Position battle of the day ... Weak Outside Linebackers

JIM BENDER -- Winnipeg Sun

, Last Updated: 7:40 AM ET

ROBERT GRANT

The 6-foot-3, 242-pound import was plucked in the Ottawa dispersal draft and the former Edmonton Eskimo has had a good camp. Thoughts of converting him to safety are now on the backburner.

TRAVIS ORTEGA

Has been in the Winnipeg camp since 2003 and this is the 6-foot-2, 218-pound import's best chance to start as a Blue Bomber.

NEIL MCKINLAY

The 6-foot, 222-pound non-import returns after a season of backing up at middle linebacker and has been a pleasant surprise for the Bomber coaching staff at this year's training camp.

DONNY GREEN

The 6-foot-2, 240-pound import arrived with such promising credentials that GM Brendan Taman suggested he likely would have started for the Bombers had he been here last year.

RON OCKIMEY

The 6-foot-2, 223-pound veteran import, who has returned from last year, has been hampered by a hamstring injury in training camp, leaving him behind the others. There are also growing suspicions that he is injury prone.

ADRIAN BAIRD

The converted 6-foot-4, 250-pound defensive end has been the surprise of camp thus far but is still learning a new position.

OVERVIEW

"We've been splitting up the reps pretty evenly giving everyone an opportunity and the next four or five days here, there might be a bit of separation," said linebackers coach Greg Marshall. "Ron Ockimey was out for the first time today so, he got a little bit of work so there's another guy in the mix. Travis has done well, Donny Green has played there some and Rob Grant's been out there. They're all getting some work so, it's too early to tell who's going to get that spot."


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