Revenge on his mind

KIRK PENTON, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 11:20 AM ET

If big kick returns against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers were worth money, Dominique Dorsey would be retired and sipping margaritas in the Bahamas right now.

They're not worth much money, however, so Dorsey is still returning kicks for the Toronto Argonauts. He will not play tonight at Canad Inns Stadium, however, because of a high ankle sprain.

That means former Bomber Keith Stokes will be out for revenge. Stokes helped the Bombers get to the Grey Cup last November with a punt-return touchdown against the Argos, coincidentally enough, in the East final before being dumped by the Blue and Gold in the off-season.

Stokes was out of the CFL until Argos coach Don Matthews brought him back after Dorsey's injury two weeks ago.

"I knew that if I was going to come back to training camp (in Winnipeg) it'd be tough for me to make the team," Stokes said, "but at least I thought I'd get a chance to come to training camp. But whatever. No hard feelings."

Winnipeg special teams captain Neil McKinlay said Stokes can be just as dangerous as Dorsey.

"Dominique might be a little quicker to the outside, more of a perimeter guy, but Keith can (go inside and outside)," McKinlay said. "... He's shifty, and he spins, and he breaks tackles, so we gotta get a bunch of guys to the ball and try and throw him off."

NO WORRIES: Argos linebacker Mike O'Shea wasn't buying into the notion that tonight's tilt against the Bombers is the mother of all must-win games for his club.

"We've put ourselves in a tough spot, but I've probably been in worse, where the situation might have been dire and happening earlier on," he said. "This situation, we can still climb out of quite nicely with a good effort (tonight)."

BACK AT IT: Offensive lineman Bobby Singh will make his Bomber debut as a backup tonight, taking the roster spot of Obby Khan. It's Singh's first game since being cut by Calgary in training camp.

"It's going to be weird just suiting up and watching, but just being around the boys and being in the locker-room and having pads on again, it's exciting for me," Singh said.

"I can show them that I still got a few years left and hopefully work my way back on to the team next year."

LATE HITS: Winnipeg is making two other roster changes. Matt O'Meara starts at left guard in place of Brendon LaBatte (concussion), while Aaron Hargreaves replaces Brian Guebert on special teams ... As of 4 p.m. yesterday, the Bombers had sold 26,500 tickets for tonight's retro game.


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