The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have asked the Saskatchewan Roughriders for permission to speak with Kavis Reed, their special teams co-ordinator and running backs coach.
It's believed new Bombers head coach Paul LaPolice is interested in talking to Reed about Winnipeg's defensive co-ordinator position. LaPolice and Reed are quite familiar with one another, having coached together in Toronto, Hamilton and Saskatchewan.
Reed, who was an all-star defensive back for the Edmonton Eskimos in 1997, has been a defensive co-ordinator for four CFL seasons -- three with Hamilton (2004-06) and one with Toronto (2008).
Reed made headlines at November's Grey Cup when he accepted responsibility for Saskatchewan's too-many-men penalty that allowed Montreal to kick the game-winning field goal.
Meanwhile, a CFL source told the Sun that the Bombers have parted ways with offensive line coach Charlie Carpenter.