The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have re-signed veteran long snapper Chris Cvetkovic and released kicker Jamie Boreham, the CFL club announced Friday.
They have also re-signed six players who ended last season on the practice roster, namely receiver Kurt Adams, linebackers Dustin Doe and Javon McKinnon, and running back Bloi-Dei Dorzon, all imports, and receiver Cassidy Doneff and offensive lineman Justin Sorensen, both non-imports.
Cvetkovic is one of the longest-serving Blue Bombers and will be entering his 10th year with the team and 11th in the CFL. The popular 6-foot-1, 230-pounder has proven to be one of the best at his craft and has played in 138 regular season games, seven playoff games and has competed for two Grey Cups. Cvetkovic has also recorded 63 special teams tackles in his career.
Boreham was acquired from Saskatchewan in October and appeared in three regular season games, the East Final and the Grey Cup.
Adams is a 6-foot-4, 197-pound receiver who holds the Harding record for most receiving yards in a season at 1,122 in 2008. Doe is a six-foot, 228-pound Florida product who recorded two defensive tackles and two special teams tackles in two CFL games for Winnipeg last season.
Dorzon is a 5-foot-9, 205-pound Jackson State product who joined the Bombers in September. McKinnon is a six-foot, 223-pound Arkansas State product who also joined the club in September.
Doneff is a six-foot 183-pound Washburn product who suited up for one game for the Bombers last season.
Sorensen is 6-foot-7, 316-pound South Carolina product, who came to Winnipeg from the B.C. Lions where he played for two seasons.
CUP CLAIMS BOREHAM?
Boreham might be blaming his Grey Cup performance for his dismissal.
After the Bombers got back in the game at 31-23 in the final minutes of the Grey Cup, Boreham booted an onside attempt only seven or eight yards, which were two or three short of the required 10.
The Lions got possession and that was it: a 34-23 loss for Winnipeg.
The Bombers traded for Boreham in early October after their regular punter, Mike Renaud, began struggling consistently.
Boreham had been punting better ó until Grey Cup Sunday.
"Kickers do one thing," he said after the game. "You gotta come through, and I didn't. It was a bad day to have my worst game. It's that simple."