Carr not automatic

KIRK PENTON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:30 PM ET

WINNIPEG - Greg Carr had five catches for 87 yards against the Tiger-Cats on Friday night in his first full game of the season, but head coach Paul LaPolice wasn’t ready to hand out a grade of A-plus.

“He struggled on some things and made some nice plays, but there’s some things he’s gotta really improve on, too,” LaPolice said. “But it was his first (full) game playing.”

LaPolice said the 6-foot-6 pass catcher out of Florida State needs to work on his waggle, which is running up to the line of scrimmage just before the ball is snapped, and when to release on defenders.

“We had a corner route that him and Buck (Pierce) weren’t on the same page. He has to have the right angle,” LaPolice said. “It would’ve put him in a position to catch the ball in the end zone if he was on the right angle.”

It didn’t sound like it’s a guarantee Carr will be in the lineup for the Labour Day Classic. He replaced Terence Jeffers-Harris on Friday.

“We’ll continue to see what our best matchup is,” LaPolice said. “We’ll keep evaluating.”

CHALLENGE CONFUSION: LaPolice decided to take a 10-yard delay of game penalty instead of losing a challenge when he threw a flag on a play that couldn’t be reviewed Friday night.

LaPolice tossed his yellow hanky after Chris Williams went out of bounds and then came back on the field to catch a touchdown pass.

What LaPolice either forgot or didn’t know — he hasn’t said — is that you can’t challenge whether a penalty should have been called, which is what touching the ball first after going out of bounds is.

A new rule this year allows receivers to touch the ball first after going out of boards if they were pushed out. Bombers cornerback Jovon Johnson, who was unaware of the new rule, admitted giving Williams a shove.

NEW HOG: The Bombers plan to add Justin Sorensen to their practice roster to replace Chris Kowalczuk, who was put on the nine-game injured list last week with an ankle injury.

Sorensen, 25, was a first-round draft pick, fifth overall, of the B.C. Lions in 2008. The 6-foot-7, 316-pound native of Parksville, B.C., spent the last two seasons with the Leos but couldn’t snag a starting role.

The Lions released him in June without letting him play in either pre-season game.

“It’s not his heart, it’s not his toughness,” Lions head coach Wally Buono told Vancouver reporters on June 26. “We just felt there was a deficiency in his ability to move his feet.”

LATE HITS: LaPolice isn’t sure if linebacker Marcellus Bowman (turf toe) or defensive tackle Dorian Smith (ankle) will be ready to face the Roughriders … The Bombers have Sunday off and will then play in their annual fundraising golf tournament on Monday … Former Bomber Perry Floyd had six kickoff returns for 119 yards and six punt returns for 42 yards in his Montreal Alouettes debut on Saturday.


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