Bombers have eyes on Singh

JIM BENDER, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 10:38 AM ET

Although an offer has yet to be made, one soon could be.

Blue Bombers GM Brendan Taman denied reports out of Vancouver that Winnipeg had already offered non-import offensive lineman Bobby Singh a contract worth $90,000 a year. The B.C. Lions released the 6-foot-4, 323-pound veteran yesterday after deciding not to restructure his $140,000 per annum pact.

"To say we've offered $90,000 is just wrong," Taman said yesterday.

However, Taman does plan to contact Singh.

"I'm sure we'll make an attempt to talk to him soon," he said.

However, Taman was in no rush.

"He'll have to take a substantial pay cut so he'll have to think that over and I'm sure we won't be the only ones talking to him," he said.

Taman had chased Singh when he first left the Calgary Stampeders but he opted for Lotus Land. Although Singh missed six games with injuries last season, Taman's interest in him has not waned.

"Any time a starting offensive lineman becomes free, you've got to take a look at it," Taman said.

But even offering Singh $90,000 may be a little rich for Bomber blood, Taman conceded.

Singh, meanwhile, was disappointed with the way the Lions, who could have released him before the free agent deadline, treated him.

"It sucks and it's a shock but life goes on," Singh told the Vancouver Province.

In the interim, Taman plans to talk to free-agent linebacker Ike Charlton within the next week or so.


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