Stage set for Blue Bombers exodus

Bombers defensive end Alex Hall is noncommittal about returning to the team after this season. He...

Bombers defensive end Alex Hall is noncommittal about returning to the team after this season. He definitely wants to try the NFL. (Ian Kucerak/QMI Agency)

KIRK PENTON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:58 AM ET

WINNIPEG - The Bombers have six games remaining this season, and they could be the final half dozen matches for several key members of the squad.

Led by division all-star defensive end Alex Hall, the Bombers have at least seven regular starters who are playing out the option years of their contracts and will be eligible to become free agents in both the CFL and NFL in February.

It’s far from panic time, but the possibility of an F5 tornado ripping through the roster has the potential to form off in the distance.

The Bombers have approached at least Hall, non-import middle linebacker Henoc Muamba and import receiver Chris Matthews about contract extensions, but all have said they are going to wait.

Sources have told the Sun that Muamba has already turned down a contract that would pay him a dollar figure similar to Montreal’s Shea Emry, who has three more years of experience than the first overall pick in the 2011 CFL draft.


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