Reinforcements on the way

KIRK PENTON -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 10:34 AM ET

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have landed a reinforcement to help their hurting secondary.

Art Thomas, a 6-foot-3 cornerback, is expected to sign a practice roster agreement with the Bombers this morning and be on the practice field later today.

Defensive back Davin Bush and cornerback Greg Moss are both doubtful for Sunday's game against the Toronto Argonauts with hamstring injuries, so the Bombers are in desperate need of depth.

Thomas, 27, played both cornerback and receiver at the University of Virginia, and he spent the last three years bouncing around NFL camps and also had a stint with NFL Europe's Amsterdam Admirals.

Meanwhile, Bombers GM Brendan Taman reported last night that he still hopes to bring in one of his negotiation list quarterbacks in the next few days.

TOUCHDOWN MAKER: Bombers defensive end Gavin Walls scooped up a Casey Printers fumble Saturday night in Hamilton and rumbled 30 yards for a touchdown.

It was Winnipeg's first defensive touchdown since 2005 and the third of Walls's career. Walls needs only 138 more majors to tie Milt Stegall's CFL record of 141.

"That's a big number, but I'm trying to get to it," Walls quipped.

It's rare for a defensive end to average one touchdown a season, but that's the pace that the 2005 CFL rookie of the year is on.

"That's the great thing about football," said Walls, whose two other touchdowns came in one game, against Ottawa, in 2005. "You go to the ball on defence, and you never know what's going to happen."

NOT TO BE OUTDONE: A defensive end scoring a touchdown is one thing, but a long snapper?

Winnipeg's Mike Mahoney, who is filling in for the injured Chris Cvetkovic, notched his first career major on Saturday when he jumped on a fumble in the end zone on a missed field goal return.

"It's a long snapper's dream," Mahoney said.

He, too, was asked about zeroing in on Stegall's record.

"What am I? About a 140 short?" Mahoney asked. "Yeah, I think I'll lay off that one and just stick to the snapping."


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