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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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Blue Bombers’ Nichols Ready for New Role as Starting Quarterback

Blue Bombers’ Nichols Ready for New Role as Starting Quarterback

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Matt Nichols
Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback Matt Nichols passes during first half western semifinal CFL football action against the B.C. Lions in Vancouver on November 13, 2016. For the first time in his pro football career, Matt Nichols is heading into a season as a starting quarterback.The Winnipeg Blue Bombers pivot feels it will be a natural transition from backup to starter. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

WINNIPEG – For the first time in his pro football career, Matt Nichols is heading into a season as a starting quarterback.

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers pivot feels it will be a natural transition from backup to starter.

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Blue Bombers Post $2.8M Operating Profit for 2016

Blue Bombers Post $2.8M Operating Profit for 2016

Investors Group Field
Investors Group Field (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers saw green to end 2016, reporting a profit of $2.8 million. Despite fewer events being held at Investors Group Field than in 2015 — enough for the football club to see a four decrease in revenue — the Bombers remained in the black.

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Bombers’ Head Coach Mike O’Shea to Get Hall of Fame Treatment

Bombers’ Head Coach Mike O’Shea to Get Hall of Fame Treatment

By Brian Schultz

Mike O'Shea
Winnipeg Blue Bombers head coach Mike O’Shea grimaces after watching a reply of an Edmonton Eskimos’ interception during the second half of CFL action in Winnipeg Friday, September 30, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

Mike O’Shea is known today for leading the Winnipeg Blue Bombers on a journey that he hopes will eventually win the team a Grey Cup under his tenure with the football club.

But on Wednesday night in Regina, O’Shea was called upon to be inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame for his time as a player, for which he played 16 CFL seasons.

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Blue Bombers Sign Former Bison LB Thomas Miles

Blue Bombers Sign Former Bison LB Thomas Miles

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-born linebacker Thomas Miles has signed on with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

The former Manitoba Bison spent the past three seasons with Toronto after being taken by the Argos 33rd overall in the 2014 CFL Draft.

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Blue Bombers’ Walters, O’Shea Plunging for Special Olympics

Blue Bombers’ Walters, O’Shea Plunging for Special Olympics

Polar Plunge
The 2017 Polar Plunge “Freezin For A Reason” begins at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday at Investors Group Field. (DENNIS SWAYZE PHOTO)

Winnipeg Blue Bombers general manager Kyle Walters and head coach Mike O’Shea will take a dip on Saturday in support of Special Olympics Manitoba.

The annual Polar Plunge “Freezin For A Reason” has moved to Investors Group Field this year, where law enforcement and community members will jump into an icy pool of water for the cause. Saturday’s high is a relatively balmy 3°C, giving participants a little slack this year when it comes to cold water.

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