:49:56 PM
I see Eli and Hansen still haven't signed with anyone. Two guys I would like to see the bombers re-sign.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: theaardvark on February 18, 2022, 12:16:08 AM
Interesting that we're looking at Valvano. Classified as a FB doesn't directly mean anything but possibly important. With expecting Bosa to be in TC I'm not sure where Valvano fits in quite yet.

We have 3 2021 draft choices that should be in TC plus a bunch drafted in 2022 ( a few may be returning to college ). However roster spots are going to be hard to come by. Those players that we already have are very good players and bumping anybody will be difficult.

Anyone have more insight about Valvano and his upside?

Google info says he's a good blocker.  He says he's a good route runner and can catch.

There is always a place for Nat ST guys... and if he can come in in the Jumbo package and block, and can catch on gadget plays... there's always a spot for that.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: dd on February 18, 2022, 12:25:48 AM
Absolutely , you can never have enough NAT talent or depth.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Nic16 on February 18, 2022, 02:53:15 AM
There is always a place for Nat ST guys... and if he can come in in the Jumbo package and block, and can catch on gadget plays... there's always a spot for that.

 https://youtu.be/azbooxNbzfo (https://youtu.be/azbooxNbzfo)

He can do all of the above, and looks to be very good at it.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on February 18, 2022, 12:55:32 PM
https://youtu.be/azbooxNbzfo (https://youtu.be/azbooxNbzfo)

He can do all of the above, and looks to be very good at it.

Yes and no. As I mentioned we should have 3 2021 draft choices and 4 - 6 we draft in 2022 that have an opportunity to challenge for roster spots. In theory those we draft have a higher ranking than un-drafted players from 2020.

It's a numbers game. By my count we have 21 returning Canadians on the roster. I don't see many of them losing their roles on the team. Barring injury we probably only see 2 or 3 of the draft choices making the active roster.

We may already be at a point where we hope to see a few of the 2022 draft choices returning to college for this season after TC.

It's the reality of already having very good Canadian talent on the roster. Winning a role beyond the PR will be difficult for all newbies.

Good luck to Valvano. He has an opportunity to show he deserves a role on the team. You never know who will succeed.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Pete on February 19, 2022, 02:04:30 AM
Looks like we have 53 players on roster while most teams have 70 or more, ie Toronto has 90+, Edmonton 100. Are we behind? I' ve wondered in the past why so many are needed. Is it a reflection of weak scouting?


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: dd on February 19, 2022, 04:14:40 AM
I.think.it's a reflection of not knowing your teams talent. Bringing in a 100 players tells me.you haven't got a clue what's going on.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on February 19, 2022, 02:05:08 PM
I.think.it's a reflection of not knowing your teams talent. Bringing in a 100 players tells me.you haven't got a clue what's going on.

I disagree. Bombers usually bring in about 90 or so players at the beginning as well. You may only need a few players for the active roster but football is a volume business.  Players are needed for injuries and PR rosters. Development time for some to learn the CFL game.

We're not behind at the moment but we'll be doing the same as other teams in the future. Between Canadian, Global drafts and US scouting we'll have 80+ players in TC.

There are a few more newbies on our roster than I thought earlier. Some were on our PR at the end of the season and have roster numbers assigned. It appears perhaps 10 players that haven't played a CFL game at this point but some that have 2021 PR time.

Regardless a few will be replaced before TC as new players are added and a few will be at TC to complete. The biggest numbers of players added is usually at DB and receiver positions. That's just the reality of what is needed to evaluate one against the other and give QB's work during TC.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: kkc60 on February 19, 2022, 03:42:16 PM
https://youtu.be/azbooxNbzfo (https://youtu.be/azbooxNbzfo)

He can do all of the above, and looks to be very good at it.
Highlight tapes aren't the most reliable in terms of showing ability


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: the paw on February 19, 2022, 03:53:21 PM
I notice that Ricky Collins, Josh Huff and Devier Posey are still out there.  They can't be seeing their price go up at this point.  I know Posey might have a question about recovery from injury, but both Collins and Huff were productive last year.  I sure would like to see at least one signed to compete with McKnight.  I mean all 3 of those guys are younger than Bowman and Arceneaux...


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Throw Long Bannatyne on February 22, 2022, 05:59:13 PM
I notice that Ricky Collins, Josh Huff and Devier Posey are still out there.  They can't be seeing their price go up at this point.  I know Posey might have a question about recovery from injury, but both Collins and Huff were productive last year.  I sure would like to see at least one signed to compete with McKnight.  I mean all 3 of those guys are younger than Bowman and Arceneaux...

Who knows???  After a couple of weeks I stop checking the F.A. list, if they're still sitting there unsigned there could be a million reasons we no nothing about, including not interested in playing any longer. Time to move onto the CFL draft and wait for signings prior to TC to see how they fill out the roster.  These are the slowest days of the football cycle, when not much happens.  Is the CFL combine still an event?


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: theaardvark on February 22, 2022, 07:10:34 PM
I notice that Ricky Collins, Josh Huff and Devier Posey are still out there.  They can't be seeing their price go up at this point.  I know Posey might have a question about recovery from injury, but both Collins and Huff were productive last year.  I sure would like to see at least one signed to compete with McKnight.  I mean all 3 of those guys are younger than Bowman and Arceneaux...

At this point, they might be thinking they are better off waiting until TC shows that a team has a glaring weakness (say, when Bowman and Manny reveal they haven't reversed aging...) and rather than bargaining from a point of weakness, they can bargain from a point of strength.  Barring a TC opportunity, there is always the mid season injury route.  A veteran known receiver will demand top dollar when a team has a #1 or #2 WR blow an ACL...


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Nic16 on February 22, 2022, 07:17:32 PM
Highlight tapes aren't the most reliable in terms of showing ability

I think you meant to say??Highlight tapes aren't the most reliable in terms of ?guaranteeing you a spot on the team?.
 



Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on February 22, 2022, 11:24:35 PM
BLUE BOMBERS TRANSACTIONS: FEBRUARY 21, 2022

WINNIPEG, MB., February 21, 2022 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the club has signed American receiver T.J. Simmons and American defensive back Tyrique McGhee.

Simmons
(6-2, 200, West Virginia, March 28, 1998 in Birmingham, AL) spent three years as a Mountaineer, hauling in 86 receptions for 1,197 yards and nine touchdowns. Simmons spent the first year of his collegiate career at Alabama before deciding to transfer to West Virginia. In 2020, Simmons finished 33rd nationally and 2nd in the Big 12 in yards per receptions (17.4). After going undrafted, Simmons signed as a free agent with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers but was released during training camp last year.

McGhee
(5-10, 185, Georgia, August 11, 1998 in Byron, GA) spent the 2020 season on the L.A. Rams practice squad. He played in 50 games with the Georgia Bulldogs at a variety of defensive back positions, recording 53 total tackles, nine pass deflections, two forced fumbles and two interceptions.

https://www.bluebombers.com/2022/02/21/blue-bombers-transactions-february-21-2022/


Transactions:

2022-02-22   WPG   MCGHEE, Tyrique   DB   A   Georgia   Add To   Active Roster
2022-02-22   WPG   SIMMONS, TJ   WR   A   West Virginia   Add To   Active Roster


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on February 22, 2022, 11:46:41 PM
Looks like we have 53 players on roster while most teams have 70 or more, ie Toronto has 90+, Edmonton 100. Are we behind? I' ve wondered in the past why so many are needed. Is it a reflection of weak scouting?

When training camps roll around all teams will have roughly the same amount of players (will very slightly due to injuries, suspensions etc). By my count the Bombers currently have 58 players (including 2 suspended) and are on track to filling out their training camp roster.

What you will see with Toronto and Edmonton is they will be releasing players continually throughout the spring to get down to the proper roster limits. The Bombers wont be doing that as they currently don't have any dead wood on their roster.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on February 24, 2022, 04:00:18 PM
When training camps roll around all teams will have roughly the same amount of players (will very slightly due to injuries, suspensions etc). By my count the Bombers currently have 58 players (including 2 suspended) and are on track to filling out their training camp roster.

What you will see with Toronto and Edmonton is they will be releasing players continually throughout the spring to get down to the proper roster limits. The Bombers wont be doing that as they currently don't have any dead wood on their roster.

Which 2 are suspended and why are they suspended?


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on February 24, 2022, 04:20:37 PM
Which 2 are suspended and why are they suspended?
                       
James Williams        RB   A   added to suspended list Dec 14 2021
Zach Houghron        DT   A   added to suspended list Dec 14 2021

I'm not sure why they are suspended. Maybe the Bombers are still interested in them but they haven't committed to playing in 2022 yet.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on February 24, 2022, 06:16:34 PM
                       
James Williams        RB   A   added to suspended list Dec 14 2021
Zach Houghron        DT   A   added to suspended list Dec 14 2021

I'm not sure why they are suspended. Maybe the Bombers are still interested in them but they haven't committed to playing in 2022 yet.

It appears Williams was signed for TC 2020 so he should have been a free agent in February. Houghron was also signed as undrafted in 2020 and didn't report to TC in 2021.. The suspended info is from the unofficial roster and probably not be valid.

Whether either get new offers or not is anybody's guess I suppose.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on February 24, 2022, 10:41:23 PM
It appears Williams was signed for TC 2020 so he should have been a free agent in February. Houghron was also signed as undrafted in 2020 and didn't report to TC in 2021.. The suspended info is from the unofficial roster and probably not be valid.

Whether either get new offers or not is anybody's guess I suppose.

The information was taken from the CFL transactions page.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on February 26, 2022, 01:39:20 PM
The information was taken from the CFL transactions page.

Sure but that was BEFORE the free agency date after which their 2 year contract would have expired. It was just paperwork dealing with cleaning up the rosters post season.

It's moot in any case.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on February 28, 2022, 11:29:12 PM
Transactions:

2022-02-28   WPG   CLEMENTS, Malik   LB   N   Cincinnati   Add To   Active Roster

Clements was released by Edmonton on Feb 17th after playing 7 games for them in 2021.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on March 01, 2022, 03:13:13 PM
Transactions:

2022-02-28   WPG   CLEMENTS, Malik   LB   N   Cincinnati   Add To   Active Roster

Clements was released by Edmonton on Feb 17th after playing 7 games for them in 2021.

Bombers must have liked what they saw of him in 2021. Seems to be capable of playing at MLB and WIL? Could be a good depth player that will compete to win a role as a DI?


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on March 05, 2022, 09:34:25 AM
BLUE BOMBERS TRANSACTIONS: MARCH 4, 2022

WINNIPEG, MB., March 4, 2022 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the club has signed American linebacker Malik Clements.

Clements
(6-0, 230, Cincinnati, October 4, 1996, in Danville, VA) appeared in seven games with the Elks in 2021, recording 11 defensive tackles and two special teams tackles. Clements played collegiate football at Cincinnati, racking up 187 total tackles, nine for loss, two sacks, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and one interception.

https://www.bluebombers.com/2022/03/04/blue-bombers-transactions-march-4-2022/


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on March 05, 2022, 09:35:02 AM
Blue Bombers add fullback to roster

WINNIPEG, MB., March 4, 2022 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the club has signed Canadian fullback Antonio Valvano to a two-year contract.

Valvano (6-1, 203, Western University; December 19, 1995 in St. Catharines, ON) joins the Blue Bombers this season after finishing up his collegiate career in 2021 with the Vanier Cup champion Mustangs.

A two-time Vanier Cup champ, Valvano played five years with the Mustangs as a blocking back while making significant contributions on special teams. In 2021 he also pulled in 12 passes for 124 yards and two touchdowns, while also adding five tackles on defence.

Valvano attended the Canadian Football League's Ontario Combine in 2020, but was not selected in the CFL Draft and returned to play his final year at Western


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: theaardvark on March 05, 2022, 02:49:47 PM
Blue Bombers add fullback to roster

WINNIPEG, MB., March 4, 2022 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the club has signed Canadian fullback Antonio Valvano to a two-year contract.

Valvano (6-1, 203, Western University; December 19, 1995 in St. Catharines, ON) joins the Blue Bombers this season after finishing up his collegiate career in 2021 with the Vanier Cup champion Mustangs.

A two-time Vanier Cup champ, Valvano played five years with the Mustangs as a blocking back while making significant contributions on special teams. In 2021 he also pulled in 12 passes for 124 yards and two touchdowns, while also adding five tackles on defence.

Valvano attended the Canadian Football League's Ontario Combine in 2020, but was not selected in the CFL Draft and returned to play his final year at Western

Interesting signing... we've done well with undrafted Nat talent here...


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Pigskin on March 05, 2022, 06:10:59 PM
Not sure where this kid fits in. We already have JA27, BO20, and Borsa, and his numbers don't jump out at you. But apparently he has good hands. Are the Bombers thinking WR?


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Jesse on March 05, 2022, 06:29:27 PM
Not sure where this kid fits in. We already have JA27, BO20, and Borsa, and his numbers don't jump out at you. But apparently he has good hands. Are the Bombers thinking WR?

Seems like just a teamer?

It?s been said before, but you don?t play with a FB anymore, so these guys are signed specifically for ST.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on March 05, 2022, 06:40:35 PM
Seems like just a teamer?

It?s been said before, but you don?t play with a FB anymore, so these guys are signed specifically for ST.

We'll see what he can do in TC. As mentioned I'm also not sure where he'd fit in. With a couple of 2021 draft choices + 2022 draft choices that will be in TC, a few will make the active roster.

I don't see many spots on the 46 man roster but about 6 need to kept on the PR or IR depending on what happens in TC.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Pigskin on March 05, 2022, 06:52:38 PM
I can't see us keeping our Canadian running backs. So it's probably either Borsa or him on the PR.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: theaardvark on March 05, 2022, 06:53:55 PM
I can't see us keeping our Canadian running backs. So it's probably either Borsa or him on the PR.

NAT FB = short yardage jumbo team, special teams.  Not an RB at all...


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Horseman on March 05, 2022, 07:02:59 PM
I could see the Bombers using him as a TE and leaking out for a pass.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Pigskin on March 05, 2022, 07:03:25 PM
Not sure at 203 lbs. he's much of a short yardage/jumbo package guy.

We have Woli225, MM 220, and BO 230.

The kid is going to have win a spot on ST.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: ModAdmin on March 10, 2022, 04:52:31 AM
CFL Transactions

2022-03-08 WPG   MILLER, Josh DB   N Ball State Add To Active Roster


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Pigskin on March 10, 2022, 05:59:51 AM
CFL Transactions

2022-03-08 WPG   MILLER, Josh DB   N Ball State Add To Active Roster

So this must mean that the Bombers have re-signed Miller for another year.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Jesse on March 10, 2022, 12:20:33 PM
So this must mean that the Bombers have re-signed Miller for another year.

Young guy, got into some games early in the season.

Could be interesting.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on March 10, 2022, 05:25:40 PM
So this must mean that the Bombers have re-signed Miller for another year.

It doesn't hurt to bring him back. A year on the PR mostly but we lost 3 import DB's and he has some game experience and is familiar with our systems on defence.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Pigskin on March 10, 2022, 06:27:47 PM
Houston is a DB I expect to see more of this year.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: blue_or_die on March 10, 2022, 06:45:24 PM
My good god this stretch from FA to camp is so unbelievably boring


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Jesse on March 10, 2022, 08:49:49 PM
My good god this stretch from FA to camp is so unbelievably boring

?Bout time to re-watch that Grey Cup game, eh?


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: blue_or_die on March 10, 2022, 09:17:40 PM
?Bout time to re-watch that Grey Cup game, eh?

I like the way you think  ;)


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on March 11, 2022, 02:09:23 PM
?Bout time to re-watch that Grey Cup game, eh?

I re-watched the 2019 and 2021 Grey Cup games last week!!! Great games. :)


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: theaardvark on March 11, 2022, 03:11:03 PM
Have the div finals and GC's on he PVR... ready to cue up at any time...


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on March 14, 2022, 08:21:42 AM
BLUE BOMBERS TRANSACTIONS: MARCH 13, 2022

WINNIPEG, MB., March 13, 2022 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announced the club has signed American defensive back Josh Miller.

Miller (5-11, 180, Ball State, May 3, 1996, in Indianapolis, Ind.) returns after playing in three games with the club in 2021, recording three defensive tackles. He 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). Miller finished the 2021 season dressing for the club in last December's Grey Cup win.

https://www.bluebombers.com/2022/03/13/blue-bombers-transactions-march-13-2022/


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Pigskin on March 14, 2022, 04:24:45 PM
Miller missed a number of tackles last season. Needs to working on that part of his game.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Pigskin on March 15, 2022, 03:37:59 AM
Bombers signing receiver Whop Philyor, 5'11' 185. he was on the Vikings PR for awhile last year.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: ModAdmin on March 15, 2022, 05:53:57 AM
Bombers signing receiver Whop Philyor, 5'11' 185. he was on the Vikings PR for awhile last year.

A bit more on Whop...

https://www.nfl.com/prospects/whop-philyor/32005048-4978-5891-7060-c4e4995ca099


BLUE BOMBERS TRANSACTIONS: MARCH 14, 2022

WINNIPEG, MB., March 14, 2022 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the club has signed American receiver Whop Philyor.

Philyor
(5-11, 185, Indiana, July 31, 1998 in Tampa, FL) finished his time at Indiana with 180 catches for 2,067 yards and 12 TDs, going 54-495-3 as a senior, 70-1002-5 as a junior, 23-235-1 as a sophomore and 33-335-3 as a true freshman in 2017. Philyor started 22 of his 38 career games for the Hoosiers, leaving the school ranked 4th in catches (180),4th in 100+ games (7), 9th in receiving yards (2,067) and 16th in receiving TDs (12).He said with the Vikings following his collegiate career, however was released following training camp last season. Mister Elias De'Angelo Philyor, goes by childhood nickname, Whop, based on his affinity for Burger King Whoppers.

https://www.bluebombers.com/2022/03/14/blue-bombers-transactions-march-14-2022/

Transactions:

2022-03-14   WPG   PHILYOR, Mister   WR   A   Indiana   Add To   Active Roster


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: theaardvark on March 15, 2022, 02:01:22 PM
For those not wanting to click on the prospects tab...

Overview
I'm sure teams would like for him to carry a little more weight on his frame, but he's certainly not lacking in toughness. Philyor is more than willing to work into the teeth of the defense underneath, but also has the acceleration to blow past unsuspecting off-man coverage and stretch the field from the slot. He's going to have trouble with contested catches and needs to work with smarter angles to help him shield defenders from opportunities to harass him. He's instinctive and effective in tracking deep balls and makes late adjustments to haul in the catch. The route-running could use better attention to detail to more effectively manipulate the coverage. The team who takes him will be getting a three-level slot with average hands but good football IQ as a Day 3 WR4/5.
Strengths

    Pound-for-pound tough guy from the slot.
    Smooth strider into his drive mode off the snap.
    Eludes route redirection with subtle dip and shoulder turn.
    Alters route speed to rock coverage to sleep.
    Plays with understanding of route concepts and leverage.
    High-octane burst over the top from the slot.
    Shows ability to find second gear and run under long ball.
    Outfielder's instincts to track the ball and adjust mid-flight.
    Mindful to protect the catch once he's got it.

Weaknesses

    Fails to create enough indecision from coverage at the stem.
    Gives up the angle when drifting from his turns.
    Needs to learn to adjust route according to the coverage.
    Gives away too much of his catch space in contested catches.
    Size can eat him up at the catch point.
    Hands are a little less consistent than you would like.
    Gives in a little earlier than he needs to after the catch.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on March 17, 2022, 11:25:39 PM
CFL's running back salaries for 2022 season
March 16, 2022  By John Hodge

1) Andrew Harris, Toronto Argonauts (N)

Signing bonus: $40,000
Base salary: $108,000
Hard money: $165,000

The soon-to-be 35-year-old remains the CFL's highest-paid running back, a distinction he held in 2021 while playing for his hometown Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Harris will also receive a $5,000 bonus for any year-end league award he receives such as Most Outstanding Player and Most Outstanding Canadian.

2) William Stanback, Montreal Alouettes (A)

Signing bonus: $25,000
Base salary: $90,000
Hard money: $150,000

3) Ka'Deem Carey, Calgary Stampeders (A)

Signing bonus: $12,000
Base salary: $100,000
Hard money: $132,000

4) James Wilder Jr., Edmonton Elks (A)

Signing bonus: $35,000
Base salary: $65,000
Hard money: $124,000

5) Ante Milanovic-Litre, Edmonton Elks (N)

Signing bonus: $0
Base salary: $75,000
Hard money: $102,000

6) Brady Oliveira, Winnipeg Blue Bombers (N)

Signing bonus: $0
Base salary: $82,000
Hard money: $92,000

The Winnipeg native started six games last season and should get plenty of work in 2022 following the free agent departure of Andrew Harris. Oliveira will also receive a $750 bonus each time he plays more than half of Winnipeg's offensive snaps in a game as well as a $1,500 bonus if he dresses for nine or more games.

7) Johnny Augustine, Winnipeg Blue Bombers (N)

Signing bonus: $0
Base salary: $71,000
Hard money: $91,000

The Guelph product rushed for 285 yards in a depth role last season, though he's expected to receive more touches this year. Augustine will also receive $750 each time he plays more than half of Winnipeg's offensive snaps in a game.

8 ) Brendan Gillanders, Ottawa Redblacks (N)

Signing bonus: $8,000
Base salary: $82,500
Hard money: $90,500

9) Jeshrun Antwi, Montreal Alouettes (N)

Signing bonus: $7,000
Base salary: $65,000
Hard money: $87,000

T-10) Don Jackson, Hamilton Tiger-Cats (A)

Signing bonus: $0
Base salary: $68,000
Hard money: $85,000

T-10) Sean Thomas-Erlington, Hamilton Tiger-Cats (N)

Signing bonus: $0
Base salary: $73,000
Hard money: $85,000

12) Kienan LaFrance, Saskatchewan Roughriders (N)

Signing bonus: $3,000
Base salary: $67,000
Hard money: $83,500

13) William Powell, Ottawa Redblacks (A)

Signing bonus: $0
Base salary: $70,000
Hard money: $80,000

14) Jamal Morrow, Saskatchewan Roughriders (A)

Signing bonus: $5,000
Base salary: $65,000
Hard money: $76,300

https:https://3downnation.com/2022/03/16/cfls-running-back-salaries-for-2022-season///3downnation.com/2022/03/16/cfls-running-back-salaries-for-2022-season/


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on March 17, 2022, 11:42:02 PM
CFL's receiver salaries for 2022 season
March 17, 2022 By JC Abbott

1) D'haquille Williams, Saskatchewan Roughriders (A)

Signing bonus: $60,000
Base salary: $180,000
Hard money: $255,000

2) Kenny Lawler, Edmonton Elks (A)

Signing bonus: $0
Base salary: $160,000
Hard money: $177,000

Chris Jones lured the CFL's 2021 leading receiver to Edmonton with the promise of being the highest paid non-quarterback in the league, but Lawler doesn't get a dime until he hits the field. In lieu of a signing bonus, the former Bomber will take home a lump sum of $128,000 the first time he makes the active roster on gameday.

3) Eugene Lewis, Montreal Alouettes (A)

Signing bonus: $25,000
Base salary: $86,000
Hard money: $170,000

T-4) Bryan Burnham, B.C. Lions (A)

Signing bonus: $50,000
Base salary: $103,000
Hard money: $165,000

T-4) Greg Ellingson, Winnipeg Blue Bombers (A)

Signing bonus: $35,000
Base salary: $118,000
Hard money: $165,000

Ellingson managed just 47 catches for 687 yards and a single touchdown in a disappointing final season with the Elks, but he's now head honcho in Winnipeg's receiving corps. There are no catches to this contract, as Ellingson doesn't have a single performance incentive.

T-4) Nic Demski, Winnipeg Blue Bombers (N)

Signing bonus: $0
Base salary: $165,000
Hard money: $165,000

The highest paid Canadian pass catcher in the league, Demski got a $20,000 raise in the second-year of his current contract. He earned it with a career year of 654 yards and four touchdowns last year, but his entire deal comes in the form of salary.

T-7) Jaelon Acklin, Ottawa Redblacks (A)

Signing bonus: $50,000
Base salary: $93,000
Hard money: $155,000

T-7) Bralon Addison, Hamilton Tiger-Cats (A)

Signing bonus: $0
Base salary: $143,000
Hard money: $155,000

9) DaVaris Daniels, Toronto Argonauts (A)

Signing bonus: $40,000
Base salary: $99,000
Hard money: $151,000

10) Jake Wieneke, Montreal Alouettes (A)

Signing bonus: $30,000
Base salary: $98,000
Hard money: $140,000

11) Kamar Jorden, Calgary Stampeders (A)

Signing bonus: $20,000
Base salary: $102,000
Hard money: $136,000

12) Reggie Begelton, Calgary Stampeders (A)

Signing bonus: $30,000
Base salary: $85,000
Hard money: $134,000

13) Lucky Whitehead, B.C. Lions (A)

Signing bonus: $50,000
Base salary: $70,000
Hard money: $132,000

T-14) Tevaun Smith, Edmonton Elks (N)

Signing bonus: $25,000
Base salary: $93,000
Hard money: $130,000

T-14) Shaq Evans, Saskatchewan Roughriders (A)

Signing bonus: $17,000
Base salary: $98,000
Hard money: $130,000

https://3downnation.com/2022/03/17/cfls-receiver-salaries-for-2022-season/


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on March 18, 2022, 01:51:17 AM
CFL's quarterback salaries for 2022 season
March 15, 2022  By Justin Dunk

1) Zach Collaros, Winnipeg Blue Bombers (A)

The 33-year-old has become the league's highest-paid player after leading the Bombers to back-to-back Grey Cup wins and earning the CFL's MOP award in 2021. He's scheduled to earn $550,000 throughout the upcoming season.

2022 signing bonus: $87,000
2022 base salary: $300,000
2022 hard money: $550,000

https://3downnation.com/2022/03/15/cfls-quarterback-salaries-for-2022-season/


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on March 18, 2022, 01:54:27 AM
Cap crunch: breaking down the salary cap situation of every CFL team for 2022
March 14, 2022  By JC Abbott

1. Winnipeg Blue Bombers projected spending: $5,310,300

When you are back-to-back Grey Cup champions, keeping your veteran core together doesn't come cheaply - even when your stars aren't maximizing their market value.

Even with Lawler and Andrew Harris now in different cities, the Bombers will be hovering around the cap threshold after making Zach Collaros the highest-paid player in the CFL at $550,000. With a crew of returning all-stars, many of whom demanded raises, there aren't many areas on the roster where the team doesn't have a substantial financial commitment.

Due to inconsistent information, I've chosen not to include current injuries in my calculations. In the case of Winnipeg, we can expect safety Brandon Alexander to start the year on the six-game injured list, resulting in some savings. Unfortunately though, the all-star's new deal is only slated to be worth $77,000 this year, meaning it won't free up much room compared to a rookie.

https://3downnation.com/2022/03/14/cap-crunch-breaking-down-the-salary-cap-situation-of-every-cfl-team-for-2022/


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on March 18, 2022, 02:39:46 PM
Interesting but always a speculative view this early in the season preparations. 5 teams within $71K of each other in the top 5 with Winnipeg considered to have the highest projected spend.

If that looks to be true when final rosters are made after TC I'd expect to see a 2nd global player on the 46 man roster. Since global players were exempt from SMS that saves one roster position on an ELC from the SMS spend total.

Teams might see less players " hidden " on 1 game IR. However injuries and their duration is never a known entity and teams build a budgetary amount into their overall plan. Injuries are a certainty and how this was calculated into any part of this analysis I don't know.

I was speculating that the ELC contacts might be increased in 2022. If that happens without an increase to the total SMS, it creates issues for every team based on this information?

I wonder who determined the proposed Elks starting roster and payroll with over 100 players on the roster at the moment. Laughable they are only listed with the 3rd highest spend IMO. Might say the same for the Redblacks that scooped up a dozen good free agents..


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on March 20, 2022, 09:09:50 PM
Blue Bombers add to roster - March 18, 2022

WINNIPEG, MB., March 18, 2022 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the club has signed National lineman Ben Koczwara and American defensive back Corey Straughter.

Koczwara (6-3, 291, Waterloo University) was selected 67th overall in the 2018 CFL Draft by Winnipeg. He played four seasons with the Waterloo Warriors, playing in 31 games. Koczwara participated in the 2017 U Sports East-West Bowl, and in Blue Bombers training camp in both 2018 and 2019. He spent time with the Argos in 2021.

Straughter
(5-10, 185, Louisiana-Monroe, October 16, 1998 in Monroe, LA ) went undrafted following three seasons at Louisiana-Monroe. A wrist injury limited him in his senior season to just three games, but he led the Sun Belt Conference with five interceptions and 15 passes defended in 2019 and recorded nine over his time in college. He signed as an undrafted free agent with the Jacksonville Jaguars in May of 2021 but was released at the end of August.

Transactions:

2022-03-18   WPG   STRAUGHTER, Corey   DB   A   Louisiana At Monroe (NE)   Add To   Active Roster
2022-03-18   WPG   KOCZWARA, Ben   OL   N   Waterloo   Add To   Active Roster


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on March 20, 2022, 09:10:04 PM
The CFL's twenty highest-paid offensive linemen for the 2022 season
March 18, 2022  By John Hodge

1) Mark Korte, Edmonton Elks (N)
Hard money: $210,000
Maximum value: $219,000

2) David Beard, Edmonton Elks (N)
Hard money: $190,000
Maximum value: $197,500

3) Sean McEwen, Calgary Stampeders (N)
Hard money: $190,000
Maximum value: $196,000

4) Stanley Bryant, Winnipeg Blue Bombers (A)

Hard money: $190,000
Maximum value: $190,000

The three-time CFL Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman received a $60,000 signing bonus to rejoin the two-time defending Grey Cup champions. His deal includes a $5,000 travel bonus, which should come in handy with COVID-19 restrictions being lifted in many places around the world.

5) Chris Van Zeyl, Hamilton Tiger-Cats (N)
Hard money: $176,000
Maximum value: $191,000

6) Dariusz Bladek, Toronto Argonauts (N)
Hard money: $170,000
Maximum value: $180,000

7) Brandon Revenberg, Hamilton Tiger-Cats (N)
Hard money: $162,000
Maximum value: $192,000

8 ) Sukh Chungh, B.C. Lions (N)
Hard money: $160,000
Maximum value: $185,000

9) Jacob Ruby, Ottawa Redblacks (N)
Hard money: $156,000
Maximum value: $171,000

10) Evan Johnson, Saskatchewan Roughriders (N)
Hard money: $155,000
Maximum value: $163,600

11) Kristian Matte, Montreal Alouettes (N)
Hard money: $155,000
Maximum value: $155,000

12) Michael Couture, Winnipeg Blue Bombers (N)

Hard money: $145,000
Maximum value: $187,500

The native of Burnaby, B.C. will receive $35,000 the first time he makes Winnipeg's active roster as well as $2,500 if he is named a West Division all-star and $5,000 if he is named a CFL all-star. Couture has yet to miss a regular season game over his five-year career, dressing for 86 consecutive games.

13) Colin Kelly, Edmonton Elks (A)
Hard money: $137,000
Maximum value: $137,000

14) Philip Blake, Toronto Argonauts (A)
Hard money: $135,000
Maximum value: $150,000

15) Sean Jamieson, Montreal Alouettes (N)
Hard money: $132,000
Maximum value: $154,000

16) Jamal Campbell, Saskatchewan Roughriders (N)
Hard money: $131,000
Maximum value: $154,000

17) Jermarcus Hardrick, Winnipeg Blue Bombers (A)

Hard money: $130,000
Maximum value: $156,000

The CFL all-star received a $30,000 signing bonus to join the Blue Bombers for a sixth consecutive season. He will get $15,000 the first time he makes the active roster as well as a $5,000 bonus if he makes the active roster for at least nine regular season games.

18) Hunter Steward (N)
Hard money: $130,000
Maximum value: $151,000

19) Joel Figueroa, B.C. Lions (A)
Hard money: $125,000
Maximum value: $155,000

20) Dan Clark, Saskatchewan Roughriders (N)
Hard money: $125,000
Maximum value: $153,000

https://3downnation.com/2022/03/18/the-cfls-offensive-line-salaries-for-the-2022-season/


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on March 20, 2022, 09:15:46 PM
The CFL's ten highest-paid defensive tackles for the 2022 season
March 19, 2022  By John Hodge

1) Cleyon Laing, Ottawa Redblacks (N)
Hard money: $180,000
Maximum value: $209,000

2) Woody Baron, B.C. Lions (A)
Hard money: $190,000
Maximum value: $195,000

3) Mike Moore, Montreal Alouettes (A)
Hard money: $160,000
Maximum value: $174,000

4) Dylan Wynn, Hamilton Tiger-Cats (A)
Hard money: $159,000
Maximum value: $177,000

5) Mike Rose, Calgary Stampeders (A)
Hard money: $151,000
Maximum value: $166,000

6) Derek Wiggan, Calgary Stampeders (N)
Hard money: $146,000
Maximum value: $161,000

7) Jake Ceresna, Edmonton Elks (A)
Hard money: $140,000
Maximum value: $149,000

8 ) Micah Johnson, Hamilton Tiger-Cats (A)
Hard money: $132,000
Maximum value: $160,000

9) Daniel Ross, Edmonton Elks (A)
Hard money: $127,000
Maximum value: $144,000

10) Steven Richardson, B.C. Lions (A)

Hard money: $112,000
Maximum value: $160,000

The former Blue Bombers received a $15,000 signing bonus to join the Lions and will collect another $25,000 the first time he makes the active roster. He will also make $1,000 each time he takes more than 50 percent of B.C.'s defensive snaps in a game.

Editor's note: 3DownNation was unable to source Almondo Sewell's contract, who would otherwise likely have appeared on this list.

https://3downnation.com/2022/03/19/the-cfls-ten-highest-paid-defensive-tackles-for-the-2022-season/


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on March 20, 2022, 09:22:38 PM
The CFL's ten highest-paid defensive ends for the 2022 season
March 20, 2022   By JC Abbott

1) Ja'Gared Davis, Toronto Argonauts (A)
Hard money: $210,000
Maximum value: $244,500

2) Willie Jefferson, Winnipeg Blue Bombers (A)

Hard money: $225,000
Maximum value: $225,000

The four-time CFL all-star is making all hard money on a one-year deal that follows an 18-tackle, seven-sack, three-forced fumble season in Bomberland. C'mon down to Williepeg!

3) A.C. Leonard, Saskatchewan Roughriders (A)
Hard money: $190,000
Maximum value: $205,000

4) Mathieu Betts, B.C. Lions (N)
Hard money: $160,000
Maximum value: $189,000

5) Jackson Jeffcoat, Winnipeg Blue Bombers (A)

Hard money: $152,000
Maximum value: $175,000

The pride of Texas, Jeffcoat earned himself some money with a nine sack season and received a $40,000 signing bonus from the Bombers. The CFL all-star will earn another $13,000 for playing his first game and an additional $10,000 for dressing in 12 games next season.

6) Nick Usher, Montreal Alouettes (A)
Hard money: $150,000
Maximum value: $160,000

7) David Menard, B.C. Lions (N)
Hard money: $137,000
Maximum value: $152,500

8 ) Kwaku Boateng, Ottawa Redblacks (N)
Hard money: $127,000
Maximum value: $168,500

9) Avery Ellis, Montreal Alouettes (A)
Hard money: $108,000
Maximum value: $112,000

T-10) Pete Robertson, Saskatchewan Roughriders (A)
Hard money: $100,000
Maximum value: $123,100

T-10) Robbie Smith, Toronto Argonauts (N)
Hard money: $100,000
Maximum value: $121,500

https://3downnation.com/2022/03/20/the-cfls-ten-highest-paid-defensive-ends-for-the-2022-season/


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: kkc60 on March 20, 2022, 11:33:21 PM
looking at Boatengs pay, definitely couldn?t afford him. i know some here thought we could


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on March 22, 2022, 03:58:05 AM
Transactions:

2022-03-21   WPG   CHARACTER, Marlon   DB   A   Louisville   Add To   Active Roster

HEIGHT   WEIGHT
6' 1"         195 lbs

Character was never a full-time starter with the Cardinals, but displayed playmaking ability. He started six of 11 games in 2020, making 37 tackles (three for loss), intercepting one pass and breaking up six others. Character started four of 12 games in 2018 (30 tackles, one pass breakup) and played in 11 games as a reserve (16 tackles) in his first year at Louisville. The Atlanta native matriculated to Auburn in 2016, redshirting that fall but transferring after reportedly having an argument with a teammate. He enrolled at Northwest Mississippi Community College in 2017, finishing his single season there as the No. 1 junior college safety prospect.

https://www.nfl.com/prospects/marlon-character/32004348-4154-8171-b7de-6569bf7c5613


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on March 22, 2022, 04:05:48 AM
Winnipeg Blue Bombers sign offensive tackle Eric Lofton
March 21, 2022   By John Hodge

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have signed American offensive tackle Eric Lofton, per sources.

The 29-year-old spent two seasons (2017-18) with the Ottawa Redblacks during which he dressed for four games. He signed with the B.C. Lions in 2019 but was released before joining the Edmonton Elks in July. He dressed for two games and remained under contract with the club for the 2020 season, though it was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The 29-year-old native of Lumberton, N.J. appeared in 37 games at Temple University (2011-15) and was named All-AAC as a senior in 2015.

The Blue Bombers have what is widely considered the best offensive line in the CFL with veteran American offensive tackles Stanley Bryant and Jermarcus Hardrick set to return for 2022. The club also has Jalen Burks and Drew Richmond under contract, both of whom should compete for a depth role along the offensive line.

https://3downnation.com/2022/03/21/winnipeg-blue-bombers-sign-offensive-tackle-eric-lofton/


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on March 22, 2022, 04:13:27 AM
The CFL's fifteen highest-paid linebackers for the 2022 season
March 21, 2022   By JC Abbott

1) Adam Bighill, Winnipeg Blue Bombers (A)

Hard money: $165,000
Maximum value: $175,000

When you win Most Outstanding Defensive Player, you get paid accordingly. Bighill passed on a signing bonus to give his team some wiggle room, but will collect a $65,000 bonus whether he's on the active roster or injured list in Week 1. The heartbeat of the Bombers' defence will also receive a $5,000 cheque if he repeats as the divisional nominee for MODP or wins the league award for a fourth time.

2) Wynton McManis, Toronto Argonauts (A)
Hard money: $150,000
Maximum value: $169,000

3) Henoc Muamba, Toronto Argonauts (N)
Hard money: $138,000
Maximum value: $150,000

4) Chris Ackie, Montreal Alouettes (N)
Hard money: $136,500
Maximum value: $156,000

5) Cameron Judge, Calgary Stampeders (N)
Hard money: $120,500
Maximum value: $151,000

6) Avery Williams, Ottawa Redblacks (A)
Hard money: $120,000
Maximum value: $193,000

7) Jameer Thurman, Calgary Stampeders (A)
Hard money: $116,000
Maximum value: $146,000

8 ) Micah Teitz, Saskatchewan Roughriders (N)
Hard money: $114,000
Maximum value: $132,500+

9) Simoni Lawrence, Hamilton Tiger-Cats (A)
Hard money: $110,000
Maximum value: $164,000

10) Darnell Sankey, Saskatchewan Roughriders (A)
Hard money: $110,000
Maximum value: $118,000

11) Bo Lokombo, B.C. Lions (N)
Hard money: $107,500
Maximum value: $127,500

12) Jovan Santos-Knox, Hamilton Tiger-Cats (A)
Hard money: $105,000
Maximum value: $118,500

13) Adam Konar, Edmonton Elks (N)
Hard money: $95,000
Maximum value: $117,000

14) Deon Lacey, Edmonton Elks (A)
Hard money: $90,000
Maximum value: $111,500

15) Tyrice Beverette, Montreal Alouettes (A)
Hard money: $87,500
Maximum value: $92,900

Editor's note: 3DownNation was unable to source Nyles Morgan's contract extension with Edmonton, which might have appeared at the tail end of this list.

https://3downnation.com/2022/03/21/the-cfls-fifteen-highest-paid-linebackers-for-the-2022-season/


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on March 24, 2022, 11:32:41 AM
BLUE BOMBERS TRANSACTIONS: MARCH 22, 2022

WINNIPEG, MB., March 22, 2022 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the club has signed American offensive lineman Eric Lofton to a one-year contract.

Lofton (6-4, 300, Temple University; born: March 6, 1993 in Lumberton, NJ) joins the Blue Bombers in 2022 for what will be his fourth season in the Canadian Football League after spending time with Ottawa (2017-18) and Edmonton (2019). He was also under contract with Edmonton through 2020 and the cancellation of the season due to the pandemic before being released in May of 2021. He has six games of CFL experience and was also briefly with B.C. in 2019 before signing in Edmonton.

Lofton played his college ball at Temple, redshirting his first year and then appearing in 37 games over the next four seasons. In 2015, his senior year, he was named a First-Team All-American Athletic Conference all-star.

The club has also signed American defensive back Marlon Character (Louisville).

https://www.bluebombers.com/2022/03/22/blue-bombers-transactions-march-22-2022/


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on March 24, 2022, 11:42:44 AM
The CFL's fifteen highest-paid defensive backs
March 23, 2022   By John Hodge

1) Tunde Adeleke, Hamilton Tiger-Cats (N)
Hard money: $161,000
Maximum value: $179,00

2) Royce Metchie, Toronto Argonauts (N)
Hard money: $150,000
Maximum value: $150,000

3) Aaron Grymes, Edmonton Elks (A)
Hard money: $135,000
Maximum value: $151,000

4) T.J. Lee, B.C. Lions (A)
Hard money: $130,000
Maximum value: $140,000

5) Winston Rose, Winnipeg Blue Bombers (A)

Hard money: $125,000
Maximum value: $125,000

The former CFL all-star rejoined the Blue Bombers for another Grey Cup run in 2021 following a stint with the Cincinnati Bengals. Rose will also receive a $5,000 travel allowance as he looks to help Winnipeg win a third-straight championship.

6) Mike Edem, Saskatchewan Roughriders (N)
Hard money: $120,000
Maximum value: $128,000

7) Money Hunter, Ottawa Redblacks (A)
Hard money: $117,500
Maximum value: $136,500

8 ) Jumal Rolle, Hamilton Tiger-Cats (A)
Hard money: $117,000
Maximum value: $126,000

9) DaShaun Amos, Toronto Argonauts (A)
Hard money: $117,000
Maximum value: $117,000

10) Nick Marshall, Saskatchewan Roughriders (A)
Hard money: $115,000
Maximum value: $120,500

11) Tre Roberson, Calgary Stampeders (A)
Hard money: $114,000
Maximum value: $134,000

12) Delvin Breaux, B.C. Lions (A)
Hard money: $105,000
Maximum value: $140,000

13) Cariel Brooks, Hamilton Tiger-Cats (A)
Hard money: $108,000
Maximum value: $129,000

14) Jordan Hoover, Edmonton Elks (N)
Hard money: $104,000
Maximum value: $125,000

T-15) Ciante Evans, Hamilton Tiger-Cats (A)
Hard money: $100,000
Maximum value: $110,500

T-15) Mike Jones, Montreal Alouettes (A)
Hard money: $100,000
Maximum value: $106,500

Editor's note: 3DownNation was unable to source the contracts of Greg Reid and Marcus Sayles who may have otherwise appeared on this list.

https://3downnation.com/2022/03/23/the-cfls-fifteen-highest-paid-defensive-backs/


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on March 25, 2022, 12:52:26 AM
BLUE BOMBERS TRANSACTIONS: MARCH 24, 2022

WINNIPEG, MB., March 24, 2022 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the club has signed a pair of American players in wide receiver Antonio Nunn and defensive back Donald Rutledge, Jr.

Nunn (5-11, 204, University of Buffalo; born: September 14, 1996 in Tampa, FLA) joins the Blue Bombers after a solid college career with the Bulls and then attending training camp with the Atlanta Falcons in 2021.

Nunn finished his UB days with a solid senior season in 2020, leading the team with 37 passes for 584 yards and two touchdowns in seven games in a pandemic-shortened year. Those statistics earned him a spot on the All-MAC Second Team. He appeared in 45 games with the Bulls from 2017-20, starting all 19 in his junior and senior seasons.

Signed by the Falcons as an undrafted free agent, he attended training camp but was among the final cuts last August.

Rutledge, Jr. (6-1, 210, Georgia Southern University; born: May 22, 1997 in the Bronx, NY) comes to the Blue Bombers after attending training camps with both the Indianapolis Colts (2020) and Arizona Cardinals (2021).

Rutledge, Jr. began his collegiate career at The Citadel, spending his 2015-16 season as a redshirt freshman before transferring to Savannah State, where he spent the next three years playing safety. He spent his senior season at Georgia Southern after transferring, and started nine games, registering 50 tackles, five pass break-ups and an interception.

He then signed with the Colts as an undrafted free agent in 2020 and spent the entire training camp with the team before his release. Rutledge, Jr. signed with the Cardinals in January of 2021 and attended camp last year before being released.

https://www.bluebombers.com/2022/03/24/blue-bombers-transactions-march-24-2022/



Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on March 25, 2022, 12:57:07 AM
Transactions:

2022-03-24   WPG   LOFTON, Eric   OL   A   Temple   Add To   Active Roster
2022-03-24   WPG   NUNN, Antonio   WR   A   Buffalo   Add To   Active Roster
2022-03-24   WPG   RUTLEDGE, Donald   DB   A   Georgia Southern   Add To   Active Roster


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on March 28, 2022, 09:29:25 PM
Blue Bombers add defensive back Robert Priester

WINNIPEG, MB., March 28, 2022 -The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the club has signed American defensive back Robert Priester.

Priester (5'9, 180, Wyoming, December 25, 1993 in Tampa, FL.) played in two games for Winnipeg in the 2018 season, recording seven defensive tackles. He was in training camp with Edmonton in 2019, and played five games with Tampa Bay in the XFL in 2020. Priester spent three seasons with the Wyoming Cowboys, making 103 total tackles and three forced fumbles in 35 games played. In 2017, Priester recorded a career high in tackles for a loss and forced fumbles.

