TORONTO — The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have contacted free-agent placekicker Justin Medlock, according to a CFL source.
The Bombers are looking for kicking help after Alexis Serna missed two short field goals during Saturday night’s 29-22 loss to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats at Ivor Wynne Stadium.
Serna missed from 32 and 28 yards in the second quarter, swinging the game’s momentum in Hamilton’s favour. The Bombers and Tiger-Cats are tied for third in the East Division with 2-4 records and will meet again on Friday night at Canad Inns Stadium.
Serna, who is in his third season with the Bombers, has made only eight of 14 field goal tries this season, or 57.1%. In 2009 he set a franchise record by making 81.6% of his attempts for the Blue and Gold.
Medlock had a banner rookie CFL campaign with the Toronto Argonauts in 2009, making 40 of 46 field goals for an impressive 87% success rate. He turned that solid play into off-season tryouts with the NFL’s Washington Redskins and Detroit Lions, but he failed to stick with either club.
It’s believed Medlock might be hesitant to sign with a CFL club, however, as the former UCLA kicker is holding out hope of landing another NFL tryout.