Bombers bringing The Hammer?

Robert McCune finished third last season with 99 tackles for the Argonauts. (Darren Makowichuk/QMI...

Robert McCune finished third last season with 99 tackles for the Argonauts. (Darren Makowichuk/QMI Agency/Files)

KIRK PENTON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:12 PM ET

WINNIPEG - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have a gaping hole in the middle of their defence with the departure of Henoc Muamba to the NFL's Indianapolis Colts.

And it doesn't look like the No. 1 pick from the 2011 draft will be back any time soon, as the Colts signed Muamba to a three-year contract that includes $107,000 worth of guaranteed salary, according to reports out of Indiana.

So the Bombers need a new defensive quarterback. The Hammer is someone who would probably fill that hole nicely.

The Hammer's real name is Robert McCune, and he finished third in the CFL last season with 99 tackles for the Toronto Argonauts. His agent, Donrich Young, said McCune is interested in the Bombers and the Bombers are interested in McCune. Talks are taking place, but no offers have been exchanged.

"Robert would help any defence," Young said Thursday from Atlanta.


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