Transactions:

2022-03-28   WPG   PRIESTER, Robert   DB   A   Wyoming   Add To   Active Roster


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on April 03, 2022, 05:17:40 AM
What each of the CFL's kickers will be paid in 2022
April 2, 2022  By John Hodge


1) Boris Bede, Toronto Argonauts (A)
Hard money: $150,000
Maximum value: $150,000

2) Sean Whyte, B.C. Lions (N)
Hard money: $115,000
Maximum value: $120,000

3) Lewis Ward, Ottawa Redblacks (N)
Hard money: $110,000
Maximum value: $128,000

4) Rene Paredes, Calgary Stampeders (N)
Hard money: $107,000
Maximum value: $117,500

5) Sergio Castillo, Edmonton Elks (A)

Hard money: $105,000
Maximum value: $158,000

Castillo has a chance to become the highest-paid kicker in the CFL if he hits on all of his incentives. He will get a $30,000 bonus the first time he makes the active roster, $555.55 each time he performs kicking duties in a game, a $3,000 bonus if he makes 90 percent of his field goals or better for the season, plus some all-star incentives.

6) Brett Lauther, Saskatchewan Roughriders (N)
Hard money: $102,000
Maximum value: $131,000

7) Richie Leone, Ottawa Redblacks
(A)
Hard money: $95,000
Maximum value: $121,000

8 ) Stefan Flintoft, B.C. Lions (A)
Hard money: $77,000
Maximum value: $84,000

9) Ali Mourtada, Winnipeg Blue Bombers (A)

Hard money: $75,000
Maximum value: $75,000

The 31-year-old made only eight-of-fifteen field goal attempts during his rookie season last year, prompting Winnipeg to acquire Sergio Castillo for their playoff run. Mourtada seemed to win over head coach Mike O'Shea and should get a chance to win the kicking job for this upcoming season.

10) Michael Domagala, Hamilton Tiger-Cats (N)
Hard money: $69,500
Maximum value: $75,500

11) Marc Liegghio, Winnipeg Blue Bombers (N)
Hard money: $69,500
Maximum value: $74,500

The former fifth-round pick will make $277.78 each time he handles over half of Winnipeg's punting or kickoff duties as well as field goals in a game. He made five-of-eight field goal attempts as a rookie last season and averaged 43.7 yards on 92 punt attempts.

12) David Cote, Montreal Alouettes (N)
Hard money: $67,250
Maximum value: $70,200

T-13) Cody Grace, Calgary Stampeders (G)
Hard money: $54,000
Maximum value: $54,000

T-13) Kaare Vedvik, Saskatchewan Roughriders (G)
Hard money: $54,000
Maximum value: $54,000

T-13) Joel Whitford, Hamilton Tiger-Cats (G)
Hard money: $54,000
Maximum value: $54,000

T-13) Joseph Zema, Montreal Alouettes (G)
Hard money: $54,000
Maximum value: $54,000

https://3downnation.com/2022/04/02/what-each-of-the-cfls-kickers-will-be-paid-in-2022/



Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on April 03, 2022, 02:30:41 PM
Salaries of kickers is interesting. Can't remember whether some of these are dual punt and kick players to get a better feel about total team cost against SMS. The Global kickers in particular if they are dual kickers and still exempt from SMS is a particular advantage to those teams.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on April 03, 2022, 04:30:33 PM
Salaries of kickers is interesting. Can't remember whether some of these are dual punt and kick players to get a better feel about total team cost against SMS. The Global kickers in particular if they are dual kickers and still exempt from SMS is a particular advantage to those teams.

The Bombers would be wise to draft a Global kicker due to the potential cost savings.

I wonder if the Global salaries will change in the new CBA. The Canadian kickers/punters have as much at stake as the Global players. Teams won't pay Canadians top dollar if they can get away with a low priced Global replacement.

This will become more of an issue if teams need to field 2 Global players this season.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on April 03, 2022, 05:36:25 PM
The Bombers would be wise to draft a Global kicker due to the potential cost savings.

I wonder if the Global salaries will change in the new CBA. The Canadian kickers/punters have as much at stake as the Global players. Teams won't pay Canadians top dollar if they can get away with a low priced Global replacement.

This will become more of an issue if teams need to field 2 Global players this season.

I've suggested that and wondered about those issues as well.

I don't believe that teams will be mandated to roster 2 Global player but a few are already doing that as an SMS exemption benefit.

Since so many teams drafted global kickers last year it may open a window to draft one in Winnipeg in the 1st round if a good one is available. Double advantage even if we choose to go with 2 globals on the roster. How the new CBA shakes out is a series of questions in regard to global players for salaries,  SMS exemption and number on the 46 man roster.

Actually possibly a triple advantage in that it eliminates the need to use a DI spot for an import kicker. That opens up a spot for an import DE as a DI potentially.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Pigskin on April 03, 2022, 10:10:37 PM
I think Boris does both.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Throw Long Bannatyne on April 04, 2022, 04:49:11 PM
Wow, never imagined kickers like Paredes were paid so poorly, I guess this explains why Medlock was always considered a big ticket spend.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: theaardvark on April 05, 2022, 12:50:20 PM
Wow, never imagined kickers like Paredes were paid so poorly, I guess this explains why Medlock was always considered a big ticket spend.

Paredes plays for CGY... you can bet his wife has "a good job" or there is some other supplemental questionable income involved...  part of the Stampeders Money Syphoning


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: blue_or_die on April 05, 2022, 02:52:54 PM
Paredes plays for CGY... you can bet his wife has "a good job" or there is some other supplemental questionable income involved...  part of the Stampeders Money Syphoning

I see what you did there


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on April 08, 2022, 09:04:14 AM
BLUE BOMBERS ADD FORMER KANSAS STATE RECEIVER DALTON SCHOEN

WINNIPEG, MB., April 7, 2022 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the club has signed American wide receiver Dalton Schoen.

Schoen (6'1, 210, Kansas State, October 13, 1996 in Overland Park, KS) originally signed as an undrafted free agent with the LA Chargers in 2020, but was released following training camp. In 2021, he signed a futures contract with the Kansas City Chiefs and later that year joined Washington's practice roster. He re-joined the Chiefs in December of 2021, being added to their practice roster. Schoen was a walk-on at Kansas State, climbing up the depth chart to eventually start as a sophomore, and record 92 receptions for 1,569 yards and nine touchdowns over 34 games from 2017-2019.

https://www.bluebombers.com/2022/04/07/blue-bombers-add-former-kansas-state-receiver-dalton-schoen/

Transactions:

2022-04-07   WPG   SCHOEN, Dalton   WR   A   Kansas State   Remove Signed   Active Roster


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on April 12, 2022, 01:38:39 AM
Transactions:

2022-04-11   WPG   MEZZALIRA, Eric   LB   N   McMaster   Add To   Active Roster
2022-04-11   WPG   AGUDOSI, Carlton   WR   A   Rutgers   Add To   Active Roster

Looks like Mezzalira was on Toronto's practice roster in 2021.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Pigskin on April 12, 2022, 02:18:32 AM
Transactions:

2022-04-11   WPG   MEZZALIRA, Eric   LB   N   McMaster   Add To   Active Roster
2022-04-11   WPG   AGUDOSI, Carlton   WR   A   Rutgers   Add To   Active Roster

Looks like Mezzalira was on Toronto's practice roster in 2021.

Looks like Mezz. is not to bad on teams.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on April 12, 2022, 12:17:54 PM
Looks like Mezz. is not to bad on teams.

We already have a few Canadian LB's on our roster including 2021 draft choices. He might be better than one of those and will compete for a role on the team?

Agudosi was on our PR for most of 2021 and has great size. He'd be a big target to add on the outside. Having a full season on the PR and being brought back suggests they saw something they liked.

Anyone remember seeing him much in practice?


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Throw Long Bannatyne on April 12, 2022, 06:42:48 PM
We already have a few Canadian LB's on our roster including 2021 draft choices. He might be better than one of those and will compete for a role on the team?

Agudosi was on our PR for most of 2021 and has great size. He'd be a big target to add on the outside. Having a full season on the PR and being brought back suggests they saw something they liked.

Anyone remember seeing him much in practice?

Agudosi is still a big mystery, I was hoping to catch a glimpse of him last season as he dressed for a couple of games and may have touched the field, but no luck. 


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Pigskin on April 12, 2022, 06:52:35 PM
Big receiver, 6'6" 220. I watched a couple of videos. He seems to have a good skill set. 40 inch vertical and a 4.61/40. 36" long arms, 9.5" hands.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Lincoln Locomotive on April 12, 2022, 08:31:02 PM
Big receiver, 6'6" 220. I watched a couple of videos. He seems to have a good skill set. 40 inch vertical and a 4.61/40. 36' long arms, 9.5" hands.
sounds like a receiver who'd do well in the NFL?   


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: theaardvark on April 12, 2022, 08:55:01 PM
Big receiver, 6'6" 220. I watched a couple of videos. He seems to have a good skill set. 40 inch vertical and a 4.61/40. 36' long arms, 9.5" hands.

36' long arms... holy crap.  ;)

Always interested in players that get invited back, the CFL can take a bit to acclimate to, they don't get invited back if the coaches don't think they made progress learning....



Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on April 12, 2022, 09:49:21 PM
BLUE BOMBERS ADD CANADIAN LINEBACKER ERIC MEZZALIRA

WINNIPEG, MB., April 12, 2022 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the club has signed Canadian linebacker Eric Mezzalira.

Mezzalira
(6-0, 225, McMaster University; born: March 10, 1994 in Hamilton, ON) joins the Blue Bombers after two seasons with the Calgary Stampeders (2018-19) as well as spending last year on the practice roster of the Toronto Argonauts.

He has appeared in 22 Canadian Football League regular-season games, all with the Stampeders, and has registered 11 special-teams tackles and one fumble recovery. He was also a member of Calgary's 2018 Grey Cup championship team in his rookie season.

Mezzalira was selected by the Stampeders in the second round, 17th overall, in the 2018 CFL Draft. He played in 28 games over four seasons (2014-17) at McMaster, accumulating 95.5 total tackles including 8.5 tackles for loss, two sacks, three fumble recoveries, one forced fumble and two pass breakups. He led the Marauders with 43 tackles in 2017.

https://www.bluebombers.com/2022/04/12/blue-bombers-add-canadian-linebacker-eric-mezzalira/


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on April 14, 2022, 06:38:54 AM
BLUE BOMBERS RE-SIGN RECEIVER CARLTON AGUDOSI

WINNIPEG, MB., April 13, 2022 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the team has re-signed American receiver Carlton Agudosi. Agudosi spent 2021 on the club's practice roster.

Agudosi (6-6, 220, Rutgers, February 1, 1994 in Somerset, NJ) was originally signed in April of last season. Agudosi signed as an undrafted free agent with the Arizona Cardinals in 2017, spending the season there before signing with Philadelphia in 2019. He played 45 games in his career at Rutgers, recording 35 receptions for 513 yards and two touchdowns. Prior to signing with Winnipeg, he was with St. Louis of XFL.

https://www.bluebombers.com/2022/04/13/blue-bombers-re-sign-receiver-carlton-agudosi/


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on April 14, 2022, 06:44:36 AM
BLUE BOMBERS RE-SIGN RETURNER/RECEIVER JANARION GRANT

WINNIPEG, MB., April 13, 2022 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the club has signed American receiver/kick returner Janarion Grant to a one-year contract.

Grant (5-9, 164, Rutgers University; born: November 20, 1993, in Fort Trilby, FL) returns to the Blue Bombers for a third season.

Injuries limited Grant to six regular season and two playoff games in 2021, but he led the Blue Bombers in both punt and kickoff return yardage, returning 34 punts for 375 yards and one touchdown and 12 kickoffs for 283 yards. He also added nine punt returns for 64 yards and seven kickoff returns for 155 yards, combined, in the Western Final and the Grey Cup victory.

One of most dangerous kick returners in the Canadian Football League, Grant has four punt return touchdowns in just 17 regular season games played.

Grant initially joined the club in July of 2019 after first attending training camp with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. Appearing in just 11 games, Grant led the Blue Bombers in both punt and kickoff returns that season.

Grant first turned pro in 2018, signing with the Baltimore Ravens as an undrafted free agent. He made the team's final roster as the primary punt and kick returner but was released in late September of that season.

Grant played in 46 games over five seasons at Rutgers and in 2013 was named a Second-Team All American-Athletic Conference all-star and then a Second-Team All-Big Ten all-star in 2015, both appearances as a returner.

https://www.bluebombers.com/2022/04/13/blue-bombers-re-sign-returner-receiver-janarion-grant/


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on April 14, 2022, 06:53:56 AM
BLUE BOMBERS SIGN RECEIVER LUCKY JACKSON

WINNIPEG, MB., April 13, 2022 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the team has signed American receiver Lucky Jackson.

Jackson (6-1, 190, Western Kentucky, July 17, 1997, in Lexington, KY) spent four seasons at Western Kentucky, becoming one of the best wideouts in school history. He recorded 94 receptions for 1,133 yards and four touchdowns in his senior season, while being named First Responder Bowl MVP after a 17 catch performance. For his collegiate career, his 209 catches stand second all-time and 2,680 yards are third, while his nine 100-yard receiving games are tied for second. He registered 13 touchdowns during four seasons at WKU.

https://www.bluebombers.com/2022/04/13/blue-bombers-sign-receiver-lucky-jackson/


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on April 14, 2022, 06:54:56 AM
Transactions:

2022-04-13   WPG   JACKSON, Dontavion   WR   A   Western Kentucky   Add To   Active Roster
2022-04-13   WPG   GRANT, Janarion   WR   A   Rutgers   Add To   Active Roster


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on April 15, 2022, 03:18:45 AM
BLUE BOMBERS SIGN RECEIVER JALEN SAUNDERS

WINNIPEG, MB., April 14, 2022 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers announce today the club has agreed to terms on a two-year contract with American receiver Jalen Saunders.

Saunders (5-9, 170, Oklahoma, September 30, 1992 in Elk Grove, Ca) joins the Blue Bombers after last playing with Hamilton in 2018. That season, Saunders registered 45 receptions for 739 receiving yards and two touchdowns in nine games for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, prior to suffering a season-ending knee injury against the Toronto Argonauts.

Saunders led the Ticats in receiving yards during the 2017 schedule with 1,170 on 76 catches. In 25 games over two seasons with Hamilton (2017-2018), he accumulated 121 receptions for 1,909 yards and six touchdowns, 15.8 yards per grab.

Saunders signed with Ottawa in 2020, however the season was later cancelled. He re-signed in 2021 before suffering season ending injuries in a car accident.

Saunders was selected by the New York Jets in the fourth round, 104th overall during the 2014 NFL Draft. He played in nine games with the Jets and New Orleans Saints during his rookie season, posting one reception for seven yards, 15 punt returns for 125 yards and three kickoff returns for 139 yards.

While with Oklahoma, Saunders played 22 games recording 1,558 receiving yards on 123 receptions with 11 touchdowns. He spent two years in Norman, Oklahoma after two at Fresno State University where he produced 80 catches for 1,527 yards and 15 touchdowns in 26 games.

https://www.bluebombers.com/2022/04/14/blue-bombers-sign-receiver-jalen-saunders/


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Pigskin on April 15, 2022, 03:39:17 AM
TC should be interesting with only one spot open at the receiver position.   


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: DM83 on April 21, 2022, 02:02:15 PM
Sounds like the Bombers are filling in the blanks.  I really hope Saunders is fully recovered


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: GCn19 on April 21, 2022, 02:10:59 PM
TC should be interesting with only one spot open at the receiver position.   

There is some really good competition at receiver.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on April 27, 2022, 08:30:01 AM
BLUE BOMBERS TRANSACTIONS: APRIL 25, 2022

WINNIPEG, MB., April 25, 2022 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the club has signed two American players with offensive lineman Leon Johnson and defensive tackle Kenneth Randall.

Johnson (6-5, 332, Temple University, June 4, 1995 in New Brunswick, NJ) joins the Blue Bombers after a four-year college career with the Owls. He made 10 starts at left tackle during his senior season including the season-opener against Notre Dame in which he served as one of the team captains. Johnson started 14 games at right tackle during his junior year.

Prior to signing with the Blue Bombers, Johnson signed with the National Football League's Denver Broncos as an undrafted free agent in 2018 and attended the team's training camp. Johnson signed with the Salt Lake Stallions of the Alliance of American Football for the 2019 season. He would later go on to sign with the Calgary Stampeders in 2020 and saw action for one start in 2021.

Randall (6-2, 302, University of Charleston, December 7, 1995 in Atlantic City, NJ) comes to the Blue Bombers after a solid college career with the Golden Eagles. The defensive tackle was named First Team All-MEC Honors in 2019 and finished his collegiate career with 64 tackles, 7 sacks, and 2 forced fumbles.

Randall signed with the National Football League's Jacksonville Jaguars in 2021 as an undrafted free agent and attended the team's training camp.

https://www.bluebombers.com/2022/04/25/blue-bombers-transactions-april-25-2022/


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on April 27, 2022, 08:32:01 AM
Transactions:

2022-04-18   WPG   RANDALL, Kenneth   DL   A   Charleston   Add To   Active Roster
2022-04-18   WPG   SAUNDERS, Jalen   WR   A   Oklahoma   Add To   Active Roster
2022-04-18   WPG   JOHNSON, Leon   OL   A   Temple   Add To   Active Roster


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on April 27, 2022, 10:37:37 PM
Transactions:

2022-04-27   WPG   SIMPSON, Shane   RB   A   Virginia   Add To   Active Roster
2022-04-27   WPG   ALLEN, Pat   OL   A   Southeastern Louisiana   Add To   Active Roster
2022-04-27   WPG   MACHINO, Tomoya   OL   N      Add To   Active Roster

Machino is listed as National but he's actually a Global player from Japan who spent all of last season on the Bomber's practice roster.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on April 27, 2022, 10:49:10 PM
Transactions:

2022-04-27   WPG   SIMPSON, Shane   RB   A   Virginia   Add To   Active Roster
2022-04-27   WPG   ALLEN, Pat   OL   A   Southeastern Louisiana   Add To   Active Roster
2022-04-27   WPG   MACHINO, Tomoya   OL   N      Add To   Active Roster

Machino is listed as National but he's actually a Global player from Japan who spent all of last season on the Bomber's practice roster.

Bringing back the global OL for another look and another import OL. Should be close to the number of OL we need for TC. I wonder if the global is good enough to beat out imports for a spot on the PR. Will he accept a 2nd year on the PR?


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: NewBlue on April 28, 2022, 01:45:24 PM
I know they liked Machino for his athleticism, and the Pat Allen sounds much the same. MAchino is our youngest OL guy, and maybe more likely to accept an PR spot. Don't know how many we can keep active/PR but I'd like to see 2 NI & 2 Imp....for both 1 ready to step in and 1 to develop. Machino might be that develop guy.

Quick search on Simpson, doesn't look like he's had much of a college career.  Not sure if there's even a spot for an american RB anyways.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on April 28, 2022, 02:35:51 PM
I know they liked Machino for his athleticism, and the Pat Allen sounds much the same. MAchino is our youngest OL guy, and maybe more likely to accept an PR spot. Don't know how many we can keep active/PR but I'd like to see 2 NI & 2 Imp....for both 1 ready to step in and 1 to develop. Machino might be that develop guy.

Quick search on Simpson, doesn't look like he's had much of a college career.  Not sure if there's even a spot for an american RB anyways.

I'm guessing that the PR spots get reduced to the pre covid number of 12, eliminating the extra 5 added in 2021. Even on the PR that adds to the SMS spend( $750 per week X 5 x18 = $68K ) more or less.  Globals salaries were exempt from SMS and I suspect that continues even on the PR.

Import RB might be a candidate as a returner back up but that usually goes to either a DB or receiver for depth.  There have been some RB's that were a teams returner dressed as a DI. Since the Bombers start a Canadian RB, it would seem a preference would be for a returner that could play if necessary if a starter went down.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on April 29, 2022, 09:32:14 PM
BLUE BOMBERS ADD LINEMAN AND RUNNING BACK/RETURNER TO ROSTER

WINNIPEG, MB., April 29, 2022 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the club has signed American offensive lineman Dennis Bardwell and American running back/returner Shane Simpson.

Bardwell (6-6, 305, Houston, March 5, 1999 in Huffman, TX) played four seasons at Houston, appearing in his first game in 2017 as a true freshman. He finished his collegiate career starting six games in 2020 at right tackle, and in total played 23 collegiate games, primarily as a tackle.

Simpson (5-11, 200, Virginia, June 13, 1997 in Easton, PA) played his senior season at Virginia after spending his first four collegiate years at Towson. At Towson, Simpson recorded 1,925 career rushing yards and 13 touchdowns in 35 games. He registered 5,088 career all-purpose yards there, including 2,080 on kickoff returns, adding two more touchdowns. In his senior season at Virginia, Simpson had 600 all-purpose yards and three touchdowns.

https://www.bluebombers.com/2022/04/29/blue-bombers-add-lineman-and-running-back-returner-to-roster/


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on April 29, 2022, 09:33:15 PM
Transactions:

2022-04-28   WPG   BARDWELL, Dennis   OL   A   Houston   Add To   Active Roster


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Zach Schnitzer on April 30, 2022, 01:34:57 PM
Not sure if this deserves its own thread, but has anyone tried their hand at depth chart for week 1? I know it?s super early but I always love seeing them.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on April 30, 2022, 02:14:37 PM
Not sure if this deserves its own thread, but has anyone tried their hand at depth chart for week 1? I know it?s super early but I always love seeing them.

Take a look at the depth charts from the end of 2021 on Bombers site. From there you can see where changes will come. Obviously we will have changes on offence but we know who will fill those already. Oliveria, Gray, Ellingson, Augustine, Prokop to name a few.  J. Saunders comes into the mix as a possible starter at receiver.

Where do the new receivers line up most of the time is a question at the moment.

On defence Glass will be the new CB after losing Alford. Sayles replaces Richardson?

What we're really not sure about is how exactly do we replace Hansen and Kongbo in the DL mix. Who are the new DI's.

We might see some rookie receiver, DB or DL bump the current depth chart of players returning from 2021.

Example: Does Sayles really take over from Richardson or is it a new rookie that bumps Sayles down a notch to DI replacing Walker?

Example: Does a rookie receiver win an actual starting role bumping Saunders to a DI spot that rotates on offence?

Barring injury issues, we know who won't be losing their spots and role with the team. Lots of strong veteran depth whose spots are written in stone.

Most other changes will be depth, ST and PR roles.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Zach Schnitzer on April 30, 2022, 03:24:19 PM
awesome info! I see our starting secondary as Rose in? was about to say boundary lol? Rose and Glass at CB, Nichols & Taylor at HB, and, until Alexander?s back, Nick Hallett battling for S?


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on April 30, 2022, 04:24:30 PM
awesome info! I see our starting secondary as Rose in? was about to say boundary lol? Rose and Glass at CB, Nichols & Taylor at HB, and, until Alexander?s back, Nick Hallett battling for S?

The only thing that's in doubt at the moment is who starts at safety until Alexander can play. Nick Hallett seems the most logical choice if we need to go Canadian at S. OTOH if we find another Canadian DL to play / rotate replacing Kongbo, then we could to import safety.

Even when Alexander is healthy, not having that Canadian on the DL could be a ratio issue. Will be watching the draft next week to see if we resolve that to some degree. Losing Hansen hurt the DL rotation as well at DE. So there are a few questions but I'm semi convinced we add a DE as a DI.

At the moment the rotation players on the DL are the question. Competition in TC will be an area to watch as far as import candidates.



Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: DM83 on April 30, 2022, 07:28:32 PM
Did you mean Kongbo?


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on April 30, 2022, 07:39:55 PM
Did you mean Kongbo?

Yes, that's what I said. At the moment we don't have a direct answer with a 2nd Canadian to use on defence when Thomas comes out. In theory we could put Briggs in at WIL but do we really want to take Wilson off the field?

In any case that combination doesn't resolve having bodies to rotate on the DL while sustaining the ratio.

Use a Canadian at safety at times allows Thomas to come off and a 2nd DT to play on the DL.

This is somewhat contingent on how well Hallett plays at safety. He did get some work there in 2021 and seems to have upside.

We may start Hallett and Thomas on defence. That could gives us the ability to have a DI at DT and DE to solve ratio and rotation issues.

Kongbo could be back in the CFL by mid season. Will we be able to afford him and does he choose to return to Winnipeg?


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: DM83 on April 30, 2022, 08:59:39 PM
DT is a need. Yup


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: M.O.A.B. on April 30, 2022, 10:16:11 PM
Briggs and Gauthier took significant snaps on D last year. And both did solid.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: NewBlue on May 01, 2022, 01:05:52 PM
Is Alexander not expected to be ready for Camp?


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: NewBlue on May 01, 2022, 01:09:30 PM
I'm guessing we go with a DB again at SAM?  With Biggie & Wilson penclied at LB, who gets the SAM?  Maston?


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Pigskin on May 01, 2022, 03:00:43 PM
Is Alexander not expected to be ready for Camp?

Sounds like he will miss 6 games.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on May 01, 2022, 03:14:35 PM
Briggs and Gauthier took significant snaps on D last year. And both did solid.

I'd disagree overall. Both made some good plays. Often you could see them in chase mode and the weak link in a given play, particularly against the run. Gauthier coming in meant more of a 34 kind of defence taking out a DL.  If it's a passing down that can be effective if that player is good in pass coverage. OTOH it can give the QB more time to step up in the pocket and complete a pass.

Briggs is football IQ sound and doesn't make many mistakes. I suppose it's the speed factor resulting in chase mode too often for my liking.

I suppose solid for a Canadian back up is not an un-fair comment on your part. But I cringed when I saw either in on defence.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Zach Schnitzer on May 01, 2022, 06:13:25 PM
I'd disagree overall. Both made some good plays. Often you could see them in chase mode and the weak link in a given play, particularly against the run. Gauthier coming in meant more of a 34 kind of defence taking out a DL.  If it's a passing down that can be effective if that player is good in pass coverage. OTOH it can give the QB more time to step up in the pocket and complete a pass.

Briggs is football IQ sound and doesn't make many mistakes. I suppose it's the speed factor resulting in chase mode too often for my liking.

I suppose solid for a Canadian back up is not an un-fair comment on your part. But I cringed when I saw either in on defence.
I?d agree. Nothing against those guys, and If not for Gauthier?s incredible tackle in the ?19 WF, we might not have that GC win, but when Wilson came back at WIL, as well as Stove, our run defence went from middling to best in the league.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on May 02, 2022, 06:40:33 AM
BLUE BOMBERS TRANSACTIONS: MAY 1, 2022

WINNIPEG, MB., May 1, 2022 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the club has signed American offensive lineman Pat Allen and 2021 Global Draft selection offensive lineman Tomoya Machino.

Allen (6-4, 290, Southeastern Louisiana; February 6, 1996 in Reisterstown, MD) joins the Blue Bombers after playing two seasons for the Southeastern Louisiana Lions. Allen appeared in 24 games for the Lions anchoring the offensive line during his time there.

Machino
(6-5, 298, Kyoto University, March 16, 1997 in Ogaki, Gifu Prefecture, Japan) returns to the team after spending the 2021 season on the practice roster. Machino was selected in the 2nd round, 15th overall of the 2021 Canadian Football League Global Draft. He played baseball in high school before taking up football at college - Kyoto University - and stood out at the Global Combine in Japan. He played for Japan at the World University Championships in Harbin, China in 2018.

https://www.bluebombers.com/2022/05/01/blue-bombers-transactions-may-1-2022/


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on May 02, 2022, 06:41:50 AM
BLUE BOMBERS SIGN QUARTERBACK CHASE LITTON

WINNIPEG, MB., May 1, 2022 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the club has signed American quarterback Chase Litton.

Litton (6-5, 230, Marshall, October 5, 1995 in Winter Park, FL) signed with the Kansas City Chiefs as an undrafted free agent in 2018. He then signed to the Jacksonville Jaguars in September 2019. He went on to spend time in the XFL with the Seattle Dragons and the Tampa Bay Vipers organizations in 2019 and most recently signed with the Ottawa Redblacks in 2021. During his freshman year at Marshall, he played in 11 games and threw for 2,605 yards and 23 touchdowns, a Marshall freshman record. As a junior in 2017, Litton started all 13 of Marshall's games, completing 266 of 443 passes for 3,115 yards and 25 touchdowns.

https://www.bluebombers.com/2022/05/01/blue-bombers-sign-quarterback-chase-litton/


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on May 02, 2022, 04:57:20 PM
If the roster is correct we're up to 79 players. At this point we may see a few players released as new players are found and added. Usually that happens a few times as we approach the mini camp and the TC shortly afterwards.

IIRC there isn't an actual maximum number quite yet but it's a necessity needed managing what direction the TC roster will look like. Don't want to be in a position ( like the Argos ) where they'll have to trim 20 -30 players all at once. Argos show 93 players at the moment.

Might start to see a few retirements or veterans released around the league in the next week. Don't expect that to happen in Winnipeg since we don't have a bunch of older veterans that fall into that category.



Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on May 02, 2022, 05:06:08 PM
May 11 ? Rookie camps open

May 14 ? CFL rosters reduced to 85 players

May 15 ? Training camps open

May 17 ? CFL rosters reduced to 75 players


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: theaardvark on May 02, 2022, 06:45:02 PM
May 11 ? Rookie camps open

May 14 ? CFL rosters reduced to 85 players

May 15 ? Training camps open

May 17 ? CFL rosters reduced to 75 players

So, we have just over a week to get the CBA hammered out...

Sounds like the CFLPA is floating guaranteed contracts... a non starter in an SMS league in my opinion...


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on May 02, 2022, 07:25:37 PM
So, we have just over a week to get the CBA hammered out...

Sounds like the CFLPA is floating guaranteed contracts... a non starter in an SMS league in my opinion...
I think it's fair that they currently guarantee veteran contracts after a certain amount of games. Maybe they can reduce the game threshold by a game or 2.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: theaardvark on May 02, 2022, 08:05:46 PM
They do guarantee veteran contracts in the current season past a specific point. I don't know what the " floating guarantee " will mean. Possibly year 1 guaranteed sooner?

W
Where did you hear this comment and what would the details of that look like? New CBA's generally aren't completed by TC and not always before the season starts.

By floating guaranteed contracts I meant that they are floating the idea of guaranteed contracts.

I've seen a few social media posts regarding these items... I'd love to quote who and where, but that would be tough to backtrack that many posts in my timeline....

https://3downnation.com/2019/03/08/cflpa-wants-guaranteed-contracts-to-be-a-part-of-cba-discussions/

The other item I've seen mentioned is that the players are being polled as to whether they would support job action should the CBA not be ratified before main camp starts...

https://3downnation.com/2022/04/29/cflpa-requesting-strike-mandate-from-membership-as-standard-part-of-cba-negotiations-report/


EDIT - turns out both are referenced on 3down


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on May 02, 2022, 08:20:37 PM
By floating guaranteed contracts I meant that they are floating the idea of guaranteed contracts.

I've seen a few social media posts regarding these items... I'd love to quote who and where, but that would be tough to backtrack that many posts in my timeline....

https://3downnation.com/2019/03/08/cflpa-wants-guaranteed-contracts-to-be-a-part-of-cba-discussions/

The other item I've seen mentioned is that the players are being polled as to whether they would support job action should the CBA not be ratified before main camp starts...

https://3downnation.com/2022/04/29/cflpa-requesting-strike-mandate-from-membership-as-standard-part-of-cba-negotiations-report/


EDIT - turns out both are referenced on 3down

It still seems a broad statement on that issue in the article. It also mentions a desire to change the ratio being a divisive topic being discussed. That usually comes up every time there is a new CBA in the works. Again that's a broad statement. It could mean talks include less Canadian starters or less Canadians in total on the roster.

I don't believe rosters would hold out for a completed new CBA before attending TC after losing all of 2020 and part of 2021. That would be a disaster IMO.

I fully expect TC to open on May 15th. Fingers crossed though.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: theaardvark on May 02, 2022, 08:26:44 PM
It still seems a broad statement on that issue in the article. It also mentions a desire to change the ratio being a divisive topic being discussed. That usually comes up every time there is a new CBA in the works. Again that's a broad statement. It could mean talks include less Canadian starters or less Canadians in total on the roster.

I don't believe rosters would hold out for a completed new CBA before attending TC after losing all of 2020 and part of 2021. That would be a disaster IMO.

I fully expect TC to open on May 15th. Fingers crossed though.

The big concern is attending camp without a CBA and getting hurt... every camp, players get hurt.  Without a CBA in force, they could be at risk.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on May 02, 2022, 08:32:11 PM
The big concern is attending camp without a CBA and getting hurt... every camp, players get hurt.  Without a CBA in force, they could be at risk.

They've done it before and there is usually an agreement to extend the old one while a new one is worked out.

Ratio issue: It could mean that they are looking to mandate 2 Globals on the roster. That would mean a Canadian would be displaced. While that happened often in 2021 it was still only an option.

OTOH there could be a line drawn to reduce the number of Canadian starters. By default that would mean more imports. I wouldn't imagine more than a 1 for 1 change in year one but will they have changes planned for the following season and beyond?

I don't expect the SMS to go up significantly if at all. It may not come down since teams have already planned / spent projected SMS.

It all could get ugly though.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: GOLDMEMBER on May 02, 2022, 10:09:45 PM
They've done it before and there is usually an agreement to extend the old one while a new one is worked out.

Ratio issue: It could mean that they are looking to mandate 2 Globals on the roster. That would mean a Canadian would be displaced. While that happened often in 2021 it was still only an option.

OTOH there could be a line drawn to reduce the number of Canadian starters. By default that would mean more imports. I wouldn't imagine more than a 1 for 1 change in year one but will they have changes planned for the following season and beyond?

I don't expect the SMS to go up significantly if at all. It may not come down since teams have already planned / spent projected SMS.

It all could get ugly though.
And kill the Copper Goose? lol


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on May 03, 2022, 08:04:08 PM
Transactions:

2022-05-02   WPG   HANNIBAL, Zach   DB   A   Louisiana Tech   Add To   Active Roster
2022-05-02   WPG   LITTON, Chase   QB   A   Marshall   Add To   Active Roster


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on May 03, 2022, 08:06:23 PM
BLUE BOMBERS ACQUIRE DEFENSIVE TACKLE CAMERON LAWSON AND 13TH OVERALL PICK IN TRADE WITH MONTREAL

WINNIPEG, MB., May 3, 2022 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the club has acquired Canadian defensive tackle Cameron Lawson and the 13th overall selection in the 2022 CFL Draft, in exchange for the 9th and 18th overall selections.

Lawson (6-3, 285, Queen?s University; born: October 7, 1998 in Caledon, ON) joins the Blue Bombers after originally being selected by Montreal 16th overall in the 2020 CFL Draft. Lawson had a four-year career at Queen's University, and in 2019 was named a U Sports All-Canadian and OUA lineman of the year. He finished his career at Queen's University having racked up 74 tackles, 19.5 tackles for loss, and 11 sacks. Lawson appeared in four games during the 2021 season with Montreal.

https://www.bluebombers.com/2022/05/03/blue-bombers-acquire-defensive-tackle-cam-lawson-and-13th-overall-pick-in-trade-with-montreal/


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on May 03, 2022, 08:08:30 PM
BLUE BOMBERS TRANSACTIONS: MAY 3, 2022

WINNIPEG, MB., May 3, 2022 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the club has signed three American players in defensive back Zach Hannibal and defensive ends L.B. Mack and Jordan Berner.

Hannibal
(6-0, 184, Louisiana Tech; born: March 26, 1998 in Monroe, La) joins the Blue Bombers after a six-year university career with the Bulldogs. He made an appearance in 56 games over that span, with 11 starts under his belt. Johnson made significant contributions in both the secondary and special teams throughout collegiate career. In 2020, Hannibal was named All-Conference USA Honorable Mention. The defensive back registered 69 total tackles, 6 passes defensed, and 1 fumble recovery as a member of the Bulldogs.

Mack III (6-2, 230, Rhode Island; born: in Spring Valley, NY) comes to the Blue Bombers after a stellar college career with the Rhode Island Rams. The defensive end was named to the 2021 CAA Football All-Conference Second Team and will be remembered in Rams history as he finished his career second in program history in tackles for loss (39.0) and fourth in sacks (21.0).

Berner (6-5, 255, Southern Illinois; born: October 3, 1997 in Chester, Ill) arrives in Winnipeg after a five-year college career. Berner was an instant contributor by starting all 11 games during his freshman year. The defensive end made a living disrupting plays in the back field by finishing seventh in school history with 17.5 career sacks. Berner finished his college career strong by starting all 13 games and ended his Southern Illinois tenure with an impressive 144 tackles.

https://www.bluebombers.com/2022/05/03/blue-bombers-transactions-may-3-2022/


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on May 03, 2022, 08:18:07 PM
Winnipeg Blue Bombers   @Wpg_BlueBombers
With the 6th pick in the #GlobalDraft, the club has selected kicker Tom Hackett (Australia).

The club has selected Souleymane Karamoko with the 13th pick in the #GlobalDraft.

With the 24th pick in the #GlobalDraft, the club has selected punter @mjsleepdalton (Australia).

Ed Tait   @EdTaitWFC
Solid credentials for Hackett. Played his college ball at Utah. Two-time Ray Guy Award winner as the NCAA's top punter. 3-time All-Pac 12 first team all star, named to the Pac-12 All-Century Team

Darrin Bauming   @DarrinBauming
At No. 13 in the #Global Draft, the #Bombers take a DB with Canadian football experience in Souleymane Karamoko @KaraSauvage.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: theaardvark on May 03, 2022, 09:34:08 PM
So, someone mentioned the 81 theft of Walby from Mtl... do they turn Lawson around too, and make him an Olineman?

Just kidding, of course...


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on May 04, 2022, 04:19:04 AM
Transactions:

2022-05-03   WPG   MACK, LB   DL   A   Rhode Island   Add To   Active Roster
2022-05-03   WPG   MOALA, Inoke   DL   A   Indiana State   Add To   Active Roster
2022-05-03   WPG   BERNER, Jordan   DL   A   Southern Illinois   Add To   Active Roster
2022-05-03   WPG   SLEEP-DALTON, Michael      N      Add To   Draft
2022-05-03   WPG   MACK, William   DL   A   Rhode Island   Add To   Active Roster
2022-05-03   WPG   KARAMOKO, Souleymane      N      Add To   Draft
2022-05-03   WPG   HACKETT, Tom      N      Add To   Draft
2022-05-03   WPG   LAWSON, Cameron   DL   N   Queen's   Transfer To   Active Roster


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on May 04, 2022, 04:29:02 AM
2022 DRAFT RECAP
Ed Tait

THE NEW BLUE CREW

TYRELL FORD
Selected: second round, 13th overall
Position: Defensive back
School: Waterloo
Ht: 6-0; Wt: 180

COLE ADAMSON
Selected: fourth round, 38th overall
Position: defensive tackle
School: Manitoba
Ht: 6-5; Wt: 291.
Born: April 21, 1999 in Winnipeg, Mb.

CHRIS CIGUINEAU

Selected: fifth round, 47th overall
Position: Defensive back
School: Ottawa
Ht: 6-3; Wt: 190
Born: April 19, 1996 in Montreal, QC

JEREMY KAPELANSKI
Selected: sixth round, 56th overall
Position: defensive line
School: Guelph
Ht: 6-3; Wt: 280
Born: April 13, 1998 in Saint Jerome, QC

CEDRICK LAVIGNE

Selected: seventh round, 65th overall
Position: defensive back
School: Carleton
Ht: 6-0; Wt: 206
Born: December 24, 1997 in Gatineau, QC

KONNER BURTENSHAW
Selected: eighth round, 74th overall
Position: fullback
School: Queen's
Ht: 5-11; Wt: 215
Born: January 4, 1996 in Amhertsview, ON

GLOBAL DRAFT SELECTIONS

TOM HACKETT
Selected: first round, 6th overall
Position: punter
Nationality: Australia
School: Utah
Ht: 5-11; Wt: 187
Born: May 10, 1992 in Melbourne, Australia

SOULEYMANE KARAMOKO
Selected: second round, 13th overall
Position: defensive back
Nationality: France/Ivory Coast
School: Laval
Ht: 6-1; Wt: 200
Born: Age: 25; born in Abidjan, Ivory Coast

MICHAEL SLEEP-DALTON
Selected: third round, 24th overall
Position: punter
Nationality: Australia
School: Iowa/Arizona State
Ht: 6-1; Wt: 212
Born: September 20, 1992 in Geelong, Australia

https://www.bluebombers.com/2022/05/04/2022-draft-recap/


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on May 04, 2022, 12:56:51 PM
Excluding players drafted today, our roster ( 81 players ) broke down:

DB: 22

DL: 10

OL: 14

WR: 15

LB: 10

QB: 4

RB: 4

K: 2

I'd expect maybe 6 or 7 DB's released after mini camp.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: M.O.A.B. on May 04, 2022, 02:47:52 PM
Ed Tait
@EdTaitWFC
The @Wpg_BlueBombers sign two players, including 2021 CFL Draft pick Patrice Rene, a DB. Also coming aboard was American DE Inoke Moala


BLUE BOMBER TRANSACTIONS: MAY 4, 2022


WINNIPEG, MB., May 4, 2022 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the club has signed American defensive end Inoke Moala and 2021 CFL Draft pick, defensive back Patrice Rene.

Moala (6-4, 250, Indiana State; born: March 23, 1987 in Mishawaka, IND) joins the Blue Bombers after an impressive college career with the Indiana State Sycamores. Moala became an immediate contributor by adding value to special teams during his freshman year before seeing action on the defensive side of the ball. During his time at Indiana State, Moala recorded 122 total tackles, 15 sacks, and a team-high 8 passes defensed. The defensive end was named to the 2021 MVFC First Team All-Conference Selection.

Rene (6-2, 208, Rutgers, November 19, 1997, in Ottawa, ON) was originally selected 21st overall by Winnipeg in the 2021 CFL Draft. Rene spent his senior season of 2021 at Rutgers, after the first five collegiate years of his career at North Carolina. In 2021, he played in five games at Rutgers, with two starts at corner, recording eight tackles. Rene played in 10 of the Tar Heels' games in 2020 - including the Orange Bowl against Texas A&M - totalling 28 tackles, two tackles for loss, four pass breakups, and a forced fumble.

Across 45 career games with North Carolina, Rene posted 104 tackles, four tackles for loss, two interceptions, 14 pass defences, a forced fumble, and a fumble recovery.

https://www.bluebombers.com/2022/05/04/blue-bomber-transactions-may-4-2022/


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Pigskin on May 04, 2022, 03:02:21 PM
Nice to hear Patrice has signed.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: M.O.A.B. on May 04, 2022, 03:07:18 PM
My early attempt on projecting the Bombers depth chart. 


OL: BRYANT / GRAY / COUTURE (Kolankowski) / NEUFELD / HARDRICK
WR: SAUNDERS / BAILEY / DEMSKI / ELLINGSON / WOLITARSKY (Agudosi)
QB: COLLAROS (Prukop)
RB: AUGUSTINE/OLIVEIRA (M.Miller)

DL: JEFFERSON / THOMAS (Lawson) / SAYLES (Walker) / JEFFCOAT (Wilcots)
LB: WILSON (Briggs, Cadwallader) / BIGHILL (Gauthier, Lowes, Maruo) / MASTON (Kramdi)
DB: W.ROSE / NICHOLS / HALLETT (Hallett) / TAYLOR / J.MILLER (Rene)

ST: Grant / Benson / Leigghio / Mourtada



On some positions, I prioritize those who are with the Bombers and/or with CFL experience.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: theaardvark on May 04, 2022, 03:39:37 PM
My early attempt on projecting the Bombers depth chart. 


OL: BRYANT / GRAY / COUTURE (Kolankowski) / NEUFELD / HARDRICK
WR: SAUNDERS / BAILEY / DEMSKI / ELLINGSON / WOLITARSKY (Agudosi)
QB: COLLAROS (Prukop)
RB: AUGUSTINE/OLIVEIRA (M.Miller)

DL: JEFFERSON / THOMAS (Lawson) / SAYLES (Walker) / JEFFCOAT (Wilcots)
LB: WILSON (Briggs, Cadwallader) / BIGHILL (Gauthier, Lowes, Maruo) / MASTON (Kramdi)
DB: W.ROSE / NICHOLS / HALLET (Hallett) / TAYLOR / J.MILLER (Rene)

ST: Grant / Benson / Leigghio / Mourtada



On some positions, I prioritize those who are with the Bombers and/or with CFL experience.


Looks pretty good... I don't doubt it is mostly going to be correct, but I will not be surprised if Ford beats out Hallett/Hallett, or we see some unsigned names show up before camp (including DObson).  But otherwise, that's a pretty solid roster, with a lot of continuity from back to back GC champs.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: M.O.A.B. on May 04, 2022, 04:04:48 PM

Looks pretty good... I don't doubt it is mostly going to be correct, but I will not be surprised if Ford beats out Hallett/Hallett, or we see some unsigned names show up before camp (including DObson).  But otherwise, that's a pretty solid roster, with a lot of continuity from back to back GC champs.

I don't doubt Dobson will be here before TC.

I believe the Patriots drafted few OLs so not sure how will that affects Desjarlais. If he is bound to comeback north pretty sure the Bombers will love to get him back. Then, our OL is all jampacked. Not to discount Eli too.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on May 04, 2022, 04:06:01 PM

Looks pretty good... I don't doubt it is mostly going to be correct, but I will not be surprised if Ford beats out Hallett/Hallett, or we see some unsigned names show up before camp (including DObson).  But otherwise, that's a pretty solid roster, with a lot of continuity from back to back GC champs.


I agree that looks reasonable at this moment but it's going to be fluid. Bombers just signed Rene which makes the fight at Canadian DB even more interesting. I'd think Kramdi will be the one harder pressed to keep his spot and he seemed to be a decent player.

After drafting 4 more is there a chance of trading someone?


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on May 04, 2022, 04:08:08 PM
I don't doubt Dobson will be here before TC.

