Main Training Camp News and Observations

Started by ModAdmin, May 12, 2024, 06:24:39 AM

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ModAdmin

Main Training Camp opens May 12 and runs until June 1.  Practices will be open to the public.

Dates and times can be seen here.

News and views on training camp can be posted here. 

Training Camp Preview


"...the first day of training camp marks an occasion where old meets new – veterans welcoming wide-eyed rookies, old ideas mixed with fresh new concepts, and old storylines intersecting with what is ahead.

The Blue Bombers, it could be argued, remain the most compelling team heading into the season as a clear-cut front-runner for the Grey Cup – Vegas oddsmakers have them at +200 – and yet a team with some to-be-determined vacancies that need to be filled and questions to answer in advance of the season opener June 6th at Princess Auto Stadium against the Montreal Alouettes.

So, it's with that as a backdrop that we preview what's next with 10 storylines/questions to monitor as training camp opens, in no particular order..."


https://www.bluebombers.com/2024/05/11/training-camp-preview-3/
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By my count there be at least 12 cuts announced this morning to get down to the 85 roster limit (plus non-counters).

It would be 14 needed however Oliveira and Brady are on the injured veterans list it.

The 4 below should be included as it looks like none of them showed up to rookie camp:

WR 72 Braxton Burmeister

DT 92 Kenneth Randall

DB 13 James Campbell

DB 46 Montrae Braswell

DE 52 Ali Fayad and OL 69 Kendall Randolph might get cut if their injuries are considered to be long term. 

Blue In BC

Released: Defensive lineman Ali Fayad*, defensive lineman Jordan Lewis*, defensive lineman David Green*, offensive lineman Kendall Randolph*, receiver Bryce Mitchell*, receiver Keytaon Thompson*, kicker Jose Borregales*, and defensive lineman Anthony Bennett

Transferred to suspended list: Defensive back James Campbell*, defensive back Montrae Braswell*, receiver Braxton Burmeister*, and defensive lineman Kenny Randall*
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Any word if practice is delayed or cancelled? Air quality currently being a 10 (very high risk). 
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This morning's practice has been delayed due to poor air quality. We will provide further information around noon on a start time for this afternoon.
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BomberFan73

#5
Quote from: Blue In BC on May 12, 2024, 01:17:48 PMReleased: Defensive lineman Ali Fayad*, defensive lineman Jordan Lewis*, defensive lineman David Green*, offensive lineman Kendall Randolph*, receiver Bryce Mitchell*, receiver Keytaon Thompson*, kicker Jose Borregales*, and defensive lineman Anthony Bennett

Transferred to suspended list: Defensive back James Campbell*, defensive back Montrae Braswell*, receiver Braxton Burmeister*, and defensive lineman Kenny Randall*

What?  We released Anthony Bennett?  We drafted him 8th OA just lastyear!

Throw Long Bannatyne

#6
Quote from: BomberFan73 on May 12, 2024, 02:22:11 PMWhat?  We released Anthony Bennett?  We drafted him 8th OA just lastyear!

Surprising early cut, but who knows the reason, there could be multiple explanations.

kkc60

Quote from: Throw Long Bannatyne on May 12, 2024, 03:41:47 PMSurprising early cut, but who knows the reason, there could be multiple explanations for this cut.
Whew, a bad pick to say the least. That's the tough part of drafting older prospects, is their high production because of skill or the fact he was a 26 year old playing against 21 or 22 year olds? Undersized DE doesn't help either. Glad they moved on without wasting time at least. Interesting to see the teams plan at DE. Must be going with a DI there

BomberFan73

Quote from: Throw Long Bannatyne on May 12, 2024, 03:41:47 PMSurprising early cut, but who knows the reason, there could be multiple explanations for this cut.
Ya, to not even see him in camp must be an injury or personal reasons
I'm more upset at the waste of a top pick.

ModAdmin

Blue Bombers Transactions (1st Training Camp Cuts)

WINNIPEG, MB., May 12, 2024 – The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the following transactions:

Released from roster:

American defensive lineman Ali Fayad
American defensive lineman Jordan Lewis
American defensive lineman David Green
American offensive lineman Kendall Randolph
American receiver Bryce Mitchell
American receiver Keytaon Thompson
American kicker Jose Borregales
Canadian defensive lineman Anthony Bennett

Transferred to suspended list:

American defensive back James Campbell
American defensive back Montrae Braswell
American receiver Braxton Burmeister
American defensive lineman Kenny Randall
"You can't let praise or criticism get to you. It's a weakness to get caught up in either one." - John Wooden

kkc60

Quote from: ModAdmin on May 12, 2024, 04:09:45 PMBlue Bombers Transactions (1st Training Camp Cuts)

WINNIPEG, MB., May 12, 2024 – The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce the following transactions:

Released from roster:

American defensive lineman Ali Fayad
American defensive lineman Jordan Lewis
American defensive lineman David Green
American offensive lineman Kendall Randolph
American receiver Bryce Mitchell
American receiver Keytaon Thompson
American kicker Jose Borregales
Canadian defensive lineman Anthony Bennett

Transferred to suspended list:

American defensive back James Campbell
American defensive back Montrae Braswell
American receiver Braxton Burmeister
American defensive lineman Kenny Randall
Hopefully if it was injuries for Fayad and Randolph, we see them back later. Otherwise, no big surprises

pdirks67

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Quote from: kkc60 on May 12, 2024, 04:19:42 PMHopefully if it was injuries for Fayad and Randolph, we see them back later. Otherwise, no big surprises

Anthony Bennett is a big surprise for me! I mean, I know he didn't pop last year, but he was a first round draft pick last year. I expected him to pretty much have a free ride through his second season.

kkc60

Quote from: pdirks67 on May 12, 2024, 04:21:49 PMAnthony Bennett is a big surprise for me! I mean, I know he didn't pop last year, but he was a first round draft pick last year. I expected him to pretty much have a free ride, even this season.
Yeah that's honestly fair. I guess I just kinda already saw him as similar to Ekakitie. Older prospect, didn't test great, viewed as a  high floor low ceiling prospect going into the draft.

Super disappointing outcome but not entirely surprising. I think a guy like Menard, if affordable, could be a good guy to bring in. Or maybe we roll with an all canadian interior and 3 american DEs?

pdirks67

#13
Quote from: kkc60 on May 12, 2024, 04:25:20 PMYeah that's honestly fair. I guess I just kinda already saw him as similar to Ekakitie. Older prospect, didn't test great, viewed as a  high floor low ceiling prospect going into the draft.

Super disappointing outcome but not entirely surprising. I think a guy like Menard, if affordable, could be a good guy to bring in. Or maybe we roll with an all canadian interior and 3 american DEs?

We have accumulated a bunch of Canadian interior d-linemen - interesting. And we don't seem to have much of a ceiling with the American DTs that we haved on the roster.

Pete

releasing bennet is a indicator of the Canadian talent we've brought in, Disappointed that we released Keaton Thompson, he's another one of those players whose highlight film wasn't reflective of his ability I guess.
Am concerned with the de position, Fayad was supposed to be a good candidate, but we've had to continually bring in new players, the worrisome part is the last ones we've signed have had cfl experience with other teams and been cut. Maybe its time to give Kongbo a call especially if we've freed up some cap with not signing Grant