Rookie camps, then uncertainly for CFL teams

Mike O'Shea's work to prepare for his first full training camp may go to waste if players and...

Mike O'Shea's work to prepare for his first full training camp may go to waste if players and owners can't come to a labour agreement soon.

KIRK PENTON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:26 PM ET

The Bombers will kick off their rookie camp on Wednesday night at Investors Group Field, but it might end up being nothing more than another mini-camp during an extended off-season.

That’s because the CFL and CFLPA are currently locked in a battle over the millions of dollars TSN will begin throwing at the league when the labour dispute is finally settled. The owners and players will return to the negotiating table on Wednesday in Toronto, but Sunday’s start of training camp could be delayed.

That means Winnipeg’s rookie triumvirate of president Wade Miller, general manager Kyle Walters and Mike O’Shea, who can’t wait to get going and wipe the grime off the organization that faltered to a 3-15 mark in 2013, might have to wait a little while before they can begin that process.

“It’s been a very exciting process these last few days, ramping up and seeing some of the veterans come in a little early and chatting with them,” O’Shea said Tuesday at Investors Group Field.


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