Position battle of the day ... fullback

JIM BENDER -- Winnipeg Sun

, Last Updated: 11:43 AM ET

SCOTT REGIMBALD

The 6-foot-3, 242-pound incumbent seems the perfect size and shape for head coach Doug Berry's new offence as he wants a tight-end type player. Regimbald was a tight end in college (Houston).

GRAEME BELL

The 5-foot-11, 218-pound non-import attended Montreal's training camp before landing in Winnipeg last year so he is familiar with Berry's offence as Berry was the Alouettes offensive co-ordinator last season.

LENARD SEMAJUSTE

The 6-foot-2, 250-pound non-import was plucked in the Ottawa dispersal draft. Semajuste, who was a defensive end in college (Adams State), never played a down for the Renegades after being a late-round draft pick in 2005.

OVERVIEW

"A fullback doesn't have to be a true fullback in this offence," Berry said. "He doesn't have to lead block on a linebacker. Really, all a fullback has to be is a tight end. He has to zone block. He's a small offensive tackle. He's going to work the line of scrimmage and then be able to run some pass lanes off that. You don't have to a bone-crusher ...

"I'm pleased with what we have. Bell knows what the offence is because he had been in Montreal before and I told Scott exactly what he can expect. Your contributions are going to be made on special teams. And when we bring you in on offence, it might be as a fullback, it might be as a tight end. That's good for Scott. He likes that. He's a former tight end so he's falling into this very comfortably.

"(Semajuste is) younger and he's behind the curve as far as what these other guys are doing right now."


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