Hall makes strong case

KIRK PENTON -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 9:53 AM ET

Cam Hall may have found a permanent home at weak-side linebacker.

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers rookie got moved there from strong-side linebacker last week following the return of Ike Charlton.

Hall played possibly his best game on Sunday against Saskatchewan, recording a seven tackles and two pass knockdowns.

"I feel like I got a chance to run around and show what I can do and have some fun," Hall said. "I felt good on all my reads and felt like I knew what I was doing.

"So now the more chances I get to be out there and make plays, the better I'll get."

Head coach Doug Berry was impressed with the 24-year-old's debut at his new position.

"He was really smooth," Berry said. "He wasn't out of position, he did a real good job fitting in on the run game as well as getting back in his drops and pass coverage. When we were playing man (-to-man coverage), he was locked up on his guy real well.

"He may be more comfortable playing there than where we had him before."

NEW BLOOD? CFL practice rosters have expanded from seven to 12 players for the next month, and GM Brendan Taman plans to make a few calls this week.

"I don't have any commitments yet from anybody," Taman said. "I will at some point pretty quick, so whether it's this week or next week, we'll find out. But I'm not dying to get three or four guys in here."

Taman is eyeing quarterbacks like Bryan Randall, Zac Taylor, John Stocco and Tim Hasselbeck, but he isn't expecting them to come north anytime soon.

"Let's be realistic: My drawing card to get him here at this point is not great at this stage," Taman said of Randall. "Want to come in for $600 a week? They'll listen. They're not going to act. Somehow I gotta get them to act."

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