Bombers hit the field despite threat of players strike

Winnipeg Blue Bombers offensive lineman Glenn January goes through a drill during CFL football...

Winnipeg Blue Bombers offensive lineman Glenn January goes through a drill during CFL football practice in Winnipeg, Man. on Sunday June 01, 2014. (Brian Donogh/Winnipeg Sun/QMI Agency)

KIRK PENTON, QMI AGENCY

, Last Updated: 12:00 AM ET

The league’s looming labour stoppage didn’t prevent 81 players from hitting the field for the first day of Bombers training camp Sunday morning at Investors Group Field.

Winnipeg’s CFLPA rep, offensive lineman Glenn January, led a players-only meeting on Saturday afternoon to give his teammates the lowdown on what was happening. No talks are scheduled, and there's a chance the players will walk the picket line once the strike votes are counted in Alberta.

“I told the guys you need to understand what’s going on, but as soon as you walk in these doors we’re Blue Bombers, and our goal is to work as hard as we can while we’re here to put ourselves in position to play for the Grey Cup,” January said after today’s two practices. “There’s a lot of stuff going on outside these doors that can be distracting.

 


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