Familiar tune with Blue QBs

KIRK PENTON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:24 AM ET

By the time the Bombers got to training camp last year, their stable of quarterbacks had a combined two career victories among them.

If things stay the same between now and June, Bomber quarterbacks will once again have the same number of CFL wins among them.

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Steven Jyles is 1-0 as a starter in his CFL career, although he was pulled at halftime of his one and only victory -- a 55-9 win over Edmonton on Oct. 25, 2008 -- after throwing two interceptions in the first half. Coincidentally, the man who replaced him that night was Michael Bishop, released yesterday by the Bombers to make room for Jyles.

Stefan LeFors, meanwhile, is 1-8 as a CFL starter. The other two Bomber QBs currently under contract, Ricky Santos and Adam DiMichele, have never thrown a pass in a CFL contest.

LaPolice said he doesn't necessarily need to have someone who has started a plethora of games, like free agent Kerry Joseph.

"We want to go younger than a 37-year-old quarterback, whether he's got abilities or not," LaPolice said. "So we'll see how it plays out."

LaPolice would like to have four quarterbacks at training camp.

"When you've got four guys competing for the number one spot, you don't want to bring a fifth guy in," he said. "A fifth guy won't get any reps."

NEW CATCHER: The Bombers signed import receiver D.J. Hall on Tuesday.

The 6-foot-3, 190-pound Florida native spent four years with the Alabama Crimson Tide, and he had more than 1,000 receiving yards in his junior and senior seasons.

Hall, who was not scooped up in the NFL draft, spent time with the New York Giants and Oakland Raiders but didn't see any action.

RETURNING GOODS?: The Hamilton Tiger-Cats released former Bomber offensive lineman Dan Goodspeed on Tuesday and signed Jason Jimenez, formerly of the B.C. Lions, to replace him.

LaPolice didn't exactly shoot down the notion that the Bombers might be attracted to the 32-year-old tackle, who was reportedly owed a large bonus soon.

"There's always interest in good football players, and I know he's a tremendous locker-room guy," LaPolice said. "Whether the numbers work out, that'll be addressed another day."

Goodspeed's agent, Ron Del Duca, indicated his client might go back to the U.S., perhaps in the fledgling United Football League.

LATE HIT: The Saskatchewan Roughriders re-signed free agent safety James Patrick on Tuesday.


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