Position battle of the day ... kickers

JIM BENDER -- Winnipeg Sun

, Last Updated: 7:57 AM ET

TROY WESTWOOD

The incumbent placekicker who is determined to also provided double-duty as a punter. The 15-year veteran holds 30 club records, including all-time leading scorer. Yet, he is coming off a sub-par season where he connected on only 70% of his field-goal attempts, his worst performance since 2001 (60.8%), which moved the Bombers to challenge his position this year. Westwood also boasts a CFL lifetime 42.0-yard punting average on 208 boots.

BRIAN CLAYBOURN

The 6-foot-1, 185-pound Western Kentucky product just arrived yesterday and he boasts a 40.87-yard punting average in college. Claybourn, 24, attended the San Diego Chargers camp last year and was at the Dallas Cowboys mini-camp earlier this spring.

KIRK YLINIEMI

The 6-foot-1, 207-pound Oregon State product, who also arrived yesterday, completed 37 of 42 field goal attempts in college, including five of 50 yards or more. Yliniemi, 25, also had a streak of 20 straight successful field-goal attempts. He attended the New York Giants training camp last year.


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