Hugely important Bombers off-season begins now

The Blue Bombers are expected to unveil Kyle Walters as their permanent general manager on Tuesday....

The Blue Bombers are expected to unveil Kyle Walters as their permanent general manager on Tuesday. (Brian Donogh/QMI Agency)

KIRK PENTON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:42 PM ET

REGINA - A very important — and extremely busy — off-season for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers is officially underway.

The Blue and Gold are expected to unveil Kyle Walters as their permanent general manager on Tuesday, and then he must quickly go back to the work he’s been doing since taking over for the fired Joe Mack on Aug. 13.

The first thing he needs to do is hire a head coach. The two top candidates appear to be Riders quarterbacks coach Khari Jones and Argonauts special teams co-ordinator Mike O’Shea.

Then Walters needs to secure his next starting quarterback. The Bombers want Argos backup Zach Collaros after his fine work in relief of Ricky Ray this season, but Kevin Glenn or Drew Tate in Calgary could also be options if the Bombers become too wary about Collaros, who is a potential free agent in February.


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