Glenn likely to be ready for rematch

KIRK PENTON, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 9:42 AM ET

Kevin Glenn should be good to go Saturday in Edmonton, according to his GM.

Brendan Taman said yesterday that the Bomber quarterback, who was on the wrong end of a vicious helmet-to-helmet hit on Friday night against the Eskimos, is experiencing more jaw soreness than anything and will likely be ready for the rematch.

Taman didn't say it's absolutely going to happen, noting Glenn is between "questionable" and "probable" on the football injury scale.

The Bombers are waiting for a CFL ruling on Agustin Barrenechea's illegal hit on Glenn. They were told it should happen early this week.

"I'm relying on them for the right decisions to be made," Taman said, "and I have all the confidence in the world that'll happen."

JOVON'S RETURN?: Taman communicated with defensive back Jovon Johnson on Friday, and there's a chance he could be in the lineup on Saturday against the Eskimos.

"We're expecting to hear from him in the next day or two," Taman said. "There's a chance he'll come back this week. ... I think he's looking to play this week."

The Bombers could certainly use him, as cornerback Willie Amos is doubtful with a hamstring injury.

Johnson returned home to Erie, Penn., last week following the murder of his 15-year-old brother. He delivered the eulogy at Saturday's funeral, which was attended by more than 600 mourners, according to the Erie Times-News.

NEW FACE: The Bombers have added import defensive end Willie Evans to their practice roster.

Evans went to Mississippi State with Bombers running back Fred Reid, and the 6-foot-2, 275-pound pass-rush specialist had 15 sacks in 11 games during his senior season.

Evans bounced around the NFL for three years with the New York Giants, New Orleans Saints, Carolina Panthers and Atlanta Falcons but didn't see any game action.

CFL teams can have 12 players on their practice roster until Oct. 7, at which point they must go back to seven.


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