Highly-touted Poblah expected to be at Blue training camp

KIRK PENTON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:40 AM ET

WINNIPEG - Kito Poblah should be on the field Sunday morning when the Bombers kick off their main training camp.

The Central Michigan wide receiver’s agent reported Thursday the sides had come to an agreement on an entry-level contract.

“Paperwork is being finalized,” agent Mike LeMire said. “Kito will be in camp this weekend.”

Only one day earlier, LeMire said they had found “no common ground” in negotiations.

The Bombers picked Poblah in Monday’s CFL supplemental draft, and head coach Paul LaPolice said the 6-foot-2, 213-pound pass catcher will have a little catching up to do when he gets to Winnipeg. He noted mini-camp and rookie camp participants will have more of a comfort level when the veterans arrive.

“They’ll be a little more relaxed if they’ve been already been through it once or twice,” LaPolice said.

NEW DEADLINE: In years past CFL teams had to be down to 68 players, excluding non-counters, by the time main camp opened on the first Sunday of June.

That deadline has now been pushed back to Tuesday, giving squads a little more evaluation time.

“Sometimes you bring some guys up to evaluate for three days and they’re still swimming a little bit, and all of a sudden you gotta release some,” LaPolice said. “The league did a great move in allowing us to keep guys until Tuesday.”

The Bombers have 79 players, excluding Poblah, on their roster. That includes eight draft picks and CIS free agents, so the Bombers will have to remove three before Tuesday if nothing changes in the meantime.

LATE HITS: Quarterback Buck Pierce mentioned Damian Sherman and draft pick Liam Mahoney as two receivers who have stood out to him through two days of rookie camp … Receiver Tim Brown had more X-rays Thursday on the foot he broke during the team’s mini-camp in April. “We’re waiting to see what the X-ray results are and then we’ll go from there, see what we have to do to rehab him or keep him around,” LaPolice said … Receiver Greg Betterson sat out most of Thursday’s workout after tweaking his knee early in the session … Receiver Clarence Denmark was on the field for the first time on Thursday after arriving in Winnipeg late Wednesday … Calgary Dinos running back Anthony Woodson, a Bomber draft pick in 2010, isn’t trying out for the team this year. He is instead playing for Canada’s senior football squad and will go back to school in the fall … Quarterback Steven Jyles, who was traded to Toronto by Winnipeg in the off-season, missed his second straight day of Argos rookie camp with shoulder tenderness. Jyles injured the shoulder with the Bombers last October.


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