Bombers close in on Colon

KIRK PENTON -- Winnipeg Sun

, Last Updated: 7:18 AM ET

Now that offensive lineman Bobby Singh has re-signed with the B.C. Lions, Saskatchewan Roughriders receiver Elijah Thurmon is arguably the biggest name left on the CFL free-agent market.

So, are the Winnipeg Blue Bombers about to make one last thrust into free agency for a 1,000-yard receiver who is believed to be asking for more than $100,000 a season?

"Nope," was Bomber GM Brendan Taman's e-mail response yesterday when asked if Winnipeg was going to give more consideration to pursuing Thurmon.

Meanwhile, one free-agent receiver the Bombers are likely to land is one of their own: non-import Gilles Colon.

Colon, who is also being pursued by the Calgary Stampeders, wasn't happy with Winnipeg's offer back in September, and he still wanted more when Taman gave him new numbers last month.

However, the chatter between Colon's agent and the Bombers has picked up substantially in the last week, and it appears they are on pace for a new deal.

"I think something's going to happen soon," Colon said yesterday from his home in Virginia.

When asked if that is likely to include the colours of blue and gold, Colon said, "I hope so. We will see."


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