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Bombers cut Wilbur

The Eric Wilbur experiment is over.

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers announced Thursday afternoon that they have cut the American kicker/punter -- one day after Wilbur missed two very makeable field goals in a 26-25 loss to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, including a 37-yarder on the last play that would have won the game.

Eric Wilbur has been cut from the Blue Bombers.


Eric Wilbur has been cut from the Blue Bombers. Purchase Photo Print

Because Wilbur is an import, the general concensus coming into training camp was that he was going to have to outplay both Bomber incumbents, punter Mike Renaud and place kicker Justin Palardy.

Wilbur did out-punt Renaud in both of Winnipeg’s pre-season games, but Palardy held his own and Wilbur’s shaky performance Wednesday night likely sealed his fate.

The Bombers announced Thursday that they also cut safety Johnny Aprile, wide receiver Jeremy Blount and offensive lineman Adam Rogers.

The cuts get the Bombers down to a 66-man roster. Saturday is the league deadline for teams to declare their 46-man roster, seven-man practice roster and injury list. Expect Winnipeg to announce another 6-8 final cuts on Friday.

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