Bean put on back burner

KIRK PENTON -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 9:49 AM ET

It appears Robert Bean's comeback is going to be put off for another week.

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers cornerback was expected to return for tonight's game against Toronto after missing five games following knee surgery, but head coach Doug Berry was coy when asked about it yesterday.

"Is Bean going to dress?" Berry said, repeating the question. "He's out there today. He's on the 46 (-man roster)."

When he was asked if Sam Young -- Bean's injury replacement -- was going to dress, Berry again said, "Sam Young is on the 46."

The Bombers don't have to declare their 42-man roster until just before game time.

BIG BRO'S BACK: Bomber slotback Terrence Edwards saw his older brother, Robert, sooner than expected, as the running back will dress for the Argos tonight and likely share the carries with Winnipeg castoff Dominique Dorsey.

Toronto signed Robert Edwards as a free agent after Montreal released him.

"I'm just happy for him that he's got another opportunity to play the game that he loves," Terrence Edwards said. "I think our defence had him in check in the first two games, and I also think that Montreal had him in check. I don't think they let him do what he's done for the last two years.

"I don't understand how a back can go from two straight 1,000-yard seasons and leading the league in touchdowns to not being able to do it anymore."

DIFFERENT VIBE: Anthony Malbrough, who will return to the Bombers secondary tonight after missing five games with a hamstring pull, feels he and his teammates are a more confident bunch this season.

"Last year was last year. It was a totally different year," Malbrough said. "We were 5-2, and we were kind of like, 'Oh, we're 5-2.' We're 4-2-1 this year, and we feel like we should be 6-1. It's a different mindset.

"Instead of last year, when we were going, 'Oh, we're 5-2? Oh, OK, we're pretty good,' this year we're like, 'No, we're not good enough.' "

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