I believe the Patriots drafted few OLs so not sure how will that affects Desjarlais. If he is bound to comeback north pretty sure the Bombers will love to get him back. Then, our OL is all jampacked. Not to discount Eli too.

Obviously getting Desjarais back would be excellent but he's a CFL free agent if he does I believe. That's if he doesn't continue his shot in the NFL.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Jesse on May 04, 2022, 04:10:11 PM
Obviously getting Desjarais back would be excellent but he's a CFL free agent if he does I believe. That's if he doesn't continue his shot in the NFL.

I think with Grey and Dobson, we'd be out on the Dejarlais bidding war.

You draft OL so you always have that pipeline.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on May 04, 2022, 04:25:50 PM
I think with Grey and Dobson, we'd be out on the Dejarlais bidding war.

You draft OL so you always have that pipeline.

Couldn't disagree about that whether we get Dobson back or not. Desjarlais is not going to come back cheaply. However it could still happen and result in a trade option. IMO I'd think Gray might be the most expensive OL that wasn't a starter in 2021 and he was the non dressed guy most of the year.

It might come down to whose current contract lengths are longer. If he only wants a 1 year deal that might come into play.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Nic16 on May 04, 2022, 05:07:07 PM
My early attempt on projecting the Bombers depth chart. 


OL: BRYANT / GRAY / COUTURE (Kolankowski) / NEUFELD / HARDRICK
WR: SAUNDERS / BAILEY / DEMSKI / ELLINGSON / WOLITARSKY (Agudosi)
QB: COLLAROS (Prukop)
RB: AUGUSTINE/OLIVEIRA (M.Miller)

DL: JEFFERSON / THOMAS (Lawson) / SAYLES (Walker) / JEFFCOAT (Wilcots)
LB: WILSON (Briggs, Cadwallader) / BIGHILL (Gauthier, Lowes, Maruo) / MASTON (Kramdi)
DB: W.ROSE / NICHOLS / HALLET (Hallett) / TAYLOR / J.MILLER (Rene)

ST: Grant / Benson / Leigghio / Mourtada


On some positions, I prioritize those who are with the Bombers and/or with CFL experience.

Few changes for me?

*Add: Dobson OT / O?Leary-Orange Rec / Mezzalira LB / Ford DB / Clements LB / Glass DB / Hackett P

*Drop: Lowes LB / Cadwallader LB / Leigghio / Agudosi Rec / Walker DL / Miller DB / Maruo


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on May 04, 2022, 05:19:00 PM
Few changes for me?

*Add: Dobson OT / Doyle-Orange Rec / Mezzalira LB / Ford DB / Clements LB / Glass DB / Hackett P

*Drop: Lowes LB / Cadwallader LB / Leigghio / Agudosi Rec / Walker DL / Miller DB / Maruo

There are a bunch of ratio and math issues involved in some of yours and others projections.  In your's we don't have a 4th import receiver, in fact we only have 5 receivers. Bailey and Ellingson are the two current locks to start.

Technically we could add one of the global punters instead of Liegghio but I can't see cutting him. If he gets beat out as a punter in TC then he might be the non dressed player of potentially trade bait. Also depends whether we choose / or are forced to with Global requirements to roster two in 2022. Not sure about team logic to draft 2. I wonder if either can Kick as well as punt?

Dobson if we get him back: He could be another player not quite as ready behind our 2 Canadian back up's so he's potentially another player that could be the non dressed player to start the season. Or hidden on 1 game IR. Then there is the Eli question about whether we end up getting him back too.

Doyle-Orange is our only Canadian back up receiver so he's a given to be on the roster, by default. I don't expect Agudosi to start but we also need to account for Saunders and DI's in general being put into the mix.

I could see Lowes and Cadwallader being beat out by 2022 draft choices.

Clements could be a good candidate as a DI if we have an import LB as a DI.  What we do with the Canadians and rotation might exclude the need for an import DE or DT as DI's but I doubt it.

My current expectation for DI's: a returner, a kicker a DE and a DB.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: M.O.A.B. on May 04, 2022, 05:40:26 PM
Few changes for me?

*Add: Dobson OT / Doyle-Orange Rec / Mezzalira LB / Ford DB / Clements LB / Glass DB / Hackett P

*Drop: Lowes LB / Cadwallader LB / Leigghio / Agudosi Rec / Walker DL / Miller DB / Maruo

I didn't put Dobson since he's not yet on the roster. If he will then I agree that he can jump ahead of Gray. Gray is not a mauler-type like Desjarlais and Dobson which the current coaching staff prefer.

With more Canadian that can start and/or playing defense, I think this is a big opportunity to play 4 American receivers on some schemes reason why I put in Agudosi (it could be another American receiver) instead of Orange. As I said I give priority to the players that were here last year and already knows the playbook.

We all know O'Shea will give a little bit of an edge with veteran players. So the same I did for Cadwallader, Lowes, Walker and J.Miller. Cadwallader is a permanent members of the ST unit last year, Lowes have been a part of it when he's on the roster. Walker got some rotation on DT when Stove was injured and J.Miller I think started a game or two at the corner.

Leiggho for unknown Australian punter at this point, not sure about that. But I give the edge to Leigghio for now.



 


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: M.O.A.B. on May 04, 2022, 05:49:43 PM
https://twitter.com/Wpg_BlueBombers/status/1521895270061121538/photo/3

Demski, Taylor & Hallett,
WillieJ
Gauthier & Cadwallader
Oliveira

working out


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on May 04, 2022, 06:19:30 PM
I didn't put Dobson since he's not yet on the roster. If he will then I agree that he can jump ahead of Gray. Gray is not a mauler-type like Desjarlais and Dobson which the current coaching staff prefer.

With more Canadian that can start and/or playing defense, I think this is a big opportunity to play 4 American receivers on some schemes reason why I put in Agudosi (it could be another American receiver) instead of Orange. As I said I give priority to the players that were here last year and already knows the playbook.

We all know O'Shea will give a little bit of an edge with veteran players. So the same I did for Cadwallader, Lowes, Walker and J.Miller. Cadwallader is a permanent members of the ST unit last year, Lowes have been a part of it when he's on the roster. Walker got some rotation on DT when Stove was injured and J.Miller I think started a game or two at the corner.

Leiggho for unknown Australian punter at this point, not sure about that. But I give the edge to Leigghio for now.



 


Most Canadian back ups make the roster as defensive players. That's because those are the guys that know how to tackle on ST's. On offence we have 2 OL, 1 receiver and 1 RB that could be considered back ups. Aside from Augustine, those other players aren't going to be on ST's.

Whether we have more Canadians that can start or actually play on defence, that's really a TBD after we see who makes the roster.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Nic16 on May 04, 2022, 06:43:01 PM
There are a bunch of ratio and math issues involved in some of yours and others projections.  In your's we don't have a 4th import receiver, in fact we only have 5 receivers. Bailey and Ellingson are the two current locks to start.

Technically we could add one of the global punters instead of Liegghio but I can't see cutting him. If he gets beat out as a punter in TC then he might be the non dressed player of potentially trade bait. Also depends whether we choose / or are forced to with Global requirements to roster two in 2022. Not sure about team logic to draft 2. I wonder if either can Kick as well as punt?

Dobson if we get him back: He could be another player not quite as ready behind our 2 Canadian back up's so he's potentially another player that could be the non dressed player to start the season. Or hidden on 1 game IR. Then there is the Eli question about whether we end up getting him back too.

Doyle-Orange is our only Canadian back up receiver so he's a given to be on the roster, by default. I don't expect Agudosi to start but we also need to account for Saunders and DI's in general being put into the mix.

I could see Lowes and Cadwallader being beat out by 2022 draft choices.

Clements could be a good candidate as a DI if we have an import LB as a DI.  What we do with the Canadians and rotation might exclude the need for an import DE or DT as DI's but I doubt it.

My current expectation for DI's: a returner, a kicker a DE and a DB.

I think if you take another look at my suggestions you will notice there is not a ?bunch? of ratio & math issues.

You will also notice Saunders is on the roster MOAB made, and he remains on mine.

The backup receivers would be Orange & Grant?being that Pierce is expected to use him in the offence this year.

My 4 DI?s?Mourtada, Grant, Clements, Wilcott


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: M.O.A.B. on May 04, 2022, 06:51:54 PM
https://3downnation.com/2022/05/04/bombers-sign-eastern-kentucky-university-receiver-keyion-dixon/

Bombers signed WR Keyion Dixon


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: M.O.A.B. on May 04, 2022, 06:55:07 PM
I think if you take another look at my suggestions you will notice there is not a ?bunch? of ratio & math issues.

You will also notice Saunders is on the roster MOAB made, and he remains on mine.

The backup receivers would be Orange & Grant?being that Pierce is expected to use him in the offence this year.

My 4 DI?s?Mourtada, Grant, Clements, Wilcott

I did not notice you put Dobson in OT. That's a big gamble. You don't want to put a pure rookie OL in one of the Tackle position and endangered Collaros.
Unless you want to pick 1st in the CFL draft '23.



Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on May 04, 2022, 07:01:48 PM
I think if you take another look at my suggestions you will notice there is not a ?bunch? of ratio & math issues.

You will also notice Saunders is on the roster MOAB made, and he remains on mine.

The backup receivers would be Orange & Grant?being that Pierce is expected to use him in the offence this year.

My 4 DI?s?Mourtada, Grant, Clements, Wilcott

I only count 21 imports on your list. Counting DI's we'd have 22 which includes 2 QB's. Technically you didn't account or replace Alexander while he's out? Bombers try to start an all import secondary. That in itself creates a ratio / domino effect.

Whether we go with 1 or 2 globals will be an interesting question. That said Mauro is a good ST player and I wouldn't expect him to not make the roster.  Whether we choose to add Hackett as a 2nd one or only one?  That also becomes a ratio question. A 2nd global would eliminate a Canadian. You show him as the only one but it obviously is a maybe and ratio scenario involved.

The addition of Clements and / or Wilcots could be in the mix. OTOH how this shapes out for the DI's a giant question, over and above which positions they will fill. They're as good a guess as any at the moment. Whether a 2nd Canadian DT in Lawson eliminates the need for an import DT as a DI is not certain. In 2022 we had Kongbo at DE + Hansen + an import DT as a DI for rotation.. So we might still need another import on the DL instead of a LB. Or we could add one of the 2022 draft choices for depth on the AR. Depends on how strong they are as candidates over the imports.

Some of the drops suggested barely played so hard to assess past Cadwallader who did play.

Normally I would have wanted a DB as a DI. Drafting so many DB's and now getting Rene under contract, that might not be as pressing.

Hmmm. Lirim H just got released by the Panthers. While he might continue looking for another NFL team, he'd solve several problems with our kicking game, ratio and roster needs. He could fill all the kicking roles on the AR. He could be expensive but he might also be out of other options in both leagues.

I would contact his agent just to find out where his thoughts might be.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on May 04, 2022, 07:03:39 PM
I did not notice you put Dobson in OT. That's a big gamble. You don't want to put a pure rookie OL in one of the Tackle position and endangered Collaros.
Unless you want to pick 1st in the CFL draft '23.



Dobson if signed would just be the 6th or 7th OL. In game injury I'd expect Neufeld to move to OT and one of the back up OL to move in at guard.

In game injury combos :

Bryant injured replaced by Hardrick who is replaced by Neufeld at OT

Hardrick injured replaced by Neufeld.

Not sure who would be next up at guard based on today's back ups. Probably Kolankowski?


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on May 04, 2022, 10:11:35 PM
A question / thought: Note I'm not suggesting this is a good idea  but maybe we'll see a version of this and I am wondering if it's part of " what's up ".

The hash marks are being moved and the subsequent discussions about the WIL need becomes more of a SAM need. A very large number of import DB's on the roster and both global and Canadians added in the draft.

The question / thought: Do we see Wilson see the field less often and another SAM type coverage DB get rotated in on passing downs.

Don't get me wrong. Wilson is an excellent player. Previously I had suggested a need for a DB as a DI. Now that could still be true. In the past the extra DB usually came on when a DL came out on passing downs.

That could also be true but depending on field position, could we see a 5th DB go in at WIL. Does Wilson stay on the field and a DL still comes out?

It creates some interesting different scenarios that we didn't have previously.

I liked the addition of Clements to the roster but actually getting him on the game day roster was never entirely certain. He could end up as a DI or end up on the PR.

Ultimately this comes down to what is the best choice for a DI now that the hash marks are moved and how teams might attack an offence.

Obviously the draft focused on DB's and more DB's although we already had a bunch of Canadian LB's too.

A DC could pull a WIL and replace him with a CB type or a SAM type in different defensive formations. Especially could be true against teams with weak run game ( including QB's ), game score, field conditions, offensive set from opponent etc, etc.

This isn't something I'd expect to see 50% of the time, but I could imagine it as an adjustment for 2022.  It might be that we see a few more Canadian DB's replacing as many Canadian LB's.







Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: theaardvark on May 04, 2022, 10:28:22 PM
Apparently, Tyrell Ford is an excellent returner... could save a DI spot...


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on May 04, 2022, 10:42:53 PM
Apparently, Tyrell Ford is an excellent returner... could save a DI spot...

I'd say almost zero chance Grant isn't the primary returner. He has 4 return TD's in 17 games.  Ford could be used in dual returners on the field or in relief to develop that skill set.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Pete on May 04, 2022, 10:57:25 PM
I'd say almost zero chance Grant isn't the primary returner. He has 4 return TD's in 17 games.  Ford could be used in dual returners on the field or in relief to develop that skill set.
Agree, especially with the new rules making punt and kickoff returns even more important. however, with Grant being a bit injury prone,  we certainly need a decent backup.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: M.O.A.B. on May 04, 2022, 11:50:50 PM
Apparently, Tyrell Ford is an excellent returner... could save a DI spot...

He won't be the primary returner but his speed and athleticism can be useful as a gunner in the cover unit.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Nic16 on May 05, 2022, 01:28:01 AM
I did not notice you put Dobson in OT. That's a big gamble. You don't want to put a pure rookie OL in one of the Tackle position and endangered Collaros.
Unless you want to pick 1st in the CFL draft '23.



My mistake?I meant to put OL not OT

I think the BB may go with 2 backup OL.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Nic16 on May 05, 2022, 02:32:13 AM
Very early guess @ the AR which I think is supposed to be a 45 man.

Starting 24

QB Collaros
RB Oliveira
WR Saunders
SB Bailey
RT Hardrick
RG Neufeld
C Couture
LG Gray
LT Bryant
SB Demski
SB Elllingson
WR Woliguitarsky

DE Jefferson
DT Sayles
DT Wicker
DE Jeffcoat
SAM Maston
MLB Biggie
WIL Wilson
CB Rose
HB Nichols
S Noah Hallet
HB Taylor
CB Glass

DIs
Ret/Rec Grant 
K Mourtado   
LB Clements or  DB  Houston
DE Wilcott

Global Punter Hackett

LS  Benson

Backups
QB Prukop
RB Augustine
FB Miller
OG Dobson
OC Kolankoski
Rec Orange
DT Thomas
DT Lawson
LB Gauthier
LB Briggs
LB Mezzalira
S   Kramdi
DB Rene
DB Ford
Global Maruo

Hopefully Leggs beats out Mourtada so the DI decision is made easier and Mourtada can go on the PR.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on May 05, 2022, 05:13:47 AM
Transactions:

2022-05-04   WPG   FORD, Tyrell      N      Add To   Draft
2022-05-04   WPG   ADAMSON, Cole      N      Add To   Draft
2022-05-04   WPG   DIXON, Keyion   WR   A   Eastern Kentucky   Add To   Active Roster
2022-05-04   WPG   BURTENSHAW, Konner      N      Add To   Draft
2022-05-04   WPG   LAVIGNE, Cedrick      N      Add To   Draft
2022-05-04   WPG   KAPELANSKI, Jeremy      N      Add To   Draft
2022-05-04   WPG   CIGUINEAU, Chris      N      Add To   Draft


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on May 05, 2022, 05:15:49 AM
BLUE BOMBERS ADD RECEIVER TO ROSTER

WINNIPEG, MB., May 4, 2022 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the club has signed American wide receiver Keyion Dixon.

Dixon (6-3, 185, Eastern Kentucky; February 10, 1998 in Glastonbury, CT) comes to the Blue Bombers after a four-year career with the Eastern Kentucky Colonels. In 2020, Dixon entered the season chosen as a pre-season All-Ohio Valley Conference by Phil Steele and started all 9 games during the Covid-19 shortened season. He led his team in catches and yards in 2019 and 2020 while finding the endzone seven times in that two-year span. Along with catching the ball, Dixon was used as the Colonels primary kick-returner in 2018.

https://www.bluebombers.com/2022/05/04/blue-bombers-add-receiver-to-roster/


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on May 05, 2022, 12:50:57 PM
Very early guess @ the AR which I think is supposed to be a 45 man.

Starting 24

QB Collaros
RB Oliveira
WR Saunders
SB Bailey
RT Hardrick
RG Neufeld
C Couture
LG Gray
LT Hardrick
SB Demski
SB Elllingson
WR Woliguitarsky

DE Jefferson
DT Sayles
DT Wicker
DE Jeffcoat
SAM Maston
MLB Biggie
WIL Wilson
CB Rose
HB Nichols
S Noah Hallet
HB Taylor
CB Glass

DIs
Ret/Rec Grant 
K Mourtado   
LB Clements or  DB  Houston
DE Wilcott

Global Punter Hackett

LS  Benson

Backups
QB Prukop
RB Augustine
FB Miller
OG Dobson
OC Kolankoski
Rec Orange
DT Thomas
DT Lawson
LB Gauthier
LB Briggs
LB Mezzalira
S   Kramdi
DB Rene
DB Ford
Global Maruo

Hopefully Leggs beats out Mourtada so the DI decision is made easier and Mourtada can go on the PR.

Specific choices aside I agree with most of the selections. I'd change a couple possibly. You could add the # 46 non dressed as a Canadian choice.

You show an all import starting DL but still have another one as a DI. Technically possible but switching to 2 import starting DT's means we definitely can't start an all import secondary.

Depending on who the final choices are for DI's we might not have an import DB available in game to cover an injury. Ditto any 6 man DB sets.

Interesting that you did decide to roster two global players ( that might happen ) instead of the additional Canadian choice.
 
Dobson might be back and that's the hope. Alternatively Eli is still possible. So Koczwara most likely gets bumped to PR. This is in limbo for a few more days to see if either returns.

We have about 20 rookie import DB's or receivers and none of them make the AR? This falls into the who knows category. We might find the next Lawler or Alford that pushes a CFL veteran like Saunders or Glass to a DI position.

I had expected Borsa to make the roster as a back up but he could end up on the PR just as easily.  Or he could be the # 46 non dressed player.



Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: M.O.A.B. on May 05, 2022, 01:01:12 PM
Imagining having 2 Hardricks at RT and LT that will be riot every TD.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on May 05, 2022, 01:16:06 PM
Imagining having 2 Hardricks at RT and LT that will be riot every TD.

LOL. I missed the typo replacing Bryant with an alternate universe extra Hardrick.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Nic16 on May 05, 2022, 02:28:03 PM
Imagining having 2 Hardricks at RT and LT that will be riot every TD.

Lol I was watching hockey at the same time.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on May 06, 2022, 09:58:20 PM
BOMBERS ADD RB GREG MCCRAE, PAIR OF RECEIVERS

WINNIPEG - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have signed American running back/returner Greg McCrae and American receivers Eli Stove and Tavaris Harrison.

McCrae (five-foot-10, 175 pounds, UCF; born: January 21, 1998 in Miami, FL) joins the Blue Bombers after a spectacular career at the University of Central Florida. There, McCrae left his mark in the team's history books having earned himself the highest yards-per-carry with an average of 6.45. He ranks fourth in school history with 29 career rushing touchdowns and fourth with 2,620 rushing yards. In 2021, McCrae spent time with the Toronto Argonauts.

Stove (six-foot, 191 pounds, Auburn; born: June 21, 1998 in Niceville, FL) spent five seasons with the Auburn Tigers, becoming one of the best wideouts in school history. He recorded 136 catches which is fifth in team history and 1,194 yards.

In addition to receiving the ball, Stove also rushed for 543 yards on 54 carries. Stove earned himself 10 total touchdowns and was named to the Mayo Clinic Comeback Player of the Year watch list after suffering a season ending knee injury in 2018. Prior to signing with the Blue Bombers, Stove signed with the National Football League's Los Angeles Chargers as an undrafted free agent in 2021.

Harrison (six-foot-three, 190 pounds, FAU; born: June 4, 1995 in North Miami, FL) joins the Blue Bombers after a five-year college career at Florida Atlantic University. Over that time, Harrison appeared in a total of 50 games, caught 80 passes for 1,272 yards and 3 touchdowns.

https://www.cfl.ca/2022/05/06/bombers-add-rb-greg-mccrae-pair-of-receivers/


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on May 06, 2022, 10:02:42 PM
Transactions:

2022-05-06   WPG   MCCRAE, Greg   RB   A   Central Florida   Add To   Active Roster
2022-05-06   WPG   STOVE, Eli   WR   A   Auburn   Add To   Active Roster
2022-05-06   WPG   HARRISON, Tavaris   WR   A   Florida Atlantic   Add To   Active Roster
2022-05-06   WPG   CHAVES, Simon   DB   N   Guelph   Add To   Active Roster

2022-05-06   WPG   BURTENSHAW, Konner   FB   N   Queen's   Add From Draft   Active Roster
2022-05-06   WPG   LAVIGNE, Cedrick   DB   N   Carleton   Add From Draft   Active Roster
2022-05-06   WPG   CIGUINEAU, Chris   DB   N   Ottawa   Add From Draft   Active Roster

2022-05-06   WPG   MCMILLAN, Luke      N      Add To   Territorial Exemption
2022-05-06   WPG   FUNK-CLEMENTS, Joseph      N      Add To   Territorial Exemption
2022-05-06   WPG   CHORNEY, Kyle      N      Add To   Territorial Exemption
2022-05-06   WPG   LEANO, Miguel      N      Add To   Territorial Exemption


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on May 08, 2022, 05:22:24 AM
Blue Bombers Transactions - May 7, 2022

WINNIPEG, MB., May 7, 2022 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the following transactions:

Added to roster:

National  defensive back Chris Ciguineau (2022 CFL Draft selection)
National fullback Konner Burtenshaw (2022 CFL Draft selection)
National defensive back Simon Chaves (Guelph)


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: NewBlue on May 08, 2022, 01:11:00 PM
Transactions:

2022-05-06   WPG   MCCRAE, Greg   RB   A   Central Florida   Add To   Active Roster
2022-05-06   WPG   STOVE, Eli   WR   A   Auburn   Add To   Active Roster
2022-05-06   WPG   HARRISON, Tavaris   WR   A   Florida Atlantic   Add To   Active Roster
2022-05-06   WPG   CHAVES, Simon   DB   N   Guelph   Add To   Active Roster

2022-05-06   WPG   BURTENSHAW, Konner   FB   N   Queen's   Add From Draft   Active Roster
2022-05-06   WPG   LAVIGNE, Cedrick   DB   N   Carleton   Add From Draft   Active Roster
2022-05-06   WPG   CIGUINEAU, Chris   DB   N   Ottawa   Add From Draft   Active Roster

2022-05-06   WPG   MCMILLAN, Luke      N      Add To   Territorial Exemption
2022-05-06   WPG   FUNK-CLEMENTS, Joseph      N      Add To   Territorial Exemption
2022-05-06   WPG   CHORNEY, Kyle      N      Add To   Territorial Exemption
2022-05-06   WPG   LEANO, Miguel      N      Add To   Territorial Exemption

Are those last 4 players invites from the Rifles?


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on May 08, 2022, 08:33:18 PM
Winnipeg Blue Bombers   @Wpg_BlueBombers
The club has signed the following players:

Cole Adamson (DL)
Jeremy Kapelanski (DL)
Souleymane Karamoko (DB)
Chris Ciguineau (DB)
Konner Burtenshaw (FB)
Simon Chaves (DB)

Blue Bombers Transactions - May 8, 2022


WINNIPEG, MB., May 8, 2022 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the following transactions:
Added to roster:

National defensive lineman Cole Adamson (2022 CFL Draft selection)
National defensive lineman Jeremy Kapelanski (2022 CFL Draft selection)
Global defensive back Souleymane Karamoko (2022 Global Draft selection)

Chaves
joins the team after going undrafted on Tuesday. A successful long snapper at the University of Guelph, he is also the reigning Ontario University Athletics silver medalist in wrestling for the 90 KG weight class.
https://3downnation.com/2022/05/08/bombers-sign-five-draft-picks-including-manitoba-dt-cole-adamson/


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on May 08, 2022, 08:40:21 PM
Are those last 4 players invites from the Rifles?

Yeah, they are from the Rifles. Bisons QB Jackson Tachinski will also be in camp.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on May 08, 2022, 10:42:35 PM
IIRC you only get to draft a territorial exemption if you finish in the bottom two in the standings? Either way, doesn't hurt to get the college players some pro experience in a TC. The downside is the sheer numbers in the early days won't be a large number of reps I suppose.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: theaardvark on May 08, 2022, 11:42:53 PM
IIRC you only get to draft a territorial exemption if you finish in the bottom two in the standings? Either way, doesn't hurt to get the college players some pro experience in a TC. The downside is the sheer numbers in the early days won't be a large number of reps I suppose.


"Territorial exemptions", IIRC, are undrafted or inelligible for the draft.. like junior players, in your "territory" like AH33 was in BC. 

"Territorial picks" are for the bottom two teams, at the end of the second round... 

https://www.cfl.ca/2019/04/17/cfl-draft-feature-territorial-picks/

TORONTO  In a move that underlines the importance of Canadian players, the Canadian Football League will include territorial picks in next month's CFL Draft.

The two teams with the highest waiver priority will each get to make one Territorial Draft Pick to be used to select a player born within their territorial limits at the end of the second round.


The extra second rounder must be a player from "your backyard"...


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on May 09, 2022, 09:56:37 PM
Busy day for the Bombers. 7 new rookies. Also see that Priester was deleted. I count 93 players ( non counters ) on the roster. DB's and Receivers are crowded groups. Teams need to reduce that to 75 on May 17 in 8 days. A couple of mistakes in mini camp could get a guy sent home quickly. Down to 85 on May 14.

2022-05-09   WPG   BARNES, Vance   RB   A   Northern State   Add To   Active Roster
2022-05-09   WPG   JACKSON, Javon   DB   A   West Georgia   Add To   Active Roster
2022-05-09   WPG   SANFORD, Brandon   OL   N   UBC   Add To   Active Roster
2022-05-09   WPG   MUCKELVENE, BJ   WR   A   Wingate University   Add To   Active Roster
2022-05-09   WPG   HAMMONDS, TJ   WR   A   Arkansas   Add To   Active Roster
2022-05-09   WPG   TAYLOR, Darian   LB   A   Pittsburg State   Add To   Active Roster
2022-05-09   WPG   SALTER, Tavonn   WR   A   Middle Tennessee State   Add To   Active Roster


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on May 10, 2022, 06:47:27 AM
Other May 9th Transactions:

2022-05-09   WPG   ADAMSON, Cole   DL   N   Manitoba   Add From Draft   Active Roster
2022-05-09   WPG   KAPELANSKI, Jeremy   DL   N   Guelph   Add From Draft   Active Roster
2022-05-09   WPG   KARAMOKO, Souleymane   DB   N   Laval   Add From Draft   Active Roster
2022-05-09   WPG   RENE, Patrice   DB   N      Add From Draft   Active Roster
2022-05-09   WPG   PRIESTER, Robert   DB   A   Wyoming   Delete From Active   Free Agent


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on May 10, 2022, 09:19:59 PM
Blue Bombers transactions - May 10, 2022

WINNIPEG, MB., May 10, 2022 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the club has signed American wide receivers BJ Muckelvene, TJ Hammonds, and Tavonn Salter, as well as American linebacker Darian Taylor, American running back Vance Barnes, American defensive back Javon Jackson and quarterback Jake Floriea.

Muckelvene (5-10, 180, Wingate; born:July 6, 1997 in Waxhaw, N.C.) comes to Winnipeg after a four-year college career with the Wingate Bulldogs. He made an instant impact for the Bulldogs during his first full season by playing in all 11 games. Muckelvene was a two-time All-SAC honors in 2017 and 2019. He posted 107 career catches, 1,713 yards, and 17 receiving touchdowns.

Hammonds (5-10, 195, Arkansas; born: April 24, 1998 in Little Rock, AR) spent his five-year college career with the Arkansas Razorbacks where he appeared in 50 games, rushed for 543 yards, and 2 touchdowns. Hammonds also contributed out of the back field where he caught the ball for 221 yards and an additional 2 touchdowns.

Salter
(6-2, 194, Middle Tennessee State; born: March 1, 1996 in Atlanta, GA) joins the Blue Bombers after spending his college career at Middle Tennessee State. During his time there, the wide receiver hauled in 21 receptions, 297 yards, and 2 touchdowns. Salter also spent time with the Atlanta Falcons of the NFL.

Taylor (6-3, 214, Pittsburg State; born: March 30, 1996 in Manhattan, KS) brings plenty of experience to Winnipeg after his five-year college career with the Pittsburg State Gorillas. He recorded 169 career tackles and 4.5 sacks. In 2018, Taylor was selected as a team captain and named to the ALL-MIAA team.

Barnes
(5-9, 190, Northern State; born: July 15, 1997 in Bloomington, MN) comes north from Minnesota to Winnipeg. In 2021, Barnes appeared in all 11 games for the Wolves rushing for 389 yards and 3 touchdowns. Prior to 2021, he spent time at Minnesota State playing wide receiver. Barnes tallied 1,287 all-purpose yards and 11 touchdowns for the Minnetonka Skippers and earned all-conference accolades in his final season.

Jackson (5-11, 195, Georgia Southern; born: September 28, 1997 in Hogansville, GA) spent four years at Duke University before graduating and transferring to Georgia Southern for the 2021 season. Jackson was a leader in the secondary and made his presence felt on special teams. His most noticeable play came against Georgia Tech where he scooped up a block punt and returned it for a touchdown. His two pass breakups against Temple in the Independence Bowl were tied for second most in Blue Devils history.

Floriea (6-1, 215, John Carroll University, Mentor, OH) joins the Blue Bombers after college careers at the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Toledo, and finally John Carroll University. As the starter at John Carroll University, Floriea threw for 2,515 yards and 23 touchdowns. The quarterback also showed off his running capabilities adding another 204 yards on the ground and a pair of touchdowns. Floriea was a 2021 Honorable Mention All-MAC player as well as a Spring 2021 All-OAC Honorable Mention.

The club also announces today that quarterback Chase Litton has informed the team that as of this time, he will not be reporting to training camp (not CBA related).


Blue Bombers sign University of British Columbia offensive lineman Brandon Sanford, release one other

By 3Down Staff - May 10, 2022

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have made a pair of moves, signing University of British Columbia offensive lineman Brandon Sanford and releasing American defensive back Robert Priester.

Sanford, the six-foot-five, 300-pound Salmon Arm, B.C. native, was a member of the Thunderbirds from 2016-2021 and attended the 2022 CFL West Regional Combine earlier this year.

At the regional combine, Sanford put up 19 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press, tied for second-best amongst attendees; ran a 5.69-second 40-yard dash; recorded a 30-inch vertical; eight-foot, five-and-a-half-inch broad jump; 8.27-second three-cone; and a 4.99-second shuttle time. He was not selected to attend the national CFL Combine.

Priester was a member of the Bombers back in 2018, playing in two games recording seven defensive tackles for the blue and gold. He was in training camp with the Edmonton Elks in 2019.

The five-foot-nine, 180-pound native of Tampa Bay, Florida also played for his hometown Tampa Bay Vipers of the XFL in 2020. In five games with the Vipers before the season was shutdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, Priester recorded nine total tackles, one sack, one tackle for loss, one interception and three pass breakups.

The 28-year-old spent three seasons with the University of Wyoming, making 103 total tackles and three forced fumbles in 35 games played for the Cowboys. In 2017, Priester recorded a career-high in tackles for loss and forced fumbles.

https://3downnation.com/2022/05/10/blue-bombers-sign-university-of-british-columbia-offensive-lineman-brandon-sanford-release-one-other/


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on May 11, 2022, 09:17:38 PM
FOUR WINNIPEG RIFLES PLAYERS TO PARTICIPATE IN BLUE BOMBERS TRAINING CAMP

WINNIPEG, MB., May 11, 2022 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce that four Winnipeg Rifles players will participate in the club's training camp in 2022. Those players are defensive backs Kyle Chorney and Joseph Funk-Clements, offensive lineman Miguel Leano, and wide receiver Luke McMillan.

Chorney (#15) has played two seasons with the Winnipeg Rifles and had a breakout year in 2021. This past season Chorney recorded 64 tackles and 3 interceptions.

Funk-Clements (#14) joined the Rifles for the 2021 season. He appeared in five games and recorded 22 tackles. Funk-Clements also contributed to special teams by being used as a kick-returner.

Leano (#62) wrapped up his second season with the Winnipeg Rifles after primarily playing offensive tackle. Since joining the Rifles, Leano has helped solidify the offensive line with his dominant pass protection and run blocking capabilities.

McMillan (#0) is the veteran of this group, having played three seasons with the Rifles. Through 21 games played, the wide receiver has accumulated a total of 78 receptions, 855 yards, and 4 touchdowns.

https://www.bluebombers.com/2022/05/11/four-winnipeg-rifles-players-to-participate-in-blue-bombers-training-camp/


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on May 11, 2022, 09:22:18 PM
Blue Bombers sign two-time Ray Guy Award winner, punter Tom Hackett

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have signed Global punter Tom Hackett.

General manager Kyle Walters selected the 29-year-old in the first round, sixth overall during the 2022 Global Draft. He won the Ray Guy Award as the best punter in the NCAA twice following his junior and senior years.

The Melbourne, Australia native walked-on at the University of Utah, eventually earning a scholarship and playing from 2012 to 2015 where he punted 242 times for 10,933 yards with an average of 45.2. He placed 43.8 percent of his career punts inside the 20-yard line (106-of 242) with 51 inside the 10-yard line and 21 inside the five-yard line.

The five-foot-11, 195-pound punter averaged 46.7 and 48 yards per punt while being named a consensus All-American in 2014 and 2015. Hackett recorded 68 career punts of 50-plus yards to set the school record, which included four punts of 70-plus yards. He was named to the Pac-12's All-Century team after his career finished with the Utes.

Hackett signed an undrafted free agent contract with the New York Jets in 2016, but gang green released him less than three months later.

https://3downnation.com/2022/05/11/blue-bombers-sign-two-time-ray-guy-award-winner-punter-tom-hackett/


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on May 11, 2022, 09:50:33 PM
Transactions:

2022-05-11   WPG   FLORIEA, Jake   QB   A   John Carroll   Add To   Active Roster
2022-05-11   WPG   HACKETT, Tom   P   N   Utah   Add From Draft   Active Roster


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on May 12, 2022, 09:50:24 PM
Transactions:

2022-05-12   WPG   ALEXANDER, Brandon   DB   A   Central Florida   Transfer To   Injured Veteran
2022-05-12   WPG   HALLETT, Noah   DB   N   McMaster   Transfer To   Injured Veteran



Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Pigskin on May 13, 2022, 03:14:32 AM
Transactions:

2022-05-12   WPG   ALEXANDER, Brandon   DB   A   Central Florida   Transfer To   Injured Veteran
2022-05-12   WPG   HALLETT, Noah   DB   N   McMaster   Transfer To   Injured Veteran



Knew Alexander would be out for a about 6 games, surprised to see Noah still recovering from his injury late last year.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Jesse on May 13, 2022, 01:29:08 PM
Knew Alexander would be out for a about 6 games, surprised to see Noah still recovering from his injury late last year.

Yeah, Noah is a little surprising, but I guess if there's one spot we now have depth it's Canadian DB/ST.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on May 13, 2022, 10:25:47 PM
QUICK HITS - ROOKIE CAMP - DAY 3
Ed Tait

4. FYI: A number of kick-return candidates were getting extended looks on Friday, including receivers Keyion Dixon, Lucky Jackson, Whop Philyor, B.J. Muckelvene, Antonio Nunn and Blake Jackson as well as running back Shane Simpson ... LB Darian Taylor had an impressive start to rookie camp, but missed a good chunk of Thursday's session and all of today's. Also on the mend are LB Robbie Lowes and DT Jeremy Kapelanski ... The Bombers made a pair of roster moves on Friday, releasing receiver Tavonn Salter and transferring to the suspended list RB/receiver T.J. Hammonds ... Mourtada on kicking in today's gale-force winds: "Do you guys play golf? It's the same thing. You've got to understand what iron you're using. Today, going into the wind you've just got to take that trajectory and bring it down a bit to really cut through because at any point if (the kick) goes up it's going to hit a wall and it might even come back to you." ...

https://www.bluebombers.com/2022/05/13/quick-hits-rookie-camp-day-3/


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on May 13, 2022, 10:33:45 PM
QUICK HITS - ROOKIE CAMP - DAY 3
Ed Tait

4. FYI: A number of kick-return candidates were getting extended looks on Friday, including receivers Keyion Dixon, Lucky Jackson, Whop Philyor, B.J. Muckelvene, Antonio Nunn and Blake Jackson as well as running back Shane Simpson ... LB Darian Taylor had an impressive start to rookie camp, but missed a good chunk of Thursday's session and all of today's. Also on the mend are LB Robbie Lowes and DT Jeremy Kapelanski ... The Bombers made a pair of roster moves on Friday, releasing receiver Tavonn Salter and transferring to the suspended list RB/receiver T.J. Hammonds ... Mourtada on kicking in today's gale-force winds: "Do you guys play golf? It's the same thing. You've got to understand what iron you're using. Today, going into the wind you've just got to take that trajectory and bring it down a bit to really cut through because at any point if (the kick) goes up it's going to hit a wall and it might even come back to you." ...

https://www.bluebombers.com/2022/05/13/quick-hits-rookie-camp-day-3/

Even in early days some kick return players are also competing for spots on the PR as well as for a possible role on the AR. Being able to do more things is a valuable commodity.

Did Taylor suffer an injury or was the team just looking at other candidates. Little time and many to look at across the board. Making the roster for an import LB will be difficult. Barring injury there is some chance as a DI but more probable as a candidate for the PR.

We've loaded the roster with some young Canadian LB's and the ratio suggests that is the most probable direction. An import could be better than those players and actually the next man up to start when an injury happens. Being on the AR when that happens is more of a ratio constraint.

Of course it's possible there is a ratio adjustment for 2022.

Anyway, he sounds like a player to watch in TC and hopefully he doesn't miss any time if he came up nicked.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: dizzycamper on May 14, 2022, 12:40:41 AM
Even in early days some kick return players are also competing for spots on the PR as well as for a possible role on the AR. Being able to do more things is a valuable commodity.

Did Taylor suffer an injury or was the team just looking at other candidates. Little time and many to look at across the board. Making the roster for an import LB will be difficult. Barring injury there is some chance as a DI but more probable as a candidate for the PR.

We've loaded the roster with some young Canadian LB's and the ratio suggests that is the most probable direction. An import could be better than those players and actually the next man up to start when an injury happens. Being on the AR when that happens is more of a ratio constraint.

Of course it's possible there is a ratio adjustment for 2022.

Anyway, he sounds like a player to watch in TC and hopefully he doesn't miss any time if he came up nicked.

I must be missing something and need to ask... loading up with young Cdn LB's.

I count five (5), Briggs & Gauthier who have been with the club for a good number of years, Mezzalira (drafted in 2018, 17th pic) experienced free agent pick up this year, Cadwallader a Bomber 2020 draft pick #64 and Lowes a Bomber 2021 draft pic #34.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on May 14, 2022, 02:52:41 AM
I must be missing something and need to ask... loading up with young Cdn LB's.

I count five (5), Briggs & Gauthier who have been with the club for a good number of years, Mezzalira (drafted in 2018, 17th pic) experienced free agent pick up this year, Cadwallader a Bomber 2020 draft pick #64 and Lowes a Bomber 2021 draft pic #34.


Remember the hash marks being moved and the suggestion that the WIL will become more like a SAM. That is a hybrid DB that can support the run but cover in the normal sense. Many of the rookie Canadian DB's fall into that category. I categorize them in that way as candidates as players that may see action at what used to be WIL.

Previously we only had 3 on the AR. So 5 is more. Perhaps I over stated but I think we'll see some Canadians take on a different role in 2022.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: DM83 on May 14, 2022, 04:48:56 AM
Excellent point. Will a bigger LB be replaced by a better cover guy? Also will this eliminate a Canadian at linebacker, as you need a player built like an American strong safety who can cover and fill in the run.   Very interesting point!


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on May 14, 2022, 12:36:19 PM
Excellent point. Will a bigger LB be replaced by a better cover guy? Also will this eliminate a Canadian at linebacker, as you need a player built like an American strong safety who can cover and fill in the run.   Very interesting point!

In 2021 we only had 3 Canadian LB's on the roster. I think we end up with 4 after signing Mezzalira. Lowes probably ends up on the PR in order to develop a bit. Those are players that will see action on ST's as well as some rotation on defence. Briggs and Gauthier saw action in 2021.

What I don't think we see is an import LB on the AR behind our starters. Again I think we increase our Canadian depth and type of players for in game injuries.

I don't expect a spot for an import LB as a DI but think we keep a good player on the PR. He might directly become a starter if Bighill or Wilson suffer an injury.

We also have global Maruo who I think makes the roster as an ST player and might possibly see some rotation on defence.

Canadian Chaves is listed as a DB. He's about the same size as Maston. Apparently he is a LS candidate so he might be a player that will be kept around, at the very least on the PR. Appears to have some versatility. Whether he is classified as a LS, a DB or a LB is moot.

All of this is just a guess / opinion based on players we signed / didn't sign and how I see filling DI's and team needs from a position point of view.

In spite of all that I don't think Wilson is at any risk of losing his role. He's next man up for any injury to Bighill and is an excellent player. Seems to do well in coverage responsibilities.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Pete on May 14, 2022, 03:00:02 PM
as far as linebackers go.. Wilson is very underrated other than in Winnipeg, he has good speed and instincts so he should be just fine even with the new hash mark positioning. Ly we had Brown available in case of injury, this year we picked up Malik and Rene might also be a candidate.I think Chaves is purely a long snapper insurance.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on May 14, 2022, 03:42:01 PM
as far as linebackers go.. Wilson is very underrated other than in Winnipeg, he has good speed and instincts so he should be just fine even with the new hash mark positioning. Ly we had Brown available in case of injury, this year we picked up Malik and Rene might also be a candidate.I think Chaves is purely a long snapper insurance.

Malik is probably a good acquisition but getting him onto the AR is the problem. I think it takes an injury to Bighill or Wilson for that to happen IMO.

Wilson is solid. He's often nearly invisible and I suggest that as a compliment rather than a negative. Offences respect him IMO. He may not look flashy but he more than gets the job done.

I checked the stats on Chaves and he had 26 tackles in 7 games as a DB. He's the stoutest of our Canadian DB's in college. Whether he has good speed and technique to translate into the CFL IDK. Just thinking on paper he has a good basis to think he might have some versatility beyond just LS.

However, we currently have 8 Canadian DB's and where they rank and end up we'll see. Once Ford shows up it gets even more difficult to find spots on the AR.

The 3rd day camp reports were very positive about Rene. Someone suggested he might be the starter at safety while Alexander is out. Anxious to see where and how he fits in and how quickly.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Throw Long Bannatyne on May 14, 2022, 06:40:03 PM
O'Shea makes Natl. LB types the backbone of his S.T., can never have too many, with the potential loss of Hansen they need to find someone who can fill his gap.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: NewBlue on May 14, 2022, 07:12:56 PM
1st cutdown is today, right?  Guess we won't find out until tomorrow who's gone?


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: CrazyCanuck89 on May 14, 2022, 07:40:41 PM
Excellent point. Will a bigger LB be replaced by a better cover guy? Also will this eliminate a Canadian at linebacker, as you need a player built like an American strong safety who can cover and fill in the run.   Very interesting point!

Why would that eliminate a Canadian at linebacker.  Their are Canadian strong safety types on the roster like Kramdi.  It may not even be that big deal and the WLB might still be in the area of 230lbs.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on May 14, 2022, 07:41:42 PM
1st cutdown is today, right?  Guess we won't find out until tomorrow who's gone?

Yes down to 85 which might mean 10 or so released. Lot track of which players are the non counters. Another drop to 75 on this Tuesday. Might be a few no shows / late shows that end up suspended. A few might have permission but missing rookie camp suggests they aren't coming.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on May 14, 2022, 07:47:26 PM
Why would that eliminate a Canadian at linebacker.  Their are Canadian strong safety types on the roster like Kramdi.  It may not even be that big deal and the WLB might still be in the area of 230lbs.

A greater need to be able to cover. You are correct that a player like Kramdi could see more activity in what was previously a LB spot. The point was not so much that a LB would be eliminated but that a different skill set might be needed by a given player classified as a LB. A little more speed than size?

Whether we call that player a LB or a DB is moot. College DB's often become classified as LB's or safeties in the CFL.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on May 15, 2022, 12:34:53 AM
POSITIONAL PREVIEW: SPECIALISTS
THE RETURNEES:
Placekicker/punter: Marc Liegghio, P/K; Ali Mourtada, K

Long-snapper: Mike Benson

Punt returns: Janarion Grant

Kickoff returns: Janarion Grant
https://www.bluebombers.com/2022/05/05/positional-preview-specialists-5/

POSITIONAL PREVIEW: LINEBACKERS
The Returnees: Adam Bighill, Kyrie Wilson, Jesse Briggs*, Shayne Gauthier*, Tanner Cadwallader*, Robbie Lowes*, Les Maruo (G)

CFL free-agency additions: Eric Mezzalira*, Malik Clements

Departed: Kevin Brown, Ayo Oyelola (G), Jontrell Rocquemore

*Indicates Canadian; (G) - Global player
https://www.bluebombers.com/2022/05/07/positional-preview-linebackers-6/

POSITIONAL PREVIEW: DEFENSIVE LINE
The Returnees:
DE Willie Jefferson, Jackson Jeffcoat; DT: Jake Thomas*, Casey Sayles, Ricky Walker

CFL free-agent/trade additions: Acquired DT Cam Lawson from Montreal in draft-day trade.

