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Staton was an All-American at Appalachian State and he has kicked well in training camp, but are the Bombers really willing to go with a rookie when they have an established veteran in Castillo at the ready? Even a great performance by Staton might not be enough. The Bombers saw what can happen last year with an inexperienced young kicker (Liegghio) and they can’t have a repeat of that. Global punter Jamieson Sheahan practices the hold during the opening day of Winnipeg Blue Bombers training camp.
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It has been much more about getting an established team ready for another championship run in the regular season than it has been about unearthing new talent. Even for the first pre-season game on Saturday, the Bombers are going with a veteran lineup that includes No. 1 quarterback Zach Collaros, all-star offensive linemen Pat Neufeld, Jermarcus Hardrick and Stanley Bryant, receivers Kenny Lawler and Nic Demski, defensive end Willie Jefferson and defensive backs Brandon Alexander and Deatrick Nichols.
We encountered an issue signing you up. Please try again This advertisement has not loaded yet, but your article continues below. Essentially, every healthy veteran is dressing for this game. Players like linebacker Adam Bighill, receiver Dalton Schoen, running back Brady Oliveira, kick returner Janarion Grant, cornerbacks Winston Rose and Desmond Lawrence, and defensive end Jackson Jeffcoat are all battling training-camp injuries and won’t play. Still, there will be some intriguing things to watch for when the Bombers face the Elks in Edmonton on Saturday (3 p. m., CFL Preseason live, CJOB), as the team tests a new kicker and two new punters, backups push for starting jobs in the receiving corps and secondary, and a couple of young quarterbacks vie for the No.
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What to watch for in Blue Bombers pre-season game against Edmonton Elks What to watch for in Blue Bombers CFL pre-season game against Elks | Winnipeg Sun Skip to Content This advertisement has not loaded yet, but your article continues below. Winnipeg Blue Bombers Sports Football CFL Published May 26, 2023 • 4 minute read Carlton Agudosi runs after a catch at Winnipeg Blue Bombers training camp. Photo by KEVIN KING /Winnipeg Sun files You would not say it has been a training camp heavy on drama for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers so far. This advertisement has not loaded yet, but your article continues below. THIS CONTENT IS RESERVED FOR SUBSCRIBERS ONLY Subscribe now to read the latest news in your city and across Canada.
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Photo by KEVIN KING /Winnipeg Sun files Can one of the global players unseat Liegghio as punter? Australia’s Jamieson Sheahan and Bermuda’s Karl Schmitz will handle the punting duties on Saturday as they both look to showcase talents they picked up in NCAA football. Schmitz is 36 and Sheahan is 26, so there’s an obvious advantage for the latter there if their kicking is reasonably comparable. The question is, will one of them replace Liegghio, a Canadian who finished fifth in the league in punting yard average last season and has been decent with his placement.