Brazzell not bad, but Taman reloads

KIRK PENTON -- Winnipeg Sun

, Last Updated: 7:49 AM ET

Chris Brazzell isn't as banged up as originally thought, but the Winnipeg Blue Bombers are bringing in some receiver help anyway.

The Bombers are expected to add 6-foot, 190-pound Michael Coleman to their practice roster this week.

GM Brendan Taman is also hot on the trail for a defensive back and an offensive lineman, because DB Santino Hall is believed to be out for the season with a torn ACL and C Aaron Fiacconi might not play this week due to an injured left shoulder.

Coleman, 25, was two hours away from hopping on a plane to join the Bombers last September, but he decided at the last minute to go on the St. Louis Rams practice roster for the second straight season.

He tried out for the Rams again this summer, but they cut him, so he's going to try his luck north of the border.

As for Brazzell, the wide receiver was told he had suffered a broken leg in Monday's win over the B.C. Lions when Bombers running back Charles Roberts accidentally leg-whipped him after being tackled in the first quarter.

However, the team doctor said yesterday morning that it's likely just a deep bruise.

Brazzell said he may even play on Sunday when the Bombers (5-10) host the defending Grey Cup champion Toronto Argonauts (8-6) at Canad Inns Stadium.

"It's weird that just a bruise could be that painful, but it's pretty painful," Brazzell said. "Once the bruise goes down, I should be able to play."

Import WRs Darnell McDonald and Vinny Sutherland will both work out at Brazzell's spot when the team returns to practice tomorrow.

PURE GOLD: Bombers head coach Jim Daley would love to have his team wear its third jerseys again this Sunday against the Argos.

"We looked good in gold," Daley said with a gleam in his eye. "... I got a lot of comments from people. I got about half a dozen calls from around the country loving the gold. They loved it."

NUMBERS TO CHEW ON: Despite missing three games and most of a fourth with ankle and thumb injuries this season, Bombers QB Kevin Glenn and Edmonton's Ricky Ray are tied for the CFL lead with 25 touchdown passes.

Glenn also possesses the league's second-best efficiency rating of 98.1, trailing only B.C.'s Dave Dickenson (118.8).

HASHMARKS: Daley hopes to have DB Anthony Malbrough (hamstring), DT Doug Brown (foot) and WR Gilles Colon (quadriceps) back in the lineup on Sunday ... Thanks to Monday's win, the Bombers are now 1-7 against the West Division ... SB/KR Keith Stokes saw the doctor about a sore jaw yesterday, but he's expected to be fine. B.C.'s Jamal Johnson levelled Stokes with an illegal hit on a punt return Monday and was kicked out of the game.


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