Alex Suber frustrated by inability to get back in lineup

The CFL Winnipeg Blue Bombers #21 Alex Suber during team practice in Winnipeg today.  Tuesday, June...

The CFL Winnipeg Blue Bombers #21 Alex Suber during team practice in Winnipeg today. Tuesday, June 4, 2014. (Chris Procaylo/QMI Agency)

KIRK PENTON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:46 PM ET

Before this season, Alex Suber had appeared in 65 CFL games and started 65 CFL games.

Now he can’t even get on the field.

“It’s frustrating,” the pint-sized defensive back said after today’s Bomber practice.

The Middle Tennessee State product is a man of few words, and he didn’t have too much to say about his current predicament. Despite missed just seven starts over the last four years due to injury and playing well enough to keep his job while others struggled, Suber finds himself on the outside looking in after a training camp injury led to Bruce Johnson getting his starting job.

Suber said it’s a strange situation because he believes he can still be a dominant defensive back, not because he’s been starting for the Bombers for the last four years.

“I wouldn’t say it’s weird,” Suber said. “I’m a player. I’m up here to play. So if I’m not on the field it’s going to be weird, regardless if I was starting last year or the year before.”


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