More roster juggling for Blue Bombers

Head coach Tim Burke says offensive lineman Paul Swiston has been placed on the nine-game injury...

Head coach Tim Burke says offensive lineman Paul Swiston has been placed on the nine-game injury list with various ailments, meaning 33-year-old Marc Parenteau (shown) could be forced into the starting lineup just days after being acquired in a trade with Toronto. (Ernest Doroszuk/QMI Agency)

PAUL FRIESEN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 5:55 PM ET

WINNIPEG - More roster juggling for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers as they get ready for back-to-back games against the lowly Edmonton Eskimos.

Head coach Tim Burke says offensive lineman Paul Swiston has been placed on the nine-game injury list with various ailments, meaning 33-year-old Marc Parenteau could be forced into the starting lineup just days after being acquired in a trade with Toronto.

Burke says Tyson Pencer will be the sixth lineman, replacing Chris Kowalczuk, marking Pencer’s first appearance since being drafted third overall in 2012.

Receiver Akeem Foster, acquired in a trade with B.C., Sunday, could also play, depending how quickly he picks up the offence, Burke said.

That decision may also depend on the health of receiver Jade Etienne, still feeling the effects of a concussion suffered in the Labour Day loss in Saskatchewan.


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