Adarius Bowman is getting another chance in the CFL.
The former Winnipeg Blue Bombers wide receiver signed with the Edmonton Eskimos on Wednesday.
The Bombers released Bowman in late October, three weeks after he was removed from the 42-man roster because he couldn’t hold on to the ball.
The 6-foot-3, 225-pound Oklahoma State product led the Bombers in receiving in 2009, making 55 catches for 925 yards and six touchdowns.
He still hauled in 50 balls for 691 yards and three touchdowns in 2010, but he showed a propensity for dropping balls at the worst possible times. Greg Carr also emerged as a more than capable replacement.
In other CFL news
S.J. Green won’t be pursuing an NFL job this year and instead signed a three-year contract extension with the Montreal Alouettes.
The 25-year-old receiver had 10 touchdowns in 2010, making 58 catches for 875 yards.
The Gazette reported Green had workouts with the Buffalo Bills, Philadelphia Eagles and Minnesota Vikings. The Eagles even offered him a signing bonus, but the 6-foot-2, 216-pound import decided to remain in the CFL.
The Als also granted offensive lineman Paul Lambert his release on Wednesday. The 35-year-old Montreal native spent eight seasons with the Alouettes and won two Grey Cups.
The CFL ruled the Mike Labinjo trade null and void on Wednesday.
The Calgary Stampeders tried to send the Canadian defensive lineman to the Alouettes last week for future considerations, but he failed Montreal’s physical and was returned to the Stampeders.
Labinjo helped the Stampeders win the 2008 Grey Cup but has been plagued by injuries the last two seasons.
Chris McKenzie is returning to the Saskatchewan Roughriders.
The 28-year-old defensive back was scheduled to become a free agent next month. He started 14 games at halfback in 2010, making 43 tackles, five pass knockdowns and one fumble recovery.
n The Stampeders named Tony Missick their new defensive backs coach on Wednesday.
Missick spent nine seasons in the Arena Football League, where he was a head coach with two teams. He was most recently the assistant head coach and linebackers coach at Saint Paul’s College in Lawrenceville, Va.
Missick replaces Corey Chamblin, who is the new defensive co-ordinator in Hamilton.