Palardy named placekicker

Hamilton Tiger-Cats punter Justin Palardy chases after Montreal Alouettes Michael Giffin (21) after...

Hamilton Tiger-Cats punter Justin Palardy chases after Montreal Alouettes Michael Giffin (21) after he blocked his punt during the second half of CFL football action in Montreal, July 22, 2010. On Tuesday, Palardy was named the Bombers new placekicker. (Christinne Muschi/REUTERS)

JIM BENDER, Winnipeg Sun

, Last Updated: 4:33 PM ET

Former Hamilton Tiger-Cats placekicker Justin Palardy has won the Winnipeg placekicker sweepstakes.

Palardy edged out Warren Kean, who was last in the Calgary camp, because he can also punt, Blue Bombers head coach Paul LaPolice said after Tuesday's practice.

Bomber punter Mike Renaud is kicking with a brace on his right knee and Palardy punted for the 'Cats before they released him.

Palardy, a 5-foot-11, 200-pound Truro, N.S. native, was drafted out of St. Mary's in the first round of the 2010 entry draft by Hamilton.

Palardy connected on 65 of 84 field goal attempts during his college career and was named an AUS all-star three times.


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