No-show kicker back?

JIM BENDER -- Winnipeg Sun

, Last Updated: 7:53 AM ET

Remember Duncan O'Mahony?

The former B.C. punter the Blue Bombers attempted to bring to training camp last year? The same guy who left Vancouver, then disappeared at the Calgary airport en route to Winnipeg? The kicker that Winnipeg no longer wanted any part of once he re-appeared?

Well, now there are reports that not only could the Bombers have some interest in him again but they may need to get into a bidding war with the Saskatchewan Roughriders for his services.

"I did talk to his agent about a month ago and he said that Duncan wanted to play again," Bombers GM Brendan Taman confirmed yesterday. "Duncan had his issues and we went through those escapades last year. But my main concern right now is to get (Troy) Westwood back."

Keeping his options open

Yet, Taman will keep his options open and O'Mahony may be one of them.

Westwood, who is about to become a free agent, discussed his contract situation with Taman at the end of the season and Taman promised to get back to him.

"There were come concerns by people in this organization on some facets of his game," Taman said.

Westwood was only 70% on field-goal attempts and although his punting was pretty good most of the season, it suffered somewhat in the semifinal.

UNSUNG PLAYERS: The Bombers, meanwhile, announced the signing of two of their most underrated players, namely running back Graeme Bell and long-snapper Chris Cvetkovic.

"Graeme Bell has been a good player for us and does the little things pretty well," Taman said. "And he does very well in the short-yardage plays."

The 5-foot-10, 223-pound Saskatchewan product also finished third on the club with 19 special teams tackles. But re-signing Bell, 26, does not mean that fullback Scott Regimbald will not be welcomed back.

"He's a free agent (next month) but I haven't written him off yet," Taman said.

The 6-foot-2, 239-pound Cvetkovic has been a key component to the Winnipeg kicking game.

"People don't notice a player like that until there's a missed convert or something," Taman said. "His long snapping ability is very appreciated here."

Cvetkovic, 29, also won the Ed Kotowich Good Guy Award last year.

HASHMARKS: You can expect the Bombers to hire former Montreal offensive co-ordinator Kevin Strasser as at least their QB coach to replace Mike Working, who defected to Hamilton ... Taman has yet to reach QB Ryan Dinwiddie, who recently signed with an Arena Football League team while still under contract to Winnipeg.


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