Sounds of silence

KIRK PENTON -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 11:05 AM ET

Brian Guebert might want to send Adam Krajewski a thank-you note.

After all, if Krajewski, a Canadian offensive lineman from B.C., hadn't pulled out of Winnipeg Blue Bombers training camp at the last minute, Guebert would not have been his replacement.

And if Krajewski had not pulled out, Guebert would not have made the Bombers final roster, which is exactly what happened yesterday.

The 25-year-old defensive end from Saskatoon was still walking on egg shells yesterday morning, even though he hadn't received the dreaded phone call from GM Brendan Taman.

"I walked in here to work out assuming I was on the team," Guebert said, "and I was just like, 'What if they forgot?' But no news is good news."

TEACHING CAREER

The former University of Saskatchewan Huskie was ready to start a teaching career when Taman called him on the eve of training camp. The 5-foot-9, 245-pounder proceeded to impress the heck out of the coaching staff by doing everything that was asked of him.

Guebert can play both tackle and end, he can long snap, and he will also get some reps at fullback. And he does everything at full speed.

"He brings a lot of value to the team with his versatility," head coach Doug Berry said. "And I'm not sure he's great at anything right now, but he certainly is a Jack-of-all-trades."

Guebert phoned his girlfriend yesterday morning with the exciting news but almost forgot to make another important call.

"I actually forgot to call my parents," he said. "It was about 10 minutes before practice started when I thought to phone them.

"I left a couple messages on their answering machine."

'MAKE SOMETHING HAPPEN'

Two other CFL rookies who enjoyed the sounds of silence in their hotel rooms yesterday morning were linebackers Cam Hall and Corey Jenkins.

"I want to be able to get in there, get in a groove, stay in it and make something happen," Hall said.

Hall appears to be the team's starting strong-side linebacker, while the 30-year-old Jenkins had Taman and Berry fawning yesterday.

"Corey's been somewhat brilliant at times," Taman said.

Getting Hall on the field won't be a problem, but Jenkins' situation presents a tougher challenge considering Kyries Hebert is already at the weak-side linebacker spot.

"We need to get him doing something as part of our 42-man roster," Taman said.

Jenkins, who said he was nervous as the roster deadline approached, will do whatever is asked of him.

"Just put me out there and just let me play," he said. "If it's defence, if it's special teams, if it's holding, if it's being the emergency quarterback or running back, it doesn't matter.

"I'm here to help. I want to win a Grey Cup like the rest of these guys do."

FACTBOX HED

BOMBERS DEPTH CHART

(x-injured players)

OFFENCE

Quarterback -- Kevin Glenn, Ryan Dinwiddie, Justin Holland, Kliff Kingsbury

Running back -- Charles Roberts, Fred Reid, Gilles Lezi

Slotback -- Milt Stegall

Slotback -- Terrence Edwards, Albert Johnson III

Slotback -- Chris Brazzell, O'Neil Wilson

Wide receiver -- Derick Armstrong, x-Adam Eckert

Wide receiver -- Jamie Stoddard, x-Arjei Franklin, Blair Atkinson

Left tackle -- Alex Gauthier, x-Matt O'Meara

Left guard -- Matt Sheridan, Aaron Fiacconi

Centre -- x-Obby Khan, Dominic Picard

Right guard -- Andrew Greene, Val St. Germain

Right tackle -- Dan Goodspeed

DEFENCE

Defensive end -- Tom Canada, Brian Guebert

Defensive tackle -- Doug Brown, Jon Oosterhuis

Defensive tackle -- Nate Davis, Jerome Haywood

Defensive end -- Gavin Walls

Strong-side linebacker -- Cam Hall

Middle linebacker -- Barrin Simpson, David Lowry, Adrian Baird

Weak-side linebacker -- Kyries Hebert, Corey Jenkins, Neil McKinlay

Cornerback -- Anthony Malbrough

Halfback -- x-Davin Bush, Gabriel Fulbright

Safety -- Ian Logan, Jason Nugent, Greg Bearman

Halfback -- Kelly Malveaux

Cornerback -- Robert Bean, Greg Moss

SPECIAL TEAMS

Placekicker -- Troy Westwood

Punter -- Pat Fleming

Longsnapper -- Chris Cvetkovic

PRACTICE ROSTER

LB Toney Edison

SB Kerry Johnson

OL Kyle Koch

DE Shawn Mayne

LB Brad Newman

DB Chijioke Onyenegecha

S John Sullivan

RELEASED

DE Stevie Baggs

RB Antoine Bagwell

P Chris Beckman

WR Jeremy Carter

RB Dominique Dorsey

DT Dwan Epps

LB Chris Martin

LB Jordan Matechuk

SB Quentin McCord

DB Travis Noel

LB Kai Parham

DB Jazzmen Williams


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