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« Reply #345 on: July 18, 2021, 03:52:56 PM »

We could start 2 Nats on D, 1 DT and have the Hallett's play in the secondary.
It'll be interesting to see how it unfolds.
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« Reply #346 on: July 18, 2021, 04:06:40 PM »

We could start 2 Nats on D, 1 DT and have the Hallett's play in the secondary.
It'll be interesting to see how it unfolds.

I believe Noah Hallett, Nick Hallett and Redha Kramdi all make the game day roster barring injury.

If any one of those Canadians is capable of starting at safety that would be great. It would allow Alexander to move forward again to DHB. IMO that's a harder spot to play than safety.

That said I don't think the team is looking at that possibility. I've said a along that I expect a DI that's a DB regardless of a Canadian or Import at safety.

Nobody is going to convince me that any of the Canadian DB's is going to start at CB or DHB.

Two rookies and one 2nd year player. Their role will be primarily as ST players and I think they well excel there.

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« Reply #347 on: July 18, 2021, 04:15:20 PM »

I believe they will keep Dheilly but most likely on the PR. He seems to be another DE type which is fine.

As you mentioned Hansen and Antigua can slot in at DT at times. We may see more 34 defenses or 3 DE's in a 43 that we used in 2019. I do expect a DI that is a DI as well.

If another Canadian DT comes free during cut downs we may add him to the PR.

We'll see how the roster breaks down for Canadians by position.

Antiga is 240 lbs, which is pretty small for a DT. Hansen is a LB/Enf type, putting either at DT might add juice on obvious passing downs but vs the run is very risky
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« Reply #348 on: July 18, 2021, 04:22:02 PM »

Just an opinion of how I think the roster breaks down for 21 Canadians. Not by specific individual but by position. So much needs to play out including any potential injury issues.

DB: 3
DL: 2
LB: 3
OL: 4
RB/FB: 4 Note sometimes a LB is a LB / FB classification.
SB: 3
K/LS: 2

Going with a Canadian K/P gives us a DI spot we didn't have in 2019. OTOH it takes away a spot for a different Canadian.  Changing the AR from 46 to 44 is unfortunate. IMO it forces us to stash 2 Canadians on the IR. In that sense may as well stuck with the 46 AR.


I have my expectations on the who takes which role but I could be out to lunch on several.

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« Reply #349 on: July 18, 2021, 04:26:48 PM »

Antiga is 240 lbs, which is pretty small for a DT. Hansen is a LB/Enf type, putting either at DT might add juice on obvious passing downs but vs the run is very risky

I know but we often used a 3 DE front 4 effectively. Speed over brawn. Dheilly is the lightest DL we have. As such I think he's destined for the PR or 1 game IR.

I don't recall any or many times the Bombers had 3 Canadian DL on the AR at the same time unless due to injury elsewhere.

Specific injuries at cut down may dictate a different combination I expect. Or we may see a late trade or pick up from another team.


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« Reply #350 on: July 18, 2021, 04:42:17 PM »

Just an opinion of how I think the roster breaks down for 21 Canadians. Not by specific individual but by position. So much needs to play out including any potential injury issues.

DB: 3
DL: 2
LB: 3
OL: 4
RB/FB: 4 Note sometimes a LB is a LB / FB classification.
SB: 3
K/LS: 2

Going with a Canadian K/P gives us a DI spot we didn't have in 2019. OTOH it takes away a spot for a different Canadian.  Changing the AR from 46 to 44 is unfortunate. IMO it forces us to stash 2 Canadians on the IR. In that sense may as well stuck with the 46 AR.


I have my expectations on the who takes which role but I could be out to lunch on several.



I think we will have at least 3 Canadian DL.  If they keep Alexander at safety, they only need 2 CDN DBs.  They could, alternatively, only go with 2 CDN LBs.  I think we will have 2 DIs on defence, and Antigua will be one.  He can play DE, LB and specials. 

On offence, we may decide to dress 7 OL to keep both Gray and Eli active.  If we do, then I could see someone like Nelson as DI, and we would only need one CDN WR to back up Wolitarsky.  (I think Borsa has an excellent chance to be the 4th RB who also backs up Demski).
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« Reply #351 on: July 18, 2021, 06:27:27 PM »

I think we will have at least 3 Canadian DL.  If they keep Alexander at safety, they only need 2 CDN DBs.  They could, alternatively, only go with 2 CDN LBs.  I think we will have 2 DIs on defence, and Antigua will be one.  He can play DE, LB and specials. 

On offence, we may decide to dress 7 OL to keep both Gray and Eli active.  If we do, then I could see someone like Nelson as DI, and we would only need one CDN WR to back up Wolitarsky.  (I think Borsa has an excellent chance to be the 4th RB who also backs up Demski).

