STAR OF THE DAY
Underrated Canadian linebacker Pierre-Luc Labbe was solid, knocking down at least one pass and roaming all over the field.
CATCH OF THE DAY
This goes to the departed Kenny Strickland, who was released following practice. Receiver Willie Foster was the intended target, but he bobbled the ball. The pigskin then bounced off the fingertips of defensive backs Donald Brown Jr. and Jason Tate before Strickland snatched it out of the air.
QUOTE OF THE DAY
“I like being in a game time situation and going balls to the wall when the crowd’s behind you and it’s second-and-long and you know they’re going to pass.”
— Bombers DE Phillip Hunt, on why he prefers the real thing over one-on-one drills during practice
Those who didn’t practise Thursday were: FB Daryl Stephenson (hamstring), DB Brandon Stewart (groin), DE Odell Willis (groin), OL Ryan Donnelly (knee), OL Glenn January (pectoral), WR Jabari Arthur (foot), WR Brock Ralph (knee), S Nick Kordic (concussion), WR David Ball (hamstring). Kick returner Travis Shelton ran a little bit and looks good to go for Sunday.
The Bombers practise once Friday at Canad Inns Stadium, from 8:30 to 10:45 a.m.