Archive for June 2nd, 2012

Bombers get poked, prodded

- June 2nd, 2012

The Bomber veterans reported for duty on Saturday morning at Canad Inns Polo Park, and all but one passed his physical.

Backup safety and special teamer Brady Browne suffered a hamstring pull while training recently, so he is likely headed for the disabled list until he is ready to go.

Other than that, everybody is good to go for the start of training camp on Sunday morning at Canad Inns Stadium.

“I’m just excited about the whole entire thing,” wide receiver Kito Poblah said. “It’s another great opportunity to get on the field and showcase my talent. The mood around here is exciting. Everybody’s excited to get out there and show what they can do.”

It appears the Bombers have six starting spots up for grabs, not to mention the punter position as well, so it promises to be a spirited camp.

Here’s what else is happening …

• Loved George Cortez’s quote in the Hamilton Spectator today about his team practising in the rain on Friday. “It’s like I told the receivers, when it’s raining cats and dogs, you might want to put your body behind the ball so you get two chances to catch it: once through your hands and once when it rebounds off your chest.” Old school. Love it. The Argos went inside, by the way.

• If you haven’t seen the Grey Cup ring that the Bombers could have won last November, here it is. The Lions received their shiny pieces of jewelry during a ceremony on Friday night.

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• Happy birthday to Alex Brink! (even though the Bombers training camp media guide says his birthday is on June 6)

• Former Bombers defensive tackle Moton Hopkins, now with the Montreal Alouettes, could miss up to three months of action after doctors found a blood clot in his lung.