Bombers new No. 1 receiver has big shoes to fill

Bombers' Jovon Johnson (left) pressures Lions' Nick Moore off a pass during CFL action in Winnipeg...

Bombers' Jovon Johnson (left) pressures Lions' Nick Moore off a pass during CFL action in Winnipeg last season. Moore is now the No. 1 receiver for the Bombers. (Chris Procaylo/QMI Agency/Files)

KIRK PENTON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:29 PM ET

WINNIPEG - There have been two No. 1 receivers in Winnipeg over the last 17 seasons, even if Milt Stegall and Terrence Edwards didn’t always top the team in receiving yards.

They were the leaders, the go-to pass catchers who were called upon to make the big grabs at the big moments. Quite often they delivered.

The Bombers needed a new No. 1 target following Edwards’ retirement in the off-season, so they went out and got Nick Moore. The Ohio product, who finished third in CFL receiving yards last season with the B.C. Lions, signed a two-year deal on the first day of free agency in February that will pay him nearly $400,000 over the course of the contract.

Whether he likes it or not, that alone makes Moore the man who must be there for quarterback Drew Willy game in and game out this season, even if he isn’t thinking that way.

“Honestly, it’s just like any other year to me,” Moore said Wednesday. “I’m preparing the same way. I’m going out to practice every day and doing the same things. You never know how it’s going to go.


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