Departed: Steven Richardson (B.C.); Jonathan Kongbo (Denver); Thiadric Hansen, Tobi Antigha (Edm), Ezekiel Rose

2022 CFL Draft picks: Cole Adamson (4th round, 38th overall); Jeremy Kapelanski (6th round, 56th overall).

CFL newcomers: Jordan Berner, L.B. Mack III, Inoke Moala, Cedric Wilcots II, Kenneth Randall, Jojo Wicker
https://www.bluebombers.com/2022/05/07/positional-preview-defensive-line-6/

POSITIONAL PREVIEW: DEFENSIVE BACKS
The Returnees:
Starters: Safety Brandon Alexander, halfbacks Deatrick Nichols and Nick Taylor, cornerback Winston Rose

Also: Mercy Maston (dime), Nick Hallett*, Noah Hallett*, Demerio Houston, Redha Kramdi*, Josh Miller

Free-agent additions: CB/HB Tyquwan Glass (Montreal); Malcolm Thompson* (Hamilton)

Departed: CB DeAundre Alford (Atlanta), Dime Alden Darby (Hamilton), Mike Jones (Montreal), Josh Johnson, Sergio Schiaffino-Perez, David Rivers

CFL 2021/22 Draft picks: Patrice Rene* (3rd round, 21st overall, 2021); Tyrell Ford* (2nd round, 13th overall, 2022), Chris Ciguineau (5th round, 47th overall, 2022), Cedrick Lavigne (7th round, 65th overall), Souleymane Karamoko (Global Draft, 2nd round, 13thoverall)

CFL newcomers: Marlon Character, Marwin Evans, Mike Hampton, Zach Hannibal, Tyrique McGhee, Donovan Olumba, Jermaine Ponder, Donald Rutledge, Jr., Corey Straughter,

*Indicates Canadian; (G) ? Global player
https://www.bluebombers.com/2022/05/09/positional-preview-defensive-backs-6/

POSITIONAL PREVIEW: OFFENSIVE LINE
The Returnees:
Starters: LT Stanley Bryant, C Michael Couture*, RG Pat Neufeld*, RT Jermarcus Hardrick

Returning vets: Geoff Gray*, Chris Kolankowski*, Tomoya Machino (G), Drew Richmond (dressed for one game last year and was injured), Jalen Burks (was on the practice roster for a bit last season).

CFL vets: Eric Lofton (Ottawa/Edmonton), Leon Johnson (started one game with Calgary in ?21).

Departed: Drew Desjarlais* (New England), Tui Eli* (unsigned)

CFL Draft picks in camp: Ben Koczwara (2018 CFL Draft pick, attended camp in Winnipeg in 2018-19 and was with Toronto for a portion of ?21).

CFL newcomers: Pat Allen, Dennis Bardwell, Brandon Sanford* (UBC)
https://www.bluebombers.com/2022/05/09/positional-preview-offensive-line-6/

POSITIONAL PREVIEW: RECEIVERS
THE RETURNEES:
Starters from 2021: Nic Demski*, Drew Wolitarsky*, Rasheed Bailey

Also: Janarion Grant, Kelvin McKnight, Brendan O'Leary-Orange*, Carlton Agudosi (practice roster in 2021), Blake Jackson (injured in camp last year),

CFL free-agent additions: Greg Ellingson (Edmonton); Jalen Saunders (Hamilton/Ottawa)

Departed: Kenny Lawler (Edmonton); Darvin Adams (Ottawa); Charles Nelson (Edmonton).

CFL newcomers: Tavonn Salter, Lucky Jackson, Antonio Nunn, Whop Philyor, Dalton Schoen, T.J. Simmons, Eli Stove, Tavaris Harrison, Keyion Dixon, B.J. Muckelvene

*Indicates: Canadian
https://www.bluebombers.com/2022/05/10/positional-preview-receivers-6/

POSITIONAL PREVIEW: RUNNING BACKS
The Returnees: RB Brady Oliveira*, RB Johnny Augustine*, FB Mike Miller*

Departed: RB Andrew Harris (Toronto)

2021/22 CFL Draft picks in camp: Kyle Borsa* (5th round, 39th overall in 2021 CFL Draft), Konner Burtenshaw (8th round, 74th overall)

CFL newcomers: Antonio Valvano*, Vance Barnes, Greg McCrae, Shane Simpson

*Indicates: Canadian
https://www.bluebombers.com/2022/05/12/positional-preview-running-backs-6/

POSITIONAL PREVIEW: QUARTERBACKS
The Returnees:
Starter: Zach Collaros; Dru Brown

CFL free-agent additions: Dakota Prukop (Edmonton)

CFL newcomers: Jake Floriea

U Sports Canadian QB Initiative participant: Jackson Tachinski (University of Manitoba)

Departed: Sean McGuire
https://www.bluebombers.com/2022/05/13/positional-preview-quarterbacks-6/


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on May 15, 2022, 02:09:06 PM
BLUE BOMBERS TRANSACTIONS: MAY 15, 2022

WINNIPEG, MB., May 15, 2022 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the club has signed American defensive back Jamal Parker.

Parker (5-8, 177, Kent State, January 16, 1998, in Pennsauken, N.J.) joins the Blue Bombers after a four-year college career with the Kent State Golden Flashes. During his freshman season, Parker appeared in 12 games while starting 7. The following season Parker led his team in passes broken up and was fourth in tackles. During his Junior season, he was named a team captain and started each game. Parker finished his career with 230 tackles, 28 passes broken up, and 9 interceptions. Parker was named to Athlon's preseason All-MAC First Team Defense and All-MAC Third Team Specialists.

The team has also released National linebacker Robbie Lowes and transferred American quarterback Chase Litton and American defensive back Tyrique McGhee to the suspended list.

https://www.bluebombers.com/2022/05/15/blue-bombers-transactions-may-15-2022/


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on May 15, 2022, 02:27:18 PM
BLUE BOMBERS TRANSACTIONS: MAY 15, 2022

WINNIPEG, MB., May 15, 2022 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the club has signed American defensive back Jamal Parker.

Parker (5-8, 177, Kent State, January 16, 1998, in Pennsauken, N.J.) joins the Blue Bombers after a four-year college career with the Kent State Golden Flashes. During his freshman season, Parker appeared in 12 games while starting 7. The following season Parker led his team in passes broken up and was fourth in tackles. During his Junior season, he was named a team captain and started each game. Parker finished his career with 230 tackles, 28 passes broken up, and 9 interceptions. Parker was named to Athlon's preseason All-MAC First Team Defense and All-MAC Third Team Specialists.

The team has also released National linebacker Robbie Lowes and transferred American quarterback Chase Litton and American defensive back Tyrique McGhee to the suspended list.

https://www.bluebombers.com/2022/05/15/blue-bombers-transactions-may-15-2022/

There are probably more transactions not yet released. A bit surprised that Lowes didn't even make it to the full TC. There must be something we're not hearing. Failing medical perhaps.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on May 15, 2022, 02:34:52 PM
There are probably more transactions not yet released. A bit surprised that Lowes didn't even make it to the full TC. There must be something we're not hearing. Failing medical perhaps.
He suffered an injury on Friday.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on May 16, 2022, 06:54:51 AM
Bonfire Sports Depth Chart Proposal - May 15, 2022


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on May 16, 2022, 07:08:29 AM
Transactions:

2022-05-15   WPG   HARRISON, Tavaris   WR   A   Florida Atlantic   Transfer To   Suspended
2022-05-15   WPG   PARKER, Jamal   DB   A   Kent State   Add To   Active Roster
2022-05-15   WPG   TAYLOR, Darian   LB   A   Pittsburg State   Delete From Active   Free Agent
2022-05-15   WPG   SALTER, Tavonn   WR   A   Middle Tennessee State   Delete From Active   Free Agent
2022-05-15   WPG   RICHMOND, Drew   OL   A   USC   Delete From Active   Free Agent
2022-05-15   WPG   LOWES, Robbie   LB   N   Regina   Delete From Active   Free Agent
2022-05-15   WPG   MCGHEE, Tyrique   DB   A   Georgia   Transfer To   Suspended
2022-05-15   WPG   LITTON, Chase   QB   A   Marshall   Transfer To   Suspended
2022-05-15   WPG   HAMMONDS, TJ   WR   A   Arkansas   Transfer To   Suspended


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on May 16, 2022, 10:12:39 PM
Interesting article about Blake Jackson on the main Bomber website page. A converted QB to a receiver position.

Bombers must really like something they saw in him in 2021 before the achilles injury.

Back to my thought about a # 3 QB that could play multiple positions. The change doesn't come into effect until 2023 at the moment. Two QB's on the field at the same time comes into effect in 2022.



Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on May 18, 2022, 09:40:38 PM
Transactions:

2022-05-18   WPG   BARNES, Vance   RB   A   Northern State   Transfer To   Suspended
2022-05-18   WPG   EVANS, Marwin   DB   A   Utah State   Delete From Active   Free Agent
2022-05-18   WPG   STOVE, Eli   WR   A   Auburn   Delete From Active   Free Agent

Darrin Bauming @DarrinBauming
Winnipeg made a couple roster moves today.
We can subtract REC Stove, DB Evans (each released) and RB Barnes (suspended list) from the #Bombers' depth chart.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on May 19, 2022, 02:13:29 PM
Maybe we now see Dobson and Ford show up in TC after their NFL tryouts. Nothing has been said about them getting any offers down there yet. At least in the CFL they know they'll make the roster and get a pay check.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on May 20, 2022, 01:54:35 AM
Transactions:

2022-05-19   WPG   WICKER, Jo Jo   DT   A   Arizona State   Delete From Active   Free Agent
2022-05-19   WPG   OLUMBA, Donovan   DB   A   Portland State   Delete From Active   Free Agent


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on May 20, 2022, 12:11:12 PM
Ford signed with the Bombers yesterday. Maybe Dobson follows shortly.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Pete on May 20, 2022, 01:51:16 PM
Great addition, makes our predraft trade where we got the 13th pick  and Lawson  for our 9th and 18 pick look good
Really excited how we can utilise him in our secondary and return schemes



Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: GOLDMEMBER on May 20, 2022, 03:24:16 PM
Ford signed with the Bombers yesterday. Maybe Dobson follows shortly.
fantastic news! Hopefully we have dynamite here!


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on May 20, 2022, 09:59:01 PM
BLUE BOMBERS SIGN 2022 13TH OVERALL SELECTION TYRELL FORD

WINNIPEG, MB., May 20, 2022 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the club has signed their 13th overall selection in the 2022 CFL Draft, defensive back Tyrell Ford.

Ford (5-11, 194, University of Waterloo; born: March 3, 1998 in Niagara Falls, ON) played four seasons at the University of Waterloo and was a big part of the schools turn around since his arrival.

Ford totaled six interceptions while playing for the Warriors and was a dynamic kick-returner. He ran the fastest 40-yard dash at the 2022 CFL combine with a time of 4.42. Ford was a 3-time OUA All-Star and was twice named Second Team All-Canadian.

Ford will be wearing jersey number 25 for this morning's practice.

https://www.bluebombers.com/2022/05/20/blue-bombers-sign-2022-13th-overall-selection-tyrell-ford/


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on May 20, 2022, 10:01:28 PM
BLUE BOMBERS SIGN 2021 3RD OVERALL PICK LIAM DOBSON

WINNIPEG, MB., May 20, 2022 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the club has signed Canadian offensive lineman and 2021 3rd overall CFL Draft pick Liam Dobson to a two-year contract.

Dobson (6-3, 330, Texas State, February 6, 1998 in Ottawa, ON) officially arrives in Winnipeg after a standout college career at the University of Maine through 2017-2020 and transferring to Texas State for the 2021 season. Dobson was a 2020 preseason All-America Third-Team selection by Hero Sports and 2020 preseason First-Team All-Colonial Athletic Association by Phil Steele. He was selected Stats FCS Third-Team All-America and First-Team All-CAA in 2019 and was voted Maine's Outstanding Offensive Lineman after starting all 12 games and averaging 12 knockdowns per game in 2019. Dobson was Maine's highest-graded offensive lineman in every game as a junior before transferring to Texas State.

Dobson was selected 23rd overall by the New Orleans Breakers in the 2022 USFL Draft. He most recently attended two NFL mini-camps with the Chicago Bears and New Orleans Saints.

Dobson will be at Saturday's practice, wearing jersey number 64.

https://www.bluebombers.com/2022/05/20/blue-bombers-sign-2021-3rd-overall-pick-liam-dobson/


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on May 20, 2022, 10:09:10 PM
QUICK HITS - TRAINING CAMP - DAY 2

4. FYI: Global punter Tom Hackett is not back in camp yet, as he returned to Utah during the strike to be with his parents who had planned a visit. The expectation is he will return. "We're in communication with him," said O'Shea. "He had some family things to take care of."

WR Carlton Agodusi, who spent last year on the practice roster, made a spectacular catch early on Friday, but came up injured and did not return.

O'Shea on safety Brandon Alexander, who is recovering from offseason surgery and not practising, but has been very engaged in camp. "He is an amazing leader. He's that guy that helps put it all together from Richie and JY and James' scouting report. When they're out of the building BA just manages to keep them all together and do the right things to make sure they're spending the extra time. He's invaluable."

There are only nine linebackers in camp, including veterans Adam Bighill, Kyrie Wilson, Shayne Gauthier, Jesse Briggs (reporting after his wife gives birth), second-year pros Tanner Cadwallader and Les Maruo along with Eric Mezzalira, Darian Taylor and Malik Clements, who played seven games with the Edmonton Elks last season. Here's O'Shea on Clements: "We put on the film he was just a guy that showed up on the film all the time. That kind of style of play is something we like. Now, how it fits here ... I just thought he probably deserved another chance."

Saturday's practice time at IG Field goes from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and is open to the public.

https://www.bluebombers.com/2022/05/20/quick-hits-training-camp-day-2/


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on May 20, 2022, 10:12:50 PM
Transactions:

2022-05-20   WPG   FORD, Tyrell   DB   N   Waterloo   Add From Draft   Active Roster


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on May 20, 2022, 10:17:18 PM
QUICK HITS - TRAINING CAMP - DAY 2

4. FYI: Global punter Tom Hackett is not back in camp yet, as he returned to Utah during the strike to be with his parents who had planned a visit. The expectation is he will return. "We're in communication with him," said O'Shea. "He had some family things to take care of."

WR Carlton Agodusi, who spent last year on the practice roster, made a spectacular catch early on Friday, but came up injured and did not return.

O'Shea on safety Brandon Alexander, who is recovering from offseason surgery and not practising, but has been very engaged in camp. "He is an amazing leader. He's that guy that helps put it all together from Richie and JY and James' scouting report. When they're out of the building BA just manages to keep them all together and do the right things to make sure they're spending the extra time. He's invaluable."

There are only nine linebackers in camp, including veterans Adam Bighill, Kyrie Wilson, Shayne Gauthier, Jesse Briggs (reporting after his wife gives birth), second-year pros Tanner Cadwallader and Les Maruo along with Eric Mezzalira, Darian Taylor and Malik Clements, who played seven games with the Edmonton Elks last season. Here's O'Shea on Clements: "We put on the film he was just a guy that showed up on the film all the time. That kind of style of play is something we like. Now, how it fits here ... I just thought he probably deserved another chance."

Saturday's practice time at IG Field goes from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and is open to the public.

https://www.bluebombers.com/2022/05/20/quick-hits-training-camp-day-2/

Curious. Taylor showed as released on the 15th but this article lists him as in camp?


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on May 20, 2022, 10:38:25 PM
Curious. Taylor showed as released on the 15th but this article lists him as in camp?

Yeah, not certain on that one.

I was at practice yesterday and Taylor was listed on the roster (number 55).


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on May 21, 2022, 02:08:06 PM
A new QB added to the roster. He's a big one. The biggest one on the roster so far.

Mancuso (six-foot-four, 215 pounds, University of Richmond, October 6, 1997 in Blairsville, GA) joins the Blue Bombers after five years with the Spiders.

Current roster shows 99 players but does not include the extra players from the Bisons.

Hard to tell exactly how many non counters are on the roster at the moment but a large number of 2021 and 2022 draft choices ( 15 that I can find ).

CFL.CA is not updating in real time so there may have been a few released that still show active.

Likely a few more additions coming and a few more deletions in the next few days. We're seeing that around the league each day. Bombers updates seem to be later than some teams. No big deal but it makes it difficult to know what changes are being made.

If my counts are correct we're about 9 over the drop to 75 that was due on May 17. If it got pushed out 4 more days that's something we may see today or tomorrow.?

In any case that's a lot of players to sort through.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on May 21, 2022, 03:10:38 PM
2022 Global draft. So far only 1 of 3 have shown up. Hackett is coming back in theory after dealing with some family issues?

Anyone hear something about Sleep-Dalton coming to camp?



Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: M.O.A.B. on May 21, 2022, 03:17:53 PM
2022 Global draft. So far only 1 of 3 have shown up. Hackett is coming back in theory after dealing with some family issues?

Anyone hear something about Sleep-Dalton coming to camp?



I read it somewhere that he said he will not come to CFL. That's why it was questioned why Walters drafted him.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: theaardvark on May 21, 2022, 03:28:28 PM
2022 Global draft. So far only 1 of 3 have shown up. Hackett is coming back in theory after dealing with some family issues?

Anyone hear something about Sleep-Dalton coming to camp?

I believe it was a family visit, not an issue... while the strike was on...

IT must be hard to get globals to come to camp, with the promise of a maximum wage lower than any other rostered player...


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on May 21, 2022, 04:32:46 PM
I believe it was a family visit, not an issue... while the strike was on...

IT must be hard to get globals to come to camp, with the promise of a maximum wage lower than any other rostered player...

We have 3 global players in camp that didn't have any problem showing up. Hackett is supposed to show up.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: theaardvark on May 21, 2022, 05:12:41 PM
We have 3 global players in camp that didn't have any problem showing up. Hackett is supposed to show up.

Yes, I know, Walters did a good job in getting them here... that's what I was saying... it must be hard, but Walters got it done.

As to Sleep-Dalton, a third rounder in the global draft is the definition of a flyer pick...  in this case, a Sleep(er) pick...


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on May 21, 2022, 05:18:47 PM
Yes, I know, Walters did a good job in getting them here... that's what I was saying... it must be hard, but Walters got it done.

As to Sleep-Dalton, a third rounder in the global draft is the definition of a flyer pick...  in this case, a Sleep(er) pick...

You keep trying to make the point about under paid global players. Oh boo hoo. The list of global players not coming or returning to the CFL is not very large. We lose more imports ( suspended  ) at the beginning of each TC that opt out of football.

If Walters knew this guy wasn't coming to camp, why didn't he draft another player?


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gordo on May 21, 2022, 06:18:22 PM
A new QB added to the roster. He's a big one. The biggest one on the roster so far.

Mancuso (six-foot-four, 215 pounds, University of Richmond, October 6, 1997 in Blairsville, GA) joins the Blue Bombers after five years with the Spiders.

Current roster shows 99 players but does not include the extra players from the Bisons.

Hard to tell exactly how many non counters are on the roster at the moment but a large number of 2021 and 2022 draft choices ( 15 that I can find ).

CFL.CA is not updating in real time so there may have been a few released that still show active.

Likely a few more additions coming and a few more deletions in the next few days. We're seeing that around the league each day. Bombers updates seem to be later than some teams. No big deal but it makes it difficult to know what changes are being made.

If my counts are correct we're about 9 over the drop to 75 that was due on May 17. If it got pushed out 4 more days that's something we may see today or tomorrow.?

In any case that's a lot of players to sort through.

This new qb looks like a good fit for the CFL. Can run, throw and is big.

https://3downnation.com/2022/05/21/up-the-water-spout-bombers-sign-former-spiders-quarterback-joe-mancuso/

But lots of guys with the tools don?t pan out. Hopefully this guy sticks. 

Need to groom a good one.  Not liking the potential of any of the other guys behind Zach.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: theaardvark on May 21, 2022, 06:25:03 PM
You keep trying to make the point about under paid global players. Oh boo hoo. The list of global players not coming or returning to the CFL is not very large. We lose more imports ( suspended  ) at the beginning of each TC that opt out of football.

If Walters knew this guy wasn't coming to camp, why didn't he draft another player?

You do understand that not every player drafted is expected to sign... that some are drafted knowing full well we may never see them, but *if* they do, it will be worth it using the pick.  We can't sign every pick, but if a flyer pick eventually signs, its a bonus... and a third rounder in a draft where you are trying to keep a pipe filled for a maximum of two potential roster spots...

Glad he wasn't following your theory when he drafted Dobson, or Rene, or Gray, or Ford, or...


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on May 21, 2022, 07:24:59 PM
You do understand that not every player drafted is expected to sign... that some are drafted knowing full well we may never see them, but *if* they do, it will be worth it using the pick.  We can't sign every pick, but if a flyer pick eventually signs, its a bonus... and a third rounder in a draft where you are trying to keep a pipe filled for a maximum of two potential roster spots...

Glad he wasn't following your theory when he drafted Dobson, or Rene, or Gray, or Ford, or...

Not even close to a comparison about drafting Canadians that try to land a gig in the NFL first. 

We don't draft Americans and we can sign, cut sign new Americans for months before the beginning of TC. Hundreds of players to choose from and a few decide not to show in each CFL TC every year.

I don't know how many globals are looked at but GLOBALS should be an indication of a far and wide search. The leagues comes up with a list of more than 27 but only drafts 27 in total and at least one doesn't show up is bizarre.

Bombers took a " flyer" on a global punter playing in the NFL last year.



Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on May 21, 2022, 08:37:47 PM
BLUE BOMBERS ADD QUARTERBACK JOE MANCUSO

WINNIPEG, MB., May 21, 2022 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the club has signed American quarterback Joe Mancuso.

Mancuso (6-4, 215, University of Richmond, October 6, 1997 in Blairsville, GA) joins the Blue Bombers after five years with the Spiders. During his time at Richmond, Mancuso impressed early on and was named a team captain and left his name in the school's history books. Wrapping up his final season in 2021, the quarterback finished top ten in each of the school's passing categories and became the first quarterback in school history to throw for 5,500 yards and rush for another 1,500. He finished his college career with more than 7,000 all-purpose yards and finished fifth all-time in Richmond history with 39 touchdowns.

https://www.bluebombers.com/2022/05/21/blue-bombers-add-quarterback-joe-mancuso/


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on May 21, 2022, 08:42:51 PM
QUICK HITS - TRAINING CAMP - DAY 3

4. FYI: Not practising Saturday were OL Pat Neufeld, Michael Couture and FB Mike Miller. Not on the field after being injured on Friday was WR Carlton Agudosi

WR Brendan O'Leary-Orange spent a good chunk of the session working with the starters on Saturday. On that point, when O'Shea was asked after practice how much we should read into who is working with who, he answered: 'zero.'

https://www.bluebombers.com/2022/05/21/quick-hits-training-camp-day-3


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on May 21, 2022, 09:08:16 PM
BOMBERS GO INTO SEASON CHASING HISTORY

https://www.cfl.ca/2022/05/20/bombers-go-into-season-chasing-history/



Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Bluehawk on May 21, 2022, 09:20:11 PM
Remember some talk earlier in the year but are there any updates on a possible return of Hanson?
Will never forget his hit in Grey Cup 1.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: KINGCHARLES on May 21, 2022, 10:50:59 PM
Remember some talk earlier in the year but are there any updates on a possible return of Hanson?
Will never forget his hit in Grey Cup 1.
Last thing I remember hearing was I believe football was on the back burner for him right now as he?s focusing on helping people get out of Ukraine


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on May 21, 2022, 11:51:04 PM
Transactions:

2022-05-21   WPG   DURLEY, Cam      N      Transfer To   Suspended
2022-05-21   WPG   DURLEY, Cam      N      Add To   Active Roster
2022-05-21   WPG   MANCUSO, Joe   QB   A   Richmond   Add To   Active Roster


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Jesse on May 22, 2022, 01:00:15 AM
Last thing I remember hearing was I believe football was on the back burner for him right now as he?s focusing on helping people get out of Ukraine

I think he passed on coming back at the salary offered.

And the new CBA didn?t address that point.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on May 22, 2022, 05:06:55 AM
Way-Too-Early Depth Chart, 2022
by Darrin Bauming May 21 2022


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: ModAdmin on May 22, 2022, 02:07:35 PM
Blue Bombers transactions May 22, 2022

WINNIPEG, MB., May 22, 2022 ? The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the following transactions:

Added to roster:

National defensive lineman Alfred Green (6-3, 233, Wilfrid Laurier, May 6, 1997 in Ajax, ON)




Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on May 22, 2022, 02:16:54 PM
Transactions:

2022-05-21   WPG   DURLEY, Cam      N      Transfer To   Suspended
2022-05-21   WPG   DURLEY, Cam      N      Add To   Active Roster
2022-05-21   WPG   MANCUSO, Joe   QB   A   Richmond   Add To   Active Roster

I can't find a Canadian player with the name Durley but did find an import OT. Either way.  Was he suspended because he's not here yet and in transit?

Alfred Green sounds like a good prospect.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on May 22, 2022, 05:43:26 PM
I can't find a Canadian player with the name Durley but did find an import OT. Either way.  Was he suspended because he's not here yet and in transit?

Alfred Green sounds like a good prospect.
Dudley is 6 foot 6 American tackle.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on May 22, 2022, 07:38:15 PM
Dudley is 6 foot 6 American tackle.

I figured that made more sense than a National player. We're bringing in a lot of import OL to look at. Succession planning


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on May 23, 2022, 03:38:48 AM
Transactions:

2022-05-22   WPG   GREEN, Alfred   DL   N   Wilfrid Laurier   Add To   Active Roster

Blue Bombers sign Canadian defensive lineman Alfred Green


The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have signed Canadian defensive end Alfred Green.

The Wilfrid Laurier product was a fifth-round pick of the B.C. Lions in the 2021 CFL Draft and helped the Golden Hawks capture the 2016 Yates Cup. In 24 total games with the program, he recorded 52 total tackles, four sacks, three forced fumbles, and one fumble recovery.

The Blue Bombers have been working to build their Canadian depth along the defensive line with former first-round draft pick Jonathan Kongbo now in the NFL. The recently club traded for Cameron Lawson from the Montreal Alouettes before selecting Cole Adamson and Jeremy Kapelanski in the 2022 CFL Draft.

https://3downnation.com/2022/05/22/blue-bombers-sign-canadian-defensive-lineman-alfred-green/


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on May 23, 2022, 09:17:12 PM
BLUE BOMBERS TRANSACTIONS: MAY 23, 2022

WINNIPEG, MB., May 23, 2022 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the club has signed American defensive lineman Will Evans and American defensive back Evan Holm.

Evans (6-2, 242, Ohio University; born: November 20, 1997, in Augusta, GA) played five seasons at Ohio University where he developed into a top pass-rusher for the Bobcats. After redshirting his first season, Evans would go on to start each of his 40 games played and was named a team captain in 2019. The defensive end tallied 114 tackles, 11 sacks, 2 forced fumbles, and 2 fumble recoveries during his career with the Bobcats.

American defensive back Evan Holm (5-11, 180, North Dakota, April 14, 1998 in Edina, MN)

The club has also released National defensive lineman Jeremy Kapelanski.

https://www.bluebombers.com/2022/05/23/blue-bombers-transactions-may-23-2022/

Brady Oliveira  @bradyoliveira
Nice to see a college teammate of mine join me in the pro's!! Welcome Evan ... The guy can play @UNDfootball

Derek Taylor   @DTonSC
Bombers announce the release of this year's 6th-round draft pick, Jeremy Kapelanski. He got injured on the final day of rookie camp.


Transactions:

2022-05-23   WPG   DOBSON, Liam   OL   N   Maine   Add From Draft   Active Roster
2022-05-23   WPG   HOLM, Evan   DB   A   North Dakota   Add To   Active Roster
2022-05-23   WPG   EVANS, Will   DL   A   Ohio   Add To   Active Roster
2022-05-23   WPG   KAPELANSKI, Jeremy   DL   N   Guelph   Delete From Active   Free Agent


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on May 24, 2022, 09:12:01 PM
Blue Bomber Transactions - May 24, 2022

WINNIPEG, MB., May 24, 2022 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the following transactions:

Released from roster:

American quarterback Jake Floriea
American defensive lineman Inoke Moala


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on May 24, 2022, 09:57:51 PM
Darrin Bauming   @DarrinBauming
The #Bombers have released an updated numerical roster after a handful of adds and cuts over the past few days.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Pigskin on May 25, 2022, 01:38:01 AM
Any word on the Maston injury?


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on May 25, 2022, 10:17:40 AM
Any word on the Maston injury?
O'Shea wasn't able to provide an update on Tuesday.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Horseman on May 25, 2022, 03:15:31 PM
O'Shea wasn't able to provide an update on Tuesday.

He is probably waiting until Maston has an MRI or some other diagnostic exam before announcing the injury.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on May 25, 2022, 03:26:07 PM
He is probably waiting until Maston has an MRI or some other diagnostic exam before announcing the injury.

It didn't sound good and at best he's probably on the 6 game IR to start the season. At worst, he's lost for the season and in all probability his football career could be over. Obviously this is pure speculation but getting taken off the field on a cart is seldom a good sign for a lower body injury.

Either way, I wish him well and a speedy recovery. All reports are that he's a terrific guy and excellent player.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on May 25, 2022, 08:32:06 PM
Blue Bomber Transactions - May 25, 2022

WINNIPEG, MB., May 25, 2022 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the following transactions:

Released from roster:

American receiver Jalen Saunders


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: GOLDMEMBER on May 25, 2022, 09:20:57 PM
Blue Bomber Transactions - May 25, 2022

WINNIPEG, MB., May 25, 2022 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the following transactions:

Released from roster:

American receiver Jalen Saunders
based on what I saw Saturday I am not surprised.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on May 25, 2022, 09:49:52 PM
Transactions:

2022-05-25   WPG   NELSON, Ryan      N      Transfer To   Suspended
2022-05-25   WPG   NELSON, Ryan      N      Add To   Active Roster
2022-05-25   WPG   SAUNDERS, Jalen   WR   A   Oklahoma   Delete From Active   Free Agent
2022-05-24   WPG   FLORIEA, Jake   QB   A   John Carroll   Delete From Active   Free Agent
2022-05-24   WPG   MOALA, Inoke   DL   A   Indiana State   Delete From Active   Free Agent



Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on May 25, 2022, 10:16:56 PM
Who is Ryan Nelson and why do teams keep adding players then immediately suspend them?


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: M.O.A.B. on May 25, 2022, 11:47:33 PM
Who is Ryan Nelson and why do teams keep adding players then immediately suspend them?

Maybe this guy? https://virginiasports.com/player/ryan-nelson/

Maybe was put to suspended because of travel issue?


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on May 26, 2022, 01:05:18 AM
Maybe this guy? https://virginiasports.com/player/ryan-nelson/

Maybe was put to suspended because of travel issue?

Maybe but he's listed as a National which they also did with an earlier OL this week. Timing seems to be a little strange with the tentativeness of a new CBA.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: M.O.A.B. on May 26, 2022, 03:12:44 AM
The N/A/G column in CFL.ca is not always accurate.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on May 26, 2022, 12:06:10 PM
The N/A/G column in CFL.ca is not always accurate.

True but neither Nelson or Durley show on the roster page either. It's not a lot to ask to have some level of accuracy. There were some other players suspended earlier that showed as suspended and those have disappeared as well.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: M.O.A.B. on May 26, 2022, 01:06:38 PM
I honestly don't care on suspended player(s) not appearing on the roster page. To me, they're not here (yet).


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on May 26, 2022, 05:41:47 PM
I honestly don't care on suspended player(s) not appearing on the roster page. To me, they're not here (yet).

Neither do I specifically but shouldn't that be the 1st question when a player is signed, otherwise what's the point. It's a little different than a player signed in January and ultimately deciding to not continue with his football career. We have 4 other players that seemed to have fallen into that category.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on May 26, 2022, 09:58:01 PM
Preseason game 1:

Darrin Bauming   @DarrinBauming
The Blue #Bombers will release a list of who will play in Friday's *scheduled game vs the #Elks, but not an official depth chart.

All four
@RiflesFootball players in #Bombers camp are set to dress for the game.
0-WR Luke McMillan
62-OL Miguel Leano
14-DB Joseph Funk-Clements
15-DB Kyle Chorney
#RifleUp

No Ellingson, Miller, Jeffcoat, Wilson, among a handful of others.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on May 26, 2022, 10:37:16 PM
Preseason game 1:

Darrin Bauming   @DarrinBauming
The Blue #Bombers will release a list of who will play in Friday's *scheduled game vs the #Elks, but not an official depth chart.

All four
@RiflesFootball players in #Bombers camp are set to dress for the game.
0-WR Luke McMillan
62-OL Miguel Leano
14-DB Joseph Funk-Clements
15-DB Kyle Chorney
#RifleUp

No Ellingson, Miller, Jeffcoat, Wilson, among a handful of others.

We don't normally see many veterans play much if at all in the 1st game.


NOTE: Roster will be cut down from 98 to 75 on Saturday.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on May 29, 2022, 01:51:24 PM
Darrin Bauming   @DarrinBauming
#Bombers release six, and add OL Cameron Durley, and DE Rossini Sandjong, a 2020 Elks draft pick out of York.



Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: ModAdmin on May 29, 2022, 02:36:50 PM
Blue Bombers transactions - May 29, 2022

WINNIPEG, MB., May 29, 2022 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the club has signed American offensive lineman Cameron Durley and Canadian defensive end Rossini Sandjong.

Durley (6-6, 315, Tennessee State, August 1, 1996 in Houston, TX) comes to Winnipeg after a solid four-year college career with the Tigers. During his standout season in 2019, Durley helped the offensive unit to an average of 400.1 yards per game ranking third in the conference. Led by Durley, the offensive line allowed the least amount of sacks, which allowed the team to finish second in passing yards per game. Before finishing his career at Tennessee State, Durley was named back-to-back First Team All OVC.

Sandjong (6-2, 235, York, born: July 15, 1995, in Longueuil, QC) joins the Blue Bombers after a four-year university career with the York Lions. Sandjong immediately impacted the Lions having been named to the OUA all-rookie team and registering five sacks. The defensive end continued to tear up opposing offensive lines by earning both OUA second-team all-star and OUA first-team all-star honours in 2017 and 2018.  Sandjong was selected in the seventh round, 59th overall by the Edmonton Elks in the 2020 CFL Draft and appeared in five games during the 2021 season. 


The Blue Bombers have also released the following players:


American defensive back Mike Hampton
American defensive lineman Will Evans
American defensive back Marlon Character
American receiver Keyion Dixon
American defensive back Evan Holm
Canadian defensive lineman Alfred Green


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: the paw on May 29, 2022, 03:56:22 PM
Blue Bombers transactions - May 29, 2022

WINNIPEG, MB., May 29, 2022 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the club has signed American offensive lineman Cameron Durley and Canadian defensive end Rossini Sandjong.

Durley (6-6, 315, Tennessee State, August 1, 1996 in Houston, TX) comes to Winnipeg after a solid four-year college career with the Tigers. During his standout season in 2019, Durley helped the offensive unit to an average of 400.1 yards per game ranking third in the conference. Led by Durley, the offensive line allowed the least amount of sacks, which allowed the team to finish second in passing yards per game. Before finishing his career at Tennessee State, Durley was named back-to-back First Team All OVC.

Sandjong (6-2, 235, York, born: July 15, 1995, in Longueuil, QC) joins the Blue Bombers after a four-year university career with the York Lions. Sandjong immediately impacted the Lions having been named to the OUA all-rookie team and registering five sacks. The defensive end continued to tear up opposing offensive lines by earning both OUA second-team all-star and OUA first-team all-star honours in 2017 and 2018.  Sandjong was selected in the seventh round, 59th overall by the Edmonton Elks in the 2020 CFL Draft and appeared in five games during the 2021 season. 


The Blue Bombers have also released the following players:


American defensive back Mike Hampton
American defensive lineman Will Evans
American defensive back Marlon Character
American receiver Keyion Dixon
American defensive back Evan Holm
Canadian defensive lineman Alfred Green

Character got busted up against Edmonton, and I think Evan Holm was the guy who put the punt return on the ground.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on May 29, 2022, 04:24:52 PM
Character got busted up against Edmonton, and I think Evan Holm was the guy who put the punt return on the ground.

Yes that's the two as described.   There must be more cuts coming. In theory teams were due to reduce roster to 75 players the day after their 1st pre season game. I'm not clear if they takes into account non counters. I think we had 15 non counters which means we could keep 90 of our 98 on the roster.  I count 92 on roster but 3 players due for IR list.

Several of those released were very late adds to TC roster so their learning curve was behind. Catching up is tough and 1 mistake or injury doesn't help.

If the 75 player restriction is a total player count then there must be more not announced?

I see some teams placing players on the 6 game IR so not sure why Alexander, Maston and Hallett haven't been added to IR.  There are about 42 veterans still on the team which would leave about 50 rookies and  a few CFL veterans added during the off season.



Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on May 29, 2022, 05:12:07 PM
Alexander and Hallett were added to the injured veteran list before camp so I'd suspect they would be non-counters.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on May 30, 2022, 12:23:17 AM
Transactions:

2022-05-29   WPG   SANDJONG, Rossini   DE   N   York   Add To   Active Roster
2022-05-29   WPG   TAYLOR, Darian   LB   A   Pittsburg State   Add To   Active Roster
2022-05-29   WPG   HARRISON, Tavaris   WR   A   Florida Atlantic   Add From Suspended   Active Roster
2022-05-29   WPG   DURLEY, Cam   OL   A   Tennessee State   Add From Suspended   Active Roster

2022-05-29   WPG   AGUDOSI, Carlton   WR   A   Rutgers   Transfer To   Suspended
2022-05-29   WPG   HOLM, Evan   DB   A   North Dakota   Delete From Active   Free Agent
2022-05-29   WPG   HAMPTON, Mike   DB   A   South Florida   Delete From Active   Free Agent
2022-05-29   WPG   GREEN, Alfred   DL   N   Wilfrid Laurier   Delete From Active   Free Agent
2022-05-29   WPG   EVANS, Will   DL   A   Ohio   Delete From Active   Free Agent
2022-05-29   WPG   DIXON, Keyion   WR   A   Eastern Kentucky   Delete From Active   Free Agent
2022-05-29   WPG   CHARACTER, Marlon   DB   A   Louisville   Delete From Active   Free Agent
2022-05-29   WPG   MASTON, Mercy   DB   A   Boise State   Transfer To   Injured
2022-05-29   WPG   BRIGGS, Jesse   LB   N   McGill   Transfer To   Suspended

2022-05-28   WPG   MCMILLAN, Luke   WR   N   Winnipeg Rifles Jr.   Add To   Active Roster
2022-05-28   WPG   MCMILLAN, Luke   WR   N   Winnipeg Rifles Jr.   Remove Signed   Territorial Exemption
2022-05-28   WPG   FUNK-CLEMENTS, Joseph   DB   N   Winnipeg Rifles Jr.   Add To   Active Roster
2022-05-28   WPG   FUNK-CLEMENTS, Joseph   DB   N   Winnipeg Rifles Jr.   Remove Signed   Territorial Exemption
2022-05-28   WPG   LEANO, Miguel   OL   N   Winnipeg Rifles Jr.   Add To   Active Roster
2022-05-28   WPG   LEANO, Miguel   OL   N   Winnipeg Rifles Jr.   Remove Signed   Territorial Exemption
2022-05-28   WPG   CHORNEY, Kyle   DB   N   Winnipeg Rifles Jr.   Add To   Active Roster
2022-05-28   WPG   CHORNEY, Kyle   DB   N   Winnipeg Rifles Jr.   Remove Signed   Territorial Exemption


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: NewBlue on May 30, 2022, 12:45:05 AM
Briggs?  I'm guessing he hasn't shown up?  That is a little disappointing.
I figured Agudosi would have been fighting for a spot too.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: pjrocksmb on May 30, 2022, 01:44:03 AM
Briggs?  I'm guessing he hasn't shown up?  That is a little disappointing.
I figured Agudosi would have been fighting for a spot too.
Agree good depth guy


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on May 30, 2022, 01:58:33 AM
Agree good depth guy

O'Shea said something about Briggs having some family issues to resolve.  Agudosi had an injury issue which might have been minor more or less but they needed to make a roster count decision I suppose.

Both could be back although Agudosi is hard pressed to win a starting role when he's not practising.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: ModAdmin on May 30, 2022, 02:31:34 PM
Blue Bomber Transactions - May 30, 2022

WINNIPEG, MB., May 30, 2022 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the following transactions:

Added to roster:


American defensive back Evan Holm


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: 3rdand1.5 on May 30, 2022, 02:59:05 PM
Blue Bomber Transactions - May 30, 2022

WINNIPEG, MB., May 30, 2022 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the following transactions:

Added to roster:


American defensive back Evan Holm

Hopefully this isn't an indication we are starting the season without, Maston, Alexander and Rose.....


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Sir Blue and Gold on May 30, 2022, 03:18:40 PM
Hopefully this isn't an indication we are starting the season without, Maston, Alexander and Rose.....

We very likely are. Certainly Maston and Alexander. Rose, who knows, but a walking boot isn't usually the best sign.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: 3rdand1.5 on May 30, 2022, 03:41:44 PM
We very likely are. Certainly Maston and Alexander. Rose, who knows, but a walking boot isn't usually the best sign.

That's some really high level talent unavailable if true....

I guess next man up...we found some pretty good DB's last year, hopefully we can do it again

My best guess, Glass, Houston and Hallet, possibly Rutledge for Maston are next men up?


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: theaardvark on May 30, 2022, 03:44:37 PM
I'm guessing the had an extra spot, and wanted to get a better look at Holm.. he did have flashes, and a nice return.  He also got undressed a couple times...


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on May 30, 2022, 03:52:59 PM
I see they're taking another look at Green on the DL. Roster is a bit fluid after moving a few to IR or suspended list over the weekend.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Lincoln Locomotive on May 30, 2022, 03:54:56 PM
Has,there been any indication about Rose's status?    Down three starters in the secondary in a pass happy league is frightening!   Yikes!


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on May 30, 2022, 11:06:13 PM
Darrin Bauming   @DarrinBauming
Released yesterday, re-added today, DB/RET Evan Holm. He joined #Bombers camp late, so they probably want a better look.

DL Alfred Green re-added ... similar situation as Holm.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on May 30, 2022, 11:07:00 PM
Pre-season game 2:

Darrin Bauming   @DarrinBauming
Zach Collaros will not take a preseason snap in 2022.
Very few projected starters are headed to Regina for the #Bombers' preseason finale on Tuesday.

Bob Irving   @BobIrvingCJOB
Rasheed Bailey, Mike Benson and Nick Hallett among the very few vets that join the 63 Bombers playing in the final pre-season game in Sask Tuesday. Dru Brown and Dakota Prukop will share QB duties. DT and Doug have all the action Tuesday night on 680 CJOB.

Derek Taylor   @DTonOB
Bombers bring just two QBs for the game. And about 5 guys currently expected to be starters.

Excited to see Shane Simpson at RB. He's taken a lot of RB2 snaps in camp. And if I'm reading it right, just two natural DTs on the roster for this game


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on May 31, 2022, 09:49:02 PM
Transactions:

2022-05-31   WPG   MANCUSO, Joe   QB   A   Richmond   Transfer To   Suspended
2022-05-31   WPG   GAUTHIER, Shayne   LB   N   Laval   Transfer To   Suspended
2022-05-31   WPG   HOLM, Evan   DB   A   North Dakota   Add To   Active Roster
2022-05-31   WPG   GREEN, Alfred   DL   N   Wilfrid Laurier   Add To   Active Roster


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Pigskin on May 31, 2022, 09:57:03 PM
The term Suspended, is it now a roster move. I am interested in Alfred Green.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: theaardvark on May 31, 2022, 10:04:50 PM
Transactions:

2022-05-31   WPG   MANCUSO, Joe   QB   A   Richmond   Transfer To   Suspended
2022-05-31   WPG   GAUTHIER, Shayne   LB   N   Laval   Transfer To   Suspended
2022-05-31   WPG   HOLM, Evan   DB   A   North Dakota   Add To   Active Roster
2022-05-31   WPG   GREEN, Alfred   DL   N   Wilfrid Laurier   Add To   Active Roster

Has Gauthier been in camp?  Mancuso has been, dressed last game but didn't get a sniff...  is there an issue in them not making the trip to SSK?  Or is it just book keeping until the PR is established, to keep them under WBB control.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on May 31, 2022, 10:06:38 PM
Has Gauthier been in camp?  Mancuso has been, dressed last game but didn't get a sniff...  is there an issue in them not making the trip to SSK?  Or is it just book keeping until the PR is established, to keep them under WBB control.

I think just book keeping but does seem a bit strange shuffling of the deck.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: LXTSN on June 01, 2022, 02:34:13 PM
I didn't get to watch the entire game so I know I missed out on a few things, but here are a few things that stood out to me from the pre-season games:

QB
I'm hoping that we don't need to see much of either of these guys (knock on wood), but if we do, I would be a lot more confident in Dru Brown at the moment. He throws a nice ball, he's accurate and seems way more confident than his first start last season!

RB
I am really hoping that we go with Augustine. I feel like he is a lot less dependent on perfect blocking than the other 2 Canadians. I was also super impressed by the 2 non-national running backs that we went with last night! Simpson seemed to hit the hole really hard and fast, while McCrae's quickness to cut back and put linebackers into blockers was super impressive. Both of those guys have great potential in the league!

WR
To me WR is a toss-up. I remember a few years ago attending a pre-season game and seeing a guy named Kenny Lawler drop 3 or 4 of the easiest catches I've ever seen. I lost all hope in him and bashed him all year. Now he's the highest paid receiver in the league!
I'd really like Bailey to be our go to guy this year, Ellingson will be good, Demski should be the same dual threat, and Woli is a lock as well. That should leave one WR spot up for grabs and I will put the trust in MOS to pick the right guy! My front runners would be Schoen or Grant but it's really anyone's game.

