'Tennessee Tee' could get start

JIM BENDER -- Winnipeg Sun

, Last Updated: 8:33 AM ET

It could be 'Tennessee Tee' time as soon as this Thursday.

A twisted ankle may relegate starting quarterback Kevin Glenn to the sidelines when Winnipeg plays host to the Edmonton Eskimos in its CFL home-opener. Tee Martin would then start in his place. Glenn missed yesterday's practice because he was sent to the doctor to have the ankle checked.

"I would say he's iffy for this week," Bomber GM Brendan Taman said yesterday.

Although Glenn suffered the injury during the 42-15 loss to the Roughriders in Saskatchewan on Saturday, he stayed in the game, limping only slightly between plays.

"But the ankle swelled up pretty good on the (bus) ride home (from Regina)," Taman said.

Martin took all the turns with the first offence yesterday. However, Bombers head coach Jim Daley was still hoping that Glenn can practise today.

NO HOOK: Daley was asked if he had considered replacing Glenn just to spark the lacklustre offence Saturday.

"That's an easy thing to say, hard thing to do because you might, in effect, spark the team or you might have the opposite fact and cause uncertainty about the status of your starter," he replied. "The other factor, with Kevin being a first-year starter on our team, he needs to work through every down and distance situation and every adversity so that he can to grow.

"Glenn completed 14 of 28 passes for 158 yards and one touchdown, with one pick.

"Kevin played intelligent, made good decisions," Daley said. "He had five drops, which is unacceptable and nowhere as a unit, where the quarterback is the primary person of that unit, were we as productive as we had to be."

CH-CHANGES: You can expect several other changes to Thursday's lineup. DB Cedric Dickerson suffered a broken bone in his hand and will likely sit in favour of Justin Coleman, who will come off the practice roster.

Daley also indicated that import middle linebacker Willie Fells, who had been moved to the practice roster, will likely dress. Fells would likely replace either defensive end Gavin Walls or Antwone Young, likely Walls.

Daley is also considering inserting import receiver Vinny Sutherland, either for Scott Cloman or Wane McGarity.

Import offensive tackle John Feugill went home when told he was not going to play against Edmonton.


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