Nothing rotten in Denmark

KEN WIEBE, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 2:15 AM ET

WINNIPEG - Clarence Denmark has speed and knows how to use it.

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers receiver showcased his wheels in Thursday nights 25-20 victory over the B.C. Lions on the first offensive play of the second half, sneaking behind the defence, hauling in a perfect pass from Buck Pierce and racing 82 yards for his first CFL touchdown.

I still give everything to Buck I ran a pretty decent route, but the ball was just in the right place, said Denmark, who spent time on the practice roster of the NFLs Jacksonville Jaguars for parts of the past two seasons.

It was the type of explosive play that caught the attention of head coach Paul LaPolice during training camp and the spark came at an important time for the Bombers, who trailed 13-6 after the first half.

We said we wanted to move the launch point at halftime, said LaPolice. We came out on the first play and said, lets call it. They were in man coverage and Denmark flew right by him, Buck threw a great ball and we broke a tackle. It was a great way to start the second half.

While Denmark was among the final wave of cuts after training camp, he was quickly brought back after Greg Carr hurt his leg in Week 1.

Denmark has 11 catches for 164 yards as a starter and also executed a reverse for a 10-yard gain and important first down in Week 2 against the Toronto Argonauts.

WATSON SHINES: The Bombers leading receiver five games in is Cory Watson, who has 24 catches for 287 yards.

The second-year man had another strong game on Thursday, hauling in six passes for 70 yards.

While he did miss a little time with what looked to be a leg injury, Watson finished the game and has shown growth in his game not to mention toughness as he takes on a larger role in the offence.

Hes physical and he always looks to run into people, so hes always going to be sore and banged up, said LaPolice. But he just goes out and plays. Hes getting better each week.

Terrence Edwards and Terence Jeffers-Harris are a close second at 272 yards.

LIONS ADDITION: Two days after falling to 0-5 on the season, the Lions added defensive back Tad Kornegay to their practice roster.

Kornegay, a four-year CFL veteran, was recently cut by the Saskatchewan Roughriders and will be asked to help shore up the secondary.


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