OL
Here we will have the obvious Stanley Bryant, and Yoshi Hardrick filling out the edges. We will have Couture and Patty inside, leaving one spot up for grabs. Honestly have a hard time looking out for this position, but the one thing that does stand out to me is Gray's penalty trouble. I'd lean towards Dobson but that is pretty blindly I will admit.

DL
This is one that should be pretty locked up with Jeffcoat, Willie and Thomas but there will be one slot inside to fill. I like Sayles, Walker and Randall in that order. I will say Randal has really impressed my this preseason so far!

LB
Tough position to crack with Bighill and Wilson filling these slots! But our weak side linebacker is super wide open! I really like what I've seen from Clements, he would be a possible first down LB or run stop guy. I love Malcolm Thompson's work at safety and I think he could be a pure hustle guy at that weakside LB/DB spot on passing downs.

DB/CB/S
So we have Nichols, Nik Taylor, Alexander, and Rose as locks for when they are all healthy. I think it's Houston's job to lose, and he has done a great job from what I've seen in these 2 games. Ford has had a really quiet TC but for a DB that's kind of what I like to see. He is a great athlete and seems to put in the work. That could be a potential ratio changer if Thomas needs and we don't like the guys we've brought in to back him up.

K
.......Still waiting for someone else to just show up to TC. Not trying to brag, but I did call the Castillo signing about a month before we picked him up. I'm not calling this one, but Hajrullahu is a NFL free agent at the moment. If everyone else already has a qualified kicker on the roster, there shouldn't be much competition. I for one would love to have him back!

KR/PR
Grant 100%. If he gets hurt we can look at other guys, but for now there is no need!

For the most part our squad is still all together, with a few key departures. I'm hoping out of all these TC invites we find at least a couple diamonds in the rough! The rookies I'm most looking forward to seeing would be Ford and Randall.

GO BOMBERS!


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on June 01, 2022, 02:47:39 PM
Just a comment on the import RB's. Our ratio doesn't really bode well for an import RB. He'd had to be a primary returner and there is no indication that will happen. Grant is a lock.

Regardless, we have Canadian depth at RB and even if an import RB was a DI it creates a problem if he's on the field. In theory a receiver would need to come out. Don't see it happening and wonder why we even bother bringing import RB's to camp unless they are outstanding returners.

Interesting comments about Clements who seemed to be everywhere. Wilson has been outstanding and don't see him losing his role. I'd keep Clements ( corrected from earlier typo ) around but don't see room for him on the AR.

If we don't roster Moutada then we might keep an import LB but I'm thinking more probably a DB. That said, lots of young Canadian DB's that could be in game depth instead of an import.

At the moment I'm not clear on the leading candidates at DB but Parker and Ponder got lots of playing time.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: theaardvark on June 01, 2022, 03:25:47 PM
Lots of talk about the hashmarks changing the WIL position, and the number of DB's on rosters amplifying that... I don't think Wilson will be out of place playing the SAMized WIL position.  And he will still be needed on the run D. 

They were discussing the fact that SSK has 4 really solid LB's on the roster, and whether they could go to a 30 defence (3 down linemen, 4 LB's).  I think that's a solid Idea for us, dropping a DB outside Wilson as the 4th LB, and Jefferson, Thomas and Jeffcoat taking up the line, it also opens up Bighill and Wilson to blitz...


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: DM83 on June 01, 2022, 03:39:36 PM
We will probably do both.
Difficult to tell how significant this move will be regarding the hash.

However, as a coach, if the defense doesn't have a guy capeable of being even faster than the SAM, it will be put at a disadvantage.  Just dump the ball to the guy.  And that's in zone!  Imagine in Man to man!

I think we are going to see, a lot of big plays from receivers slotted against the bigger guy. And if they put a smaller guy here he will get creamed by a run game like ours.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on June 01, 2022, 03:45:48 PM
Lots of talk about the hashmarks changing the WIL position, and the number of DB's on rosters amplifying that... I don't think Wilson will be out of place playing the SAMized WIL position.  And he will still be needed on the run D. 

They were discussing the fact that SSK has 4 really solid LB's on the roster, and whether they could go to a 30 defence (3 down linemen, 4 LB's).  I think that's a solid Idea for us, dropping a DB outside Wilson as the 4th LB, and Jefferson, Thomas and Jeffcoat taking up the line, it also opens up Bighill and Wilson to blitz...

34 defences are really susceptible to the run so I don't see that happening too much. Just in situational situations. Tietz is injured IIRC so broadcasts just talking. Riders might not decide to put all 3 imports on the AR. Those 3 guys are not inexpensive and they might even need to part ways with one of them.

Generally LB's are going to be slower than DB's ( SAM ), which would be another reason. DB's will be a little lighter and taller / leaner.

With the new hash mark issue a 34 seems less likely fitting extra import LB's onto the roster.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: famicommander on June 01, 2022, 03:47:11 PM
Just the idea of Mourtada possibly making this roster has me physically sick.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on June 01, 2022, 03:51:39 PM
Just the idea of Mourtada possibly making this roster has me physically sick.

I wouldn't go that far. Very strong leg for long K/O and FG attempts. If his accuracy improves he could make the roster. I'd prefer a one guy does all and he's not the best punter. Noticed that Liegghio punted and K/O deeper than him in this game though.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: theaardvark on June 01, 2022, 03:56:21 PM
Having Bighill and Wilson as ILB's in a 30 defense sounds like it could be OK against the run...


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on June 01, 2022, 04:15:41 PM
Having Bighill and Wilson as ILB's in a 30 defense sounds like it could be OK against the run...

By definition a 34 defence leaves more gaps against the run. If in a situation where it's 2nd and very long the risk of a run is less likely. 34 defences can and will be used at times by the Bombers. Field position, score and the strength of an opponents run game all are taken into account.

34 defences can be very difficult for OL's to block in passing situations since players can come from different angles. It can work against the run but it's not a preferable match up.

It worked in 1990 when we had West, Jones, Randolph and Battle. That was a special group. They could rush the QB, maintain contain or drop into pass coverage.

4 very talented LB's are needed. You put Briggs and / or Gauthier in a 34 on 2nd and 6 and teams will run against them.

BTW. I wonder what the final word on Maston is looking like. Transferred to IR but how do we tell whether it was 6 game or 1 game. Other teams " note " show that for some players moved to IR.

Across CFL rosters I count about 30 suspended players and 5 or 6 on 6 game IR. Bomber roster neither shows suspended or any IR even though we know transactions indicate both happening.



Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: theaardvark on June 01, 2022, 04:48:34 PM
The 3-4 would have Wilson/Bighill defending the run / rushing the passer.  Pretty solid talent.

Of course, it depends on game situation, field position, down and distance... just saying that Wilson at WIL should remain, moving inside with a DB outside (maybe Ford) in the 3-4 when the opportunity avails.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on June 01, 2022, 05:13:54 PM
The 3-4 would have Wilson/Bighill defending the run / rushing the passer.  Pretty solid talent.

Of course, it depends on game situation, field position, down and distance... just saying that Wilson at WIL should remain, moving inside with a DB outside (maybe Ford) in the 3-4 when the opportunity avails.

It's the other 2 LB's that come into question in a passing down. If 1 of them is Briggs or Gauthier it's a bad idea.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Jesse on June 01, 2022, 05:48:44 PM
I think fans are the only ones who discuss a 4-3 or a 3-4.

The actual formations change for almost every down and distance and include more variety than 4 vs 3 linemen.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Sir Blue and Gold on June 01, 2022, 06:51:58 PM
I think fans are the only ones who discuss a 4-3 or a 3-4.

The actual formations change for almost every down and distance and include more variety than 4 vs 3 linemen.

The 3-4 and 4-3 conversations seem like more of an NFL thing. Both alignments exist in the CFL for sure but in the NFL you have teams making big personnel decisions around one base defense over the other. Both are viable depending on who you have. In the CFL it's more mushy. All CFL defenses give both looks throughout the game usually.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on June 01, 2022, 09:51:34 PM
The 3-4 and 4-3 conversations seem like more of an NFL thing. Both alignments exist in the CFL for sure but in the NFL you have teams making big personnel decisions around one base defense over the other. Both are viable depending on who you have. In the CFL it's more mushy. All CFL defenses give both looks throughout the game usually.

Which is why our coaches have looked for very versatile athletic players. We use 4 DE's at times, 4 LB's or 7 DB's as well.

After watching the pre season games we've got lots of players that fit in that category. Who wins out and why IDK. Injuries are going to dictate some short term choices made this weekend.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: CrazyCanuck89 on June 02, 2022, 01:49:07 PM
The 3-4 and 4-3 conversations seem like more of an NFL thing. Both alignments exist in the CFL for sure but in the NFL you have teams making big personnel decisions around one base defense over the other. Both are viable depending on who you have. In the CFL it's more mushy. All CFL defenses give both looks throughout the game usually.

It is more of NFL, many CFL teams have used the 3-4 as a base defense in the past.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Sir Blue and Gold on June 02, 2022, 02:15:43 PM
The Bombers also announced Thursday morning that they have released 11 players from the roster. The following names have been cut:

American linebacker Darian Taylor
American receiver BJ Mucklevene
American receiver Whop Philyor
American running back Shane Simpson
American offensive lineman Leon Johnson
American defensive end Jordan Berner
American defensive back Corey Straughter
American defensive back Josh Miller
American defensive back Zach Hannibal
American defensive back Javon Jackson
National offensive lineman Brandon Sanford

(Source: Free Press, this just in)


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: theaardvark on June 02, 2022, 02:36:31 PM
Will be interesting to see what the PR looks like.... betting Mucklevane, Phylor and at least one of these DB's end up on it...


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: kkc60 on June 02, 2022, 02:51:50 PM
Will be interesting to see what the PR looks like.... betting Mucklevane, Phylor and at least one of these DB's end up on it...
doubt it. PR guys will either be announced with final cuts or shortly after.

I thought I had heard good things about Mucklevane. Guess wasn?t enough


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: M.O.A.B. on June 02, 2022, 03:03:23 PM
Some of these cut might not want to reside in PR and just receive a small $ on weekly basis.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: the paw on June 02, 2022, 03:09:24 PM
doubt it. PR guys will either be announced with final cuts or shortly after.

I thought I had heard good things about Mucklevane. Guess wasn?t enough

I think Schoen has shone.  He, as well as the two Jacksons, are making their case and guys like Mucklevane and Whop are the casualties.  I am kind of surprised McKnight is still around. 


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on June 02, 2022, 09:46:33 PM
Transactions:

2022-06-02   WPG   TAYLOR, Darian   LB   A   Pittsburg State   Delete From Active   Free Agent
2022-06-02   WPG   STRAUGHTER, Corey   DB   A   Louisiana At Monroe (NE)   Delete From Active   Free Agent
2022-06-02   WPG   SIMPSON, Shane   RB   A   Virginia   Delete From Active   Free Agent
2022-06-02   WPG   SANFORD, Brandon   OL   N   UBC   Delete From Active   Free Agent
2022-06-02   WPG   PHILYOR, Mister   WR   A   Indiana   Delete From Active   Free Agent
2022-06-02   WPG   MUCKELVENE, BJ   WR   A   Wingate University   Delete From Active   Free Agent
2022-06-02   WPG   MILLER, Josh   DB   N   Ball State   Delete From Active   Free Agent
2022-06-02   WPG   JOHNSON, Leon   OL   A   Temple   Delete From Active   Free Agent
2022-06-02   WPG   JACKSON, Javon   DB   A   West Georgia   Delete From Active   Free Agent
2022-06-02   WPG   HANNIBAL, Zach   DB   A   Louisiana Tech   Delete From Active   Free Agent
2022-06-02   WPG   BERNER, Jordan   DL   A   Southern Illinois   Delete From Active   Free Agent

Darrin Bauming   @DarrinBauming
11 released as the #Bombers wrap their preseason.
DB Josh Miller the lone returning player from 2021.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: kkc60 on June 04, 2022, 08:51:55 PM
have cuts been announced yet? looks like Lucky Jackson didn?t make the squad and Cedric Wilcots did


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on June 04, 2022, 09:02:32 PM
have cuts been announced yet? looks like Lucky Jackson didn?t make the squad and Cedric Wilcots did

What else have you heard about cuts?  Bombers always seem slow to make the announcements even though they've been made.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: The Zipp on June 04, 2022, 09:06:12 PM
WINNIPEG, MB., June 4, 2022 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the following transactions:


Released from roster:

National defensive lineman Alfred Green
National defensive back Simon Chaves
National defensive back Chris Ciguineau
American defensive lineman Kenny Randall
National offensive lineman Ben Koczwara
American offensive lineman Jalen Burks
American offensive linemanPatrick Allen
American offensive lineman Dennis Bardwell
American receiver TJ Simmons
American receiver Blake Jackson
American receiver Antonio Nunn
National fullback Antonio Valvano
American defensive back Jermaine Ponder
National running back Kyle Borsa
American receiver Lucky Jackson
National defensive end Rossini Sandjong
National linebacker Eric Mezzalira
National defensive lineman Cole Adamson (returning to school)

Added to practice roster:


American receiver Tavaris Harrison
American kicker Ali Mourtada
American offensive lineman Eric Lofton
National fullback Konner Burtenshaw
American running back Greg McCrae
National defensive back Cedrick Lavigne
American offensive lineman Cameron Durley
National defensive back Patrice Rene
American defensive back Jamal Parker
American defensive back Evan Holm
Global offensive lineman Tomoya Machino
Global defensive back Souleymane Karamoko

Added to Suspended:

Global punter Tom Hackett
American receiver Carlton Agudosi

The club's injury lists will be announced on Thursday, June 9.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: kkc60 on June 04, 2022, 09:14:09 PM
What else have you heard about cuts?  Bombers always seem slow to make the announcements even though they've been made.
just went off social media. Jackson had his bio as ?free agent? and Winston Rose announced about Wilcox


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: kkc60 on June 04, 2022, 09:14:44 PM
WINNIPEG, MB., June 4, 2022 ? The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the following transactions:


Released from roster:

National defensive lineman Alfred Green
National defensive back Simon Chaves
National defensive back Chris Ciguineau
American defensive lineman Kenny Randall
National offensive lineman Ben Koczwara
American offensive lineman Jalen Burks
American offensive lineman Patrick Allen
American offensive lineman Dennis Bardwell
American receiver TJ Simmons
American receiver Blake Jackson
American receiver Antonio Nunn
National fullback Antonio Valvano
American defensive back Jermaine Ponder
National running back Kyle Borsa
American receiver Lucky Jackson
National defensive end Rossini Sandjong
National linebacker Eric Mezzalira
National defensive lineman Cole Adamson (returning to school)

Added to practice roster:

American receiver Tavaris Harrison
American kicker Ali Mourtada
American offensive lineman Eric Lofton
National fullback Konner Burtenshaw
American running back Greg McCrae
National defensive back Cedrick Lavigne
American offensive lineman Cameron Durley
National defensive back Patrice Rene
American defensive back Jamal Parker
American defensive back Evan Holm
Global offensive lineman Tomoya Machino
Global defensive back Souleymane Karamoko

Added to Suspended:

Global punter Tom Hackett
American receiver Carlton Agudosi

The club?s injury lists will be announced on Thursday, June 9.
4 american DEs? Interesting


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on June 04, 2022, 09:20:59 PM
John Hodge   @JohnDHodge
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have moved Ali Mourtada to the practice roster.

It would appear that Marc Liegghio has won all three kicking jobs.

Ed Tait   @EdTaitWFC
The @bluebombers begin shaping their roster. Among the notable releases: Blake Jackson, who was coming back from an Achilles, RB Kyle Borsa, DT Cole Adamson (returning to the UM); K Ali Mourtada moved to practice roster

The @Wpg_BlueBombers transactions would also indicate the top picks from the last two drafts -- OL Liam Dobson and DB Tyrell Ford -- have made the squad

Derek Taylor   @DTonOB
Dalton Schoen and Donald Rutledge get spots on regular roster (currently).

A little surprised by Valvano's release - he's been taking top reps through camp & preszn games.

Mitchell Blair   @mblairYQR
Bombers cut RB Kyle Borsa. He can return to @reginarams for senior season.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: GOLDMEMBER on June 04, 2022, 09:31:12 PM
John Hodge   @JohnDHodge
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have moved Ali Mourtada to the practice roster.

It would appear that Marc Liegghio has won all three kicking jobs.

Ed Tait   @EdTaitWFC
The @bluebombers begin shaping their roster. Among the notable releases: Blake Jackson, who was coming back from an Achilles, RB Kyle Borsa, DT Cole Adamson (returning to the UM); K Ali Mourtada moved to practice roster

The @Wpg_BlueBombers transactions would also indicate the top picks from the last two drafts -- OL Liam Dobson and DB Tyrell Ford -- have made the squad

Derek Taylor   @DTonOB
Dalton Schoen and Donald Rutledge get spots on regular roster (currently).

A little surprised by Valvano's release - he's been taking top reps through camp & preszn games.

Mitchell Blair   @mblairYQR
Bombers cut RB Kyle Borsa. He can return to @reginarams for senior season.
Borsa is a surprise as well. He looked good but I guess no room on the roster and might have not accepted a practise roster spot? Maybe same with Valvano?

Leggio all 3 jobs? On my god help him and us. Schoen I think will be a good one. Rutledge the jury is out to me on him.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Throw Long Bannatyne on June 04, 2022, 09:45:00 PM
Disappointed  Lucky "redgloves" Jackson did not at least make the PR list, wish Prukop would have spent more time in the second game distributing the ball, instead of running it himself.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Throw Long Bannatyne on June 04, 2022, 09:49:51 PM
Borsa is a surprise as well. He looked good but I guess no room on the roster and might have not accepted a practise roster spot? Maybe same with Valvano?

Leggio all 3 jobs? On my god help him and us. Schoen I think will be a good one. Rutledge the jury is out to me on him.

Borsa could go back to school and try the Bombers again next year, but I suspect if he's happy going to school in Sask. he will probably want to play there as well.  I don't think he will ever be a Demski or Harris but he may become a Chris Normand or Kienan LaFrance, a solid plugger but not a star.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on June 04, 2022, 09:51:39 PM
New Bombers on the roster:

Clements, Malik
Dobson, Liam
Ellingson, Greg
Ford, Tyrell
Glass, Tyqwan
Lawson, Cameron
Mack III, L.B.
Prukop, Dakota
Rutledge, Jr., Donald
Schoen, Dalton
Thompson, Malcolm
Wilcots II, Cedric


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: the paw on June 04, 2022, 10:20:44 PM
No real surprises so far.  Schoen looked good both games, so it looks like he gets the last WR spot.

The appear to have kept 8 OL and 8 DL, so I think there are a few guys going to the IR this week.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on June 04, 2022, 10:57:04 PM
Roster is going to be fluid for a day or two. At the moment there are 52 players listed on the AR.

1. Briggs and Gauthier off the suspended list now?
2. Noah Hallett and M. Maston need to show on IR. IR will be announced on June 9
3. 3 QB's on AR and 1 will be moved to IR?
4. Too many non starting imports even without Moutada?: Wilcots, Mack, Houston, Clements, McKnight, Richmond and Grant. OTOH we may be starting 8 NI's with Hallett at safety which gives us another import. He wouldn't be a DI, just a non starting import.  Which one that will be is a TBD.
5. Only 1 global on AR which allows one additional Canadian on game day roster.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: M.O.A.B. on June 04, 2022, 10:58:03 PM
Barring injury, I think this will be our projected depth chart

Offense
BRYANT / GRAY / COUTURE (Kolankowski) / NEUFELD / HARDRICK
SCHOEN / BAILEY / DEMSKI / ELLINGSON / WOLITARSKY (O-Orange)
COLLAROS (Prukop)
AUGUSTINE (Oliveira, Miller)

Defense
JEFFCOAT (Wilcots) / THOMAS (Lawson) / SAYLES (Walker*) / JEFFERSON
WILSON (Briggs, Cadwallader) / BIGHILL (Clements*, Gauthier, Maruo) / RUTLEDGE (Kramdi)
ROSE (Ford) / NICHOLS / HALLETT (Thompson) / TAYLOR (Houston*) / GLASS

Specialists
Grant*, Legghio, Benson

Reserve: Dobson

I have Grant, Clements, Walker and Houston as DIs but I think the Bombers can get creative there.

 


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on June 04, 2022, 11:06:14 PM
Barring injury, I think this will be our projected depth chart

Offense
BRYANT / GRAY / COUTURE (Kolankowski) / NEUFELD / HARDRICK
SCHOEN / BAILEY / DEMSKI / ELLINGSON / WOLITARSKY (O-Orange)
COLLAROS (Prukop)
AUGUSTINE (Oliveira, Miller)

Defense
JEFFCOAT (Wilcots) / THOMAS (Lawson) / SAYLES (Walker*) / JEFFERSON
WILSON (Briggs, Cadwallader) / BIGHILL (Clements*, Gauthier, Maruo) / RUTLEDGE (Kramdi)
ROSE (Ford) / NICHOLS / HALLETT (Thompson) / TAYLOR (Houston*) / GLASS

Specialists
Grant*, Legghio, Benson

Reserve: Dobson

I have Grant, Clements, Walker and Houston as DIs but I think the Bombers can get creative there.

 

There are a few players you aren't accounting so there is still some roster shuffling to be done. Brown, McKnight and Mack still show on the roster but we're 6 over at the moment.

I wasn't expecting McKnight to survive but maybe he's going on IR?

Five DB's on PR? Only 1 receiver on PR depending on what happens with McKnight.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: the paw on June 05, 2022, 12:05:03 AM
There are a few players you aren't accounting so there is still some roster shuffling to be done. Brown, McKnight and Mack still show on the roster but we're 6 over at the moment.

I wasn't expecting McKnight to survive but maybe he's going on IR?

Five DB's on PR? Only 1 receiver on PR depending on what happens with McKnight.


I think MOAB is pretty close.  They always carry a healthy number of DBs, and with Rose still on the mend and Rutledge unproven, I imagine they want some options.  I'm not sure if Neufeld is healthy either.

I think they like Holm as a returner, so that gives some flexibility in how they use Grant.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Pete on June 05, 2022, 12:10:56 AM
Trumaine washington cut from Ottawa would sure look good in blue and gold maybe even as safety


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: M.O.A.B. on June 05, 2022, 12:11:52 AM
There are a few players you aren't accounting so there is still some roster shuffling to be done. Brown, McKnight and Mack still show on the roster but we're 6 over at the moment.

I wasn't expecting McKnight to survive but maybe he's going on IR?

Five DB's on PR? Only 1 receiver on PR depending on what happens with McKnight.


It's also possible that the Bombers will carry 8 DLs since they like to make DL fresh to sustain the pressure up front. In that case we can see Wilcots, Walker and Mack all in the lineup in expense of Houston.

The same way they can opt to roster McCrae as 3rd RB / KR.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: M.O.A.B. on June 05, 2022, 12:12:58 AM
Trumaine washington cut from Ottawa would sure look good in blue and gold maybe even as safety

Hall / Younger might be interested, I believe he led the league in INT last year w/ 5.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: GOLDMEMBER on June 05, 2022, 12:18:54 AM
Barring injury, I think this will be our projected depth chart

Offense
BRYANT / GRAY / COUTURE (Kolankowski) / NEUFELD / HARDRICK
SCHOEN / BAILEY / DEMSKI / ELLINGSON / WOLITARSKY (O-Orange)
COLLAROS (Prukop)
AUGUSTINE (Oliveira, Miller)

Defense
JEFFCOAT (Wilcots) / THOMAS (Lawson) / SAYLES (Walker*) / JEFFERSON
WILSON (Briggs, Cadwallader) / BIGHILL (Clements*, Gauthier, Maruo) / RUTLEDGE (Kramdi)
ROSE (Ford) / NICHOLS / HALLETT (Thompson) / TAYLOR (Houston*) / GLASS

Specialists
Grant*, Legghio, Benson

Reserve: Dobson

I have Grant, Clements, Walker and Houston as DIs but I think the Bombers can get creative there.

 
Well done. I think again barring injury status MOAB is pretty darn close.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on June 05, 2022, 12:20:59 AM
I think MOAB is pretty close.  They always carry a healthy number of DBs, and with Rose still on the mend and Rutledge unproven, I imagine they want some options.  I'm not sure if Neufeld is healthy either.

I think they like Holm as a returner, so that gives some flexibility in how they use Grant.

You're still only allowed 4 DI's and Grant would be one of them. If they use 3 spots on DL they won't have room for McCrae. Returning aside he's of no value as a RB because it would force a ratio change on offence. So zero chance IMO.

Another DB would make more sense. Houston for example. He could go in on 6 DB sets, rotation or injury situations.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: the paw on June 05, 2022, 01:14:52 AM
You're still only allowed 4 DI's and Grant would be one of them. If they use 3 spots on DL they won't have room for McCrae. Returning aside he's of no value as a RB because it would force a ratio change on offence. So zero chance IMO.

Another DB would make more sense. Houston for example. He could go in on 6 DB sets, rotation or injury situations.

I'm not talking about McCrae, I'm talking about Holm.  If the lack of depth at WR became a problem, you could start Grant at WR and bring on Holm in his DI spot.  He could also play as a dime DB in that scenario.

McCrae is going on the PR until either Augustine or Oliveira gets injured.

We are going to have one DI as returner, the other 3 on defence.  One has to be a DE.  We usually use another at LB, but if Briggs reports maybe we use the second DI on a DT.  We normally have a DI in the secondary and I expect Houston will be that guy, but there is a chance we have enough Hallets and a Ford that we could not go DI there and stay national for our sixth.



Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Pete on June 05, 2022, 01:55:02 AM
We look to be about 7 -8 over,likely to appear on injury list..doing a quick check of Edmonton looks like Jones is up to old tricks of a taxi squad with about 14 over


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: ModAdmin on June 05, 2022, 02:50:50 AM
Blue Bombers announce jersey number changes

 
WINNIPEG, MB., June 4, 2022 - The following players have updated their jersey numbers for the 2022 season, and will now be wearing the following numbers:

#0 Malik Clements

#18 Ali Mourtada

#26 Cedrick Lavigne

#29 Greg McCrae

#32 Konner Burtenshaw

#39 Patrice Rene

#55 Eric Lofton

#57 Cameron Durley

#81 Tavaris Harrison


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on June 05, 2022, 03:03:04 AM
ROSTER CUT DOWN FINALIZED
By Ed Tait

WHO'S RETURNING

QB: Zach Collaros, Dru Brown

RB: Brady Oliveira*, Johnny Augustine*

FB: Mike Miller*

WR: Nic Demski*, Rasheed Bailey, Drew Wolitarsky*, Kelvin McKnight, Janarion Grant, Brendan O'Leary-Orange*

OL: Stanley Bryant, Geoff Gray*, Michael Couture*, Pat Neufeld*, Jermarcus Hardrick, Chris Kolankowski*, Drew Richmond (inj)

DL: Jackson Jeffcoat, Willie Jefferson, Jake Thomas*, Casey Sayles, Ricky Walker

LB: Adam Bighill, Kyrie Wilson, Shayne Gauthier*, Tanner Cadwallader*, Jesse Briggs*, Les Maruo (Global)

DB: Nick Taylor, Deatrick Nichols, Brandon Alexander (inj), Winston Rose, Nick Hallett*, Noah Hallett* (inj), Demerio Houston, Redha Kramdi*, Mercy Maston (inj)

LS: Mike Benson*

K: Marc Liegghio*

WHO'S NEW:


WR: Greg Ellingson, Dalton Schoen

OL: Liam Dobson*

QB: Dakota Prukop

DL: Cam Lawson*, L.B. Mack III, Cedric Wilcots II

LB: Malik Clements

DB: Tyquwan Glass, Tyrell Ford*, Malcolm Thompson*, Donald Rutledge, Jr

WHAT SOME OF THIS MEANS

The signing of Ellingson and the emergence of Schoen in camp gives the Blue Bombers receiving corps a veteran piece and a promising newcomer as replacements to Kenny Lawler (Edmonton) and Darvin Adams (Ottawa), who left in free agency.

Moving Mourtada to the practice roster could mean Liegghio opens the season handling all three kicking chores - place kicking, punting and kickoffs.

The team's top picks in the last two drafts - Dobson (third overall in 2021) and Ford (13th overall in 2022) - both made the team.

Prukop (Edmonton), Clements (Edmonton), Glass (Montreal), Lawson (Montreal), Thompson (Hamilton) - along with Ellingson - are all new additions with previous CFL experience.

Rutledge, Jr., who had been getting a lot of work at the dime back spot even before Maston's injury, is the leading candidate to take over that vacant starter spot - held by Alden Darby (now in Hamilton) last year.

There are 15 players drafted by the Blue Bombers on the roster with another three of their picks on the practice squad.
*Indicates Canadian

https://www.bluebombers.com/2022/06/04/roster-cut-down-finalized/


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Sir Blue and Gold on June 05, 2022, 10:45:16 AM
I wonder how hurt Rose is, truly? Trumaine Washington is now available.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on June 05, 2022, 12:34:23 PM
I'm not talking about McCrae, I'm talking about Holm.  If the lack of depth at WR became a problem, you could start Grant at WR and bring on Holm in his DI spot.  He could also play as a dime DB in that scenario.

McCrae is going on the PR until either Augustine or Oliveira gets injured.

We are going to have one DI as returner, the other 3 on defence.  One has to be a DE.  We usually use another at LB, but if Briggs reports maybe we use the second DI on a DT.  We normally have a DI in the secondary and I expect Houston will be that guy, but there is a chance we have enough Hallets and a Ford that we could not go DI there and stay national for our sixth.



Picking the DI's is going to interesting once all is settled. In the past we did tend to have a LB as a DI but that was when we had Kongbo and Hansen as rotation players at DE. Now our Canadian depth / options on the DL is reduced. We might end up with 2 DE's and 1 DT as well as Grant. Definitely will have an extra import DT but if we start a Canadian at safety he wouldn't necessarily be a DI. We'd have one DE or DT as a non starting, non DI import.

Now the question is whether Clement could be used in some sort of rotation player at DE. He's about 10 lbs lighter than Mack and 25 less than Wilcots but Wilcot is 3" taller.

Ok. Holm could be the next man up if either Grant is injured or needed to start due to injury at receiver. That could be the new pecking order. We only have Harrison at receiver on the PR. That may or may not change as teams scour cuts from around the league.


IMO we move Alexander, Hallett, Richmond, McKnight and Maston to the IR. Richmond might be " suspended " for off season surgery. Depends if it was a football injury in 2021.

One of the 2 QB's needs to move to 1 game IR? I'm not convinced one way or the other which that will be.

By my count that leaves one extra import player, one of Mack, Wilcots, Houston, Walker or Clement that has to come off the AR to reach the 46 man roster. Grant will be one of the DI's.

Now if Rose can't play and ends up on the 1 game IR, that changes the formula. Twice IMO. We'd need to keep Houston and might need an import DB as a DI due to an inexperienced rookie SAM and 1st year Glass in our secondary.  I wouldn't want to see us with 2 Canadians starting if we have an in game injury.

There is still some chance we only start Thomas on defence and go import at safety but it doesn't look that way at the moment.

If we get Gauthier and Briggs back that might change the need for a LB as a DI. Global Mauro is a LB on the AR which falls into the mix as well.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Zach Schnitzer on June 05, 2022, 04:39:57 PM
I wonder how hurt Rose is, truly? Trumaine Washington is now available.
he?ll start week one I believe.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Pete on June 05, 2022, 05:01:34 PM
still have concerns on our secondary, with Hallet at safety (lacks speed and physicality),and with.taylor and Houston on roster we're vulnerable


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: theaardvark on June 05, 2022, 05:22:00 PM
still have concerns on our secondary, with Hallet at safety (lacks speed and physicality),and with.taylor and Houston on roster we're vulnerable

We might see Ford at FS, he's got the speed and physicality... how the DB's are distributed, and the NAT's will depend a lot on how our D coaches decide to address the hashmark change. 

We seem to find great DB's who fit into our system every year... this year, that might include ratio breakers. 


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: M.O.A.B. on June 05, 2022, 05:35:41 PM
still have concerns on our secondary, with Hallet at safety (lacks speed and physicality),and with.taylor and Houston on roster we're vulnerable

I dont worry a bit. Hall and Younger has already shown they can turn rookies in all-stars.
Taylor is a great player.
Pretty confident that Glass will occupy the corner vacated by Alford.
Houston will only be a backup if he's in the roster.
I have a feeling Thompson will be a starter sooner than later. He is physical.
Although, physicality is not the only thing needed in the secondary, sure-tackling is also needed.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Pete on June 05, 2022, 06:03:44 PM
I dont worry a bit. Hall and Younger has already shown they can turn rookies in all-stars.
Taylor is a great player.
Pretty confident that Glass will occupy the corner vacated by Alford.
Houston will only be a backup if he's in the roster.
I have a feeling Thompson will be a starter sooner than later. He is physical.
Although, physicality is not the only thing needed in the secondary, sure-tackling is also needed.

Taylor has been good but not many 34 yr old DbS, and with recievers i.e. Cotoy, Williams, Schafer Baker getting bigger it's more of a challenge especially  without Alexander at safety


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: pjrocksmb on June 05, 2022, 06:09:18 PM
This is a solid lineup and when healthy we will dominate once again


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: ModAdmin on June 05, 2022, 06:22:42 PM
Blue Bombers Transactions - June 5, 2022

WINNIPEG, MB., June 5, 2022 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the following transactions:

Added to Suspended:

American quarterback Joe Mancuso


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on June 05, 2022, 09:27:16 PM
Darrin Bauming's Depth Chart as of June 5th:

https://bonfiresports.ca/winnipeg-depth-kickoff-2022/


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: theaardvark on June 05, 2022, 09:35:54 PM
Bauming's DC looks to have 3 QBs on it... one to the IR I guess?


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Pigskin on June 05, 2022, 09:43:28 PM
Still have my concerns about our kicking game. I hoping Leggs can step up and do an excellent job.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on June 05, 2022, 10:33:50 PM
Bauming's DC looks to have 3 QBs on it... one to the IR I guess?

It also has too many players on it. Prukop is listed as the holder though.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: M.O.A.B. on June 05, 2022, 11:26:32 PM
Looks like Agudosi was released  per CFL.ca transaction page.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on June 05, 2022, 11:38:44 PM
Transactions:

2022-06-06   WPG   MCMILLAN, Luke   WR   N   Winnipeg Rifles Jr.   Remove Unsigned   Territorial Exemption
2022-06-05   WPG   FUNK-CLEMENTS, Joseph   DB   N   Winnipeg Rifles Jr.   Remove Unsigned   Free Agent
2022-06-05   WPG   LEANO, Miguel   OL   N   Winnipeg Rifles Jr.   Remove Unsigned   Territorial Exemption
2022-06-05   WPG   CHORNEY, Kyle   DB   N   Winnipeg Rifles Jr.   Remove Unsigned   Free Agent

2022-06-05   WPG   GAUTHIER, Shayne   LB   N   Laval   Add From Suspended   Active Roster
2022-06-05   WPG   AGUDOSI, Carlton   WR   A   Rutgers   Delete From Active   Free Agent
2022-06-05   WPG   AGUDOSI, Carlton   WR   A   Rutgers   Add From Suspended   Active Roster

2022-06-05   WPG   RENE, Patrice   DB   N   North Carolina   Add To   Free Agent
2022-06-05   WPG   PARKER, Jamal   DB   A   Kent State   Add To   Free Agent
2022-06-05   WPG   MOURTADA, Ali   K   A      Add To   Free Agent
2022-06-05   WPG   MCCRAE, Greg   RB   A   Central Florida   Add To   Free Agent
2022-06-05   WPG   MACHINO, Tomoya   OL   N      Add To   Free Agent
2022-06-05   WPG   LOFTON, Eric   OL   A   Temple   Add To   Free Agent
2022-06-05   WPG   LAVIGNE, Cedrick   DB   N   Carleton   Add To   Free Agent
2022-06-05   WPG   KARAMOKO, Souleymane   DB   N   Laval   Add To   Free Agent
2022-06-05   WPG   HOLM, Evan   DB   A   North Dakota   Add To   Free Agent
2022-06-05   WPG   HARRISON, Tavaris   WR   A   Florida Atlantic   Add To   Free Agent
2022-06-05   WPG   DURLEY, Cam   OL   A   Tennessee State   Add To   Free Agent
2022-06-05   WPG   BURTENSHAW, Konner   FB   N   Queen's   Add To   Free Agent

2022-06-05   WPG   ALEXANDER, Brandon   DB   A   Central Florida   Transfer To   Injured
2022-06-05   WPG   HALLETT, Noah   DB   N   McMaster   Transfer To   Injured
2022-06-05   WPG   RICHMOND, Drew   OL   A   USC   Transfer To   Injured
2022-06-05   WPG   RICHMOND, Drew   OL   A   USC   Add To   Active Roster
2022-06-05   WPG   BRIGGS, Jesse   LB   N   McGill   Add From Suspended   Active Roster
2022-06-05   WPG   HACKETT, Tom   P   N   Utah   Transfer To   Suspended
2022-06-05   WPG   ADAMSON, Cole   DL   N   Manitoba   Transfer To   Suspended

2022-06-05   WPG   MCMILLAN, Luke   WR   N   Winnipeg Rifles Jr.   Delete From Active   Free Agent
2022-06-05   WPG   LEANO, Miguel   OL   N   Winnipeg Rifles Jr.   Delete From Active   Free Agent
2022-06-05   WPG   FUNK-CLEMENTS, Joseph   DB   N   Winnipeg Rifles Jr.   Delete From Active   Free Agent
2022-06-05   WPG   CHORNEY, Kyle   DB   N   Winnipeg Rifles Jr.   Delete From Active   Free Agent
2022-06-05   WPG   VALVANO, Antonio   FB   N   Western University   Delete From Active   Free Agent
2022-06-05   WPG   SIMMONS, TJ   WR   A   West Virginia   Delete From Active   Free Agent
2022-06-05   WPG   SANDJONG, Rossini   DE   N   York   Delete From Active   Free Agent
2022-06-05   WPG   RENE, Patrice   DB   N   North Carolina   Delete From Active   Free Agent
2022-06-05   WPG   RANDALL, Kenneth   DL   A   Charleston   Delete From Active   Free Agent
2022-06-05   WPG   PONDER, Jermaine   DB   A   St. Francis University   Delete From Active   Free Agent
2022-06-05   WPG   PARKER, Jamal   DB   A   Kent State   Delete From Active   Free Agent
2022-06-05   WPG   NUNN, Antonio   WR   A   Buffalo   Delete From Active   Free Agent
2022-06-05   WPG   MOURTADA, Ali   K   A      Delete From Active   Free Agent
2022-06-05   WPG   MEZZALIRA, Eric   LB   N   McMaster   Delete From Active   Free Agent
2022-06-05   WPG   MCCRAE, Greg   RB   A   Central Florida   Delete From Active   Free Agent
2022-06-05   WPG   MACHINO, Tomoya   OL   N      Delete From Active   Free Agent
2022-06-05   WPG   LOFTON, Eric   OL   A   Temple   Delete From Active   Free Agent
2022-06-05   WPG   LAVIGNE, Cedrick   DB   N   Carleton   Delete From Active   Free Agent
2022-06-05   WPG   KOCZWARA, Ben   OL   N   Waterloo   Delete From Active   Free Agent
2022-06-05   WPG   KARAMOKO, Souleymane   DB   N   Laval   Delete From Active   Free Agent
2022-06-05   WPG   JACKSON, Blake   WR   A   Mary Hardin-Baylor   Delete From Active   Free Agent
2022-06-05   WPG   JACKSON, Dontavion   WR   A   Western Kentucky   Delete From Active   Free Agent
2022-06-05   WPG   HOLM, Evan   DB   A   North Dakota   Delete From Active   Free Agent
2022-06-05   WPG   HARRISON, Tavaris   WR   A   Florida Atlantic   Delete From Active   Free Agent
2022-06-05   WPG   GREEN, Alfred   DL   N   Wilfrid Laurier   Delete From Active   Free Agent
2022-06-05   WPG   DURLEY, Cam   OL   A   Tennessee State   Delete From Active   Free Agent
2022-06-05   WPG   CIGUINEAU, Chris   DB   N   Ottawa   Delete From Active   Free Agent
2022-06-05   WPG   CHAVES, Simon   DB   N   Guelph   Delete From Active   Free Agent
2022-06-05   WPG   BURTENSHAW, Konner   FB   N   Queen's   Delete From Active   Free Agent
2022-06-05   WPG   BURKS, Jalen   OL   A   Wisconsin Stevens Point   Delete From Active   Free Agent
2022-06-05   WPG   BORSA, Kyle   RB   N   Regina   Delete From Active   Free Agent
2022-06-05   WPG   BARDWELL, Dennis   OL   A   Houston   Delete From Active   Free Agent
2022-06-05   WPG   ALLEN, Pat   OL   A   Southeastern Louisiana   Delete From Active   Free Agent


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on June 06, 2022, 12:20:10 PM
Looks like Agudosi was released  per CFL.ca transaction page.

The final cuts post over the weekend show him added to the suspended list. Then on Sunday it shows he was released. That would seem to be the most recent info.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: ModAdmin on June 07, 2022, 01:38:26 PM
Blue Bombers Transactions - June 7, 2022

WINNIPEG, MB., June 7, 2022 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the following transactions:

Released from roster:

American receiver Carlton Agudosi

 


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: NewBlue on June 08, 2022, 11:06:24 AM
Are we a little light now at WR?  Only BOO to backup Demski/Woli, and only T Harrison on the PR incase an import goes down.

I don't know if I like that depth......


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: kkc60 on June 08, 2022, 02:11:16 PM
Are we a little light now at WR?  Only BOO to backup Demski/Woli, and only T Harrison on the PR incase an import goes down.

I don't know if I like that depth......
i agree. maybe we bring in a guy like Bray or Cunningham to be on the PR similar to Roosevelt last year. For better or worse we also have McKnight


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: theaardvark on June 08, 2022, 02:25:20 PM
i agree. maybe we bring in a guy like Bray or Cunningham to be on the PR similar to Roosevelt last year. For better or worse we also have McKnight

We had a number of other guys in camp that showed sparks, and are probably n speed dial, might even still be in town... Nunn, Jackson, Jackson...


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on June 08, 2022, 02:29:33 PM
PR lists seem to change quite a bit in the early days of the season. We might look at a veteran if he's willing to sit on our PR, or we may bring back one of our TC cuts that might have declined a PR spot earlier.

I thought Agudosi was suspended more to do with an injury in TC and not being to practice. He might be back once he recovers? IDK.

Last year the PR was 17 players all season but now it's back to 12 which allows for 2 Global players. That makes the mix combinations for depth harder.

I can't specifically say this player or that player should be released for a new candidate.

We may see opening due to movement onto IR and PR players being activated after a game or two. That's typical as the season progresses and " cut players " have 2nd thoughts.

I wouldn't mind the team reaching out to Quan Bray to see what his thoughts might be.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Throw Long Bannatyne on June 08, 2022, 03:39:06 PM
Are we a little light now at WR?  Only BOO to backup Demski/Woli, and only T Harrison on the PR incase an import goes down.

I don't know if I like that depth......

I don't recall seeing Harrison at all in in the pre-season games (looks like he had a single reception in game 2) and have no idea what he brings or why they kept him over either Jackson.  Maybe he's the only one that accepted the PR spot, who knows. 

Looking forward to seeing O'Leary-Orange make some plays, "BOO" is a good nickname for him, as he's been a ghost since he arrived in Wpg. last season, he has not touched the football yet or accumulated a single stat.  Spotting him on a broadcast is kind of like playing "Where's Waldo".


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: kkc60 on June 08, 2022, 03:45:27 PM
I don't recall seeing Harrison at all in in the pre-season games (looks like he had a single reception in game 2) and have no idea what he brings or why they kept him over either Jackson.  Maybe he's the only one that accepted the PR spot, who knows. 

Looking forward to seeing O'Leary-Orange make some plays, "BOO" is a good nickname for him, as he's been a ghost since he arrived in Wpg. last season, and has not touched the football yet or accumulated a single stat.  Spotting him on a broadcast is kind of like playing "Where's Waldo".
Harrison had a really nice TD vs Sask and apparently flashed in practice. Not sure what really separated any receiver from any receiver honestly.

I mean O?Leary-Orange only dressed for a handful of games his rookie year as a 4th round pick. This year should see an uptick in production


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on June 08, 2022, 03:53:22 PM
Harrison had a really nice TD vs Sask and apparently flashed in practice. Not sure what really separated any receiver from any receiver honestly.

I mean O?Leary-Orange only dressed for a handful of games his rookie year as a 4th round pick. This year should see an uptick in production

Criteria for choosing one player over another is not always directly based on game or practice results per se. For a receiver does he run his assignment correctly, does he create separation, will he go over the middle, does he quickly take in the playbook etc.

A player could be open every play in pre season but not get many or any actual passes towards him.

Like you said we don't know what the decision was based on. It could be as simple as he was the only one to accept a PR or he was perceived as having a better football IQ.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: NewBlue on June 08, 2022, 07:27:56 PM
i agree. maybe we bring in a guy like Bray or Cunningham to be on the PR similar to Roosevelt last year. For better or worse we also have McKnight

True, I forgot about McKnight and also Grant.  I guess we are OK with depth at NI WR, but still think we need someone after BOO.
Demski has missed games pretty often, has he not?  Just going by memory...


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: kkc60 on June 08, 2022, 11:41:22 PM
True, I forgot about McKnight and also Grant.  I guess we are OK with depth at NI WR, but still think we need someone after BOO.
Demski has missed games pretty often, has he not?  Just going by memory...
i don?t love our WR depth american or national. 3 canadian receivers when starting 2, not much american receiver depth and only 2 canadian running backs all confuse me.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: DM83 on June 09, 2022, 06:42:55 PM
I don't think Demski missed many games at all.  Who would they have him replaced with?  Maybe a game or one when McKnight might have dressed, and didn't catch a thing????

Is the Canadian receiver with three names any good?


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on June 09, 2022, 09:37:45 PM
Game 1:

John Hodge   @JohnDHodge
Jackson Jeffcoat is OUT for tomorrow's game vs. Ottawa, as per Winnipeg's depth chart.

