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Winnipeg Blue Bombers Re-Sign Offensive Linemen Neufeld and Hardrick

Winnipeg Blue Bombers Re-Sign Offensive Linemen Neufeld and Hardrick

By The Canadian Press

WINNIPEG – The Winnipeg Blue Bombers re-signed offensive linemen Patrick Neufeld and Jermarcus Hardrick on Thursday.

Neufeld signed a two-year extension while Hardrick, a West Division all-star this past season, inked a one-year extension, the CFL team said in a release.

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Bombers Coach O’Shea Says All Co-ordinators Under Contract and Expected to Return

Bombers Coach O’Shea Says All Co-ordinators Under Contract and Expected to Return

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Mike O'Shea
Winnipeg Blue Bombers head coach Mike O’Shea reacts after a call during the first half of CFL action against the B.C. Lions in Winnipeg Saturday, October 8, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG — Mike O’Shea was still meeting with players Wednesday to talk about the past and future before they go home to watch another Grey Cup from afar.

The Blue Bombers head coach will then dissect the season with his assistant coaches, but he revealed in his season-ending press conference that all the co-ordinators are under contract for next year.

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Pending Free-Agent Kicker Medlock Weighing All His Options After Bombers Loss to Esks

Pending Free-Agent Kicker Medlock Weighing All His Options After Bombers Loss to Esks

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Justin Medlock
Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ kicker Justin Medlock reacts after missing a field goal attempt that would have tied the game on the final play against the B.C. Lions during the second half of a CFL football game in Vancouver, B.C., on Friday July 21, 2017. B.C. won 45-42. Kicker Medlock says retirement is one option he’ll consider now that the Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ season is over. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

WINNIPEG – Kicker Justin Medlock says retirement is one option he’ll consider now that the Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ season is over.

Another surprise as the players cleaned out their lockers Monday was quarterback Matt Nichols revealing the injured ring finger on his throwing hand was actually broken.

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Bowman Catches Two TDs as Eskimos Defeat Blue Bombers in West Semifinal

Bowman Catches Two TDs as Eskimos Defeat Blue Bombers in West Semifinal

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

C.J. Gable - Mike Reilly
Edmonton Eskimos’ C.J. Gable (39) and quarterback Mike Reilly (13) celebrate Gable’s winning touchdown against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers during the second half of CFL western semifinal action in Winnipeg on Sunday, November 12, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – C.J. Gable wants to let his actions show the Edmonton Eskimos how thankful he is that they traded for him last month.

The running back accomplished that on Sunday when he had 16 carries for 107 yards and two touchdowns as the Eskimos defeated the Winnipeg Blue Bombers 39-32 in the CFL West Division semifinal.

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Bombers QB Matt Nichols Ready to Go for West Semifinal Against Eskimos

Bombers QB Matt Nichols Ready to Go for West Semifinal Against Eskimos

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Matt Nichols
Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback Matt Nichols (15) looks for his receivers during the first half of CFL action against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in Winnipeg Friday, October 6, 2017. Blue Bombers injured quarterback Matt Nichols says he never doubted he’d be healthy enough to play against the Edmonton Eskimos, but he’s amped up his preparations for Sunday’s CFL West Division semifinal at home in Winnipeg. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Matt Nichols says he’s done everything — and more — to get ready to play in Sunday’s CFL West Division semifinal.

Even though the Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback has only had two days of limited practise since suffering a suspected calf injury Oct. 28, the suspense is over and he’ starting against the Edmonton Eskimos.

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Blue Bombers QB Matt Nichols Ready to Play CFL West Semifinal Against Eskimos

Blue Bombers QB Matt Nichols Ready to Play CFL West Semifinal Against Eskimos

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Matt Nichols
Blue Bombers head coach Mike O’Shea says he thinks injured starting quarterback Matt Nichols will be healthy enough to play in Sunday’s CFL West Division semifinal against Edmonton. Nichols (15) throws against the BC Lions during the first half of CFL action in Winnipeg Saturday, October 28, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Matt Nichols only threw a few short passes at Wednesday’s practice, but Winnipeg Blue Bombers head coach Mike O’Shea says the injured starting quarterback should be able to play this weekend.

“I think he’ll be healthy enough, I really do. I believe that,” said O’Shea, whose team hosts the Edmonton Eskimos in Sunday’s CFL West Division semifinal.

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Bombers Star Harris Says Details, Bond with O-Line Led to Rushing Title

Bombers Star Harris Says Details, Bond with O-Line Led to Rushing Title

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Andrew Harris
Winnipeg Blue Bombers running back Andrew Harris (33) carries the ball in front of Montreal Alouettes linebacker Nicolas Boulay (52) during the first half of CFL football action in Winnipeg on Thursday, July 27, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Trevor Hagan)

WINNIPEG – Andrew Harris pointed to a couple of reasons why he captured his first CFL rushing title and set a league record for receptions by a running back.

It was the extra, little things the Blue Bombers running back did during practices, plus the special bond he formed with the offensive line.

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Blue Bombers Secure Home Playoff Date with 23-5 Win Over Stampeders

Blue Bombers Secure Home Playoff Date with 23-5 Win Over Stampeders

By Laurence Heinen, The Canadian Press

Chris Randle
Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ Chris Randle, bottom, tackles Calgary Stampeders’ Jerome Messam during second half CFL football action in Calgary, Friday, Nov. 3, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh)

CALGARY – Tristan Okpalaugo accomplished a pair of CFL firsts on Friday.

Not only did Okpalaugo pick up a fumble and score his first touchdown, the six-foot-four, 260-pound defensive end also had three sacks and six tackles to help lead his Winnipeg Blue Bombers (12-6) to a 23-5 win over the Calgary Stampeders.

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Season Finale for Stampeders, Blue Bombers a Battle of the Backup Quarterbacks

Season Finale for Stampeders, Blue Bombers a Battle of the Backup Quarterbacks

By Donna Spencer, The Canadian Press

Roc Carmichael
Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ Roc Carmichael (4) can’t stop Calgary Stampeders’ Kamar Jorden (88) from snagging the touchdown pass from quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell (19) during the second half of CFL action in Winnipeg Friday, July 7, 2017. Blue Bombers need a win over the Stampeders on Friday to ensure a home playoff game. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

CALGARY – Andrew Buckley’s first CFL start will feel like old times.

The quarterback marshalled the University of Calgary Dinos offence in cold and snowy conditions at McMahon Stadium during his decorated college career.

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O’Shea Doesn’t Tip His Hand on Who Starts for Bombers in Season Finale

O’Shea Doesn’t Tip His Hand on Who Starts for Bombers in Season Finale

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Mike O'Shea
Winnipeg Blue Bombers head coach Mike O’Shea reacts after a call during the first half of CFL action against the B.C. Lions in Winnipeg Saturday, October 8, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Mike O’Shea was playing a guessing game on Tuesday.

The Blue Bombers head coach held a closed practice and then wouldn’t reveal which quarterback would start Friday in Calgary as he’s likely to hold out injured veteran Matt Nichols.

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