Bombers can re-establish 'A' game

PAUL FRIESEN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 3:07 AM ET

WINNIPEG - Sitting at 8-5 and with a share of first place is still sweet music to Doug Brown’s ears, even if the Bombers have lost four of their last five games.

“There’s been a number of years where I’ve been sitting here right now and we’re pretty much out of it, pretty much a done deal,” the veteran D-lineman said. “The five-game season we have in front of us we can determine if we’re going to have a a playoff spot with this next game, and whether we’ll have a home game and whether we’ll have a bye and be one game away from the Grey Cup.

“So the carrot’s definitely on the stick and dangling in front of us.”

NICKED: Receiver Terrence Edwards didn’t take part in a second straight practice, Tuesday, but Winnipeg’s leading receiver says “bumps and bruises” won’t keep him out of Friday’s game in Hamilton.

“I’m not a spring chicken like I used to be,” Edwards said. “But I’m good, I’m going to be able to play.”

Head coach Paul LaPolice said Edwards is nursing a sore hamstring.

Also missing Tuesday’s workout was DB Alex Suber (neck).

Johnny Sears took reps in Suber’s spot.

HEAD-TO-HEAD LEGS: The competition between punters Mike Renaud and Jamie Boreham continues, with Renaud trying to hang onto his roster spot.

LaPolice says it’s too soon to declare a winner.


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