Bramlet would love to play

KIRK PENTON, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 9:51 AM ET

Just like that, Casey Bramlet finds himself on the 42-man roster.

Since Stefan LeFors was placed on the nine-game injured list yesterday, it means Bramlet will be Winnipeg's third-string quarterback on Sunday against the Saskatchewan Roughriders in the sixth annual Banjo Bowl.

Michael Bishop will start, and Bryan Randall moves from third-stringer to backup.

Bramlet signed with the Blue on Wednesday and practised for the first time yesterday.

"It would be something I would welcome for sure," Bramlet said of getting some playing time. "Going in, I know that I gotta learn as much as I can. If I do get called on, I need to be able to go out there and perform.

"I don't want the team to take a step back with my play."

THAT'S WEIRD: It has to be the quirkiest stat of the CFL season.

Brock and Brett Ralph, brothers who play for the Bombers and Calgary Stampeders, respectively, both have 19 catches for 247 yards and no touchdowns through nine games.

"It's a pretty freaky deal," Brock said yesterday. "I talked to (Brett) about it last night. We both thought it was funny, but the numbers were too low. We said why can't we be tied at about 600 right now? But yeah, it's a funny deal.

Slight edge

Brett has a slight edge because he has the longer catch of the two, a 62-yarder. Brock's longest this season is 32 yards.

Brett also wants the totals to be higher.

"Why can't we be in the 700-yard range and be tied then?" Brett said.

"Then we laughed that our initials are the same, so you could just change out the team name and it's the same person."

SICK BAY UPDATE: Bomber players who watched practice yesterday included defensive end Riall Johnson (foot), slotback Terrence Edwards (turf toe) and cornerback-returner Jovon Johnson (head).

Kelly said Jovon Johnson got "dinged" in Sunday's Labour Day Classic loss to the Roughriders, but he has since passed the team's post-concussion syndrome tests and should be good to go.

LATE HITS: The Bombers have added backup safety Nick Kordic to the practice roster ... Winnipeg is also taking a look at import receiver Dudley Guice Jr. ... Just a reminder that tomorrow is Fan Appreciation Day at the Stadium. The doors open at 10 a.m., and there will be food, fun and an autograph session that begins at noon ... Several players will also be at Upperdeck Sports Bar tonight to kick off an evening full of Banjo Bowl festivities. The party goes from 6 to 10 p.m.

kirk.penton@sunmedia.ca


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