Trader Taman

KIRK PENTON, SUN MEDIA

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The top six trades Brendan Taman pulled off in his 10 years with the Blue and Gold:

March 1, 1999 -- Sent running back Eric Blount to Toronto for quarterback Kerwin Bell in a six-player trade. Taman said Bell was the "key" to turning the Winnipeg Football Club's fortunes around on the field, which helped greatly off of it.

Feb. 28, 2000 -- Acquired quarterback Khari Jones and a fourth-round draft pick (receiver Markus Howell) from the B.C. Lions for offensive lineman Chris Perez. Jones became one of the best quarterbacks in team history.

June 16, 2001 -- Taman sent two draft picks to the Calgary Stampeders (defensive linemen Jon Oosterhuis and Mike Labinjo) for the rights to a 6-foot-8 behemoth named Doug Brown, who is one of the best defensive tackles in Bomber history. Not only that, but Taman signed Oosterhuis a year later.

May 19, 2004 -- About an hour after Saskatchewan sent quarterback Kevin Glenn to the Toronto Argos, Taman plucked him out of T.O. for two picks. Linebacker LeRon Mitchell, currently in Saskatchewan, was one of them. The other, offensive lineman Matt O'Meara, is currently under contract with the Bombers.

April 20, 2006 -- The Bombers got defensive back Kelly Malveaux, a CFL division all-star in 2008, for a sixth-round draft pick (receiver Danny Desriveaux) and the rights to kicker Brian Devlin, who has yet to play in the league.

Sept. 9, 2008 -- Taman stole linebacker Zeke Moreno from Hamilton in the weirdest transaction of his career. He tried to send defensive end Tom Canada to Steeltown for Moreno, but the deal was scrapped when Canada was discovered to have a lacerated spleen. The next day, Taman sent a first-round draft pick and the rights to Corey Mace to lock up Moreno -- and kept Canada.


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