Ralph no longer starting

KIRK PENTON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:51 AM ET

WINNIPEG - Adarius Bowman wasn't the only Bomber receiver to get bad news on Wednesday.

The struggling Brock Ralph has lost his starting slotback job and will be moved to either wide receiver or into a backup role for Saturday's game against Toronto. Cory Watson will replace Ralph in the slot. Aaron Hargreaves got most of the first-team reps at the wide receiver position on Wednesday, but head coach Paul LaPolice said Ralph may start at that spot. LaPolice hoped Ralph would be a 1,000-yard receiver this season, but the Canadian pass catcher has just 394 with three games to go. Ralph also didn't know where the ball was on one of Steven Jyles' interceptions on Sunday in Montreal.

"That's happened a couple times this year," LaPolice said. "That's probably the biggest reason for the change."

Ralph also fell down on an Alex Brink pick on Sunday, and he also appeared hesitant to catch a ball over the middle two weeks ago against B.C.

LaPolice also hinted that there isn't a connection between Ralph and the quarterbacks.

"Greg Carr, in three weeks, they have a huge trust factor in him," LaPolice said. "He hasn't been here that long, but they know he'll be in the right spot and he'll catch the ball if they put it anywhere near him."

Ralph refused to speak with the media after Wednesday's practice.

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