Backup plan in place

KIRK PENTON -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 10:48 AM ET

It's been the mantra of the media and many fans this season: The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are doomed -- DOOMED! -- if Kevin Glenn goes down with an injury.

Ryan Dinwiddie, Glenn's backup, hasn't been paying much attention to that chatter, which is probably a good thing.

"I don't even worry about that," Dinwiddie said. "I haven't read any newspaper articles all year. My job is on the line every day, so I go to work with that attitude."

There's a chance Dinwiddie will be pressed into action this weekend after Glenn suffered a knee strain against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on Saturday night. The severity of Glenn's injury is not yet known, but he is confident he'll play.

If he can't suit up, however, Dinwiddie will be ready for the Toronto Argonauts (4-7) on Sunday.

"It's my second year in the offence, and training camp really helped me out because I got reps," he said. "I get better every week. I feel more comfortable every week.

"... Kevin's a warrior. He'll rehab and get back. I'll just try to hold down the fort if he can't play."

Dinwiddie had mopped up twice for Glenn this season, completing 10 of 13 passes for 80 yards in garbage time, before taking over four minutes into the third quarter on Saturday.

He guided the Bombers to only three points, but he completed seven of 11 attempts for 95 yards.

"It felt good, just getting out there and having the live reps," he said. "Practice is a different speed, and most times I'm running the scout team.

"It feels great. It's been so long since I've played. It feels fun again. It's just a great time."

ON THE HORN: Bombers GM Brendan Taman will spend much of today trying to sign a quarterback and a defensive back.

Taman wanted a fourth QB in town this week even before Glenn got hurt, but now they might need one to dress. Bryan Randall is the target, although other neg listers like Zac Taylor are still in the picture.

Taman actually needs a defensive back more than a pivot, because Davin Bush is questionable for Sunday's game after pulling his hamstring Saturday, and reserve cornerback Greg Moss is out after injuring his hamstring in practice last week.

Chijioke Onyenegecha would come on the roster if Bush can't go.

CASEY STRIKES OUT: Even though the Bombers made life miserable for new Ticats quarterback Casey Printers, sacking him six times and limiting him to 144 passing yards, they will still be wary when he and the Ticats come to town on Sept. 29.

"He's still a great quarterback," Bombers defensive end Gavin Walls said. "I don't know if he had the best of options to throw the ball to, but at the same time we still tip our hats to him. We still got him one more time for the tiebreaker, and we're gonna try to get after his ass."

LATE HITS: Hamilton Tiger-Cats rookie receiver Chris Bauman could be a trivia answer one day. The Brandon native was on the receiving end of Printers' first completion in a Ticats uniform. It went for 10 yards ... It's tough to criticize after a 34-4 triumph, but coach Doug Berry wants to see improvement in his team's short-yardage running and its red zone productivity. Five times the Bombers had to settle for field goal attempts after getting inside the Ticats' 25-yard line ... Bomber kicker Troy Westwood was 4-for-6 in the field goal department Saturday, including a miss from 40 yards that was the result of a high snap. "Yeah, but (holder Jamie Stoddard) still got it down," Westwood said. "I gotta slow down and put it through."


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