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Winnipeg Receivers Hope to Catch a Break on the Injury Front in 2017

Winnipeg Receivers Hope to Catch a Break on the Injury Front in 2017

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Darvin Adams
Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ Darvin Adams (4) calls for a pass interference call against the Calgary Stampeders during the second half of CFL action in Winnipeg Thursday, July 21, 2016. Adams would be happy to haul in some long bombs and take it to the house. Weston Dressler is gearing up to turn some short passes into big gains.But what the Winnipeg Blue Bombers receiving corps really needs to catch this season is a break on the injury front. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Darvin Adams would be happy to haul in some long bombs and take it to the house. Weston Dressler is gearing up to turn some short passes into big gains.

But what the Winnipeg Blue Bombers receiving corps really needs to catch this season is a break on the injury front.

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Bombers’ Linebacker Thomas Miles Partners with Big Brothers Big Sisters

Bombers’ Linebacker Thomas Miles Partners with Big Brothers Big Sisters

Thomas Miles - Manitoba Bisons
Manitoba Bisons linebacker Thomas Miles (52) brings down Saskatchewan Huskies receiver Kit Hillis (8) in Canada West playoff football action at Investors Group Field on Friday, November 1, 2013. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

Winnipeg native Thomas Miles has found a local cause to champion since returning home and signing with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

The former U of M Bison and Toronto Argonaut is the new honorary spokesperson for Big Brothers Big Sisters Winnipeg as a volunteer mentor.

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Blue Bombers Flying in Northern Youth to Experience Game Days

Blue Bombers Flying in Northern Youth to Experience Game Days

Investors Group Field
Investors Group Field (BLUEBOMBERS.COM)

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are giving a group of northern Manitoba youth the VIP treatment at every home game this season.

The football club has partnered with Perimeter Aviation and Exchange Income Corporation to bring up to 45 youth and members from First Nations communities to Investors Group Field this year. During every home game, youth will be set up in a reserved section of seats, enjoy meals and snacks, meet the players on the field following the game and receive video board recognition.

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Blue Bombers Prospects Lay It All On the Field at Mini-Camp

Blue Bombers Prospects Lay It All On the Field at Mini-Camp

By Darrin Bauming (@DarrinBauming)

WINNIPEG — Five workouts over three days wrapped up on Friday as the Winnipeg Blue Bombers completed their annual mini-camp at Investors Group Field. Team management, including head coach Mike O’Shea, have a busy weekend ahead, reviewing practice film and notes as the club needs to reduce their overall roster by at least 12 by May 1.

33 young hopefuls — as well as three veteran quarterbacks and free agent signing Kenny Stafford — took part in the camp that the head coach defined as purely for evaluation purposes.

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Blue Bombers Hopefuls Look to Make an Impression at Mini-Camp

Blue Bombers Hopefuls Look to Make an Impression at Mini-Camp

By Darrin Bauming (@DarrinBauming)

WINNIPEG — A decidedly different approach will be taken by the Winnipeg Blue Bombers as they kicked-off their annual spring mini-camp at Investors Group Field on Wednesday morning. Day 1 of official on-field activities in Winnipeg saw 33 hopefuls hit the turf — as well as four quarterbacks — vying for a shot at main training camp in late May.

The objective of this year’s three-day camp is a significant shift from recent years, where most recently in 2016 being purely an exercise for the entire offence, veterans and all, to learn a new Paul LaPolice system.

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Jeffrey Orridge to Step Down in June as Commissioner of the CFL

Jeffrey Orridge to Step Down in June as Commissioner of the CFL

By Dan Ralph, The Canadian Press

Jeffrey Orridge
CFL commissioner Jeffrey Orridge addresses guests during the annual “state of the league” speech, in Toronto on November 25, 2016. The CFL has announced that the league and commissioner Jeffrey Orridge are parting ways, effective June 30. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz)

TORONTO – Jeffrey Orridge’s tenure as CFL commissioner was a short but tumultuous one.

The league dropped a bombshell Wednesday by announcing Orridge and the CFL’s board of governors mutually agreed to part ways effective June 30. The stunning development comes just over two years after Orridge was hired amid much fanfare as the first African American chief executive of a major North American sports league.

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