Bombers QB or not QB?

KEN WIEBE, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:31 PM ET

It was a good news, bad news kind of day for Buck Pierce.

The right knee of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback wasn’t overly swollen and responded well to Tuesday’s rigorous workout, but inclement weather — which included thunderstorms and plenty of lightning — moved Wednesday’s workout indoors inside the Winnipeg Sun Centre and limited what was on the docket.

“It was a little sore because it’s the most I’ve done on it in two weeks, but I was fully prepared to go out on it again (Wednesday),” said Pierce, who was asked if the extra day between full workouts might end up being a blessing in disguise.

“I didn’t do any more damage to it. Sometimes Mother Nature steps in and tells you to back off a bit. It feels fine now. It’s hard to tell from today because I didn’t really do anything on it.”

Does Pierce have an idea when he might learn if he’ll be making the trip to Steeltown?

“You guys (in the media) might know before I do, I’m not sure,” Pierce chuckled. “The closer we get, I’m sure they’ll make the decision. There are still a few days left.”

We did learn that Pierce doesn’t necessarily have to be the starter on Saturday at Ivor Wynne in order for him to be on a plane Thursday.

“We have two scenarios, one where he will dress and one where he won’t and that’ll be something we talk about after (Thursday’s) practice,” said Blue Bombers head coach Paul LaPolice. “There is a timetable, I’m just not sure what it is.

“(Pierce) said he felt fine and he’s not going to tell me otherwise. We’ll see (Thursday) after we run him around.”

DAVIS IN?: Although there’s still no official word, it’s looking more and more like Chris Davis will be making his Bomber debut in place of Terrence Jeffers-Harris (ankle) on Friday.

Davis spent the 2008 and 2009 seasons with the Ticats. His only game action came last season, when he caught 34 passes for 440 yards and two touchdowns before he was released.

“He’s got experience in the league and we felt he was one of the quicker guys we had in training camp and he had some escapability in man coverage,” said LaPolice. “And he can play in a number of spots. That’s the reason we kept him around.”

NO THANKS: LaPolice said that at this time, he wasn’t interested in bringing in non-import offensive lineman Godfrey Ellis, who was released by the Calgary Stampeders on Tuesday after spending six seasons with the club.


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