As long as he's 'wanted' Glenn wants to return

KIRK PENTON, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 9:56 AM ET

Bombers quarterback Kevin Glenn is happy in Winnipeg and wants to remain in Blue and Gold.

"Of course. I love Winnipeg," Glenn said yesterday as he cleaned out his locker. "I wouldn't be here if I didn't like it here. Of course I want to be here, but that's only half of the equation.

"You have to be wanted. I'm going to be somewhere where I'm wanted, because where I'm wanted is where I want to be."

Glenn was then asked whether or not he feels wanted in Winnipeg.

"From the indications that I've gotten from the front office, yeah, but who knows?" Glenn said. "Saskatchewan won the Grey Cup last year and they traded away Kerry Joseph, so stuff happens."

Glenn, in his fourth full year as Winnipeg's starter, took a step back this season after being named the East Division's most outstanding player in 2007. He threw 20 touchdowns and 20 interceptions, and had 3,675 passing yards.

He was benched for three starts after an 0-4 start, and the Bombers were 6-9 with him as a starter, including Saturday's playoff loss to Edmonton.

"I don't want to say it was a disappointing season, because we made a comeback late in the season and we still got to the playoffs," Glenn said. "We still had an opportunity to get (to the Grey Cup), but we just didn't do it.

"So it wasn't necessarily a total disappointment. A total disappointment would've been not making the playoffs."

Bombers GM Brendan Taman said yesterday he wasn't interested in former Roughrider QB Michael Bishop, who was waived yesterday.

MONEY TALKS: Running back Fred Reid is set to become a free agent in February, and he feels he deserves a raise if he's going to stay in Winnipeg.

"Most definitely," said Reid, who averaged 88 rushing yards in eight starts after Charles Roberts was traded. "I came in and played half a season and was named an all-star.

"There wasn't too much competition in the East Division, but I think I came out and played hard every game and I think it was well-deserved."

It should make for interesting negotiations, as Reid's backfield partner, Joe Smith, makes approximately $125,000 per season.

WHAT A RELIEF: Kicker Alexis Serna sat down on Sunday and exhaled after a tough rookie campaign as a pro.

"I was just kind of sitting around and was relieved almost that I made it through," Serna said. "I didn't realize how much it was taking out of me mentally, just fighting through the season, but I was glad I was able to do that."


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