While some may be drooling over the latest prospect expected to come north, Brendan Taman is more determined to convince former Virgina Tech quarterback Bryan Randall to come to Winnipeg.
The Blue Bombers GM has been talking to Randall and/or his agent "every second day," Taman said yesterday.
"He's still looking for the right NFL tryout but we'll wait until the last possible moment before we decide to bring another quarterback in to camp."
Although South Carolina State quarterback Cleve McCoy has reportedly agreed to CFL contract terms with the Bombers, Taman declined to confirm that until he has actually seen the signed contract.
"He's given the indication that he wants to play quarterback here and that's good for us," Taman said. "But agreeing to a contract and actually signing it are two different things.
Taman added that McCoy is just out of college while Randall has already been to NFL camps.
The Bombers told McCoy they would wait for his decision until after he tried out at a New Orleans Saints mini-camp but that NFL team wanted to take a look at the 6-foot-1, 220-pound pivot at receiver. The Bombers also want McCoy to attend their rookie camp, May 28-30.
"He's one of four or five quarterbacks we want to bring in," Taman said, adding that he has a couple of other possibilities if he fails to lure Randall here.
ADD-ON: Expect the Bombers to announce the official signing of Windsor Lancers defensive lineman Kyle Sleightholm soon. The club picked up the 6-foot-3, 295-pound prospect in last week's supplemental draft. He will likely get a look on the offensive line, which may mean that veteran OL Andrew Greene will not be invited back to camp. Greene was released in a salary-cap saving move but speculation was that he would be invited back at a reduced salary.