He'll be replaced by newcomer LB Mack III. That's a big loss for the Blue Bombers.

Ten of Ottawa's opening-day offensive starters were not on the roster last season.

The two holdovers are offensive tackle Dino Boyd and slotback Nate Behar.

Darrin Bauming   @DarrinBauming
Jackson Jeffcoat is out this week as he deals with an ankle issue.
CFL rookie Cedric Wilcots gets the start at d-end.

And yes, I see L.B. Mack III listed as the starter. Wilcots has been the next guy.

Derek Taylor   @DTonOB
No Jackson Jeffcoat for Friday (ankle). Dalton Schoen (pronounced 'Shown') and Donald Rutledge Jr. are rookies in the starting lineup.

Marc Liegghio is the only kicker ...Malcolm Thompson at safety ... and LB Mack starting at DE happened the last couple days.
2nd-rounder Tyrell Ford makes the roster!

Ed Tait   @EdTaitWFC
The @Wpg_BlueBombers depth chart for the home opener. No @elJEFEcoat44 this week, with rookie L.B. Mack III getting the start at DE. Other new faces include Dalton Schoen at SB, Malcolm Thompson at safety, Donald Rutledge, Jr. at dime, Tyquwan Glass at CB

Ted Wyman   @Ted_Wyman
Here is Winnipeg Blue #Bombers roster for Friday's season opener against Ottawa #Redblacks. Jackson Jeffcoat out for Week 1. Dru Brown listed second on QB depth chart, for what it's worth. Rookie Dalton Schoen starts at SB. Marc Liegghio to handle all kicking chores. #CFL

Transactions:
2022-06-09   WPG   MCKNIGHT, Kelvin   WR   A   Samford   Transfer To   Injured
2022-06-09   WPG   DOBSON, Liam   OL   N   Maine   Transfer To   Injured
2022-06-09   WPG   JEFFCOAT, Jackson   DL   A   Texas   Transfer To   Injured


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on June 09, 2022, 09:47:25 PM
Ottawa's depth chart:


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: GOLDMEMBER on June 09, 2022, 09:53:27 PM
4 new guys in key key spots on D. Be interesting to see how they perform.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on June 10, 2022, 10:49:49 PM
Darrin Bauming:
No game day scratch as the #Bombers dress 45 tonight.

Winnipeg Blue Bombers   @Wpg_BlueBombers
The lineup.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on June 14, 2022, 12:41:19 PM
Darren Cameron:
#Bombers have added American quarterback Joe Mancuso to the roster from the suspended list.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: M.O.A.B. on June 14, 2022, 12:56:30 PM
Darren Cameron:
#Bombers have added American quarterback Joe Mancuso to the roster from the suspended list.

Can't take 4 QBs on the active roster so.... is Collaros out (IR) or Prukop is (cut) ?


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Jesse on June 14, 2022, 12:57:54 PM
Can't take 4 QBs on the active roster so.... is Collaros out (IR) or Prukop is (cut) ?

Might have had to do this before cutting him and adding to the PR?

Otherwise I'd say Prukop cut.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Sir Blue and Gold on June 14, 2022, 01:05:34 PM
Can't take 4 QBs on the active roster so.... is Collaros out (IR) or Prukop is (cut) ?

Uh-oh. I dunno. Same thought I had though.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: theaardvark on June 14, 2022, 03:19:59 PM
Why in the world would anyone cut Prukop?  His holding scramble was epic, and while his short yardage needs some work, if you watched the RB's struggling to gain yards behind the Oline, I won't put any short yardage blame on Prukop.

Mancuso from suspended might be that he has made it back to town, and they are preping to put him on the PR, or that Collaros may be having residual effects and they are activating an emergency provision. 

Regardless, no one is getting cut.  Its either Collaros to the IR or Mancuso to the PR... In My Humble Opinion.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Sir Blue and Gold on June 14, 2022, 05:45:05 PM
@DarrinBauming
Mike Miller, Jesse Briggs, and QB Dakota Prukop are spectators at #Bombers practice today.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Throw Long Bannatyne on June 14, 2022, 05:53:01 PM
Why in the world would anyone cut Prukop?  His holding scramble was epic, and while his short yardage needs some work, if you watched the RB's struggling to gain yards behind the Oline, I won't put any short yardage blame on Prukop.

Mancuso from suspended might be that he has made it back to town, and they are preping to put him on the PR, or that Collaros may be having residual effects and they are activating an emergency provision. 

Regardless, no one is getting cut.  Its either Collaros to the IR or Mancuso to the PR... In My Humble Opinion.


I agree, as long as they can dress 3 QB's Prukop has a big role to fill.  He's a dynamic runner and if they can spring him loose a few times a game, that will cover his paycheque.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: M.O.A.B. on June 14, 2022, 05:53:05 PM
Why in the world would anyone cut Prukop?  His holding scramble was epic, and while his short yardage needs some work, if you watched the RB's struggling to gain yards behind the Oline, I won't put any short yardage blame on Prukop.

Mancuso from suspended might be that he has made it back to town, and they are preping to put him on the PR, or that Collaros may be having residual effects and they are activating an emergency provision. 

Regardless, no one is getting cut.  Its either Collaros to the IR or Mancuso to the PR... In My Humble Opinion.


It wont be the first Prukop will be cut. You saw his scramble but you did not see that it was his error not getting the ball at the first place. His 3rd yardage play is not automatic like Strevy's.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Pigskin on June 14, 2022, 05:53:36 PM
Miller hasn't practiced much this season. Briggs had a leg injury last game. Prukop????


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Sir Blue and Gold on June 14, 2022, 05:58:37 PM
It wont be the first Prukop will be cut. You saw his scramble but you did not see that it was his error not getting the ball at the first place. His 3rd yardage play is not automatic like Strevy's.


I'm kind of down on Prukup. I'm not sure what his role is supposed to be. He's not a QB you want to come into the game for any length of time. He more of a finesse type runner and that isn't usually as good for short yardage. I'd say McGuire was a much better short yardage QB than Prukup is. His athleticism saved him on the botched hold, but like you said, he's the one who botched the hold. Overall not very impressed. If Mancuso can hold and run short yardage I'd say we should release Prukup and use the SMS on someone who can help in September.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on June 14, 2022, 09:47:44 PM
Transactions:

2022-06-14   WPG   MANCUSO, Joe   QB   A   Richmond   Add From Suspended   Active Roster
2022-06-14   WPG   PRUKOP, Dakota   QB   A   Oregon   Transfer To   Injured

Winnipeg Blue Bombers   @Wpg_BlueBombers
Dakota Prukop has been moved to the 6-game injured list.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: pdirks67 on June 14, 2022, 09:49:08 PM
Darrin Bauming speculates that Mancuso might be our new short yardage guy with Prukop injured.

@DarrinBauming 6m
Significant loss for the #Bombers as short yardage QB Dakota Prukop has been placed on the 6-Game Injured List.
Winnipeg added big-bodied backup Joe Mancuso today, so he could be the new short yardage guy.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: GOLDMEMBER on June 15, 2022, 12:31:20 AM
Darrin Bauming speculates that Mancuso might be our new short yardage guy with Prukop injured.

@DarrinBauming 6m
Significant loss for the #Bombers as short yardage QB Dakota Prukop has been placed on the 6-Game Injured List.
Winnipeg added big-bodied backup Joe Mancuso today, so he could be the new short yardage guy.
He might need to be!


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Pete on June 15, 2022, 01:44:07 PM
Looks like we missed out on another db, Calgary just signed Trumaine Washington


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on June 15, 2022, 02:48:10 PM
Looks like we missed out on another db, Calgary just signed Trumaine Washington

It's a catch 22 situation. Unless there is an injury or a specific plan to replace a starter, adding a veteran is not easy. Neither of those situations exists at the moment. Washington may not have been affordable or preferred going to Calgary. I don't know if he was contacted by the Bombers and I think they like Parker that we have on our PR.

Risk assessments are fluid. Hindsight is 100%. We might have signed Pipkin earlier if we knew Prukop was going to get injured. OTOH, Lions NEEDED to sign another QB when the lost a QB in their last pre-season game.

Houston might be a better alternative as a back up than Washington. Younger, lower cost and experienced in our system. However, Houston has played 5 CFL games and Washington has played 39 games.

So having " missed out " falls into maybe, maybe not. I had suggested talking to his agent late during TC when he was released as a viable candidate.

Calgary started a couple of rookies in game 1 so this improves their depth at worst. In fact Washington could end up starting?




Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: LXTSN on June 15, 2022, 03:36:30 PM
Darrin Bauming speculates that Mancuso might be our new short yardage guy with Prukop injured.

@DarrinBauming 6m
Significant loss for the #Bombers as short yardage QB Dakota Prukop has been placed on the 6-Game Injured List.
Winnipeg added big-bodied backup Joe Mancuso today, so he could be the new short yardage guy.

Listed as 6'4" 215lbs, I'm hoping he has the strength to back it up! In watching a short youtube highlights clip, he does move pretty well actually.

I wonder if it will be him holding for field goals? Who would you have hold FG's in a perfect world? Defensive back to add an extra guy on missed FG coverage? Quarterback to prepare for potential fake field goals?
My opinion would be that we miss more FG's than we fake FG's and if we had a skilled defensive player (maybe a Hallett?), I think we would be better off.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: DM83 on June 15, 2022, 03:48:12 PM
The way this guy kicks field goals you better put someone who can tackle,...Maybe "Biggie" :)
Just for the record, (traditionally) most coaches want a guy who has good hands back there holding.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Throw Long Bannatyne on June 15, 2022, 03:49:27 PM
Listed as 6'4" 215lbs, I'm hoping he has the strength to back it up! In watching a short youtube highlights clip, he does move pretty well actually.

I wonder if it will be him holding for field goals? Who would you have hold FG's in a perfect world? Defensive back to add an extra guy on missed FG coverage? Quarterback to prepare for potential fake field goals?
My opinion would be that we miss more FG's than we fake FG's and if we had a skilled defensive player (maybe a Hallett?), I think we would be better off.

Most QB's can hold, Dru Brown should add this skill to his resume if he hasn't already done so.  I figured they gave the holding job to Prukop just to give him more to do.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: theaardvark on June 15, 2022, 06:40:43 PM
Maybe get the punter to hold....

Oh wait..

Nevermind...


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: LXTSN on June 15, 2022, 07:44:40 PM
Maybe Augustine or Grant would be an option. I think both have good enough hands to get the snap down. Augustine plays lots of special teams anyway.

Not that this will be a game breaker anyway!


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on June 15, 2022, 08:03:33 PM
I find the daily injury reports are still close to useless. Everyone is listed as questionable except Briggs as out.  Best guess is that Briggs could be out and I'd speculate that Rene might be the player to come on for ST's. Not many Canadians on the PR roster. Lavigne is on the PR as well. The other possible choice might be Dobson if he is healthy.

If Clements can't play I wonder who they activate off the PR? Perhaps Jeffcoat comes on and the rookie DE's both stay on the AR for this game.



Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: M.O.A.B. on June 16, 2022, 11:27:19 AM
Ed Tait @EdTaitWFC
The @Wpg_BlueBombers have released WR Kelvin McKnight
 


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on June 16, 2022, 12:09:30 PM
Ed Tait @EdTaitWFC
The @Wpg_BlueBombers have released WR Kelvin McKnight
 

Not entirely surprised but did they keep him a little longer due to an injury in TC? That leaves us Harrison on the PR as depth with Grant on the AR for in game injury / rotation.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: M.O.A.B. on June 16, 2022, 01:39:30 PM
Not entirely surprised but did they keep him a little longer due to an injury in TC? That leaves us Harrison on the PR as depth with Grant on the AR for in game injury / rotation.

Yup. we are very thin in receiver backup-wise. Maybe time to bring back some of our TC cuts. Or are there any recent released receivers worthy of being picked up ?


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: BBRT on June 16, 2022, 02:07:51 PM
Yup. we are very thin in receiver backup-wise. Maybe time to bring back some of our TC cuts. Or are there any recent released receivers worthy of being picked up ?

While I realize that it is still very very early in the schedule and lots of things could change as we progress I believe we do need to strengthen our WR side. There really is no one that can stretch the defense to any great extent. We at least IMHO have downgraded WR strength from where we were last year. Hopefully I am wrong but our WR core really does not scare anyone.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on June 16, 2022, 02:18:46 PM
Yup. we are very thin in receiver backup-wise. Maybe time to bring back some of our TC cuts. Or are there any recent released receivers worthy of being picked up ?

I'd like to think that some of the receivers we had in TC might be re-considered for a PR spot. That said it would mean reshuffling the deck on the PR. Having 2 import OL + Global + Richmond on the IR seems perhaps 1 too many. I guess that depends on when Richmond might come off the IR.

There may have been some receivers offered a PR spot that declined earlier.

Space might be created due to injuries from the game last week. Briggs, Clements were nicked and could be on the 1 game IR this week.

As far as available receivers maybe Quan Bray might be worth a look if he's willing to end up on PR initially.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: M.O.A.B. on June 16, 2022, 03:00:00 PM
I'd like to think that some of the receivers we had in TC might be re-considered for a PR spot. That said it would mean reshuffling the deck on the PR. Having 2 import OL + Global + Richmond on the IR seems perhaps 1 too many. I guess that depends on when Richmond might come off the IR.

There may have been some receivers offered a PR spot that declined earlier.

Space might be created due to injuries from the game last week. Briggs, Clements were nicked and could be on the 1 game IR this week.

As far as available receivers maybe Quan Bray might be worth a look if he's willing to end up on PR initially.

Briggs is 6-gamed.

Caleb Holley was cut recently by Elks although I'm not sure if he is injured.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on June 16, 2022, 03:02:36 PM
Game 2:

Derek Taylor   @DTonOB
The headliner is Jeffcoat's season debut.
Curious to see if Mancuso takes over short-yardage duties & who will hold with Prukop out.
Bombers go with two Globals as Karamoko makes his CFL debut.

Ed Tait   @EdTaitWFC
The @Wpg_BlueBombers depth chart for tomorrow. On are Jeffcoat, Karamoko and Mancuso. Off are Clements, Prukop and Briggs

Darrin Bauming   @DarrinBauming
Ottawa is still a bit banged up, especially at tailback. William Powell, RJ Harris, and Randy Richards not ready to make their season debuts. Starting safety Justin Howell comes out, placing rookie Alonzo Addae smack-dab in the middle of the #Bombers' opponent.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: kkc60 on June 16, 2022, 03:05:50 PM
Briggs is 6-gamed.

Caleb Holley was cut recently by Elks although I'm not sure if he is injured.
No on Holley. Not sure what he?s done to last as long as he has


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: M.O.A.B. on June 16, 2022, 04:38:50 PM
No on Holley. Not sure what he?s done to last as long as he has

It's moot now. Re-signed by the Elks.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on June 16, 2022, 05:04:14 PM
Game 2:

Derek Taylor   @DTonOB
The headliner is Jeffcoat's season debut.
Curious to see if Mancuso takes over short-yardage duties & who will hold with Prukop out.
Bombers go with two Globals as Karamoko makes his CFL debut.

Ed Tait   @EdTaitWFC
The @Wpg_BlueBombers depth chart for tomorrow. On are Jeffcoat, Karamoko and Mancuso. Off are Clements, Prukop and Briggs

Darrin Bauming   @DarrinBauming
Ottawa is still a bit banged up, especially at tailback. William Powell, RJ Harris, and Randy Richards not ready to make their season debuts. Starting safety Justin Howell comes out, placing rookie Alonzo Addae smack-dab in the middle of the #Bombers' opponent.


Interesting. I think Clements is nicked but I'm not sure how seriously. He may be headed to the IR or PR. Our roster isn't showing which players are on the IR or for how long. We have a general sense but nothing published per se.

Karamoko is listed as a DB but shown as depth at LB. Title doesn't mean a lot but he's the same size as Rene and Lavigne so it's a bit of a surprise he got chosen ahead of them. Doesn't impact the ratio but does prevent another Canadian on game day roster.

None of Mack, Wilcots of Walker came off when Jeffcoat came on. Essentially we traded Clements for Jeffcoat this week.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: M.O.A.B. on June 16, 2022, 05:48:28 PM

Interesting. I think Clements is nicked but I'm not sure how seriously. He may be headed to the IR or PR. Our roster isn't showing which players are on the IR or for how long. We have a general sense but nothing published per se.

Karamoko is listed as a DB but shown as depth at LB. Title doesn't mean a lot but he's the same size as Rene and Lavigne so it's a bit of a surprise he got chosen ahead of them. Doesn't impact the ratio but does prevent another Canadian on game day roster.

None of Mack, Wilcots of Walker came off when Jeffcoat came on. Essentially we traded Clements for Jeffcoat this week.

Yep not sure why our roster is not updated. But if you look at the second page of the depth you will see who are 1-gamed and 6-gamed.
Currently, only Dobson and Clements are 1-games the rest are in 6-game - DBs Alexander, Hallett, Maston, LB Briggs, QB Prukop and OL Richmond.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on June 16, 2022, 08:15:50 PM
Yep not sure why our roster is not updated. But if you look at the second page of the depth you will see who are 1-gamed and 6-gamed.
Currently, only Dobson and Clements are 1-games the rest are in 6-game - DBs Alexander, Hallett, Maston, LB Briggs, QB Prukop and OL Richmond.

I can't seem to access the 2nd page. The IR's are probably what I expected but I don't understand why the Bomber roster never seems totally current. Dobson missing his 2nd game but reported as Full at last practice. This is likely just a roster choice and I suspect he could have played.

McKnight is still listed on the AR and he was released. None of this is rocket science and the CFL is supposed to update all the roster info.

This is the 2nd game where it appears we don't have the 46 th non dressed player. Must be an SMS cost saving measure.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on June 16, 2022, 08:17:47 PM
Global punter Whitford released. Since we drafted 3 and none showed up, might he be a candidate for our PR? Good punting average.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on June 16, 2022, 09:50:10 PM
Transactions:

2022-06-16   WPG   MCKNIGHT, Kelvin   WR   A   Samford   Delete From Injured   Free Agent
2022-06-16   WPG   BRIGGS, Jesse   LB   N   McGill   Transfer To   Injured
2022-06-16   WPG   CLEMENTS, Malik   LB   N   Cincinnati   Transfer To   Injured
2022-06-16   WPG   DOBSON, Liam   OL   N   Maine   Extend On   Injured
2022-06-16   WPG   JEFFCOAT, Jackson   DL   A   Texas   Add From Injured   Active Roster
2022-06-16   WPG   KARAMOKO, Souleymane   DB   N   Laval   Add To   Active Roster
2022-06-16   WPG   KARAMOKO, Souleymane   DB   N   Laval   Remove Signed   Free Agent

Bombers 1 game injured list:
Clements
Dobson

Bombers 6 game list:
Alexander
Briggs
Hallett, Noah
Maston
Prukop
Richmond


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on June 17, 2022, 02:23:53 PM
Anybody know what injury Clements experienced?  I didn't notice anything happen to him or Prukop for that matter on TV.

At least the roster now shows who is where on the IR lists. Every team has fairly long IR lists right at the beginning of the season. I wonder if they will re-consider adding the 5 additional PR players early? I understand the financial aspect of doing that but early season injuries seem to be increasing every year.

Might be worth a discussion.

Currently on IR's:

1. 48 players on 1 game IR
2. 42 players on 6 game IR

Total 90 players but the Argos don't currently list anyone on their IR which I expect is not correct. Bombers and Als have the least on IR.  Als might have lost another couple of players after their game last night.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on June 18, 2022, 09:59:16 PM
BLUE BOMBERS AGREE TO TERMS WITH GLOBAL DEFENSIVE LINEMAN THIADRIC HANSEN

WINNIPEG, MB., June 18, 2022 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers announce today that the Club has agreed to terms with Global defensive lineman Thiadric Hansen.

Hansen (6-2, 250, Potsdam Royals; born: December 26, 1992 in Flensburg, Germany) will join the Blue Bombers for his third season in the Canadian Football League. He suited up for every regular season game in 2019 and 2021 and was a key contributor on defence and special teams in the back-to-back Grey Cup championships.

Selected second overall in the CFL's 2019 European Draft, Hansen recorded eight defensive tackles and 12 special teams tackles in 14 games in 2021, registering three sacks and also forcing a fumble.

Hansen played with the Kiel Baltic Hurricanes from 2012-18 and was with the Potsdam Royals when selected by the Blue Bombers. Following the team's 2019 Grey Cup championship, he signed with the Wroclaw Panthers, a Polish team in the Central European Football League, and helped lead them to a championship.

https://www.bluebombers.com/2022/06/18/blue-bombers-agree-to-terms-with-global-defensive-lineman-thiadric-hansen/


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on June 18, 2022, 10:00:14 PM
Transactions:

2022-06-18   WPG   LITTON, Chase   QB   A   Marshall   Delete From Suspended   Free Agent


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Pigskin on June 18, 2022, 10:45:11 PM
BLUE BOMBERS AGREE TO TERMS WITH GLOBAL DEFENSIVE LINEMAN THIADRIC HANSEN

WINNIPEG, MB., June 18, 2022 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers announce today that the Club has agreed to terms with Global defensive lineman Thiadric Hansen.

Hansen (6-2, 250, Potsdam Royals; born: December 26, 1992 in Flensburg, Germany) will join the Blue Bombers for his third season in the Canadian Football League. He suited up for every regular season game in 2019 and 2021 and was a key contributor on defence and special teams in the back-to-back Grey Cup championships.

Selected second overall in the CFL's 2019 European Draft, Hansen recorded eight defensive tackles and 12 special teams tackles in 14 games in 2021, registering three sacks and also forcing a fumble.

Hansen played with the Kiel Baltic Hurricanes from 2012-18 and was with the Potsdam Royals when selected by the Blue Bombers. Following the team's 2019 Grey Cup championship, he signed with the Wroclaw Panthers, a Polish team in the Central European Football League, and helped lead them to a championship.

https://www.bluebombers.com/2022/06/18/blue-bombers-agree-to-terms-with-global-defensive-lineman-thiadric-hansen/

Nice to have him back.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Granqueso on June 19, 2022, 12:34:50 AM
FWIW. I'm a big Patriots fan and looking at their roster and based on the OTAs I can't see Desjarlais sticking. He's buried pretty deep in the depth chart.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: dd on June 19, 2022, 01:45:31 AM
I hope he makes it, but man do we miss him and his nastiness on our O line.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: KINGCHARLES on June 19, 2022, 03:26:04 PM
Does anyone know how much longer Alexander will be out?
That pass defence for surely misses his presence right now.
 Although early season some teams need some time to gel and mold. Right now this is a great opportunity to give backup safeties some very valuable reps.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on June 19, 2022, 03:28:23 PM
Does anyone know how much longer Alexander will be out?
That pass defence for surely misses his presence right now.
 Although early season some teams need some time to gel and mold. Right now this is a great opportunity to give backup safeties some very valuable reps.

In theory he could come off the 6 game IR early but it would still be 2 or 3 weeks getting into game shape. So I'm not expecting an early exit off IR.

What I don't understand is why we didn't have import safety candidates fighting for the role in TC. We might have but choose to go with Thompson?


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Jesse on June 19, 2022, 03:50:05 PM
Does anyone know how much longer Alexander will be out?
That pass defence for surely misses his presence right now.
 Although early season some teams need some time to gel and mold. Right now this is a great opportunity to give backup safeties some very valuable reps.

I thought it was a mid-season expectation.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: kronic on June 19, 2022, 03:52:54 PM
Does anyone know how much longer Alexander will be out?
That pass defence for surely misses his presence right now.
 Although early season some teams need some time to gel and mold. Right now this is a great opportunity to give backup safeties some very valuable reps.

I thought I heard before the season started that he was gone until somewhere around mid season. Hopefully I heard wrong.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: kronic on June 19, 2022, 03:54:33 PM
I thought it was a mid-season expectation.

Ok, so I probably didn?t mishear it then.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Throw Long Bannatyne on June 19, 2022, 04:49:34 PM
Ok, so I probably didn?t mishear it then.

Yes, he might not be ready to go until the LDC, forget about him....at least for now.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: DM83 on June 19, 2022, 10:53:10 PM
There should be. Hundreds of American heritage DBS out there, who can play safety.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on June 20, 2022, 09:46:31 PM
Transactions:

2022-06-20   WPG   HANSEN, Thiadric   DL   A      Add To   Active Roster
2022-06-20   WPG   KARAMOKO, Souleymane   LB   N   Laval   Add To   Free Agent
2022-06-20   WPG   KARAMOKO, Souleymane   LB   N   Laval   Delete From Active   Free Agent


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on June 20, 2022, 10:34:54 PM
Transactions:

2022-06-20   WPG   HANSEN, Thiadric   DL   A      Add To   Active Roster
2022-06-20   WPG   KARAMOKO, Souleymane   LB   N   Laval   Add To   Free Agent
2022-06-20   WPG   KARAMOKO, Souleymane   LB   N   Laval   Delete From Active   Free Agent

As expected. Hansen will dress but he might not get too many reps as they ease him back into game condition.

Clements sounds like he could be a candidate to dress for the game. To create roster space we might see Maruo pushed back to PR.  Essentially a LB for a LB role.

There are a few options for changes on the roster depending on the health of some players and the need for depth.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: M.O.A.B. on June 21, 2022, 12:33:53 AM
So, changes for this week might be...

In:
OL Dobson
DL Hansen
LB Clements
DB Parker 

Out:
OL Couture
LB Karamoko
DL Wilcots
DB Rose

They might opt to replace Maruo with either DB Rene / Lavigne but I think he will stay in the active roster. We normally carry 6 LBs (Wil/Mac)



Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Ducky on June 21, 2022, 01:09:05 AM
Rose injured or did he lose his job?



Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Sir Blue and Gold on June 21, 2022, 12:35:40 PM
Rose injured or did he lose his job?



He's on the injury report as not practicing due to foot injury. He was in a walking boot following the pre-season home game. Something is still up with his foot I would guess.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Pete on June 21, 2022, 05:14:56 PM
Elks cut reciever Shai Ross, He could be a good addition for us! (Winnipeg born)



Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: M.O.A.B. on June 21, 2022, 05:20:40 PM
Elks cut reciever Shai Ross, He could be a good addition for us! (Winnipeg born)


Agree with this.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: kkc60 on June 21, 2022, 05:21:42 PM
Elks cut reciever Shai Ross, He could be a good addition for us! (Winnipeg born)


would make sense. carrying an extra canadian receiver certainly would not hurt


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: theaardvark on June 21, 2022, 05:51:15 PM
Of two minds when the Elks cut someone....

If you are that bad that you can't keep a spot on the worst team in the league....

But then again, its Chris Jones...

Not sure what to think...

Like his raw talent.. I wonder why Jones did not flip him to the other side of the field... he looks like he'd be a perfect DB candidate.  Unless he doesn't like to hit...


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: M.O.A.B. on June 21, 2022, 05:54:20 PM
I got a feeling that a lot of players are not happy in that locker room.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: DM83 on June 21, 2022, 06:31:04 PM
What?  The kid from U.of M cut loose.  Bombers need a Canadian receiver.  If not on the roster, create a tv show for him.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on June 21, 2022, 07:50:50 PM
Edmonton will continue to add and delete players trying to find the right mix. Their IR is essentially an extended PR. None of the Canadian receivers on their roster have registered a catch yet. With the imports they have, they are practically an after thought. 

Next game they will throw 20 passes to Lawler and 10 to the rest of their receivers. lol

Bringing in Ross for a look see isn't the worst idea. We've only got one Canadian receiver as depth.  He won't be expensive and might be motivated to join the Bombers PR.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Horseman on June 21, 2022, 07:58:34 PM
Not so fast on Shai Ross, I know of his previous life before the CFL in Winnipeg. I will only say his character is not what MOS would want with the Bombers.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: the paw on June 21, 2022, 08:14:01 PM
Edmonton will continue to add and delete players trying to find the right mix. Their IR is essentially an extended PR. None of the Canadian receivers on their roster have registered a catch yet. With the imports they have, they are practically an after thought. 

Next game they will throw 20 passes to Lawler and 10 to the rest of their receivers. lol

Bringing in Ross for a look see isn't the worst idea. We've only got one Canadian receiver as depth.  He won't be expensive and might be motivated to join the Bombers PR.

Mike Jones has 4 receptions for 45 yards so far in 2022.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Pigskin on June 21, 2022, 08:14:37 PM
I will take him. We had another bomber player who had a troubled past, he turned out okay and help us win a couple of cups.

Ross: 27/369  4 TD's, 172 YAC, longest 77 yards. Kids has good speed.

Woli: 32/386    1TD,   102 YAC, Longest 37 yards. Excellent blocking.

Nice guy to have around. 


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: kkc60 on June 21, 2022, 10:56:08 PM
I will take him. We had another bomber player who had a troubled past, he turned out okay and help us win a couple of cups.

Ross: 27/369  4 TD's, 172 YAC, longest 77 yards. Kids has good speed.

Woli: 32/386    1TD,   102 YAC, Longest 37 yards. Excellent blocking.

Nice guy to have around. 
are you saying Wolitarsky had a troubled past? i?ve heard nothing of the sort


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: DM83 on June 22, 2022, 01:20:21 PM
Hmmm? Yeah what are you talking about?  Wolitarski? troubled past. Huh?


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: DM83 on June 22, 2022, 05:16:21 PM
Well, Ross is pretty fast, and that alone would loosen up the secondary.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Pete on June 22, 2022, 05:50:03 PM
At times this team seems very reluctant to bring in players from other teams to improve its personell. I look at where we can use some help including db/safety, back up oline, kickers  and adding some speed to recieving core. It may be cause O'Shea is very loyal to his players.
I think however Ross could be an asset, and I think we missed out on Trumaine Washington as well.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: GCn19 on June 22, 2022, 06:23:04 PM
are you saying Wolitarsky had a troubled past? i?ve heard nothing of the sort

Think he is talking about Andrew Harris.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Pigskin on June 22, 2022, 06:35:24 PM
are you saying Wolitarsky had a troubled past? i?ve heard nothing of the sort


Was not talking about Woli, was talking about AH33.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Pigskin on June 22, 2022, 06:38:13 PM
Think he is talking about Andrew Harris.

Correct.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on June 23, 2022, 12:14:48 AM
Blue Bombers Transactions - June 22, 2022

WINNIPEG, MB., June 22, 2022 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers announce today the club has released American offensive lineman Cam Durley from the practice roster.

Transactions:
2022-06-22   WPG   WALKER, Ricky   DL   A   Virginia Tech   Add To   Free Agent
2022-06-22   WPG   WALKER, Ricky   DL   A   Virginia Tech   Delete From Active   Free Agent
2022-06-22   WPG   DURLEY, Cam   OL   A   Tennessee State   Remove Unsigned   Free Agent

Darrin Bauming @DarrinBauming
Durley was released from the #Bombers practice roster today.
A real tough break for a player the team thought of highly. Like others through similar circumstances, he could very well be back next year.

#Bombers All-Star centre Michael Couture (arm) ruled out for Friday.
Chris Kowlankowski filled-in admirably in Ottawa - he is in.

According to the CFL transactions page, D-tackle Ricky Walker is being moved to the #Bombers practice roster, and D-end Thiadric Hansen will make his 2022 debut Friday night vs the #TiCats.

Farhan Lalji   @FarhanLaljiTSN
Looks as though #Bombers center Michael Couture will be placed on the 6-game injured list. Left in the first half of last week's game with an arm injury & was seen at practice this week in a sling. @CFLonTSN @TSN_Edge


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on June 23, 2022, 01:53:26 AM
Blue Bombers Transactions - June 22, 2022

WINNIPEG, MB., June 22, 2022 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers announce today the club has released American offensive lineman Cam Durley from the practice roster.

Transactions:
2022-06-22   WPG   WALKER, Ricky   DL   A   Virginia Tech   Add To   Free Agent
2022-06-22   WPG   WALKER, Ricky   DL   A   Virginia Tech   Delete From Active   Free Agent
2022-06-22   WPG   DURLEY, Cam   OL   A   Tennessee State   Remove Unsigned   Free Agent

Darrin Bauming @DarrinBauming
Durley was released from the #Bombers practice roster today.
A real tough break for a player the team thought of highly. Like others through similar circumstances, he could very well be back next year.

#Bombers All-Star centre Michael Couture (arm) ruled out for Friday.
Chris Kowlankowski filled-in admirably in Ottawa - he is in.

According to the CFL transactions page, D-tackle Ricky Walker is being moved to the #Bombers practice roster, and D-end Thiadric Hansen will make his 2022 debut Friday night vs the #TiCats.

Farhan Lalji   @FarhanLaljiTSN
Looks as though #Bombers center Michael Couture will be placed on the 6-game injured list. Left in the first half of last week's game with an arm injury & was seen at practice this week in a sling. @CFLonTSN @TSN_Edge

I don't understand the choice of Walker being moved to the PR. I would have thought Wilcots as somewhat redundant after Jeffcoat and Hansen were added.

Time to find some additional Canadian OL depth for the PR.   Any further info on Couture's injury? Shoulder issue or muscle tear?? Hopefully he can return sooner than 6 games.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Throw Long Bannatyne on June 23, 2022, 03:23:50 AM
I don't understand the choice of Walker being moved to the PR. I would have thought Wilcots as somewhat redundant after Jeffcoat and Hansen were added.

Time to find some additional Canadian OL depth for the PR.   Any further info on Couture's injury? Shoulder issue or muscle tear?? Hopefully he can return sooner than 6 games.

So now we know how much they value Hansen, they're willing to cut Ricky Walker to make room for him.  Also a bit surprised it wasn't Wilcots or LB Mack to the PR, but perhaps Hansen is going to work mostly inside rotating with Jake and Sayles, leaving the other two rookies to spell the two Jeffs.  As I said before I don't think Hansen is valued so much for his stats. but for his versatility and the havoc he can create inside, allowing the DE's more freedom to pursue the QB.  I'd guess he plays mostly in passing situations.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on June 23, 2022, 12:01:31 PM
So now we know how much they value Hansen, they're willing to cut Ricky Walker to make room for him.  Also a bit surprised it wasn't Wilcots or LB Mack to the PR, but perhaps Hansen is going to work mostly inside rotating with Jake and Sayles, leaving the other two rookies to spell the two Jeffs.  As I said before I don't think Hansen is valued so much for his stats. but for his versatility and the havoc he can create inside, allowing the DE's more freedom to pursue the QB.  I'd guess he plays mostly in passing situations.

I don't know if Hansen will see duty inside as much as outside. He's the same height as Walker and nearly 40 lbs lighter. A global player is a bit of a free DI although he can only replace an import.

Hamilton's run game is not that good and their OL is replacing injured OL. Bombers may have decided to go with speed versus bulk in order to contain Evans?

Our roster hasn't been updated so I'm waiting to see if Walker is moved to PR or released outright. If he's released outright that has a different connotation in the decision process. Curious at any level though. Realistically they needed to remove a global to make room for him, not an import. We had 2 global players on the roster last week.

There will be some other roster moves to our depth chart today.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: M.O.A.B. on June 23, 2022, 12:24:03 PM
"Delete From Active" followed by "Add To Free Agent" usually means added to practice roster. I know it's confusing. i don't understand why not say "Add to Practice Roster" so everyone can understand. 


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on June 23, 2022, 12:30:02 PM
"Delete From Active" followed by "Add To Free Agent" usually means added to practice roster. I know it's confusing. i don't understand why not say "Add to Practice Roster" so everyone can understand. 


I know that's what it probably means but it would help if the roster was updated more quickly.  I see Karamoko was deleted on 06/20 and that's who Hansen replaces on the game day roster.

Walker coming off probably means Clements is coming on.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: M.O.A.B. on June 23, 2022, 01:18:14 PM
I know that's what it probably means but it would help if the roster was updated more quickly.  I see Karamoko was deleted on 06/20 and that's who Hansen replaces on the game day roster.

Walker coming off probably means Clements is coming on.

Yep. I guess the same.

Although Mack is a lighter side of a DL. He's only 235 per roster page. So maybe he can play some LB in case of injury.
In that case they have the option to roster a different (American) skill-position on the line up.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Throw Long Bannatyne on June 23, 2022, 02:20:10 PM
I know that's what it probably means but it would help if the roster was updated more quickly.  I see Karamoko was deleted on 06/20 and that's who Hansen replaces on the game day roster.

Walker coming off probably means Clements is coming on.

Right, it looks to be more complicated than I first thought. 


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Jesse on June 23, 2022, 04:44:24 PM
Jeff Hamilton said today that Hansen is making the Global minimum of 50-something this year, but that his salary will double next season.

I guess the idea is that the two-year average will be the new minimum of 73k.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Pete on June 23, 2022, 04:51:50 PM
BC signed Shai Ross, I think we missed out


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on June 23, 2022, 06:05:55 PM
Jeff Hamilton said today that Hansen is making the Global minimum of 50-something this year, but that his salary will double next season.

I guess the idea is that the two-year average will be the new minimum of 73k.

I could see him getting a raise above the $73K in 2023 but doubling from $54K? That seems more than I would have thought he'd get. It's probably more than some of our import starters or our DI's. Actually it's more than some of our Canadian starters. Oliveria and Augustine are only getting low $90's


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Throw Long Bannatyne on June 23, 2022, 06:23:38 PM
I could see him getting a raise above the $73K in 2023 but doubling from $54K? That seems more than I would have thought he'd get. It's probably more than some of our import starters.

He doesn't sign otherwise.  He's putting a lot of faith that they will pay him $108k next year, many things could happen to derail that plan.  Deferred contracts in the CFL are a bit of a joke, more often than not the player gets cut, or has to renegotiate for reduced pay in the later years of the contract.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Jesse on June 23, 2022, 06:31:17 PM
I could see him getting a raise above the $73K in 2023 but doubling from $54K? That seems more than I would have thought he'd get. It's probably more than some of our import starters or our DI's. Actually it's more than some of our Canadian starters. Oliveria and Augustine are only getting low $90's

They are just looking at it as a two-year average, I'm sure. He's not really getting ~100k next year, he's being paid ~75k each year - they're just not allowed to do it this year.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: M.O.A.B. on June 23, 2022, 07:05:06 PM
BC signed Shai Ross, I think we missed out

We don't know for sure. What if Ross doesn't want to sign seeing he cant be a starter here.

Btw, Leos released Awe after signing Ross. We signed Awe before the pandemic and went to RedBlacks last year. Maybe worth a look again?


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: theaardvark on June 23, 2022, 07:06:21 PM
He doesn't sign otherwise.  He's putting a lot of faith that they will pay him $108k next year, many things could happen to derail that plan.  Deferred contracts in the CFL are a bit of a joke, more often than not the player gets cut, or has to renegotiate for reduced pay in the later years of the contract.

We're talking about Kyle Walters, right?  Barring Hansen doing something completely unforgiveable, he's not getting cut/renegotiated.  That is not the WBB way...


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on June 23, 2022, 08:30:54 PM
They are just looking at it as a two-year average, I'm sure. He's not really getting ~100k next year, he's being paid ~75k each year - they're just not allowed to do it this year.


There is a certain logic to that thought. In that sense it's a fair deal but it has an impact on the SMS in 2023. So in that sense it may not be a wise business decision for 2023 in regard to SMS spend.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on June 23, 2022, 08:32:04 PM
We don't know for sure. What if Ross doesn't want to sign seeing he cant be a starter here.

Btw, Leos released Awe after signing Ross. We signed Awe before the pandemic and went to RedBlacks last year. Maybe worth a look again?

Awe was a very good player. I wonder why the Lions released him. In theory they have SMS room due to low cost of their starting QB.  Something is up.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: the paw on June 23, 2022, 08:40:31 PM
Awe was a very good player. I wonder why the Lions released him. In theory they have SMS room due to low cost of their starting QB.  Something is up.

He was very unhappy, since his contract had a lot of incentives built in, but he was buried on the depth chart behind two Canadian linebackers.  He's starting quality, so you can't blame him for chafing at perpetual DI status.  I think he will land somewhere before long. 


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: theaardvark on June 23, 2022, 08:42:16 PM
Awe was a very good player. I wonder why the Lions released him. In theory they have SMS room due to low cost of their starting QB.  Something is up.

They said it was a ratio question... Awe as a LB behind Canadians at Mack and Wil... hard to get him into the lineup...


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on June 23, 2022, 08:47:15 PM
They said it was a ratio question... Awe as a LB behind Canadians at Mack and Wil... hard to get him into the lineup...

Hmmmm.  I understand his desire to start but being the rotation / DI is part of being a team player. Financially the incentives issue makes sense but he knew the Lions had 2 starting Canadian LB's when he signed.

Players are getting injured every week and a DI is one play away from starting for the rest of the year.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on June 23, 2022, 09:29:22 PM
Game 3:

Darrin Bauming   @DarrinBauming
Winston Rose (foot) is OUT this week - 2nd-year #Bombers DB Demerio Houston will start at corner.


Taylor Allen   @TaylorAllen31
Here's how the #Bombers will look tomorrow night vs. #Ticats.

With Michael Couture on the 6-game injured list, Chris Kolankowski gets his first career start. Demerio Houston is also in at CB for Winston Rose and Thiadric Hansen will suit up despite just signing on the wknd. #wfp

Ed Tait   @EdTaitWFC
Five changes to the @Wpg_BlueBombers lineup this week. On: DE Thiadric Hansen, LB Malik Clements, FB Konner Burtenshaw, OL Liam Dobson, DB Evan Holm. Off: CB Winston Rose, C Michael Couture LB Les Maruo, DB Souleymane Karamoko, DT Ricky Walker. Couture to 6-game injured list.

IN:

#0 Clements
#3 Hansen
#31 Holm
#32 Burtonshaw
#64 Dobson

OUT:
#00 Maruo
#30 Rose
#42 Karamoko
#59 Couture
#96 Walker


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on June 23, 2022, 09:35:02 PM
Transactions:

2022-06-23   WPG   HOLM, Evan   DB   A   North Dakota   Add To   Active Roster
2022-06-23   WPG   HOLM, Evan   DB   A   North Dakota   Remove Signed   Free Agent
2022-06-23   WPG   BURTENSHAW, Konner   FB   N   Queen's   Add To   Active Roster
2022-06-23   WPG   BURTENSHAW, Konner   FB   N   Queen's   Remove Signed   Free Agent
2022-06-23   WPG   DOBSON, Liam   OL   N   Maine   Add From Injured   Active Roster
2022-06-23   WPG   CLEMENTS, Malik   LB   N   Cincinnati   Add From Injured   Active Roster
2022-06-23   WPG   COUTURE, Michael   OL   N   Simon Fraser   Transfer To   Injured
2022-06-23   WPG   ROSE, Winston   DB   A   New Mexico State   Transfer To   Injured
2022-06-23   WPG   MARUO, Les   LB   N   Texas at San Antonio   Add To   Free Agent
2022-06-23   WPG   MARUO, Les   LB   N   Texas at San Antonio   Delete From Active   Free Agent


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: M.O.A.B. on June 23, 2022, 09:37:06 PM
Awe was a very good player. I wonder why the Lions released him. In theory they have SMS room due to low cost of their starting QB.  Something is up.


Farhan Lalji @FarhanLaljiTSN
#BCLions are releasing LB Micah Awe. Hasn?t practiced since Tues. After a highly productive 2021 he wants to be a starter. That opportunity doesn?t exist in BC due to the ratio. Lions tried to trade him & there were no takers.
@CFLonTSN @TSN_Sports

Hmm... maybe not a fit here.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on June 23, 2022, 10:00:36 PM

Farhan Lalji @FarhanLaljiTSN
#BCLions are releasing LB Micah Awe. Hasn?t practiced since Tues. After a highly productive 2021 he wants to be a starter. That opportunity doesn?t exist in BC due to the ratio. Lions tried to trade him & there were no takers.
@CFLonTSN @TSN_Sports

Hmm... maybe not a fit here.

Keep in mind we signed him and then released him before as well. He has talent but might more of a me 1st guy than a team guy.

Edmonton signs everybody so that wouldn't surprise me.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Pigskin on June 23, 2022, 10:23:39 PM

Farhan Lalji @FarhanLaljiTSN
#BCLions are releasing LB Micah Awe. Hasn?t practiced since Tues. After a highly productive 2021 he wants to be a starter. That opportunity doesn?t exist in BC due to the ratio. Lions tried to trade him & there were no takers.
@CFLonTSN @TSN_Sports

Hmm... maybe not a fit here.

He had a very good year last year. Would he upgrade our LB crew.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on June 23, 2022, 11:56:46 PM
He had a very good year last year. Would he upgrade our LB crew.

Can he play SAM or safety? IIRC he's very versatile.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: M.O.A.B. on June 24, 2022, 10:06:00 AM
Keep in mind we signed him and then released him before as well. He has talent but might more of a me 1st guy than a team guy.

Edmonton signs everybody so that wouldn't surprise me.

We signed him I believe 2020 free-agency then the cancelled season. He was released prior to 2021 free-agency and signed with Ottawa.

Can he play SAM or safety? IIRC he's very versatile.

He is a heavy hitter too like BA. If he can play Safety then he has a chance to start here (until Alexander comes back).


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: VictorRomano on June 24, 2022, 02:20:59 PM

Farhan Lalji @FarhanLaljiTSN
#BCLions are releasing LB Micah Awe. Hasn?t practiced since Tues. After a highly productive 2021 he wants to be a starter. That opportunity doesn?t exist in BC due to the ratio. Lions tried to trade him & there were no takers.
@CFLonTSN @TSN_Sports

Hmm... maybe not a fit here.

Why trade away picks or players when you can sign him now for nothing (assuming we are even interested in him)?  Seems like a shrewd move to me.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: kkc60 on June 24, 2022, 02:33:25 PM
Keep in mind we signed him and then released him before as well. He has talent but might more of a me 1st guy than a team guy.

Edmonton signs everybody so that wouldn't surprise me.
actually we just didn?t re-sign him after his contract expired following the cancelled 2020 season.

Not sure why speculating someone?s character is needed


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on June 24, 2022, 02:36:02 PM
Why trade away picks or players when you can sign him now for nothing (assuming we are even interested in him)?  Seems like a shrewd move to me.


