The final day of rookie camp was a more relaxed affair than the previous two, taking on a calm-before-the-storm-type of atmosphere as the veterans get set to join the rooks for on-field workouts Sunday. The linemen took part in a few aggressive drills, while the quarterbacks, receivers, running backs and defensive backs had a lighter workload during the morning session.
A few things of note:
Both #16 Kenny Strickland and #14 Terence Jeffers-Harris continue to impress with their speed in the one-on-one drills. Where the import receivers need to really step things up is in the consistency department. Dropped balls put an abrupt end to the quickness they both show.
#42 Bernard Hicks earns a mention for delivering the hardest hit of the day. He popped Jeffers-Harris right under the facemask as the receiver turned around and looked for the ball. Pass interference? Perhaps, but it was a close play and a nice message by Hicks.
The Bombers added another receiver/return option to their roster, bringing in import Willie Foster Friday. The Rutgers-product appeared in one game with the Blue and Gold way back in 2007, totaling 248 return yards in a loss to Calgary. The club also brought in import defensive lineman Moton Hopkins. The 23-year-old comes from Tulsa, where he was a two-time Conference USA second-team all-star selection. As LaPolice mentioned in the media scrum, WR D.J. Hall was released before Friday's workout.
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Leader of the Pack
Think Buck Pierce doesn't recognize the position he's in right now? With the club screaming for a bona-fide leader under centre, Pierce not only has been the most impressive pivot out of the four in camp, but he's also looking to set an example for the younger guys. Following the workout Friday, and with a camp off-day Saturday, the 28-year-old put in some extra time running the width of the field. That has to be considered a good sign. On the flip side, we're not sure Bomber fans want to see Pierce running that much during games.
RB Anthony Woodson (foot; will not practice at all in camp) and WR Travis Shelton (hamstring) did not participate.
Veterans report for medicals Saturday, so there's no practice. Players get back on the field Sunday, with workouts scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.