Players prepare for business as usual despite looming strike

Bombers offensive lineman Glenn January says the players need to keep the labour talk on the...

Bombers offensive lineman Glenn January says the players need to keep the labour talk on the backburner as they prepare for training camp.

KEN WIEBE, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:41 PM ET

With the threat of a CFL work stoppage during the coming days a very real possibility and veterans set to report to Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ training camp on Saturday, Glenn January is urging his fellow players to focus on what they can control.

“We need to keep this (labour stuff) on the backburner. Be cognizant that it’s there but focus on working on as much business as usual as we can, whenever we show up at the office,” said January, a veteran offensive tackle who is also the Blue Bombers’ CFLPA representative. “We have a lot on our mind right now. Training camp is difficult enough without this stuff hanging over your heads. What I’ve been telling the guys is we need to prepare as usual. and try not to worry about this and let the higher-ups kind of hammer it out.”

The CFL sent out an e-mail on Thursday afternoon that debates some of the numbers put forth in the latest proposal from the CFLPA, noting they’ve already tabled their best offer and that three of the nine te


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