A trade guarantees that you get a given player. Trying to sign one that becomes a free agent doesn't always go your way. The downside is that you absorb a current contract which may be less favourable than a new one signed in free agency. You also have to give up something in trade even if that's only a neg list of draft choice.

It's not a perfect science.

Obviously no takers via a trade for Awe but I'd think he'll land somewhere shortly. Montreal could use an upgrade at LB? Possibly Calgary.

I wouldn't mind him joining the Bombers but it would appear he'd have to be a DI which he doesn't want to do.



Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Pigskin on June 24, 2022, 02:38:30 PM
I think we missed out not picking up Ross. We must think a lot of O'Leary-Orange.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on June 24, 2022, 02:40:11 PM
actually we just didn?t re-sign him after his contract expired following the cancelled 2020 season.

Not sure why speculating someone?s character is needed

Not exactly. We released him January 31 2021 a couple of weeks before free agency. He may have asked for his early release or we decided to go another direction. Why that would change in the time after the end of 2019 season and beginning of the 2021 season seemed surprising at the time. Our LB's didn't change and he was going to be a DI in 2020 or 2021.

However if he had stayed with the team in 2021 he'd have gotten a lot of playing time. Wilson was injured either in TC or game 1? That meant Briggs started at WIL for a number of games. Our DI's tend to get a lot of reps in any case.

Awe would have been on the team that won the Grey Cup. Hindsight is 100%.

So does he try and sign with one of the teams projected to be a top contender or does he look for the most money?


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on June 24, 2022, 02:41:14 PM
I think we missed out not picking up Ross. We must think a lot of O'Leary-Orange.

Either way we should have tried to pick up Ross for depth. Perhaps we tried and he got a better offer to be on the Lions AR? O'Leary-Orange might turn our to be a very good receiver. I'm not sure we've even tried to throw him a pass yet, so it's a question at the moment.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Sir Blue and Gold on June 24, 2022, 03:46:02 PM
People always want people added when they come available but you have to also think about two things:

-Who are you deleting immediately to make room for this person

-Are they better than an NFL cut in September where that money could also be spent.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on June 24, 2022, 03:56:23 PM
People always want people added when they come available but you have to also think about two things:

-Who are you deleting immediately to make room for this person

-Are they better than an NFL cut in September where that money could also be spent.

We're talking about a Canadian that would end up on the PR initially at best.  Our PR is 1 player short at the moment and we only have Rose that might come off the 1 game IR next week.

So it's also a matter of timing regarding these sorts of decisions and where we are the most thin on our roster. I'd say it's more important to find another Canadian OL for depth but receiver is a close 2nd.

Since there is no obvious choice on the OL that made Ross a possible candidate.

If Awe is the player in question, all things taken into account I'd swap him for Clements at the drop of a hat. He's a proven commodity. Clements could be bounced to the PR.

It's always a situation where you have to assess current needs and who is available. That could change after this game if we have an injury or week to week.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Pigskin on June 24, 2022, 04:04:23 PM
We're talking about a Canadian that would end up on the PR initially at best.  Our PR is 1 player short at the moment and we only have Rose that might come off the 1 game IR next week.

So it's also a matter of timing regarding these sorts of decisions and where we are the most thin on our roster. I'd say it's more important to find another Canadian OL for depth but receiver is a close 2nd.

Since there is no obvious choice on the OL that made Ross a possible candidate.

If Awe is the player in question, all things taken into account I'd swap him for Clements at the drop of a hat. He's a proven commodity. Clements could be bounced to the PR.

Ross could have replaced Orange on the roster. No one knows what O'Leary-Orange can do because he is not game tested. Ross showed he can play in the CFL.

I believe if you can keep upgrading your talent along the way, that is a good thing. However I also agree that if Desjarlais, Kongbo, or Alford get cut we need room to resign them. 

 


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on June 24, 2022, 04:39:40 PM
Ross could have replaced Orange on the roster. No one knows what O'Leary-Orange can do because he is not game tested. Ross showed he can play in the CFL.

I believe if you can keep upgrading your talent along the way, that is a good thing. However I also agree that if Desjarlais, Kongbo, or Alford get cut we need room to resign them. 

 

He could have replace O'Leary-Orange on the AR at some point. But we'll never know now. I think we'd have a Plan B in place should we get an opportunity to re-sign those that went to the NFL. That said, they may not be available in 2022 and / or we may not be able to afford them either.

Hard to say but sure would like any of those 3 back. Desjarlais in particular.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: theaardvark on June 24, 2022, 04:58:56 PM
Putting Ross on our PR, sure, and we don't know if Kyle tried or not.  Putting him on our AR, tougher, but again, we don't know if we made an offer. 

Not sure why he ended up in BC, but hey... we will see what comes of it.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: 3rdand1.5 on June 24, 2022, 05:04:26 PM
For now we should be looking at O-line CDN depth pieces. Barring other injuries on our roster (short of kicking potentially) is OK. Only so much money available and a guy like Awe or Ross "MAY" affect us signing O-line depth.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Throw Long Bannatyne on June 24, 2022, 05:06:19 PM
Ross could have replaced Orange on the roster. No one knows what O'Leary-Orange can do because he is not game tested. Ross showed he can play in the CFL.

I believe if you can keep upgrading your talent along the way, that is a good thing. However I also agree that if Desjarlais, Kongbo, or Alford get cut we need room to resign them. 

I'm getting tired of waiting to see what he can do, my hunch is that he will be a bit disappointing and is here mostly as a backup to Demski and Woli.  Usually if a player has something great to offer, he will be given an opportunity to make an impact early on.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on June 24, 2022, 05:24:29 PM
Putting Ross on our PR, sure, and we don't know if Kyle tried or not.  Putting him on our AR, tougher, but again, we don't know if we made an offer. 

Not sure why he ended up in BC, but hey... we will see what comes of it.

At the moment he's on the Lions game day roster. That could have been a factor.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: theaardvark on June 25, 2022, 01:26:55 PM
I'm getting tired of waiting to see what he can do, my hunch is that he will be a bit disappointing and is here mostly as a backup to Demski and Woli.  Usually if a player has something great to offer, he will be given an opportunity to make an impact early on.

OO84 looked good in relief of Demski... Schoen, Wolitarski, Oleary-Orange all look like the same guy... 82, 83, 82... 


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Throw Long Bannatyne on June 25, 2022, 01:46:59 PM
OO84 looked good in relief of Demski... Schoen, Wolitarski, Oleary-Orange all look like the same guy... 82, 83, 82... 

Yep, Oleary-O finally caught a few passes!  Looks to be a good replacement for any of the 3 you mentioned, but maybe not shifty or fast enough to replace Demski long-term.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on June 25, 2022, 03:18:57 PM
Yep, Oleary-O finally caught a few passes!  Looks to be a good replacement for any of the 3 you mentioned, but maybe not shifty or fast enough to replace Demski long-term.

He looked like he has the right tools. I like his size. Whether he will start next game depends on whether Demski can play or not. Beyond that we may choose to use another import receiver since we have that roster option at the moment.

Regardless, I'd like to see some movement on adding more receiver depth on the PR. Demski getting nicked shows how quickly things can happen injury wise. 3 games and we've had 3 players lost to 6 game IR, a couple to 1 game IR. Not sure what the status will be for Demski. While it didn't look serious per se, a sprained ankle problem could take weeks to recover fully potentially.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: theaardvark on June 25, 2022, 03:20:52 PM
Yep, Oleary-O finally caught a few passes!  Looks to be a good replacement for any of the 3 you mentioned, but maybe not shifty or fast enough to replace Demski long-term.

Replacing a player does not mean you have to mirror that players ability.  OO84 seems to have good hands, and definitely has length.  Her will be a different target than ND10, but that isn't necessarily a bad thing.  Having 2 or 3 guys that can slice across the middle and make catches and trundle to the first down marker is not a bad thing...


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on June 25, 2022, 03:24:33 PM
Replacing a player does not mean you have to mirror that players ability.  OO84 seems to have good hands, and definitely has length.  Her will be a different target than ND10, but that isn't necessarily a bad thing.  Having 2 or 3 guys that can slice across the middle and make catches and trundle to the first down marker is not a bad thing...

Can't disagree with that. He's been with the team long enough for our OC to be prepared on how to use him etc. IIRC he's quite a good athlete and has decent speed as well as the size to be productive. He may not be the guy 30 yards downfield but if he can make the hard catches to prolong drives, that works too.



Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: kkc60 on June 25, 2022, 03:43:41 PM
Play that impressed me most from OO84 was the 3 yard catch where it looked like it could be picked off, caught or broken up. Defender was right there, but OO?s hands were strong enough to hold onto it


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Throw Long Bannatyne on June 25, 2022, 03:50:37 PM
Replacing a player does not mean you have to mirror that players ability.  OO84 seems to have good hands, and definitely has length.  Her will be a different target than ND10, but that isn't necessarily a bad thing.  Having 2 or 3 guys that can slice across the middle and make catches and trundle to the first down marker is not a bad thing...

That description goes for every receiver they field other than Demski. I'm curious to see if they can have great success with a receiving corp. built more on grit and grind, rather than overall speed. I can't recall that ever being done before, at least not in the modern era.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: theaardvark on June 25, 2022, 03:52:57 PM
That description goes for every receiver they field other than Demski. I'm curious to see if they can have great success with a receiving corp. built more on grit and grind, rather than overall speed. I can't recall that ever being done before.

Ellingson, Bailey are both deep threats... as well as able to cut across the middle...

But a grit and grind O kinda makes sense with our D.. giving up only 12 again to Ham means we don't need to "light up" the scoreboard...


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Pigskin on June 25, 2022, 04:34:05 PM
Ellingson, Bailey are both deep threats... as well as able to cut across the middle...

But a grit and grind O kinda makes sense with our D.. giving up only 12 again to Ham means we don't need to "light up" the scoreboard...


Schoen and Bailey both had defenders beat if ZC8 could have made better throws.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Throw Long Bannatyne on June 25, 2022, 04:45:49 PM
Ellingson, Bailey are both deep threats... as well as able to cut across the middle...

But a grit and grind O kinda makes sense with our D.. giving up only 12 again to Ham means we don't need to "light up" the scoreboard...


Collaros has only average arm strength compared to many QB's as well, deep balls are not his forte or his bread and butter.  Nothing wrong with gritty wins when they are workmanlike and predictable.  First half I was a bit worried about the O, early in the 2nd half I knew a win was inevitable.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on June 25, 2022, 05:30:37 PM
Collaros has only average arm strength compared to many QB's as well, deep balls are not his forte or his bread and butter.  Nothing wrong with gritty wins when they are workmanlike and predictable.  First half I was a bit worried about the O, early in the 2nd half I knew a win was inevitable.

True but he's been very accurate and communicates with the receivers very well.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Jesse on June 25, 2022, 06:37:45 PM
True but he's been very accurate and communicates with the receivers very well.

He hasn't been particularly accurate this season.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: theaardvark on June 26, 2022, 12:47:11 AM
He hasn't been particularly accurate this season.

Oh the shorter routes, he's been quite good actually.  He's hitting guys in stride and they are getting YAC yards.  He's zipped quite a few balls to receivers that have gotten open.  


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on June 26, 2022, 02:24:11 AM
He hasn't been particularly accurate this season.

Better check the CFL stats. His completion rate is 67.5% He has 2 new receivers and Bailey has moved to a different spot in formations.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: M.O.A.B. on June 29, 2022, 10:15:38 PM
OL Tyler Witt added to the PR per CFL.ca transaction page


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on June 29, 2022, 10:21:08 PM
OL Tyler Witt added to the PR per CFL.ca transaction page

2022-06-29   WPG   WITT, Tyler      N      Add To   Free Agent

He's actually American and attended Atlanta's rookie camp.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Jesse on June 29, 2022, 11:15:13 PM
Better check the CFL stats. His completion rate is 67.5% He has 2 new receivers and Bailey has moved to a different spot in formations.

I?d rather watch the games. He?s been pretty consistently throwing into coverage.

Making poor decisions might be a better way to describe it, but there?s definitely an accuracy bit to that too.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on June 30, 2022, 12:19:19 AM
I?d rather watch the games. He?s been pretty consistently throwing into coverage.

Making poor decisions might be a better way to describe it, but there?s definitely an accuracy bit to that too.

You're referring to the QB that had the highest QB efficiency rating in 2021. The highest number of TD passes thrown and a completion of 70.2%. Only Harris was slightly higher at 70.3%

I watch games too but I have a different opinion.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: blue_gold_84 on June 30, 2022, 12:42:00 AM
1/6 of a season isn't much of a sample size, at this stage of the season in particular. He's still completing his passes above his career average, FWIW.

I think as he continues to build chemistry, especially with new receivers, we'll see an increase in his completion rate - even if it's only marginal.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: M.O.A.B. on June 30, 2022, 02:22:03 PM
Darrin Bauming @DarrinBauming

6'6" receiver Carlton Agudosi has re-joined the #Bombers and is added to the practice roster.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: DM83 on June 30, 2022, 03:35:54 PM
 where is this tall drink of water going to play?


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Throw Long Bannatyne on June 30, 2022, 04:24:38 PM
Darrin Bauming @DarrinBauming

6'6" receiver Carlton Agudosi has re-joined the #Bombers and is added to the practice roster.

No depth chart available yet but I think this might be an indication Demski is out for awhile, if another Natl. receiver goes down they may have to reshuffle the ratio.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Jesse on June 30, 2022, 04:26:54 PM
You're referring to the QB that had the highest QB efficiency rating in 2021. The highest number of TD passes thrown and a completion of 70.2%. Only Harris was slightly higher at 70.3%

I watch games too but I have a different opinion.

Yup, he won MOP for a reason.

This year however, probably due to increased pressure, he's been chucking a number of passes into coverage. There have been more than a few that should have been picked off. I have faith that we'll figure it out, but in the three games that we have seen so far, he hasn't looked quite the same.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: M.O.A.B. on June 30, 2022, 04:33:15 PM
No depth chart available yet but I think this might be an indication Demski is out for awhile, if another Natl. receiver goes down they may have to reshuffle the ratio.

They can still start  Brandon O'Leary Orange as (8th Canadian) backed up by Agudosi (or Harrison)


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on June 30, 2022, 05:49:21 PM
They can still start  Brandon O'Leary Orange as (8th Canadian) backed up by Agudosi (or Harrison)

Yeah, that could go either way. If they activate another import then they have to delete one import.

I'm still of the mind that we might see Walker return and Wilcots off this week. Then there is the question of depth on both the OL and at receiver.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Throw Long Bannatyne on June 30, 2022, 06:17:57 PM
Yeah, that could go either way. If they activate another import then they have to delete one import.

I'm still of the mind that we might see Walker return and Wilcots off this week. Then there is the question of depth on both the OL and at receiver.

I don't know how casually players can be flipped on and off the P.R. now, as their contract is essentially terminated
each time they are released and a new contract is registered each time they re-join the roster.  Do the agents get a cut each time they re-sign???  They used to say a player was "on waivers" and other teams had the option of signing them before they were moved to the P.R., but you never hear that term now, and teams never sign them when they are in transition.  I don't know what the rule actually is, but it could be part of the "unwritten rules" guideline the CFL attempts to follow.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on June 30, 2022, 07:24:45 PM
I'm hearing Demski is being place on 6 game IR!!!!!!!! I know he can potentially come off early but this is horrible news. This was reported on 3rddownnation today.

Well that answers one question regarding injury and probable starter in O'Leary-Orange.  What that does for domino affect on the roster is a TBD for the moment.

An ankle injury can be very limiting for any player. Recovery can take significant time in some cases. Unfortunate to lose such a talented player and key cog in our offence.

In theory we should be adding a Canadian from the PR but this may cause a switch with some import.

Only a couple of Canadian DB's on the PR unless Briggs is coming off of 6 game IR early.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: theaardvark on July 02, 2022, 03:32:20 PM
ND10 to the 6 game, JH51 wore his jersey to practice in support... I really wanted to see a shot of that... and I finally saw on, at the end of this clip about favourite Canadian snacks...

https://www.facebook.com/watch?v=1145809166277824


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on July 03, 2022, 01:21:17 PM
Blue Bombers add two offensive linemen to practice roster

WINNIPEG, MB., June 30, 2022 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers announce today that the club has signed American offensive linemen Ryan Nelson and Tyler Witt to the practice roster.

Nelson (6-6, 331, Virginia, August 6, 1999 in Buena Park, CA) joins the Blue Bombers after a four-year college career with the Virginia Cavaliers. Nelson started an impressive 49 straight games beginning in 2018 and helped solidify the Cavaliers offensive line. In 2020, Nelson was apart a leader on an offensive line that was ranked first in the ACC in protection. Nelson was named as a 2021 Phil Steele Fourth Team All-ACC.

Witt (6-2, 305, Purdue, November 17, 1997 in Joliet, IL) joins the Blue Bombers after one season with the Purdue Boilermakers and the previous three with Western Kentucky Hilltoppers. Witt made an immediate impact at Western Kentucky playing in each game as a freshman and starting 6. He would go on to start in all 25 games over the next two seasons. The offensive lineman transferred to Purdue to play out his final year of eligibility. Witt finished his college career as a top offensive lineman for the Boilermakers and was named to the Wuerffel Trophy Watch List.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on July 03, 2022, 01:23:33 PM
Blue Bombers transactions

WINNIPEG, MB., June 30, 2022 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the following transactions:

Added to practice roster:

American receiver Carlton Agudosi

Transactions:


2022-06-30   WPG   DEMSKI, Nic   WR   N   Manitoba   Transfer To   Injured
2022-06-30   WPG   NELSON, Ryan      N      Add To   Free Agent
2022-06-30   WPG   NELSON, Ryan      N      Delete From Active   Free Agent
2022-06-30   WPG   WALKER, Ricky   DL   A   Virginia Tech   Add To   Active Roster
2022-06-30   WPG   WALKER, Ricky   DL   A   Virginia Tech   Remove Signed   Free Agent
2022-06-30   WPG   AGUDOSI, Carlton   WR   A   Rutgers   Add To   Free Agent

Darrin Bauming   @DarrinBauming
6'6" receiver Carlton Agudosi has re-joined the #Bombers and is added to the practice roster.

#Bombers announce Nic Demski has been placed on the 6-Game Injured List - this does not mean he will necessarily miss six games, but he may.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on July 03, 2022, 01:24:38 PM
Blue Bombers Transactions - July 1, 2022

WINNIPEG, MB., July 1, 2022 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the following transactions:

Released from roster:

American defensive back Tyquwan Glass

Transactions:

2022-07-01   WPG   GLASS, Tyqwan   DB   A   Fresno State   Delete From Active   Free Agent

Darrin Bauming    @DarrinBauming
The #Bombers releasing Tyquwan Glass sounds like it happened due to a combination of:
- the emergence of Demerio Houston
- a lesser role for Glass
- the salary cap


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on July 03, 2022, 01:26:26 PM
Game 4:

Ed Tait   @EdTaitWFC
The @Wpg_BlueBombers depth chart vs. Toronto tomorrow. Three changes: on are CB Winston Rose, LB Les Maruo and RB Greg McCrae. Off are SB Nic Demski, CB Tyquwan Glass (released) and DE L.B. Mack III.

Derek Taylor   @DTonOB
On this week: Winston Rose, Greg McCrae (debut), Les Maruo

Off this week: Nic Demski (6-game), LB Mack, Tyquwan Glass (released)

Darrin Bauming    @DarrinBauming
McRae is in and will be utilized similarly to the Demski role - running back/receiver hybrid.
receiver Brendan O'Leary-Orange is a big body with a lot of natural ability.
I expect a good dose of McRae on the inside with BOLO working on the outside.

In
#00 Maruo
#29 McCrae
#30 Rose

Out:
#10 Demski
#22 Glass
#52 Mack III

Transactions:

2022-07-03   WPG   MACK, LB   DL   A   Rhode Island   Add To   Free Agent
2022-07-03   WPG   MACK, LB   DL   A   Rhode Island   Delete From Active   Free Agent
2022-07-03   WPG   MCCRAE, Greg   RB   A   Central Florida   Add To   Active Roster
2022-07-03   WPG   MCCRAE, Greg   RB   A   Central Florida   Remove Signed   Free Agent
2022-07-03   WPG   MARUO, Les   LB   N   Texas at San Antonio   Add To   Active Roster
2022-07-03   WPG   MARUO, Les   LB   N   Texas at San Antonio   Remove Signed   Free Agent
2022-07-03   WPG   ROSE, Winston   DB   A   New Mexico State   Add From Injured   Active Roster
2022-07-03   WPG   WALKER, Ricky   DL   A   Virginia Tech   Transfer To   Injured
2022-07-01   WPG   GLASS, Tyqwan   DB   A   Fresno State   Delete From Active   Free Agent


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Lincoln Locomotive on July 03, 2022, 02:10:45 PM
We will certainly miss Nic Demski who adds so many wrinkles to our offence plus his innate ability to make serious YAC.   Time for Sheed to step up and our RBs who will face their mentor on Monday night.   We will need a complete team effort to beat the Argos and remain unbeaten especially after they were slapped around by the Lions and will be seeking some form of redemption.  And you can bet AH is dreaming about all those spin moves he will make on AB4.   


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: DM83 on July 04, 2022, 03:29:28 AM
What?s a BOLO?.  That orange. Guy?


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Throw Long Bannatyne on July 06, 2022, 09:31:20 PM
Fun fact, Chris Kolankowski (30) is only one year younger than Jake Thomas (31) who is in his 10th season with the Bombers.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on July 06, 2022, 10:19:31 PM
Jim Van Pelt passed away at age 86. A Bomber great from the late 50's. Won the 1958 Grey Cup with him as the QB.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Pigskin on July 06, 2022, 10:30:57 PM
Fun fact, Chris Kolankowski (30) is only one year younger than Jake Thomas (31) who is in his 10th season with the Bombers.

CK is low mileage compared to JT. CK has played very well.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: M.O.A.B. on July 06, 2022, 10:31:01 PM
What?s a BOLO?.  That orange. Guy?

Brendan O'Leary Orange.

But a bolo is a large knife from the Philippines.  ;D


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Throw Long Bannatyne on July 06, 2022, 10:32:57 PM
Jim Van Pelt passed away at age 86. A Bomber great from the late 50's. Won the 1958 Grey Cup with him as the QB.

That's too bad, here is a little infill for people too young to recognize the name.

He led the Blue Bombers to consecutive Grey Cup championships and set league records with seven touchdown passes in a game, a 107-yard touchdown pass, and 22 points scored in the 1958 Grey Cup championship game.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Horseman on July 06, 2022, 11:05:16 PM
Jim Van Pelt passed away at age 86. A Bomber great from the late 50's. Won the 1958 Grey Cup with him as the QB.

I remember Jim Van Pelt, RIP, sorry to hear of this news, condolences to his family.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: theaardvark on July 07, 2022, 12:32:04 AM
Brendan O'Leary Orange.

But a bolo is a large knife from the Philippines.  ;D

It is also a really ugly tie...


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: DM83 on July 07, 2022, 02:24:33 AM
You guys are a wealth of knowledge, walking abacuses!.( thanks)


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: M.O.A.B. on July 07, 2022, 11:43:36 AM
You guys are a wealth of knowledge, walking abacuses!.( thanks)

I have a very good neighbor by the name of Mr.Google, he is always sitting on a rocking chair at his front porch, waiting for passerbys that will throw him any question.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on July 07, 2022, 12:19:24 PM
It is also a really ugly tie...

Police term BOLO: Be On Look Out


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: DM83 on July 07, 2022, 12:47:48 PM
MOAB?.that?s me in the future. Either in Colorado or Phoenix.
I can?t believe no one corrected me by saying Thesaurus?..or was the latest dinosaur discovered in Juarassic  park V? Lol!


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: theaardvark on July 07, 2022, 01:39:48 PM
MOAB?.that?s me in the future. Either in Colorado or Phoenix.
I can?t believe no one corrected me by saying Thesaurus?..or was the latest dinosaur discovered in Juarassic  park V? Lol!

I bought a really bad thesaurus once.  It was terrible, terrible and terrible...


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: M.O.A.B. on July 07, 2022, 04:04:39 PM
MOAB?.that?s me in the future. Either in Colorado or Phoenix.
I can?t believe no one corrected me by saying Thesaurus?..or was the latest dinosaur discovered in Juarassic  park V? Lol!


Correction.. you will be...
... a very good neighbor by the name of Mr. DM83, he is always sitting on a rocking chair at his front porch, waiting for passerbys that will throw him any question so he can Google it.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on July 08, 2022, 11:08:57 PM
Game 5:

Darrin Bauming   @DarrinBauming
No surprises this week with LB Kyrie Wilson (Achilles') going to the 6-Game and DE L.B. Mack coming in.

In:  #52 Mack III

Out: #19 Wilson

Transactions:

2022-07-08   WPG   WILSON, Kyrie   LB   A   Fresno State   Transfer To   Injured
2022-07-08   WPG   WALKER, Ricky   DL   A   Virginia Tech   Extend On   Injured
2022-07-08   WPG   MACK, LB   DL   A   Rhode Island   Add To   Active Roster
2022-07-08   WPG   MACK, LB   DL   A   Rhode Island   Remove Signed   Free Agent

Depth chart:
https://twitter.com/Ted_Wyman/status/1545424882829185024


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: DM83 on July 10, 2022, 10:22:07 AM
MOAB,

As I type I am in the lazy boy rocking, not in porch of course, but wide screen hi-def tv?getting there?.Go Bombers!


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on July 12, 2022, 09:55:57 PM
Blue Bombers Transactions - July 12, 2022

WINNIPEG, MB., July 12, 2022 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the following transactions:

Added to practice roster:
American linebacker Brian Cole (Mississippi State)
National receiver Luke McMillan (Winnipeg Rifles)

NEW BLUE BLOOD:
The Blue Bombers added two players to the practice roster on Tuesday - American linebacker Brian Cole, who was most recently with the Edmonton Elks and was a seventh-round draft pick of the Minnesota Vikings in 2020 and Winnipeg Rifles receiver Luke McMillan, who had an outstanding training camp before being released last month.
https://www.bluebombers.com/2022/07/12/need-to-know-july-12-2002/

Blue Bombers add local receiver Luke McMillan to practice roster, one other


The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have added Canadian receiver Luke McMillan and American linebacker Brian Cole to the practice roster.

McMillan made 36 receptions for 414 yards and three touchdown last season as a member of the Winnipeg Rifles of the Canadian Junior Football League.

The 22-year-old was in training camp with the Blue Bombers this season, though he was released following its conclusion. He played three total seasons with the Rifles (2018-19, 2021) and recorded 68 catches for 706 yards and four touchdowns.

Cole was in training camp with the Saskatchewan Roughriders but didn't make the final roster. He spent two weeks on the practice roster with the Edmonton Elks but was let go on Sunday without dressing for a game.

The six-foot-two, 213-pound linebacker was selected in the seventh round of the 2020 NFL Draft by the Minnesota Vikings. He also had stints with the Miami Dolphins and Carolina Panthers.

Cole played in 17 games for Mississippi State in 2018 and 2019, recording 78 total tackles, 10.5 tackles for loss, three sacks, 12 quarterback pressures, two interceptions, four passes defended, one forced fumble, and two fumble recoveries. He also returned 16 kicks for 329 yards.
https://3downnation.com/2022/07/12/blue-bombers-add-local-receiver-luke-mcmillan-to-practice-roster-one-other/


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: theaardvark on July 12, 2022, 11:42:15 PM
Picking up LB depth that both SSK and EDM have released this year... I guess a PR look is not unwarranted, we have picked up gems that way before... like Yoshi...


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: pjrocksmb on July 12, 2022, 11:51:11 PM
Picking up LB depth that both SSK and EDM have released this year... I guess a PR look is not unwarranted, we have picked up gems that way before... like Yoshi...
Sask does have a very deep LB core


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: DM83 on July 13, 2022, 05:52:32 PM
How do you think the Sask LBs played last game?didnt  they get run on?
I like Dickinson's style.  The. Boys seem pretty pumped.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Sir Blue and Gold on July 13, 2022, 07:46:57 PM
@DarrinBauming
Another Canadian receiver on the #Bombers? 6-Game Injured List as Brendan O'Leary Orange is assigned today.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: blue_gold_84 on July 13, 2022, 07:48:47 PM
@DarrinBauming
Another Canadian receiver on the #Bombers? 6-Game Injured List as Brendan O'Leary Orange is assigned today.

Jee-zus... Now what?


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on July 13, 2022, 09:50:18 PM
Transactions:

2022-07-13   WPG   HOLM, Evan   DB   A   North Dakota   Add To   Free Agent
2022-07-13   WPG   HOLM, Evan   DB   A   North Dakota   Delete From Active   Free Agent
2022-07-13   WPG   MCMILLAN, Luke   WR   N   Winnipeg Rifles Jr.   Add To   Free Agent
2022-07-13   WPG   COLE, Brian   LB   A   Mississippi State   Add To   Free Agent
2022-07-13   WPG   LAVIGNE, Cedrick   DB   N   Carleton   Add To   Active Roster
2022-07-13   WPG   LAVIGNE, Cedrick   DB   N   Carleton   Remove Signed   Free Agent
2022-07-13   WPG   PARKER, Jamal   DB   A   Kent State   Add To   Active Roster
2022-07-13   WPG   PARKER, Jamal   DB   A   Kent State   Remove Signed   Free Agent
2022-07-13   WPG   O'LEARY-ORANGE, Brendon   WR   N   Nevada   Transfer To   Injured

Derek Taylor   @DTonOB
Bombers announce Brendan O'Leary-Orange goes on the 6-game injured list - the second Canadian receiver to go on 6-game.

Looks like we'll get a couple of season debuts Friday. From the CFL transaction wire: Bombers add Cedric Lavigne and Jamal Parker to the active roster and move Evan Holm to the practice roster.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on July 13, 2022, 10:12:23 PM
It appears that Holm is replaced by Parker. Lavigne comes in as the Canadian for O'Leary-Orange although at a different position.

What the heck, O'Leary-Orange goes to 6 game IR!!! Unfortunate for him when he just got a chance to start while Demski was out.

I suppose this forces us to use McCrae at SB and revert to only 7 Canadian starters. Well this is his chance to show he's a gamer.

Must be saving some SMS with every injury ending up on 6 game IR.

We've lost players to 6 game IR in each game. How does that happen? Bad luck injury wise but we continue to win.



Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: M.O.A.B. on July 13, 2022, 10:19:54 PM
That's too many DBs though. I got a feeling (just a gut feeling) Rose will come out of the line-up.
Maybe Ford starts at that corner backed up by Lavigne.
Then either Harrison/Agudosi comes in as an extra receiver. Probably to rotate on the outside.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on July 13, 2022, 10:35:16 PM
That's too many DBs though. I got a feeling (just a gut feeling) Rose will come out of the line-up.
Maybe Ford starts at that corner backed up by Lavigne.
Then either Harrison/Agudosi comes in as an extra receiver. Probably to rotate on the outside.

We don't have other Canadians on the PR to add. Just the way it is now.

Holm was a DI and so will Parker be a DI.

McCrae goes from a rotational RB / receiver to more of a full time starter almost by default. I don't believe the other 2 receivers on the PR are really SB types and not as versatile.

Looking forward to see what McCrae can do while he's on the roster. Once we get Alexander back he may not stay on the AR since he'd only be able to replace an import. At the moment he can directly start in front of a Canadian.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: M.O.A.B. on July 13, 2022, 10:57:10 PM
We don't have other Canadians on the PR to add. Just the way it is now.

Holm was a DI and so will Parker be a DI.

McCrae goes from a rotational RB / receiver to more of a full time starter almost by default. I don't believe the other 2 receivers on the PR are really SB types and not as versatile.

Looking forward to see what McCrae can do while he's on the roster. Once we get Alexander back he may not stay on the AR since he'd only be able to replace an import. At the moment he can directly start in front of a Canadian.

I realized that but going to the game with basically 5 starters and only Grant as backup is not ideal.
An injury to a receiver, Grant will be on a dual-duty as full-time WR and and returner.
Another injury and we'll basically need both Oliveira and Augustine in every snap.

Woli can play slot and wideout. So if Woli is slotted inside on play, the extra American rec can play the wideout.

 



Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on July 14, 2022, 12:21:22 AM
I realized that but going to the game with basically 5 starters and only Grant as backup is not ideal.
An injury to a receiver, Grant will be on a dual-duty as full-time WR and and returner.
Another injury and we'll basically need both Oliveira and Augustine in every snap.

Woli can play slot and wideout. So if Woli is slotted inside on play, the extra American rec can play the wideout.

 



O'Leary-Orange never had a reception before this season. So he was an unknown entity.

I understand you're point about Woli at SB and new import from the PR at WR. The team didn't choose that option in the 1st place when Demski went down. There always was that option with the ratio and we didn't choose it. So I'm not expecting it now.

For that matter we didn't even move Woli inside last two weeks.

As I pointed out McCrae is more versatile on offence. However we could have replaced Holm with a receiver instead of another DB.  I'd expect the DB to see more action on ST's than a 6'6" or 6'3" receiver. Chances are he'd also be used in some defensive sets.

OTOH a new receiver as a DI might never see the field? It wasn't a roster change we made today although it could still happen tomorrow. Not likely to put Parker on the AR today and take him off tomorrow though.

Tough call with ratio, versatility and roster size etc.

We can't afford more long term injuries.



Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: M.O.A.B. on July 14, 2022, 02:08:26 AM
O'Leary-Orange never had a reception before this season. So he was an unknown entity.

I understand you're point about Woli at SB and new import from the PR at WR. The team didn't choose that option in the 1st place when Demski went down. There always was that option with the ratio and we didn't choose it. So I'm not expecting it now.

For that matter we didn't even move Woli inside last two weeks.

As I pointed out McCrae is more versatile on offence. However we could have replaced Holm with a receiver instead of another DB.  I'd expect the DB to see more action on ST's than a 6'6" or 6'3" receiver. Chances are he'd also be used in some defensive sets.

OTOH a new receiver as a DI might never see the field? It wasn't a roster change we made today although it could still happen tomorrow. Not likely to put Parker on the AR today and take him off tomorrow though.

Tough call with ratio, versatility and roster size etc.

We can't afford more long term injuries.


Hence, I said, I have a feeling Rose might come off this Friday in favor of Agudosi/Harrison. Rene starts at the corner. How many TDs have Rose given up. I counted 3 already, maybe 4.



Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: pjrocksmb on July 14, 2022, 02:18:31 AM
Hence, I said, I have a feeling Rose might come off this Friday in favor of Agudosi/Harrison. Rene starts at the corner. How many TDs have Rose given up. I counted 3 already, maybe 4.


Doubt it


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: TecnoGenius on July 14, 2022, 02:41:49 AM
Hence, I said, I have a feeling Rose might come off this Friday in favor of Agudosi/Harrison. Rene starts at the corner. How many TDs have Rose given up. I counted 3 already, maybe 4.

Never, nope, nada.  I'll bet anyone 10 Wrath Of Khans on this.  Rose is our #2 DB (IMHO).  Week 5 was awesome, only marred by the one (very tough) whiff.  Rose starts unless injured; all season.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on July 14, 2022, 03:19:39 AM
Hence, I said, I have a feeling Rose might come off this Friday in favor of Agudosi/Harrison. Rene starts at the corner. How many TDs have Rose given up. I counted 3 already, maybe 4.



No chance. How many int's does he have or has he deflected to other team members?  If you replace a DB you replace the DI not the starter. Illogical thinking.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: LXTSN on July 14, 2022, 12:23:49 PM
Hence, I said, I have a feeling Rose might come off this Friday in favor of Agudosi/Harrison. Rene starts at the corner. How many TDs have Rose given up. I counted 3 already, maybe 4.


That doesn't make sense, we have 7 starting Canadians without doing that. If we wanted, we could start one of them in place of McCrae, but I'd rather have McCrae personally.
I do think Rose is better, and obviously has the experience. I would also rank Ford ahead of Rene. I could see Rene coming into the lineup for Friday just because we are short Canadians, but only to back up.

Did I get that last part right Blue in BC?


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Throw Long Bannatyne on July 14, 2022, 02:15:42 PM
That doesn't make sense, we have 7 starting Canadians without doing that. If we wanted, we could start one of them in place of McCrae, but I'd rather have McCrae personally.
I do think Rose is better, and obviously has the experience. I would also rank Ford ahead of Rene. I could see Rene coming into the lineup for Friday just because we are short Canadians, but only to back up.

Did I get that last part right Blue in BC?

Lavigne had 6 tackles and a sack in the pre-season game against Sask. looking forward to what he can add, even if we only see him on ST.  They have him listed as backup to Rutledge.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on July 14, 2022, 02:17:25 PM
That doesn't make sense, we have 7 starting Canadians without doing that. If we wanted, we could start one of them in place of McCrae, but I'd rather have McCrae personally.
I do think Rose is better, and obviously has the experience. I would also rank Ford ahead of Rene. I could see Rene coming into the lineup for Friday just because we are short Canadians, but only to back up.

Did I get that last part right Blue in BC?

Yes you did. Based on yesterday's transactions it doesn't seem McCrae or Rose were coming off or Rene coming on. I think Rose would only be coming off if his injury flared up again.

OTOH, in another string it was mentioned Agudosi was starting? So now I'm just waiting to see if they did make more changes today and figure out why. If he's coming in then somebody is coming off.

I'd think that would most likely be either Mack or Wilcots. However we need fresh DL to pressure BLM.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: LXTSN on July 14, 2022, 02:30:19 PM
Lavigne had 6 tackles and a sack in the pre-season game against Sask. looking forward to what he can add, even if we only see him on ST.  They have him listed as backup to Rutledge.
He must be better on ST than Rene since they are putting him in this week. He was drafted this year, so maybe that's a guy we are more interested in developing.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: pdirks67 on July 14, 2022, 02:32:59 PM
Depth chart for Calgary game has been posted. Agudosi is in. What do we do if Wolitarsky gets hurt?


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: LXTSN on July 14, 2022, 02:34:25 PM
Yes you did. Based on yesterday's transactions it doesn't seem McCrae or Rose were coming off or Rene coming on. I think Rose would only be coming off if his injury flared up again.

OTOH, in another string it was mentioned Agudosi was starting? So now I'm just waiting to see if they did make more changes today and figure out why. If he's coming in then somebody is coming off.

I'd think that would most likely be either Mack or Wilcots. However we need fresh DL to pressure BLM.
Yeah it looks like Mack is coming off. They must really see something in Wilcots to keep him on the active roster week after week! You'd think he wouldn't see much of the field with Willie and Jeffcoat on the ends...

Agudosi is starting so I'm sure we will see a good dose of McCrae in that slot as well.

Also, when Couture is back, will he replace Gray? I feel like Kolankowski has been a nice fit on the O-Line for us


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: LXTSN on July 14, 2022, 02:36:29 PM
Depth chart for Calgary game has been posted. Agudosi is in. What do we do if Wolitarsky gets hurt?
That's kind of what I was worried about going into this week.
We would probably run Augustine at a slot position or have a fullback run a little tight end action. I'm sure they are prepared for it, but we are really paper-thin at that position!


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: M.O.A.B. on July 14, 2022, 02:45:53 PM
Depth chart for Calgary game has been posted. Agudosi is in. What do we do if Wolitarsky gets hurt?

There are options but, I think the optimal move would be Augustine to the slot.



Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on July 14, 2022, 03:07:46 PM
Yeah it looks like Mack is coming off. They must really see something in Wilcots to keep him on the active roster week after week! You'd think he wouldn't see much of the field with Willie and Jeffcoat on the ends...

Agudosi is starting so I'm sure we will see a good dose of McCrae in that slot as well.

Also, when Couture is back, will he replace Gray? I feel like Kolankowski has been a nice fit on the O-Line for us

You still need to keep Jeffcoat and Jefferson fresh so we'll see Hansen and Wilcots rotating in at times. Might see 3 DE's on the field at the same time for some sets.

I would expect Couture back at C when he's healthy. Gray has been improving but we'll see how that goes this week.

McCrae could rotate at SB but I think they'll give Agudosi a chance to make some plays. At 6'6" he'll be another big target for Collaros. He'll win some jump balls and be able to shield the ball avway from defenders. He's been around since 2021 so they must see something they like.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on July 14, 2022, 05:47:56 PM
Game 6:

Ed Tait   @EdTaitWFC
Three lineup changes for the @Wpg_BlueBombers: Carlton Agudosi starts at SB for Brendan O'Leary-Orange. Also on the roster are Canadian LB/DB Cedrick Lavigne and DB Jamal Parker. Off are DB Evan Holm and DE L.B. Mack II

Derek Taylor   @DTonOB
Carlton Agudosi makes his CFL debut Friday. Ellingson and Schoen both shuffle spots on the depth.

As predicted yesterday, Jamal Parker and Cedric Lavigne will make their CFL debuts.

Darrin Bauming   @DarrinBauming
All 6'6" and 220lbs of Carlton Agudosi will make his CFL debut Friday night - a big target with soft hands. #Bombers

In:
#26 Lavigne
#45 Parker
#86 Agudosi

Out:
#31 Holm
#52 Mack III
#84 O'Leary-Orange.

Winnipeg Blue Bombers   @Wpg_BlueBombersHow we line up versus the @calstampeders.
https://twitter.com/Wpg_BlueBombers/status/1547596640420188163/photo/1

Transactions:

2022-07-14   WPG   WALKER, Ricky   DL   A   Virginia Tech   Extend On   Injured
2022-07-14   WPG   AGUDOSI, Carlton   WR   A   Rutgers   Add To   Active Roster
2022-07-14   WPG   AGUDOSI, Carlton   WR   A   Rutgers   Remove Signed   Free Agent
2022-07-14   WPG   MACK, William   DL   A   Rhode Island   Add To   Free Agent
2022-07-14   WPG   MACK, William   DL   A   Rhode Island   Delete From Active   Free Agent


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Throw Long Bannatyne on July 14, 2022, 06:23:49 PM
"Ellingson and Schoen both shuffle spots on the depth."

What does this actually mean?


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: M.O.A.B. on July 14, 2022, 06:28:33 PM
"Ellingson and Schoen both shuffle spots on the depth."

What does this actually mean?

Before Schoen is lining up in slotback on the boundary (besides Bailey) while Ellingson is lining up on the field side in (with Demski and Wolitarski).
Now, they switched sides on the depth chart. Although they move around during the game. 


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Throw Long Bannatyne on July 14, 2022, 10:27:09 PM
Before Schoen is lining up in slotback on the boundary (besides Bailey) while Ellingson is lining up on the field side in (with Demski and Wolitarski).
Now, they switched sides on the depth chart. Although they move around during the game. 


That makes sense, "switch" and "swap" are better descriptors than shuffle, which is a random arrangement.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: TecnoGenius on July 14, 2022, 11:43:04 PM
Also, when Couture is back, will he replace Gray? I feel like Kolankowski has been a nice fit on the O-Line for us

I would expect Couture back at C when he's healthy. Gray has been improving but we'll see how that goes this week.

2 problems:
1. Has Couture ever done other than C for us?  Don't think so?
2. Gray has improved and he seems to be trying to make his mark on the team.  I think he may have had an attitude change recently.

But you make a good point: Ko-man has been been solid at C.  HOWEVER, DTs are still taking advantage of our left A-gap and that gap is half Ko-man's responsibility.  The Gray A-gap troubles might not be all on Gray...


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: LXTSN on July 15, 2022, 11:09:42 AM
2 problems:
1. Has Couture ever done other than C for us?  Don't think so?
2. Gray has improved and he seems to be trying to make his mark on the team.  I think he may have had an attitude change recently.

But you make a good point: Ko-man has been been solid at C.  HOWEVER, DTs are still taking advantage of our left A-gap and that gap is half Ko-man's responsibility.  The Gray A-gap troubles might not be all on Gray...

To be honest, I have a hard time paying attention to the OL on consecutive plays lol but you could be right! I have slowly started to see a drop in holding calls which is the most important thing.

I'll try and go back in the depth charts from 2 years ago, but I think Couture played guard for is as well. Just trying to remember who played center for us at that point...


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: LXTSN on July 15, 2022, 11:18:46 AM
Agudosi is a very intriguing player. He seems to be a solid deep threat, pretty fast, with big strong hands. Kind of the BC reciever prototype! He also plays hard on special teams. He played for Rutgers at the same time as Jenarian Grant


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on July 15, 2022, 12:21:32 PM
Agudosi is a very intriguing player. He seems to be a solid deep threat, pretty fast, with big strong hands. Kind of the BC reciever prototype! He also plays hard on special teams. He played for Rutgers at the same time as Jenarian Grant

I'm not sure how fast Agudosi is but I can't imagine a 6'6" receiver going down field on ST's. Our St's are playing well and there isn't really a reason to change that up IMO.

If he plays well at receiver, that's really all he needs to do this week.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on July 15, 2022, 12:22:15 PM
To be honest, I have a hard time paying attention to the OL on consecutive plays lol but you could be right! I have slowly started to see a drop in holding calls which is the most important thing.

I'll try and go back in the depth charts from 2 years ago, but I think Couture played guard for is as well. Just trying to remember who played center for us at that point...

M. Goossen played center before Couture.

A former second overall pick, Goossen has made 64 starts for the Bombers at centre, including all 18 games last season. The pending free agent topped all offensive linemen in CFL.ca?s top 30 pending free agents, ranking eighth overall.

Retired in January 2019.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: M.O.A.B. on July 15, 2022, 12:41:33 PM
I'm not sure how fast Agudosi is but I can't imagine a 6'6" receiver going down field on ST's. Our St's are playing well and there isn't really a reason to change that up IMO.

If he plays well at receiver, that's really all he needs to do this week.

He ran 4.60+ during his pro-day. I looked at his highlights, he remind me of Carr when he runs. It's deceivingly fast, because of those long steps.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on July 15, 2022, 12:59:08 PM
He ran 4.60+ during his pro-day. I looked at his highlights, he remind me of Carr when he runs. It's deceivingly fast, because of those long steps.

Reportedly is that he has soft hands and he'll be a big target for Collaros. However that's only 2" taller than O'Leary-Orange. I never did see when or how he got injured or exactly how we replaced him afterwards. Several players had some catches but that seemed a by committee result?

