Blue Bombers start mini camp with new-look team

New Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback Drew Willy (centre) was introduced to the media with general...

New Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback Drew Willy (centre) was introduced to the media with general manager Kyle Walters (left) and head coach Mike O'Shea at Investors Group Field on Feb. 7, 2014. (Kevin King/Winnipeg Sun/QMI Agency)

KIRK PENTON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:06 AM ET

The scorched earth that general manager Joe Mack left behind in the Manitoba capital will start to grow again on Sunday morning under forecasted sunny skies in southern Florida.

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ new coaching staff will get to work on an actual field, with players, for the first time when the Blue and Gold kick off their three-day mini-camp at IMG Academy. It’s the start of a new era for the Bombers, who have become the free space on the CFL’s bingo card, and it all starts with finding a batch of newcomers who will help turn things around.

“The ultimate goal at the end of this Florida camp is to solidify our 75-man training camp roster,” general manager Kyle Walters said earlier this week. “We’re gonna look at approximately 50 rookie players that are going to be competing for approximately 25 training camp spots.”


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