I agree.  I think 3 backs (Harris/Oliveira/Miller), 2 WR (Demski/Woli), 5 OL (3 starters), 3 DL (Kongbo/Jake +1), 3 LB, Briggs/Gauthier +1, 3 DB's (Hallet/Hallet/Kramdi), and Leggs...that's 20.  Add wherever needed.
Do we know who the LS is?  I'd guess its one of the Canadians or a global guy
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« Reply #352 on: July 18, 2021, 07:34:27 PM »

I think we will have at least 3 Canadian DL.  If they keep Alexander at safety, they only need 2 CDN DBs.  They could, alternatively, only go with 2 CDN LBs.  I think we will have 2 DIs on defence, and Antigua will be one.  He can play DE, LB and specials. 

On offence, we may decide to dress 7 OL to keep both Gray and Eli active.  If we do, then I could see someone like Nelson as DI, and we would only need one CDN WR to back up Wolitarsky.  (I think Borsa has an excellent chance to be the 4th RB who also backs up Demski).

You may be right but I disagree. I'm taking into account that most DL & OL don't play ST's per se. That's where the Canadian DB's and LB's play and be productive. We only have 3 Canadian DL at the moment. Hard to field at least 3 when all we have is 3.

The need for 3 Canadian DB's is for ST's. The paw suggested only 2 DB's. We also drafted 2 fairly high in the last 2 drafts.

Most teams don't dress 7 OL. IMO we stash 1 on the 1 game IR. One is always going to slightly nicked.

A DI receiver can't be the back up for a Canadian receiver because of the ratio. Hence the need for a 3rd player. Could be any of the NI RB's including Borsa

Also take into account how we've built the Canadian roster by position. Also how we drafted by position.

 I've mentioned we " lost " a Canadian back up in a sense due to now having a Canadian kicker. Last year that might have been a DB or LB for example.
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« Reply #353 on: July 18, 2021, 07:41:40 PM »

I agree.  I think 3 backs (Harris/Oliveira/Miller), 2 WR (Demski/Woli), 5 OL (3 starters), 3 DL (Kongbo/Jake +1), 3 LB, Briggs/Gauthier +1, 3 DB's (Hallet/Hallet/Kramdi), and Leggs...that's 20.  Add wherever needed.
Do we know who the LS is?  I'd guess its one of the Canadians or a global guy

Benson is the LS. Only allowed one global and that's Hansen.
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« Reply #354 on: July 19, 2021, 08:43:15 PM »

MASTON SUFFERS SEASON-ENDING TORN ACHILLES
JULY 19, 2021 - Ed Tait

Mercy Maston's
season has come to a sudden and full stop just days into Winnipeg Blue Bombers training camp. The veteran defensive back suffered a torn right Achilles at practice on Sunday afternoon and underwent season-ending surgery on Monday.

Maston was in pass coverage late in Sunday's session and became entangled with a receiver running on a route down the sidelines. He immediately signalled for Bombers Head Athletic Therapist Al Couture, and after a few minutes made his way to a medical station and did not return to practice.

The 28-year-old veteran of 22 Canadian Football League regular season games with Edmonton and Winnipeg joined the Bombers in August of 2019 and dressed for two games before being injured. He returned to the lineup late in the year, cementing himself into the dimeback spot for the regular season finale as part of a remade secondary that was then critical in the Bombers defensive dominance in the three playoff games, including the 2019 Grey Cup victory. In those three playoff games, he registered 13 tackles, one sack and one interception.

Maston had an excellent first week of training camp and seemed a lock to start again at arguably the most difficult position to play in the secondary. The Bombers were already entering 2021 with two changes in their defensive backfield as CFL All-Star Winston Rose is now with the Cincinnati Bengals and Marcus Sayles, a West Division All-Star in 2019, signed with the B.C. Lions as a free agent.

The club did bring 27 defensive backs to camp but, needing experience to offset Maston's loss, swung a trade with the Toronto Argonauts to acquire veteran Alden Darby. In exchange, Winnipeg shipped import offensive tackle Terry Poole to the Argos. Darby comes to the Bombers with a solid resume, having played in 43 games over three seasons in Toronto - 40 of them starts. The 29-year-old vet started 35 games over 2018-19, with 119 tackles, one sack, seven interceptions and two touchdowns.

A two-time All-Pac 12 player at Arizona State, Darby was signed by the San Diego Chargers as an undrafted free agent in 2014 and has also had stints with the Pittsburgh Steelers, New Orleans Saints and Indianapolis Colts before he joined the Argos.

https://www.bluebombers.com/2021/07/19/maston-suffers-season-ending-torn-achilles/
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« Reply #355 on: July 19, 2021, 08:46:06 PM »

BLUE BOMBERS CUT-DOWN ROSTER

WINNIPEG, MB., July 19, 2021 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the following roster transactions:

