Hebert expected in 'Peg today

JIM BENDER -- Winnipeg Sun

, Last Updated: 11:58 AM ET

Kyries Hebert was still en route yesterday.

The import linebacker/safety, who recently ended a holdout and renegotiated his contract, was driving from his Texas home and is expected to arrive today, Blue Bombers GM Brendan Taman said.

"I told him there's no rush because we don't practise until (tomorrow) anyway," said Taman, who has provided customs officials with all the information necessary to facilitate Hebert's border crossing.

Because Hebert was involved in some legal problems in the U.S., there is still uncertainty whether he will be allowed to enter the country.

"Until he gets here, I don't presume anything," Taman said. "My first goal is to get him into the country, then it's for him to pass his physical. Then we can get him on the practice field, then into the lineup. He hasn't been in a camp but I'm sure he's in good shape. But we're functioning fairly well defensively anyway."

If and when Hebert starts, he would have to replace an import, which could mean shuffling a non-import to a different position.


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