Printers won't be Blue

KIRK PENTON, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 9:49 AM ET

This much is certain: quarterback Casey Printers won't be joining the Winnipeg Blue Bombers any time soon.

"We wish Casey all the luck in the world as he continues his football career, but it will not be as a Winnipeg Blue Bomber," head coach Mike Kelly wrote in an e-mail yesterday from Mobile, Ala.

Kelly's words were in response to a Vancouver radio report late Wednesday night that claimed the Bombers were going to offer quarterback Kevin Glenn to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats for Printers.

Glenn is still on the trading block, as Kelly revealed Wednesday, and Hamilton is still a likely destination for him.

With Glenn all but gone, it leaves the Bombers with four quarterbacks: newly acquired Stefan LeFors, and incumbent backups Ryan Dinwiddie, Bryan Randall and Timmy Chang.

In case you're wondering, those four quarterbacks have a combined record of 2-10 in the CFL. One of those victories occurred when Bryan Randall came off the bench and got the decision in a win over Montreal in October.

Here's what Kelly has to say about each of Winnipeg's four remaining pivots, with their record as a CFL starter in parentheses and in the order of how they appear to be on the depth chart:

* Stefan LeFors (0-5) -- "I like his intelligence and his toughness. I find him to be very accurate, and he can make plays with his feet. Those are all things that I'm looking for. I watched him every day (last) year, and I'm very confident in his skill sets."

* Ryan Dinwiddie (1-3) -- "I expect him to come in and compete."

* Bryan Randall (1-0) -- "He has a skill set that we could put a package together that he would be a change of pace player. But if he comes in and his ability to pick up what we're trying to teach is elevated, then we go with him."

* Timmy Chang (0-2) -- "He'll have a clean slate with me."

LeFors believes he can be a No. 1 pivot in the CFL, but he knows he still has a ways to go to in the development department. The 27-year-old was a fourth-round draft pick of the NFL's Carolina Panthers in 2005 after starring at the University of Louisville.

"I feel like I can play in this league," LeFors said. "It's going to take a little more work to be successful. I don't think I've arrived, by any means.

"I have a good feel of how the game is played now, especially sitting behind Ricky (Ray) for a couple years, watching him execute at a high level. Practising with him every day is valuable experience for me."


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