Bombers on the move

KIRK PENTON, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 9:43 AM ET

The Bombers will hold their first official practice as a team today, but it won't be at the place where they usually work out.

The team has been forced to move to the St. James Rods field due to a rock concert taking place today at Canad Inns Stadium.

The Bombers will practice at the Rods field today and tomorrow before returning to the Stadium on Monday.

PR SPOTS: It appears Canadian safety Nick Kordic and import defensive back Jasper Johnson, who were cut on Thursday, have accepted practice roster spots with the Bombers.

Both were on the list of players who changed their uniform numbers yesterday.

Offensive lineman Thaddeus Coleman, the only other import hog behind right tackle Glenn January, will also be on the practice roster.

That means there are four spots left to fill on the seven-member practice squad. Those should be revealed today when the team returns to the practice field.

CHIP ON HIS SHOULDER: Bombers safety Brady Browne has something to prove.

The former University of Manitoba defensive back was a fifth-round draft pick of the B.C. Lions last year and spent all but one game on their practice roster.

Now that he has cracked Winnipeg's 46-man roster, he's ready to show he belongs.

"I just want to show people," Browne said.

"I thought I was supposed to get drafted a little sooner. I know I can play this game. I just want to show people that I can."

HANK SMILIN:'Henry Burris's four-year contract extension allows him to be a Calgary Stampeder quarterback to the twilight of his career.

The 34-year-old from Spiro, Okla., is now in the Stampeder fold until 2012. Burris led Calgary to a 13-5 record last season and was named the most valuable player in their Grey Cup victory over Montreal.


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