While that's not a bad thing I don't know whether Agudosi will be targeted more as a direct replacement for Demski. I can imagine he could see a role blocking and as a decoy as well.

Looking forward to seeing him have some success. He may only have a couple of games before we change our ratio in some way.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on July 21, 2022, 09:42:11 PM
Game 7:

Ed Tait   @EdTaitWFC
Two significant changes for the @Wpg_BlueBombers: out are Jackson Jeffcoat and Greg Ellingson. On are DE LB Mack III and WR Tavaris Harrison

Ted Wyman   @Ted_Wyman
Greg Ellingson is out of the lineup for #Bombers in Edmonton on Friday. Had 11 catches for 152 yards last week. Tavaris Harrison comes off practice roster to replace him.

Derek Taylor   @DTonOB
No Ellingson or Jeffcoat for the Bombers tomorrow! Cedric Wilcots and Janarion Grant draw into the starting lineup.
Tavaris Harrison (diving TD catch in preseason) will play for the first time.

Dave Campbell   @Dave_CHED
#Elks injury update: REC Derel Walker (groin/hip) and REC/QB Kai Locksley (hamstring) has been placed on the 1-game injured list. LB Tre Watson (knee) and DT Nick Coe (hamstring) have been placed on the 6-game injured list. Nyles Morgan and Duron Carter are officially activated.

Winnipeg Blue Bombers  @Wpg_BlueBombers
Tomorrow night's lineup.
https://twitter.com/Wpg_BlueBombers/status/1550141050609704960

Jeff Hamilton   @jeffkhamilton
Bombers depth chart and roster for Friday's game against the Edmonton Elks. DE Jackson Jeffcoat and CFL leading receiver Greg Ellingson will sit this one out after dealing with a hip issue all week. L.B. Mack draws in for Jeffcoat, Tavaris Harrison for Ellingson. #wfp
https://twitter.com/jeffkhamilton/status/1550143124126646273

Farhan Lalji   @FarhanLaljiTSN
Ten new players coming into #Elks lineup. Carter listed as backup safety. Going Canadian at RB, with Maleek Irons making his first start at RB, backed up by Lyles, 2 players that weren't a part of team 3 weeks ago. Butler in for Walker, Holley in for Locksley.
https://twitter.com/FarhanLaljiTSN/status/1550158507357351937

In:
#52 Mack III
#81 Harrison

Out:
#2 Ellingson
#94 Jeffcoat

Transactions:

2022-07-21   WPG   HARRISON, Tavaris   WR   A   Florida Atlantic   Add To   Active Roster
2022-07-21   WPG   HARRISON, Tavaris   WR   A   Florida Atlantic   Remove Signed   Free Agent
2022-07-21   WPG   MACK, William   DL   A   Rhode Island   Add To   Active Roster
2022-07-21   WPG   MACK, William   DL   A   Rhode Island   Remove Signed   Free Agent
2022-07-21   WPG   JEFFCOAT, Jackson   DL   A   Texas   Transfer To   Injured
2022-07-21   WPG   ELLINGSON, Greg   WR   A   Florida International   Transfer To   Injured
2022-07-21   WPG   RICHMOND, Drew   OL   A   USC   Extend On   Injured
2022-07-21   WPG   MASTON, Mercy   DB   A   Boise State   Extend On   Injured
2022-07-21   WPG   HALLETT, Noah   DB   N   McMaster   Extend On   Injured
2022-07-21   WPG   ALEXANDER, Brandon   DB   A   Central Florida   Extend On   Injured
2022-07-21   WPG   WALKER, Ricky   DL   A   Virginia Tech   Extend On   Injured


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on July 26, 2022, 09:55:34 PM
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have brought back American receiver Kelvin McKnight.

The 25-year-old McKnight was released by the team in June after playing eight games for the blue and gold in 2021, recording 15 receptions for 96 yards. He made his CFL debut, and first start, against the Toronto Argonauts on Friday, August 13 last year.

https://3downnation.com/2022/07/26/blue-bombers-bring-back-american-receiver-kelvin-mcknight/

Transactions:

2022-07-26   WPG   LAVIGNE, Cedrick   LB   N   Carleton   Add To   Free Agent
2022-07-26   WPG   LAVIGNE, Cedrick   LB   N   Carleton   Delete From Active   Free Agent
2022-07-26   WPG   MCKNIGHT, Kelvin   WR   A   Samford   Add To   Free Agent


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: the paw on July 26, 2022, 11:49:49 PM
Steveler signed with the Jets today.  That was probably our last chance to establish a real running game...


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: GOLDMEMBER on July 26, 2022, 11:59:36 PM
Steveler signed with the Jets today.  That was probably our last chance to establish a real running game...
that was your last chance to post something we could take seriously.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Tiger on July 27, 2022, 01:19:37 AM
Agudosi not on IR?

https://www.bluebombers.com/roster/


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: GOLDMEMBER on July 27, 2022, 01:26:46 AM
Agudosi not on IR?

https://www.bluebombers.com/roster/
not yet


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: DM83 on July 27, 2022, 07:26:41 AM
96 divided by 16.? Is that it. For an average of?.....


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: M.O.A.B. on July 27, 2022, 04:06:42 PM
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have brought back American receiver Kelvin McKnight.

The 25-year-old McKnight was released by the team in June after playing eight games for the blue and gold in 2021, recording 15 receptions for 96 yards. He made his CFL debut, and first start, against the Toronto Argonauts on Friday, August 13 last year.

https://3downnation.com/2022/07/26/blue-bombers-bring-back-american-receiver-kelvin-mcknight/

Transactions:

2022-07-26   WPG   LAVIGNE, Cedrick   LB   N   Carleton   Add To   Free Agent
2022-07-26   WPG   LAVIGNE, Cedrick   LB   N   Carleton   Delete From Active   Free Agent
2022-07-26   WPG   MCKNIGHT, Kelvin   WR   A   Samford   Add To   Free Agent

So a Canadian needs to be activated. If any of our 6-gamers are not ready yet, then it would be either DB Rene or WR McMillan (Rifles guy). I'm guessing it would be the latter.




Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on July 27, 2022, 04:23:02 PM
So a Canadian needs to be activated. If any of our 6-gamers are not ready yet, then it would be either DB Rene or WR McMillan (Rifles guy). I'm guessing it would be the latter.




I'm thinking Briggs will be ready this week.

Who or how they replace Agudosi is not entirely clear yet but it depends on the status of Ellingson. O'Shea was a little vague about that.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: M.O.A.B. on July 27, 2022, 05:17:08 PM
I'm thinking Briggs will be ready this week.

Who or how they replace Agudosi is not entirely clear yet but it depends on the status of Ellingson. O'Shea was a little vague about that.

A solid vet coming back is always positive.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on July 29, 2022, 09:48:55 PM
Game 8:

John Hodge   @JohnDHodge
Nic Demski will be back in Winnipeg's lineup tomorrow, according to the team's depth chart.

He has missed the past four games due to an ankle injury.

Ed Tait   @EdTaitWFC
Big news for the @Wpg_BlueBombers offence as @Demski9 returns. The defence will be without safety Malcolm Thompson - Nick Hallett will start for him. Jesse Briggs also returns. Another week without Greg Ellingson and Jackson Jeffcoat

Darrin Bauming   @DarrinBauming
Demski, Prukop and Briggs return to the #Bombers lineup.
Jeffcoat and Ellingson remain out. Agudosi is now on the 6-Game Injured List.
Starting safety Malcolm Thompson is out with a calf injury, leaving Nick Hallett to start in centre field.

Winnipeg Blue Bombers   @Wpg_BlueBombers
Our starting lineup for Saturday's game versus the @calstampeders.
https://twitter.com/Wpg_BlueBombers/status/1553025050923528192

Bomber's depth chart:
https://twitter.com/TaylorAllen31/status/1553026727147737089

Darrin Bauming  @DarrinBauming
The Stampeders have dodged what a pneumonia and COVID scare in their clubhouse, and outside of Charlie Moore (illness), they're healthy. Breakout receiver Malik Henry listed as a game time decision, while DB Jonathan Moxey and WR Jalen Philpot return to the lineup.
https://twitter.com/DarrinBauming/status/1553047294253010944

Players In:
#10 Demski
#12 Prukop
#34 Briggs
#41 Cole

Players Out:
#15 Mancuso
#26 Lavigne
#36 Thompson
#86 Agudosi

Transactions:
2022-07-29   WPG   THOMPSON, Malcolm   DB   N   Wilfrid Laurier   Transfer To   Injured
2022-07-29   WPG   AGUDOSI, Carlton   WR   A   Rutgers   Transfer To   Injured
2022-07-29   WPG   WALKER, Ricky   DL   A   Virginia Tech   Extend On   Injured
2022-07-29   WPG   JEFFCOAT, Jackson   DL   A   Texas   Extend On   Injured
2022-07-29   WPG   ELLINGSON, Greg   WR   A   Florida International   Extend On   Injured
2022-07-29   WPG   PRUKOP, Dakota   QB   A   Oregon   Add From Injured   Active Roster
2022-07-29   WPG   DEMSKI, Nic   WR   N   Manitoba   Add From Injured   Active Roster
2022-07-29   WPG   BRIGGS, Jesse   LB   N   McGill   Add From Injured   Active Roster
2022-07-29   WPG   COLE, Brian   LB   A   Mississippi State   Add To   Active Roster
2022-07-29   WPG   COLE, Brian   LB   A   Mississippi State   Remove Signed   Free Agent
2022-07-29   WPG   MANCUSO, Joe   QB   A   Richmond   Add To   Free Agent
2022-07-29   WPG   MANCUSO, Joe   QB   A   Richmond   Delete From Active   Free Agent


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Throw Long Bannatyne on July 29, 2022, 10:22:29 PM
Does that mean they released MANCUSO?  Not really surprising but it would have been nice to give him a few short-yardage snaps in appreciation of his service, maybe even a TD plunge.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: pjrocksmb on July 29, 2022, 10:23:14 PM
We will miss Thompson but Briggs will help but might be rusty.  Excited to see Demski.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: M.O.A.B. on July 29, 2022, 10:36:55 PM
Does that mean they released MANCUSO?  Not really surprising but it would have been nice to give him a few short-yardage snaps in appreciation of his service, maybe even a TD plunge.

He's moved to the PR, not released


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: pdirks67 on July 31, 2022, 06:29:17 PM
Am I missing something? Why are we dressing Greg McCrae if he's not getting any touches? Mind you, I'm not sure who else we'd dress in his place - maybe another DB, I suppose.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on July 31, 2022, 06:37:45 PM
Am I missing something? Why are we dressing Greg McCrae if he's not getting any touches? Mind you, I'm not sure who else we'd dress in his place - maybe another DB, I suppose.


He's insurance for the return game with Grant getting some duty on offence. But I still wonder why not give him a few reps at RB with Augustine nicked and standing on the sidelines?



Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: pjrocksmb on July 31, 2022, 06:37:57 PM
Anyone notice if Briggs got any reps?


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: pdirks67 on August 01, 2022, 01:16:04 AM
He's insurance for the return game with Grant getting some duty on offence. But I still wonder why not give him a few reps at RB with Augustine nicked and standing on the sidelines?



I think that Tyrell Ford can return kicks?

Like I said, there aren't really any imports on our practice roster that are good candidates for promotion anyway. But McCrae seems like a waste right now.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: theaardvark on August 01, 2022, 07:40:17 PM
Not sure if we ever figured out the answer to:

Who is our emergency kicker?

I know it was Langford, and that Odell Willis always wants to kick, but who on our present roster would kick if Legs can't?


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: M.O.A.B. on August 01, 2022, 07:55:56 PM
Our emergency kicker is Ellingson. Not sure who is now, since Ellingson is out.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: M.O.A.B. on August 02, 2022, 08:09:55 PM
Bombers released QB Joe Mancuso and Amer OL Ryan Nelson

https://3downnation.com/2022/08/02/winnipeg-blue-bombers-release-quarterback-joe-mancuso/


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on August 02, 2022, 08:22:32 PM
Darrin Bauming  @DarrinBauming
Guys must be getting healthy.
The #Bombers have released QB Joe Mancuso from the practice roster, as well as OL Ryan Nelson.
Making room.
Winnipeg's only daily injury report this week is set to be released shortly.


Blue Bombers Transactions

WINNIPEG, MB., August 2, 2022 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the following transactions:

Released from the practice roster:

American offensive lineman Ryan Nelson
American quarterback Joe Mancuso


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: M.O.A.B. on August 02, 2022, 08:32:30 PM
I thought so too. Making room for maybe 2-3 guys coming out of the Active roster. So I think anyone of Ellingson, Jeffcoat and Thompson are coming back to the active this Thursday.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: pjrocksmb on August 02, 2022, 08:57:20 PM
I thought so too. Making room for maybe 2-3 guys coming out of the Active roster. So I think anyone of Ellingson, Jeffcoat and Thompson are coming back to the active this Thursday.
Nice


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on August 02, 2022, 10:00:24 PM
Signal that players on 1 game IR are returning possibly. Cole and Harrison could be headed back to PR.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: M.O.A.B. on August 02, 2022, 10:07:45 PM
Signal that players on 1 game IR are returning possibly. Cole and Harrison could be headed back to PR.

Yep.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on August 03, 2022, 02:26:56 PM
Game 9:

Darrin Bauming   @DarrinBauming
Greg Ellingson (hip) will miss a third-straight game, and safety Malcolm Thompson (calf) moves to the 6-Game Injured List.

Jackson Jeffcoat returns after missing Winnipeg's past three games.

Chris Ackie returns for the Alouettes Thursday night. Chandler Worthy is out, and Vernon Adams Jr. has been placed on the 6-Game (throwing elbow tendinitis).
Trevor Harris will start, nursing an ailment in his back. #Bombers

Jeff Hamilton   @jeffkhamilton
Bombers depth chart and rosters ahead of Thursday's tilt against the Montreal Alouettes. DE Jackson Jeffcoat draws in after missing the last two games. DT Ricky Walker also getting in. L.B. Mack and Cedric Wilcots out. #wfp

Winnipeg Blue Bombers   @Wpg_BlueBombers
Our depth chart for Thursday's game versus the @MTLAlouettes.
https://twitter.com/Wpg_BlueBombers/status/1554818114293886976

Bombers' injury list:
https://twitter.com/jeffkhamilton/status/1554853444363624454

Montreals' depth chart:
https://twitter.com/DarrinBauming/status/1554864652181315585

In:
#94 Jeffcoat
#96 Walker

Out:
#52 Mack III
#93 Wilcots II

Transactions:
2022-08-03   WPG   WILCOTS, Cedric   DL   A   New Mexico State   Add To   Free Agent
2022-08-03   WPG   WILCOTS, Cedric   DL   A   New Mexico State   Delete From Active   Free Agent
2022-08-03   WPG   MACK, William   DL   A   Rhode Island   Add To   Free Agent
2022-08-03   WPG   MACK, William   DL   A   Rhode Island   Delete From Active   Free Agent
2022-08-03   WPG   NELSON, Ryan      N      Remove Unsigned   Free Agent
2022-08-03   WPG   MANCUSO, Joe   QB   A   Richmond   Remove Unsigned   Free Agent
2022-08-03   WPG   THOMPSON, Malcolm   DB   N   Wilfrid Laurier   Extend On   Injured
2022-08-03   WPG   ELLINGSON, Greg   WR   A   Florida International   Extend On   Injured
2022-08-03   WPG   WALKER, Ricky   DL   A   Virginia Tech   Add From Injured   Active Roster
2022-08-03   WPG   JEFFCOAT, Jackson   DL   A   Texas   Add From Injured   Active Roster
2022-08-03   WPG   COUTURE, Michael   OL   N   Simon Fraser   Extend On   Injured


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: GOLDMEMBER on August 03, 2022, 04:46:39 PM
Game 9:

Darrin Bauming   @DarrinBauming
Greg Ellingson (hip) will miss a third-straight game, and safety Malcolm Thompson (calf) moves to the 6-Game Injured List.

Jackson Jeffcoat returns after missing Winnipeg's past three games.

Winnipeg Blue Bombers   @Wpg_BlueBombers
Our depth chart for Thursday's game versus the @MTLAlouettes.
https://twitter.com/Wpg_BlueBombers/status/1554818114293886976

Well Hallet is gonna need to man up for a while yet!


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: DM83 on August 04, 2022, 01:02:03 PM
Hallet seemed to play well last game.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Pigskin on August 04, 2022, 01:48:30 PM
Nick has had a good year. Leading the team in ST tackles, and now playing pretty good at safety.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on August 10, 2022, 02:14:35 PM
Game 10:

Ed Tait   @EdTaitWFC
One change for the @Wpg_BlueBombers, who are slowly starting to get healthy again -- WR Greg Ellingson,
@Gelliman82 is back in the lineup. DE Jackson Jeffcoat @elJEFEcoat44 returned last week.

Derek Taylor   @DTonOB
Just the one change: Greg Ellingson returns for his first action since his huge game vs. Calgary.
The receiving corps is back to having all its Game 1 starters.

Winnipeg Blue Bombers   @Wpg_BlueBombers
How we line up versus the @MTLAlouettes.
https://twitter.com/Wpg_BlueBombers/status/1557366161469317122

Jeff Hamilton   @jeffkhamilton
Bombers depth chart and roster heading into Thursday's game against the Montreal Alouettes.
Receiver Greg Ellingson (hip) returns after a three-game absence.
https://twitter.com/jeffkhamilton/status/1557385778728239105

In:
#2 Ellingson

Out:
#81 Harrison

Transactions:
2022-08-10   WPG   MCKNIGHT, Kelvin   WR   A   Samford   Remove Unsigned   Free Agent
2022-08-10   WPG   ELLINGSON, Greg   WR   A   Florida International   Add From Injured   Active Roster
2022-08-10   WPG   HARRISON, Tavaris   WR   A   Florida Atlantic   Add To   Non-Active Roster
2022-08-10   WPG   HARRISON, Tavaris   WR   A   Florida Atlantic   Delete From Active   Free Agent
2022-08-08   WPG   MCKNIGHT, Kelvin   WR   A   Samford   None   Free Agent


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on August 24, 2022, 10:27:24 PM
Game 11:

Ed Tait   @EdTaitWFC
No Greg Ellingson @Gelliman82 or Janarion Grant this week for the @Wpg_BlueBombers. Also out is DB Redha Kramdi. On are DB Patrice Rene, WR Tavaris Harrison and Global OL Tomoya Machino.

Ellingson moved to the six-game injured list, FYI

And Jake Maier starting at QB for the Stamps vs. the @Wpg_BlueBombers

Derek Taylor   @DTonOB
No Ellingson or Grant for Thursday. Moves Greg McCrae into the starting lineup.
Kramdi's absence brings Patrice Rene on for his devote. And the Bombers have three Globals for the first time this season.

Danny Austin   @DannyAustin_9
And there it is ..  Officially, Jake Maier will be the Stampeders' starting quarterback against the Bombers on Thursday.

Bo Levi Mitchell
backing up.

(Ka'Deem Carey and Malik Henry are both back, Stamps move Shawn Bane to other side of the field at WR)

Winnipeg Blue Bombers   @Wpg_BlueBombers
Our depth chart vs the @calstampeders.
https://twitter.com/Wpg_BlueBombers/status/1562449871897956352/photo/1

Jeff Hamilton   @jeffkhamilton
Bombers depth chart and rosters ahead of Thursday's game against the visiting Calgary Stampeders. Greg Ellingson (foot), who injured himself this week, has been added to the 6-game injured list. Return man Janarion Grant also out, on the 1-game IR.
https://twitter.com/jeffkhamilton/status/1562472169468178434/photo/1

Calgary's depth chart:
https://twitter.com/TaylorAllen31/status/1562454673923092480/photo/1

In:
#39 Rene
#69 Machino
#81 Harrison

Out:
#2 Ellingson
#80 Grant
#17 Kramdi

Transactions:
2022-08-24   WPG   HARRISON, Tavaris   WR   A   Florida Atlantic   Add To   Active Roster
2022-08-24   WPG   HARRISON, Tavaris   WR   A   Florida Atlantic   Remove Signed   Free Agent
2022-08-24   WPG   RENE, Patrice   DB   N   North Carolina   Add To   Active Roster
2022-08-24   WPG   RENE, Patrice   DB   N   North Carolina   Remove Signed   Free Agent
2022-08-24   WPG   MACHINO, Tomoya   OL   N      Add To   Active Roster
2022-08-24   WPG   MACHINO, Tomoya   OL   N      Remove Signed   Free Agent
2022-08-24   WPG   KRAMDI, Redha   LB   N   Montreal   Transfer To   Injured
2022-08-24   WPG   GRANT, Janarion   WR   A   Rutgers   Transfer To   Injured
2022-08-24   WPG   ELLINGSON, Greg   WR   A   Florida International   Transfer To   Injured
2022-08-13   WPG   ADAMSON, Cole   DL   N   Manitoba   Delete From Suspended   Free Agent


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: NewBlue on August 25, 2022, 12:51:40 AM
7 Olinemen  :o
When's the lasttime we did that?  Must mean that Neufeld is still hurtin'.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on August 31, 2022, 09:48:31 PM
Blue Bombers Transactions - August 30, 2022

WINNIPEG, MB., August 30, 2022 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the club has signed American linebacker DeJuan Cooper and American receiver Jaivon Heiligh to the practice roster.

Cooper (6-3, 240, South Dakota, June 1, 1999, in Germantown, Maryland) joins the Blue Bombers after a five-year college career in which the first four years took place at Monmouth University and finishing his final season with the South Dakota Coyotes. The linebacker appeared in 53 games throughout that time registering 143 tackles, 15.5 tackles for loss, 7 sacks, and an interception

Heiligh (6-2, 200, Coastal Carolina; born: September 2, 1999, in Venice, Florida) joins the Blue Bombers after a four-year college career with the Chanticleers. During that time, he appeared in 45 games and amassed 191 receptions, 2,825 yards, and 22 touchdowns. The wide receiver was twice named to the First team All-Sun Belt in 2020 and 2021. Heiligh set a Cure Bowl record by hauling in 13 catches and left Coastal Carolina as the programs leading receiver in yards and receptions.

Before joining the Blue Bombers this season, Heiligh spent time with the Cincinnati Bengals during their 2022 training camp.

Transactions:

2022-08-31   WPG   COUTURE, Michael   OL   N   Simon Fraser   Add From Injured   Active Roster
2022-08-31   WPG   COOPER, DeJuan      N      Add To   Free Agent
2022-08-31   WPG   COOPER, DeJuan      N      Delete From Suspended   Free Agent
2022-08-31   WPG   HOLM, Evan   DB   A   North Dakota   Add To   Active Roster
2022-08-31   WPG   HOLM, Evan   DB   A   North Dakota   Remove Signed   Free Agent
2022-08-31   WPG   BURTENSHAW, Konner   RB   N   Queen's   Add To   Free Agent
2022-08-31   WPG   BURTENSHAW, Konner   RB   N   Queen's   Delete From Active   Free Agent
2022-08-31   WPG   MACHINO, Tomoya   OL   N      Add To   Free Agent
2022-08-31   WPG   MACHINO, Tomoya   OL   N      Delete From Active   Free Agent
2022-08-28   WPG   COOPER, DeJuan      N      Transfer To   Suspended
2022-08-28   WPG   COOPER, DeJuan      N      Add To   Active Roster


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Pigskin on September 02, 2022, 06:03:42 PM
Blue Bombers Transactions - August 30, 2022

WINNIPEG, MB., August 30, 2022 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the club has signed American linebacker DeJuan Cooper and American receiver Jaivon Heiligh to the practice roster.

Cooper (6-3, 240, South Dakota, June 1, 1999, in Germantown, Maryland) joins the Blue Bombers after a five-year college career in which the first four years took place at Monmouth University and finishing his final season with the South Dakota Coyotes. The linebacker appeared in 53 games throughout that time registering 143 tackles, 15.5 tackles for loss, 7 sacks, and an interception

Heiligh (6-2, 200, Coastal Carolina; born: September 2, 1999, in Venice, Florida) joins the Blue Bombers after a four-year college career with the Chanticleers. During that time, he appeared in 45 games and amassed 191 receptions, 2,825 yards, and 22 touchdowns. The wide receiver was twice named to the First team All-Sun Belt in 2020 and 2021. Heiligh set a Cure Bowl record by hauling in 13 catches and left Coastal Carolina as the programs leading receiver in yards and receptions.
Before joining the Blue Bombers this season, Heiligh spent time with the Cincinnati Bengals during their 2022 training camp.

Transactions:

2022-08-31   WPG   COUTURE, Michael   OL   N   Simon Fraser   Add From Injured   Active Roster
2022-08-31   WPG   COOPER, DeJuan      N      Add To   Free Agent
2022-08-31   WPG   COOPER, DeJuan      N      Delete From Suspended   Free Agent
2022-08-31   WPG   HOLM, Evan   DB   A   North Dakota   Add To   Active Roster
2022-08-31   WPG   HOLM, Evan   DB   A   North Dakota   Remove Signed   Free Agent
2022-08-31   WPG   BURTENSHAW, Konner   RB   N   Queen's   Add To   Free Agent
2022-08-31   WPG   BURTENSHAW, Konner   RB   N   Queen's   Delete From Active   Free Agent
2022-08-31   WPG   MACHINO, Tomoya   OL   N      Add To   Free Agent
2022-08-31   WPG   MACHINO, Tomoya   OL   N      Delete From Active   Free Agent
2022-08-28   WPG   COOPER, DeJuan      N      Transfer To   Suspended
2022-08-28   WPG   COOPER, DeJuan      N      Add To   Active Roster

Cooper is not an (N).


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: M.O.A.B. on September 03, 2022, 04:36:28 AM
DB JT Hassell added to PR, I believe.

https://floridatechsports.com/sports/football/roster/j-t-hassell/13065


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on September 03, 2022, 05:12:14 PM
Game 12:

Ed Tait   @EdTaitWFC
Five roster changes for the @Wpg_BlueBombers: on are Wilcots II, Holm, Kramdi, Thompson and O'Leary-Orange. Off are Houston, Clements, Burtenshaw, Rene and Machino.
Jesse Briggs will start at LB for Clements

Derek Taylor   @DTonOB
Jamal Parker starts for Demerio Houston (6-game).
Jesse Briggs replaces Malik Clements (1-game).
Cedric Wilcots back on the roster for the first time since Week 8.
Thompson and O'Leary-Orange return from 6-game.

Winnipeg Blue Bombers   @Wpg_BlueBombers
Our depth chart for the Labour Day Classic.
https://twitter.com/Wpg_BlueBombers/status/1566071015590965248/photo/1

Bombers' injury list:
https://twitter.com/Stats_Junkie/status/1566094123635179521/photo/2

Saskatchewan Roughriders   @sskroughriders
Bring 'em out!

Here's how we'll line up tomorrow afternoon.
https://twitter.com/sskroughriders/status/1566098084496637953/photo/1

In:
17 Kramdi
31 Homn
36 Thompson
84 O'Leary Orange
93 Wilcots II

Out:
0 Clements
32 Burtenshaw
35 Houston
39 Rene
69 Machino

Transactions:

2022-09-03   WPG   WILSON, Kyrie   LB   A   Fresno State   Extend On   Injured
2022-09-03   WPG   GRANT, Janarion   WR   A   Rutgers   Extend On   Injured
2022-09-03   WPG   RENE, Patrice   DB   N   North Carolina   Transfer To   Injured
2022-09-03   WPG   HOUSTON, Demerio   DB   N   Southern   Transfer To   Injured
2022-09-03   WPG   COUTURE, Michael   OL   N   Simon Fraser   Transfer To   Injured
2022-09-03   WPG   CLEMENTS, Malik   LB   N   Cincinnati   Transfer To   Injured
2022-09-03   WPG   THOMPSON, Malcolm   DB   N   Wilfrid Laurier   Add From Injured   Active Roster
2022-09-03   WPG   O'LEARY-ORANGE, Brendon   WR   N   Nevada   Add From Injured   Active Roster
2022-09-03   WPG   KRAMDI, Redha   LB   N   Montreal   Add From Injured   Active Roster
2022-09-03   WPG   WILCOTS, Cedric   DL   A   New Mexico State   Add To   Active Roster
2022-09-03   WPG   WILCOTS, Cedric   DL   A   New Mexico State   Remove Signed   Free Agent
2022-09-02   WPG   HASSELL, JT      N      Transfer To   Suspended
2022-09-02   WPG   HASSELL, JT      N      Add To   Active Roster


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on September 07, 2022, 06:29:06 AM
BLUE BOMBERS TRANSACTIONS: SEPTEMBER 6, 2022

WINNIPEG, MB., September 6, 2022 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the club has signed American defensive back J.T. Hassell to the practice roster.

Hassell (5-11, 200, Florida Tech; born: August 14, 1995, in Titusville, Florida) began his college career at South Dakota State before transferring to Florida Tech following his sophomore season. As a redshirt junior, Hassell led the Panthers with 78 tackles and was named second team all-conference. In his senior year, he made 124 tackles including 9.5 tackles for loss, 4.5 sacks and three forced fumbles on the way to being named first team All-GSC and the conference Defensive Player of the Year.

Prior to joining the Blue Bombers, Hassell spent time in the NFL with the Cleveland Browns, New England Patriots, and New York Jets from 2018-2020.

https://www.bluebombers.com/2022/09/06/blue-bombers-transactions-september-6-2022/

Blue Bombers sign former NFL defensive back J. T. Hassell

https://3downnation.com/2022/09/06/blue-bombers-sign-former-nfl-defensive-back-j-t-hassell/


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue72 on September 07, 2022, 04:05:19 PM
When is the next or final cutdown for the NFL players? Clements is not the answer for replacing Wilson, we need better LBers and DT, and dbs. To many good players moved on from last year for more money.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: GOLDMEMBER on September 07, 2022, 04:13:29 PM
When is the next or final cutdown for the NFL players? Clements is not the answer for replacing Wilson, we need better LBers and DT, and dbs. To many good players moved on from last year for more money.
they just signed Hassel


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Pigskin on September 07, 2022, 04:15:36 PM
When is the next or final cutdown for the NFL players? Clements is not the answer for replacing Wilson, we need better LBers and DT, and dbs. To many good players moved on from last year for more money.

NFL teams have all ready made there final cuts.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: 3rdand1.5 on September 07, 2022, 04:25:18 PM
Released the Rifles kid and brought back Mc Knight according to CFL.ca


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Pigskin on September 07, 2022, 04:30:02 PM
Released the Rifles kid and brought back Mc Knight according to CFL.ca

Well BOO is healthy now, so we don't need the Rifles kid anymore. But what a deal for him. All that experience with a pro team, and a pay cheque to boot.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on September 07, 2022, 04:40:51 PM
Well BOO is healthy now, so we don't need the Rifles kid anymore. But what a deal for him. All that experience will a pro team, and a pay cheque to boot.

A PR pay check but the experience could pay off.

McKnight back is a surprise but he must be hanging around town.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: M.O.A.B. on September 07, 2022, 04:52:40 PM
I don't really get the McKnight signing. He has not shown enough as receiver and not even in the return game.
Yeah PR doesn't hurt but does that mean our scouts can't find any better?


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Pigskin on September 07, 2022, 04:59:20 PM
I don't really get the McKnight signing. He has not shown enough as receiver and not even in the return game.
Yeah PR doesn't hurt but does that mean our scouts can't find any better?

Agree, McKnight has done McNothing. Time to move on.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: M.O.A.B. on September 07, 2022, 05:04:08 PM
I guess we must be happy it's not Charles Nelson.  ;D


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: DM83 on September 07, 2022, 05:27:03 PM
huh?


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Throw Long Bannatyne on September 07, 2022, 05:45:09 PM
A PR pay check but the experience could pay off.

McKnight back is a surprise but he must be hanging around town.

I suspect, he's become McConvenience.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Sir Blue and Gold on September 07, 2022, 05:50:53 PM
Not every signing is finding the second coming of Milt Stegall. Sometimes you just need some depth with a guy who knows the system. The Bombers scouting has been really good of late, and they keep bringing him back, so there must be something there. I'm inclined to give the benefit of the doubt here.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Pigskin on September 07, 2022, 05:51:44 PM
I suspect, he's become McConvenience.

Or he has been working at McDonald's.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on September 08, 2022, 10:47:17 AM
Blue Bomber Transactions - September 7, 2022

WINNIPEG, MB., September 7, 2022 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the following transactions:

Added to the practice roster:
American receiver Kelvin McKnight

Released from the practice roster:
National receiver Luke McMillan

Transactions:

2022-09-07   WPG   HASSELL, JT      N      Add To   Free Agent
2022-09-07   WPG   HASSELL, JT      N      Delete From Suspended   Free Agent
2022-09-07   WPG   MCKNIGHT, Kelvin   WR   A   Samford   Add To   Free Agent
2022-09-07   WPG   MCMILLAN, Luke   WR   N   Winnipeg Rifles Jr.   Remove Unsigned   Free Agent


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on September 13, 2022, 07:43:35 AM
Game 13:

Blue Roster Shuffle
The Bombers depth chart features four changes from the win in the Labour Day Classic. Coming aboard are WR/KR Janarion Grant, safety Noah Hallett, DE DeJaun Cooper and DT J.T. Hassell. Off are DE Thiadric Hansen, S Malcolm Thompson, WR Tavaris Harrison and DE Cedric Wilcots.

Getting Grant back is huge, as he has a punt and kickoff return touchdown this season and six return scores in just 27 games as a Blue Bomber.

https://www.bluebombers.com/2022/09/10/game-preview-banjo-bowl-4/

Transactions:

2022-09-09   WPG   HANSEN, Thiadric   DL   A      Transfer To   Injured
2022-09-09   WPG   RICHMOND, Drew   OL   A   USC   Extend On   Injured
2022-09-09   WPG   MASTON, Mercy   DB   A   Boise State   Extend On   Injured
2022-09-09   WPG   ALEXANDER, Brandon   DB   A   Central Florida   Transfer To   Injured
2022-09-09   WPG   COUTURE, Michael   OL   N   Simon Fraser   Extend On   Injured
2022-09-09   WPG   CLEMENTS, Malik   LB   N   Cincinnati   Extend On   Injured
2022-09-09   WPG   HALLETT, Noah   DB   N   McMaster   Add From Injured   Active Roster
2022-09-09   WPG   GRANT, Janarion   WR   A   Rutgers   Add From Injured   Active Roster

2022-09-08   WPG   MACK, William   DL   A   Rhode Island   Remove Unsigned   Free Agent
2022-09-08   WPG   THOMPSON, Malcolm   DB   N   Wilfrid Laurier   Add To   Free Agent
2022-09-08   WPG   THOMPSON, Malcolm   DB   N   Wilfrid Laurier   Delete From Active   Free Agent
2022-09-08   WPG   HARRISON, Tavaris   WR   A   Florida Atlantic   Add To   Free Agent
2022-09-08   WPG   HARRISON, Tavaris   WR   A   Florida Atlantic   Delete From Active   Free Agent
2022-09-08   WPG   WILCOTS, Cedric   DL   A   New Mexico State   Add To   Free Agent
2022-09-08   WPG   WILCOTS, Cedric   DL   A   New Mexico State   Delete From Active   Free Agent
2022-09-08   WPG   HASSELL, JT   DB   A      Add To   Active Roster
2022-09-08   WPG   HASSELL, JT   DB   A      Remove Signed   Free Agent
2022-09-08   WPG   COOPER, DeJuan   LB   A   South Dakota   Add To   Active Roster
2022-09-08   WPG   COOPER, DeJuan   LB   A   South Dakota   Remove Signed   Free Agent


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on September 13, 2022, 12:05:49 PM
Didn't it seem strange to move Thompson to the PR after being a starter to begin the season? I was happy to see Noah Hallett back but I didn't think he'd bump Thompson all the way to the PR.

Now Hallett is potentially injured again although it might have been a concussion protocol issue? He walked to the dressing room.

In any case, I hope he is ok and that Thompson might get added back to the AR as well.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Jockitch on September 13, 2022, 05:42:04 PM
it was his brother #23, Noah,  that got walked to the dressing room


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on September 13, 2022, 05:51:40 PM
it was his brother #23, Noah,  that got walked to the dressing room

Yes I know it wasn't Nick that got injured. That's the point partially. Being able to walk to the dressing room.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on September 16, 2022, 09:04:48 PM
Game 14:

John Hodge   @JohnDHodge
Brandon Alexander will officially make his first start of the season at safety, according to the team's depth chart.

Michael Couture will dress behind starting centre Chris Kolankowski.

Ed Tait   @EdTaitWFC
The @Wpg_BlueBombers get Brandon Alexander, Malcolm Thompson and Michael Couture back. Alexander listed as starter at S; Couture behind Chris Kolankowski at C.
Off: Nick Taylor, WR Drew Wolitarsky and S Noah Hallett. Evan Holm starts for Taylor, Brendan O'Leary-Orange for Woli.

Darrin Bauming   @DarrinBauming
Dane Evans listed as the #TiCats starter for Saturday vs #Bombers.
DE Julian Howsare & RB Don Jackson are out, starting LB Kyle Wilson is a game-time decision, and former #Bombers DB Alden Darby, often a healthy scratch this season, is in as a reserve.

x-Winnipeg Blue Bombers   @Wpg_BlueBombers
Our depth chart for Week 15 versus the @Ticats.
https://twitter.com/Wpg_BlueBombers/status/1570777480717537283/photo/1
https://twitter.com/CFL_News/status/1570870620505927683/photo/1

Hamilton Tiger-Cats   @Ticats
Here's how we lineup vs @Wpg_BlueBombers
https://twitter.com/Ticats/status/1570790699955544070/photo/1
 
In:
#36 Thompson
#37 Alexander
#59 Couture

Out:
#9 Taylor
#23 Noah Hallett
#82 Wolitarsky

Transactions:

2022-09-16   WPG   THOMPSON, Malcolm   DB   N   Wilfrid Laurier   Add To   Active Roster
2022-09-16   WPG   THOMPSON, Malcolm   DB   N   Wilfrid Laurier   Remove Signed   Free Agent
2022-09-16   WPG   WOLITARSKY, Drew   WR   N   Minnesota   Transfer To   Injured
2022-09-16   WPG   TAYLOR, Nicholas   DB   N   Florida International   Transfer To   Injured
2022-09-16   WPG   HALLETT, Noah   DB   N   McMaster   Transfer To   Injured
2022-09-16   WPG   COUTURE, Michael   OL   N   Simon Fraser   Add From Injured   Active Roster
2022-09-16   WPG   ALEXANDER, Brandon   DB   A   Central Florida   Add From Injured   Active Roster
2022-09-16   WPG   HANSEN, Thiadric   DL   A      Extend On   Injured
2022-09-16   WPG   CLEMENTS, Malik   LB   N   Cincinnati   Extend On   Injured
2022-09-16   WPG   AGUDOSI, Carlton   WR   A   Rutgers   Extend On   Injured


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: NewBlue on September 16, 2022, 10:41:59 PM
Wait, do they have a K Wilson coming back from injury?  Cause I'm sure ours isn't anywhere ready!


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: M.O.A.B. on September 16, 2022, 11:16:45 PM
Wait, do they have a K Wilson coming back from injury?  Cause I'm sure ours isn't anywhere ready!

Ours is Kyrie Wilson. Theirs is Kyle Wilson.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Tiger on September 17, 2022, 03:28:17 AM
Game 15:

John Hodge   @JohnDHodge
Brandon Alexander will officially make his first start of the season at safety, according to the team's depth chart.

Michael Couture will dress behind starting centre Chris Kolankowski.

Ed Tait   @EdTaitWFC
The @Wpg_BlueBombers get Brandon Alexander, Malcolm Thompson and Michael Couture back. Alexander listed as starter at S; Couture behind Chris Kolankowski at C.
Off: Nick Taylor, WR Drew Wolitarsky and S Noah Hallett. Evan Holm starts for Taylor, Brendan O'Leary-Orange for Woli.

Darrin Bauming   @DarrinBauming
Dane Evans listed as the #TiCats starter for Saturday vs #Bombers.
DE Julian Howsare & RB Don Jackson are out, starting LB Kyle Wilson is a game-time decision, and former #Bombers DB Alden Darby, often a healthy scratch this season, is in as a reserve.

x-Winnipeg Blue Bombers   @Wpg_BlueBombers
Our depth chart for Week 15 versus the @Ticats.
https://twitter.com/Wpg_BlueBombers/status/1570777480717537283/photo/1

Hamilton Tiger-Cats   @Ticats
Here's how we lineup vs @Wpg_BlueBombers
https://twitter.com/Ticats/status/1570790699955544070/photo/1
 
In:
#36 Thompson
#37 Alexander
#59 Couture

Out:
#9 Taylor
#23 Noah Hallett
#82 Wolitarsky

Woooo hoooo


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Lincoln Locomotive on September 17, 2022, 03:44:25 AM
Wait, do they have a K Wilson coming back from injury?  Cause I'm sure ours isn't anywhere ready!
surprised to see Thompson back....he was really playing well up until his injury.    Evans is looking for a bounce back game and will be looking for some redemption for all those untimely picks he threw earlier this season.   Hamilton is a dangerous wounded animal of a team and I expect a total war from them....it will be another close one I'm thinking!  Go Bombers!!  Hope Alexander and Couture both have great games!   For the W!!!


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: Blue In BC on September 17, 2022, 03:33:23 PM
surprised to see Thompson back....he was really playing well up until his injury.    Evans is looking for a bounce back game and will be looking for some redemption for all those untimely picks he threw earlier this season.   Hamilton is a dangerous wounded animal of a team and I expect a total war from them....it will be another close one I'm thinking!  Go Bombers!!  Hope Alexander and Couture both have great games!   For the W!!!

Why are you surprised to see Thompson back or was that a surprise he's healthy again? He was playing pretty well before his injury and will be good depth even though Hallett is now the next man up behind Alexander.

I know Alexander is shown as the starter this week but we'll see if gets most of the reps on defence or whether they ease him in somewhat. He's anxious to play again. His leadership on the field is as valuable as his actual performance which is very exceptional.

He also brings the wood and I would think he'd set that tone very early so Ti Cats are hearing footsteps early.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on September 21, 2022, 05:57:10 AM
Blue Bombers add to practice roster - September 20, 2022

WINNIPEG, MB., September 20, 2022 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the club has signed three American players to the practice roster; defensive back Raleigh Texada as well as offensive linemen Payton Muljo and Liam Fornadel.

Texada (5-10, 188, Baylor; born: June 30, 1998 in Frisco, TX) comes to Winnipeg after a five-year career at Baylor. After redshirting in 2016, Texada earned more and more playing time over the course of his career, going on to start 32 of 37 as part of Baylor's secondary. Texada finished his college career with 142 tackles and four interceptions and was named to the Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll four times.

Muljo (6-6, 305, Northern Michigan; born: August 6, 1998, in Marquette, MI) joins the Blue Bombers after a four-year college career with the Wildcats. Muljo appeared in 19 games at left tackle, helping the Wildcats reach a new single-season rushing record in 2018 and in 2021, was named an All-GLIAC honourable mention.

Fornadel (6-5, 311, James Madison University; born: June 17, 1999, in Wyckoff, NJ) comes to Winnipeg after a five-year college career with the Dukes. Fornadel was a part of one of the best pass-blocking offensive lines in the nation. To finish out his career at JMU, the offensive lineman was named HERO Sports FCS Second Team All-American, VaSID First Team All-State, and FCS Preseason First Team All-American.

Blue Bombers sign three to practice roster, including defensive back Raleigh Texada
https://3downnation.com/2022/09/20/blue-bombers-sign-three-to-practice-roster-including-defensive-back-raleigh-texada/


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on September 25, 2022, 11:02:39 PM
Blue Bombers add to practice roster - September 25, 2022

WINNIPEG, MB., September 25, 2022 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the club has signed American defensive end Bronson Massie.

Massie
(6-4, 253, Kansas State; born: November 4, 1997, in Lufkin, TX) joins the Blue Bombers following a five-year college career with the Kansas State Wildcats. The standout defensive end played in 53 games as a Wildcat and capped off his college career with three sacks in the Texas Bowl against LSU. As a member of the Wildcats, Massie totalled 53 tackles, 7.5 tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks, and 3 passes defended.

Transactions:
2022-09-24   WPG   MULJO, Payton      N      Add To   Free Agent


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: GOLDMEMBER on September 25, 2022, 11:04:51 PM
Blue Bombers add to practice roster - September 25, 2022

WINNIPEG, MB., September 25, 2022 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the club has signed American defensive end Bronson Massie.

Massie
(6-4, 253, Kansas State; born: November 4, 1997, in Lufkin, TX) joins the Blue Bombers following a five-year college career with the Kansas State Wildcats. The standout defensive end played in 53 games as a Wildcat and capped off his college career with three sacks in the Texas Bowl against LSU. As a member of the Wildcats, Massie totalled 53 tackles, 7.5 tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks, and 3 passes defended.

Transactions:
2022-09-24   WPG   MULJO, Payton      N      Add To   Free Agent
LIKE!


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: M.O.A.B. on September 25, 2022, 11:27:52 PM
Muljo was on the players added to the practice roster the other day. And just to clarify he is American and not a National.


Title: Re: Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022
Post by: gobombersgo on September 28, 2022, 08:08:39 PM
BLUE BOMBERS ADD KEION ADAMS TO PRACTICE ROSTER

WINNIPEG, MB., September 28, 2022 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the club has signed American defensive end Keion Adams to the practice roster.

Adams (6-2, 240, Western Michigan; born: June 8, 1995, in Salisbury, NC) joins the Blue Bombers after spending the past two seasons with the Saskatchewan Roughriders. Since joining the CFL, Adams has appeared in 16 games registering four sacks and 27 tackles. Before that, Adams spent four years at Western Michigan. During his senior year in 2016, Adams led the MAC in tackles for loss with 18 and led his team in sacks with 7.5.

Adams would go on to be drafted in the seventh round of the 2017 NFL Draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers where he would spend two seasons. The defensive end also spent time with the New York Giants before signing with the Roughriders.

https://www.bluebombers.com/202