The last of the two-a-days arrived Monday morning to cooler temperatures and a little rain as the Winnipeg Blue Bombers get closer to their first preseason game against the Montreal Alouttes.
Probably the most important news to come out of camp today would be the reversal ban on cowbells after the club announced yesterday that the objects were added to the prohibited list.
There was a decent amount of spectators walking the sidelines once again as Jeremy McGee, Marcellus Bowman, Alex Hell, Darrell Pasco, Carl Volny, Glenn January and Andre Douglas all sat out.
For January and Douglas, their injuries are particularly interesting as that puts both left and right starting tackles out. Jordan Taormina took the majority of January’s reps while Paul Swiston continued filling in for Douglas.
From a passing perspective, Alex Brink looked a lot sharper today and was hitting his targets while Joey Elliot had several solid passes.
Receiver Cory Watson struggled during some of the drills but did come up during one on ones, including a nice catch up the middle in double coverage.
Buck Pierce tossed a pass towards Terrence Edwards that was tipped and ended up in the hands of defensive back Jonathan Hefney who made a nice recovery.
Doug Pierce was among a few receivers notching a solid catch today coming from Joey Elliot who also tossed a high ball to Jeremy Blount who adjusted to the pass.
But once again and this has become routine, Terrence Edwards had the catch of the day on a simple route which saw Edwards extend outward to haul in the pass from Elliot.
On the subject of field goal attempts, both Justin Palardy and Eric Wilbur struggled to convert, leading the offense into push-ups. One could say that this battle is still up for grabs.
Regarding punting, Mike Renaud and Wilbur each worked after practice and although a few were low and quick, they continued to find their spot resulting in several long high punts.
There was a little shoving match during the offensive and defensive line match-ups with Paul Swiston and Andre Caroll getting into it. Quickly exhausted and everyone moved on. Swiston had Caroll the entire time, keeping him away from the ‘QB’.
The Bombers have one more practice tomorrow at 9:15AM before they leave Wednesday to Montreal for the first of two preseason games.
Around the League:
Guard Brendan LaBatte who signed with Saskatchewan in the off-season was carted off the field early this morning. It was later revealed that LaBatte suffered a minor Achilles injury and would miss some time.