Released from roster:
American quarterback Dalton Sneed
American defensive back Clifton Duck
American receiver Alonzo Russell
American receiver C.J. Worton
American defensive lineman Justin Alexandre
American defensive lineman David Kenney
American linebacker Khaylan Kearse-Thomas
American linebacker Otha Peters
American defensive back Raekwon Williams
American offensive lineman Kevin Lawrence

https://www.bluebombers.com/2021/07/19/blue-bombers-cut-roster/


Transactions:
2021-07-20   WPG   MASTON, Mercy   LB   A   Boise State   Transfer To   Injured
2021-07-20   WPG   WORTON, CJ   WR   A   Florida International   Delete From Active   Free Agent
2021-07-20   WPG   WILLIAMS, Raekwon   DB   N   Florida Atlantic   Delete From Active   Free Agent
2021-07-20   WPG   SNEED, Dalton   QB   A   Montana   Delete From Active   Free Agent
2021-07-20   WPG   RUSSELL, Alonzo   WR   A   Toledo   Delete From Active   Free Agent
2021-07-20   WPG   PETERS, Otha   LB   A   Louisiana At Lafayette   Delete From Active   Free Agent
2021-07-20   WPG   LAWRENCE, Kevin   OL   N   Rhode Island   Delete From Active   Free Agent
2021-07-20   WPG   KENNEY, David   DL   N   Indiana   Delete From Active   Free Agent
2021-07-20   WPG   KEARSE-THOMAS, Khaylan   LB   A   Arizona State   Delete From Active   Free Agent
2021-07-20   WPG   DUCK, Clifton   DB   N   Appalachian State   Delete From Active   Free Agent
2021-07-20   WPG   ALEXANDRE, Justin   DL   N      Delete From Active   Free Agent
2021-07-19   WPG   DARBY, Alden   DB   A   Arizona State   Transfer To   Active Roster
2021-07-17   WPG   HOUGHRON, Zach   DT   A   Wilfrid Laurier   Transfer To   Suspended
2021-07-17   WPG   ULIZIO, Nolan   OL   A   Pittsburgh   Delete From Active   Free Agent
2021-07-17   WPG   RICHMOND, Drew   OL   A   USC   Add To   Active Roster
2021-07-13   WPG   WILLIAMS, Devonte   RB   A   Southeastern Louisiana   Add To   Active Roster
2021-07-12   WPG   SAINT-AMOUR, Anree   DL   A   Georgia Tech   Delete From Active   Free Agent
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« Reply #356 on: July 20, 2021, 06:14:14 PM »

I probably say this every TC so take it with a grain of salt. More of a rhetorical statement.

Bombers have a solid roster with not many openings even for the back ups.  Each team has so many draft choices to sort out but Bombers don't have the roster holes many other teams have.

We won't be able to keep everyone even with PR spots. Do we have an opportunity to trade for 2022 draft choices, neg list players or a different back up roster spot? Realistically I see this more as a trade for futures than 2021.

Obviously we don't know who else might need to be placed on IR in 2 weeks. But there could be some interesting leverage in getting something for an asset we can't keep.

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« Reply #357 on: July 20, 2021, 11:22:46 PM »

BLUE BOMBERS AGREE TO TERMS WITH KICKER TYLER CRAPIGNA

WINNIPEG, MB., July 20, 2021 - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the club has signed veteran Canadian kicker Tyler Crapigna.

Crapigna
(5-7, 166, McMaster; DOB: August 4, 1992 in Nepean, Ont.) joins the Blue Bombers with extensive Canadian Football League experience with the Saskatchewan Roughriders and Toronto Argonauts.

Crapigna has a CFL career field-goal percentage of 85.2, having connected on 98 of 115 tries in games covering a span from 2015-19.

He was recently released by the Montreal Alouettes, who had acquired him in a February 2020 trade with Toronto for Boris Bede.

He was originally selected by the Calgary Stampeders in the fifth round, 40th overall, in the 2014 CFL Draft. He attended training camp with the club that year before returning to McMaster and spent much of 2015 on Calgary's practice roster before being dealt to Saskatchewan for running back Jerome Messam at the trade deadline.

Crapigna made all four of his field-goal attempts with the Riders in 2015 and then was good on 85.7 percent of his tries over the next two seasons. He missed all of 2018 with an injury and then joined the Argos in 2019, where he was good on 22 of 27 field-goal attempts.

https://www.bluebombers.com/2021/07/20/blue-bombers-agree-terms-kicker-tyler-crapigna/
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« Reply #358 on: July 20, 2021, 11:26:53 PM »

QUICK HITS - TC JULY 20, 2021

4. HEAD COUNT: ICYMI, the Bombers were busy on Monday, trading for veteran DB Alden Darby from the Toronto Argonauts after the news that Mercy Maston would be lost for the season with an Achilles injury and also releasing 10 players.

That leaves 92 players in camp, including Darby, Maston and now Crapigna
By position:
QB: 3
RB/FB: 6
Receivers: 19
Offensive line: 13
Defensive line: 11
Linebackers: 10
Defensive backs: 27
Kickers/specialists: 3

https://www.bluebombers.com/2021/07/20/quick-hits-tc-july-20-2021/
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« Reply #359 on: July 21, 2021, 02:40:07 PM »

BLUE BOMBERS TRANSACTIONS

WINNIPEG, MB., July 21, 2021 ? The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the following roster transactions:

Released from roster:
American receiver Quadree Henderson
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