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Blue Bombers load up at receiver, linebacker

THE Winnipeg Blue Bombers continue to flesh out their training camp roster, adding a pair of imports in wide receiver Will Franklin and linebacker SaMario Houston on Monday.

Franklin was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the fourth round of the 2008 NFL draft and played in 13 games with the Chiefs that season making seven catches for 83 yards.

Franklin was waived in April of 2009 and spent parts of last season with the Detroit Lions and Oakland Raiders as a practice squad player.

The 6-foot, 210-pound Franklin played his college football at Missouri and caught 49 passes for 709 yards as a senior. Franklin scored four touchdowns while being named honourable mention All-Big 12.

Houston was a standout at Catawba College and was twice named a second-team all-star.

The 6-foot, 215-pounder spent 2007 with Berlin in NFL Europe.

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition March 16, 2010 B9

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