Posted by TheHockeyGuy on 1st September 2009
If controversial cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones is going to return to the NFL, it will be via the Canadian Football League. Jones agreed in principle to a one-year deal with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers late Monday night and is expected to join the team as early as Wednesday.
“It’ll be a good experience for me to get back in game shape and compete and play football, which I like to do,” Jones told SI.com. “I’m real happy for the opportunity that’s been given to me. Of course it’s disappointing to me to not be playing in the NFL. But things happen and you have to adjust. ”
The issue with Jones, who turns 26 on Sept. 30, has never been physical skills; it has been off-the-field incidents. He was suspended for the 2007 season for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy, and last year after being traded from Tennessee to Dallas he was suspended for four games following an altercation with a team-employed bodyguard.
Click here to read the full article – By Jim Trotter of SI.com
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Posted by admin on 1st July 2009
Two years ago, running back Joe Smith was about to start a season where he’d win the CFL rushing title.
Now the three-year veteran is unemployed after he was one of 12 players released Thursday by the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.
Bomber head coach Mike Kelly suggested his decision was two-fold: Smith didn’t give everything he could have during training camp and young running backs Lavarus Giles and Yvenson Bernard made a lasting impression.
Click here to read the full article – By Canadian Press
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Posted by admin on 30th June 2009
Newcomer to watch It’s no surprise that Stefan LeFors has been handed the starting quarterbacking job. Kelly became a fan of the ex-Edmonton Eskimo when he served as the Eskimos receiver coach a year ago.
Veteran to watch Defensive tackle Doug Brown will be 35 on Sept. 29 and some have questioned how much longer he can maintain his high level of play. Strengths Even with Milt Stegall’s retirement, the Bombers still boast an opposing aerial attack thanks to the likes of Derick Armstrong, Romby Bryant, Terrence Edwards, Canadian Arjei Franklin and newcomer Brock Ralph.
Click here to read the full article – By Barry Horeczy of Canwest News Service
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