Blue Bomber Report Record: 6–10–0

Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION

Rookie Camp Day 3

  • Print
 

 

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.

Bombers Scores

Powered by Sports Direct Inc.

 

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.

 

* * *

 

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.

 

Hurt Locker

RB Anthony Woodson (foot; will not practice at all in camp) and WR Travis Shelton (hamstring) did not participate.

 

Camp Schedule

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.

Fact Check

Fact Check

Have you found an error, or know of something we’ve missed in one of our stories?
Please use the form below and let us know.

* Required
  • Please post the headline of the story or the title of the video with the error.

  • Please post exactly what was wrong with the story.

  • Please indicate your source for the correct information.

  • Yes

    No

  • This will only be used to contact you if we have a question about your submission, it will not be used to identify you or be published.

  • Cancel

Having problems with the form?

Contact Us Directly
  • Print

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

Have Your Say

New to commenting? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscribers only. why?

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press Subscribers only. why?

The Winnipeg Free Press does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comment, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. These terms were revised effective April 16, 2010.

letters

Make text: Larger | Smaller

LATEST VIDEO

Police: Three or four infants' bodies found in storage locker

View more like this

Photo Store Gallery

  • BORIS MINKEVICH / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS  070527 The 21st Annual Teddy Bears' Picnic at Assiniboine Park. The Orlan Ukrainian Dancers perform on stage.
  • Hay bales sit under a rainbow just west of Winnipeg Saturday, September 3, 2011.(John Woods/Winnipeg Free Press)

View More Gallery Photos

Poll

Who has been the biggest disappointment on the Jets to start the season?

View Results

View Related Story

Ads by Google