Bombers welcome this cut

JIM BENDER -- Winnipeg Sun

, Last Updated: 9:14 AM ET

The players have already shown their faith in the Barber of Bomberville by trusting their heads to his scissored hands.

Winnipeg quarterback Kevin Glenn has been shearing his teammates' hair ever since he arrived in town last year and has developed the same sort of relationship with them as women do with their hair stylists.

"Some of these guys are so meticulous about their hair that to allow anybody to cut it shows trust," Blue Bomber head coach Jim Daley said yesterday. "On every team I've been with, we've had a resident barber or two and the traditional day of hairdressing is the day before the game. If you come into our locker room an hour and a half, or two hours after practice, there's a group of guys sitting there waiting for their turn to get manicured.

"That's the way it is and Kevin Glenn's the man. He loves cutting their hair and they trust him to do it."

With one exception.

"He won't do mine," Daley added, laughing. "I want twists and he won't do it."

But after surviving the rigours of training camp and challenges from Tee Martin, Spergon Wynn and Russ Michna, Daley still trusts Glenn to be The Man on the football field.

"The reality is, in camp, given relatively equal work, Kevin has progressed and maintained his hold on the starting job," Daley confirmed.

But he needs to get better.

"We need improvement at all levels, starting with our quarterbacks," Daley said. We now have to play at a much higher level, even though we're very happy with the development of the quarterbacks, to compete in this league."

LIKES KHARI: Speaking of QBs, Daley said he would welcome former Bomber Khari Jones back to the fold should a need arise.

"Khari Jones is a really good quarterback and a good person," Daley said after Edmonton released the veteran. "Right now, in our situation, we have a group of quarterbacks that we are very, very happy with. I would hesitate not one second asking Khari to return here if we had a series of injuries where we needed to bring in a player. It's an unnecessary move for us right now, despite his abilities, to bring in a good player like him when we have a good group that we've been developing here."

That said, the Bombers might be willing to trade a current QB for the right offer.

HASHMARKS: Bomber GM Brendan Taman confirmed that the club suspended Orlando Bobo when the CFL told him that the import OL had officially unretired. But he had still not heard from Bobo or his agent yesterday. And he has no interest in trading him ... Both RB Cory Olynick (ankle) and LB Travis Ortega (torn pectoral muscle) have been officially placed on the nine-game injury list ... Although Taman will likely pursue both import OL John Feugill (released by Toronto) and a Canadian receiver (likely former Eskimo Scott Robinson), such players might be reluctant to accept practice roster spots here, he said.


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