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KIRK PENTON -- Winnipeg Sun

, Last Updated: 8:00 AM ET

Surprise! The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have scooped up another former member of the Calgary Stampeders.

Defensive lineman Antwone Young, who failed his physical at Stampeders camp Saturday, passed his physical with the Bombers yesterday, bringing to eight the number of former Stamps currently wearing Blue and Gold.

Young, a 6-foot-3, 270-pound Californian, will be on the Canad Inns Stadium field this morning at 8:15 for the first of two Bomber practices.

Winnipeg's coaching staff hasn't been overly impressed with the talent competing for the second defensive end spot opposite Tom Canada, and Young might be the answer.

"The availability of an experienced, quality player -- and quality person -- is always of interest," head coach Jim Daley said. "We will do the same thing at this stage of the year at any position."

Coincidentally, Young suffered a second-degree strain of the MCL in his right knee against the Bombers last August. He returned in October and seriously reinjured it, and it's believed that's why he failed his physical.

"It's not unusual for a player to fail one team's medical and pass another's," Daley said, "because there's a lot of factors and criteria that go into all those medicals."

Young, 28, has 13 sacks in 38 career CFL games.

WELCOME BACK CARTER: Bombers DB Tim Carter, who missed all of last season because of an elbow injury originally suffered in September 2003, is loving life again, and it shows.

Carter has shown supreme confidence in camp now that his elbow has been surgically repaired, and it appears that a starting halfback spot will be his once again.

"I learned last year that you never know when that fluke injury is going to come and cost you the year," he said. "So I'm just out there just flying around, not worrying about anything. The elbow's fine."

Carter wanted to play last year without having surgery, but it became apparent in early July that it wasn't going to happen.

"I picked up my book bag, and all that was in it was my playbook and some pencils, and my elbow popped out," he said. "That's when I cancelled Christmas."

LATE HITS: OL Matt Sheridan dressed but didn't participate in yesterday's practices because of a sore back. He missed the three previous days because of a concussion ... Rookie OL Geoff St-Denis suffered a hip injury yesterday ... Daley said the offensive line is getting better thanks to the efforts of O-line boss Mike Gibson and guest coach Bill Dole, but G.M. Brendan Taman is still hot on the trail for another import hog ... It's believed non-import OL Devin Rodger, a former Edmonton Eskimo and University of Manitoba Bison, will also be joining the Bombers soon ... Taman isn't interested in DT Johnny Scott, whom the Hamilton Tiger-Cats released yesterday.


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