Logan expected to be back soon

KIRK PENTON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:52 PM ET

The Bombers could have Ian Logan back on the field in a couple of days.

Head coach Paul LaPolice revealed on Sunday that Logan, the team’s incumbent starting safety, reported to camp with what is believed to be a muscle strain in his neck.

That’s why the 27-year-old failed his physical on Saturday and was placed on the disabled list.

“We’re just going to give it a little bit more time,” LaPolice said.

Brady Browne was taking first-team reps at safety on Sunday.

LINEUP WATCH: LaPolice said not to read too much into Sunday’s first-team offence and defence combinations, as they will change on a rotational basis throughout camp, but a few things stuck out.

The only starter from 2009 who wasn’t with a first team was left tackle Steve Morley. Glenn January was on the left side of the offensive line, with Luke Fritz in January’s spot at right tackle.

Courtney Smith, who appeared in four games for the B.C. Lions last season, was at the weak-side linebacker spot formerly occupied by Siddeeq Shabazz, draft pick Cory Watson and Terence Jeffers-Harris were among the starting receivers, and Brandon Stewart and LaVar Glover were in the secondary.

WALKING WOUNDED: Offensive lineman Brendon LaBatte left the second practice with what LaPolice believed was an ankle injury, while receiver Will Franklin, who caught a long pass in the first session, suffered a hamstring pull and failed to finish the workout.

Kick returner Travis Shelton, who pulled a hamstring in rookie camp, didn’t practise and will be on the sideline for at least a couple more days, LaPolice said.

MORE NEW BLOOD: The Bombers brought import receiver David Ball to town but haven’t officially signed him.

The 26-year-old, who watched the first day of camp in shorts and a T-shirt, broke Jerry Rice’s touchdown receptions record at the NCAA Division I-AA level during his career at New Hampshire. Former Bomber quarterback Ricky Santos was his quarterback.

Ball, who earned the nickname of “White Rice” in college, had NFL stints with the Chicago Bears and New York Jets before spending time with the Montreal Alouettes in 2008 and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in 2009.

LATE HITS: The Montreal Alouettes suffered a blow on Sunday when centre Bryan Chiu, 35, retired after 13 seasons … Stampeders offensive lineman Matt Sheridan confirmed that he weighed in at 383 pounds during his physical on Saturday. He plans to get down to 340 for the start of the season … Two Bombers acquired in the off-season who didn’t make it to main camp have resurfaced. Defensive end Stan van Sichem, who was acquired for Gavin Walls but released before camp because the Bombers didn’t think he’d pass his physical, signed with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. Running back Guillaume Senecal, cut by the Bombers on Saturday, has landed in Calgary … The Alouettes released quarterback Cody Pickett.


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