Edwards piles up yards

JIM BENDER -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 7:39 AM ET

Last year, Terrence Edwards was the first import to be removed from the roster whenever Montreal needed to make room for an American elsewhere.

This season, different story. The Winnipeg slotback just became the first receiver in the CFL to exceed the 1,000-yard mark, and before his former Alouettes teammates.

"It's a great accomplishment," Edwards, who has caught a career-best 65 passes for 1,034 yards thus far, said yesterday. "It's a turnaround season but I didn't really get the opportunity in Montreal that I'm getting here ... I'm just happy to be in a place where I feel wanted and feel like they support my talents. "It's a great feeling that you're the first guy to 1,000 yards. It was one of my goals coming into the season. But it will all be for naught if we don't win the Grey Cup ... I'd rather have a Grey Cup than be the No. 1 receiver in the CFL." Edwards, by the way, was the first and only receiver to ever exceed the 1,000-yard mark at the University of Georgia.

The Bombers signed the 5-foot-11, 176-pound Tennville, Ga., native after he had a falling out with Alouettes GM/head coach Jim Popp.

Bomber head coach Doug Berry said it is unusual for a player to get that many yards from the position he plays.

"But he's been able to make big play after big play, and when you do that with every ball that's thrown your way, chances are that you've got a good opportunity to come up with 1,000 yards," Berry said. "We're certainly glad to have Terrence here and he's contributed tremendously to the success we've had."

HASHMARKS: DL Jerome Haywood (biceps) may return to the lineup this week ... WR Derick Armstrong (calf) is probable ... DE Gavin Walls (hand) is also optimistic he can come back ... Even C Obby Khan (knee) is a possibility, Berry said ... Yesterday's deadline passed without the Bombers making a trade.


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