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The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the following transactions:

Added to roster:
American receiver Sy Barnett (6-0, 190, Davenport, #71)
American defensive back Russell Dandy (6-0, 170, Eastern Illinois, #46)
American offensive lineman Kendall Randolph (6-4, 300, Alabama, #69)

Released from roster:
American receiver Oliver Martin

Transferred to six-game injured list:
National defensive lineman Cam Lawson

Transferred to suspended list:
American kicker Sergio Castillo
Winnipeg Blue Bombers re-sign offensive lineman Kendall Randolph
May 21, 2024

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers re-signed offensive lineman Kendall Randolph and placed kicker Sergio Castillo on the suspended list on Tuesday according to the CFL Transactions page.

Kendall Randolph
is six foot four and weighs 300 pounds. The 25-year-old from Madison, Alabama, signed with the Seattle Seahawks as an undrafted free agent on May 12, 2023, and played three preseason games. Then, Randolph signed with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers on February 21, 2024, but was released on May 12, 2024.

Collegiately, Randolph played four seasons at Alabama (2019-22) after sitting out his first two seasons in 2017 and 2018 with the Crimson Tide. He played 53 games playing guard, tackle, and tight end positions making one tackle (1 solo). In 2022, Randolph helped open holes for 317 rushing yards while providing time for 555 yards of total offense and did not allow a sack.

In 2020, he started six games as a tight end while serving as a backup left tackle to Alex Leatherwood. Randolph played 13 games earning 313 combined snaps at tackle and tight end as the Crimson Tide won the CFP National Championship over Ohio State.

Sergio Castillo is five foot eleven and weighs 196 pounds. The 33-year-old from La Joya, Texas, converted 46 of 51 field goals (90.2%) with a long of 53 yards and made 53 of 57 extra points for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in 2023. The Blue Bombers signed Castillo as a free agent on May 4, 2023, and later re-signed him on February 23, 2024. In Winnipeg's preseason opener against the Saskatchewan Roughriders, Castillo made two field goals with a long of 53 yards in a 25-12 Saskatchewan victory.

Before Winnipeg, Castillo signed with the Atlanta Falcons as an undrafted free agent in 2014 but was released after one preseason game. Then, he signed with the Blue Bombers in 2015. He made 10 of 13 field goals (76.9%) with a long of 48 yards, converted 5 of 6 extra points, and eight punts for 320 yards in four games. In 2016, he signed with the Ottawa Redblacks and punted the ball 13 times for 13 yards in two games before being released.

After Ottawa, Castillo signed with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in 2017, making 29 of 34 field goals with a long of 57 yards, converted 20 of 21 extra points, and punted the ball 93 times for 3,181 yards in 14 games before missing the rest of the season with an ACL injury.

In 2018, he returned to Ottawa for a tryout but did not make the team. A year later, he signed with the San Antonio Commanders (AAF) but was released before the season started. Not long after being released, Castillo signed with the B.C. Lions. He made 41 of 45 field goals (91.1%) with a long of 52 yards, converted 30 of 33 extra points, and punted the ball 20 times for 598 yards. He was named a CFL West All-Star and CFL All-Star in 2019.

After the Lions, Castillo was drafted by the Houston Roughnecks (XFL) in 2020. He made 5 of 9 field goals (55.6%) with a long of 44 yards. After the cancellation of the 2020 CFL season in which he signed with the B.C. Lions, Castillo signed with the New York Jets in 2020. He made 8 of 13 field goals (61.5%) with a long of 55 yards and converted 6 of 7 extra points.

In 2021, returned to the CFL, signing with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, converting 7 of 9 field goals (77.8%) with a long of 50 yards, and made 4 of 5 extra point conversions in three games, helping the Blue Bombers win their second Grey Cup title.

Then, Castillo signed with the Edmonton Elks as a free agent in 2022. In 2022, Castillo converted 37 of 44 field goals (84.1%) with a long of 52 yards, made 26 of 29 extra point conversions, and punted the ball eight times for 266 yards in 18 games for the Edmonton Elks.

Collegiately, Castillo played four seasons at West Texas A&M (2010-13) making 38 of 49 field goals in his career with a long of 56, converting 174 of 177 extra points. He ranks third all-time in school history in scoring at 288 points. He is a two-time First Team All-Lone Star Conference.
Offside Forum / Re: Winnipeg Jets Discussion -...
Last post by Pigskin - May 22, 2024, 09:30:13 PM
I don't know about 3.5M for CP91, or even 6M for Monahan.
I would be down for an afternoon/early evening game on a Saturday, especially after Sept long.

This year we will be taking our 4.5 yo son and 2.5 yo daughter to the preseason game on the 31st. 7:30 kickoff = nearly midnight bedtime (assuming we make it the whole time, which we probably won't)??

Pray for Mojo.
We seem to be loaded at Canadian RB. BO20, JA27, Rosery, and Chris-Ike.
Quote from: kkc60 on May 22, 2024, 07:36:24 PMNo Lawson means the bombers should definitely look into Kongbo or Menard. Need some canadian DL, whether or not Schmekel has improved.

Jake and Schmek, maybe earns Kornelson a job on the PR.
No Lawson means the bombers should definitely look into Kongbo or Menard. Need some canadian DL, whether or not Schmekel has improved.
Offside Forum / Re: Winnipeg Jets Discussion -...
Last post by Jockitch - May 22, 2024, 07:31:24 PM
Looking at the above my thoughts are that Chevy signs  prior to Draft and Free agency

C. Perfetti   for perhaps $3.5M x 4 years      S. Monahan for $6.M x 4 years
D. Demelo     for $4.5M  X 3                   D. Gustafsson $1.5M x 3
also  K. Capobianco at 2.M for 3 years   and  V. Heinola  for $2.M  X 3

Don't expect Toffoli to reup and perhaps Stanley will be moved
Schmidt will likely be gone somehow freeing up some extra coin and rumor says that Dillon is a free agent

Sadly Brossoit should get a nice raise from another team
and thinking I would like to see Pionk moved out

Upon Further Review | Preseason #1

"...And then there was late Monday afternoon/early evening, not long after the Winnipeg Blue Bombers had fallen 25-12 to the Saskatchewan Roughriders in the first preseason game of 2024. Stuffed with bodies – the Blue Bombers travelled 79 players to Regina, almost three dozen more than usual – and with an extra row of metal chairs jammed into the centre, the space had become a claustrophobic's absolute nightmare.

In the middle of it all sat Blue Bombers running back/slotback Jonathan Rosery on one of the temporary chairs — and all the while sporting a massive first-game-as-a-pro grin.

"It was surreal," began Rosery in a chat with "I was really nervous at first, not about the playbook, but because it felt like I hadn't played football in a long time. It's weird, but that first contact felt really good. Once I got out there, and realized it's still football – yes, the guys are bigger, faster stronger – but I've been playing football for 13 years and once I calmed my mind, calmed my body, I felt good out there......."
Blue Bomber & CFL Discussion Forum / Labour Day Bus Tour
Last post by pat the rat - May 22, 2024, 07:15:39 PM
Good Afternoon Bomber Nation!

I just wanted to let everyone know about our Bus Tour for the Labour Day Classic.
You can check out our details on Facebook, X, and Instagram @ the1930crew

We are doing 2 busses and seats are going fast!
Bus Hosts are Hustler from WST and Darin Bauming from Bonfire Sports.

Promises to be the Best Trip yet!
Hope to see some of you on the trip!