Blue Bombers roster - 2021-2022

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Quote from: gobombersgo on May 06, 2022, 11:02:42 PM

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?


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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)

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.


Quote from: NewBlue on May 08, 2022, 02:11:00 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.

Blue In BC

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.
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Quote from: Blue In BC on May 08, 2022, 11:42:35 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.

"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...

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"...
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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
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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


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.

(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.

(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.



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.


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.



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



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


Quote from: gobombersgo on May 12, 2022, 10:50:24 PM

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.
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Quote from: Pigskin on May 13, 2022, 04:14:32 AM
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.
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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." ...