Castoff should bolster Bombers OL

JIM BENDER -- Winnipeg Sun

, Last Updated: 8:12 AM ET

Such is life in the pro football business.

John Feugill flew from Toronto to New York to Winnipeg in less than 48 hours. But the import offensive lineman does not know if he will be flying to Regina with the Blue Bombers on Friday -- yet.

When the 6-foot-7, 300-pound Maryland product was cut by Toronto on Saturday, he decided to return to his New York home where he found a message from Bomber GM Brendan Taman awaiting him.

"I was kind of blindsided a little bit because I was with the first team both pre-season games," Feugill admitted after his first practice with the Bombers yesterday. "But the guy (Jerome Davis) behind me did play pretty well.

"I was a little upset but what am I going to do? When I got the message (from Taman), I felt a lot better."

Feugill, 29, played the last two seasons with Toronto after bouncing around NFL camps and NFL Europe.

"I had a good time there and at least, I got a Grey Cup ring out of it," said Feugill, who had played with Bomber centre Cory Annett in Toronto. "This is an opportunity to keep playing football and I know they have great fan support here."

Feugill, however, left his gaudy bauble at home, not wanting to annoy his new teammates.

Bomber head coach Jim Daley likes Feugill's athleticism and will test him at both tackle spots.

"He rarely gets beat around the horn on a pass rush," said Daley, who has yet to decide whether Feugill will play against the Roughriders in Saskatchewan on Saturday. "He's a veteran and we like his skill and his competitive nature."

Feugill's arrival could end all speculation about the possible return of import OL Orlando Bobo.

ROSTER MOVES: Six players have tentatively agreed to stick around on either the practice roster or as a development player Daley said: defensive back Justin Coleman, slotback Vinny Sutherland, offensive linemen Ryan Bachman and J.F. Ostiguy, defensive lineman Martin Lapostolle and running back Jarrett Smith.

Canadian receiver Gilles Colon (broken finger) has been moved to the waive-injured list while linebacker Ron Ockimey (root canal) has been added to the disabled list.

HASHMARKS: Tee Martin has been deemed the backup QB to incumbent Kevin Glenn, relegating Spergon Wynn to No. 3 ... Glenn, by the way, is no longer clipping teammates' hair this season, surrendering that job to LB Ron Ockimey ... MLB Ryland Wickman (groin) returned to practice yesterday and if he is ready to go, the Bombers will have to make a decision there as Willie Fells had been pencilled in as the starting MLB on the weekend ... S John Sullivan is trying to overcome a nagging hamstring pull ... The first issue of The Official CFL Magazine is now available at all Chapters, Indigo and Coles outlets across Canada for just $5.95 and yes, it includes an article by yours truly.


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