Willie Jefferson happy to switch sides in Bombers-Riders rivalry

Willie Jefferson thought there would be some backlash when he left the Saskatchewan Roughriders for the rival Winnipeg Blue Bombers.Turns out he was right.Some Saskatchewan fans had “outlandish” reactions on social media for the all-star defensive end, but one creative insult left the prized free-agent acquisition laughing.“The funniest thing that I remember was a picture of me, my wife and our daughter in our Saskatchewan jerseys,” Jefferson said Friday after Day 6 of training camp.Story continues below“The guy reposted the picture but he put the poop emoji on our faces. Yeah, man, that was funny.”All of…

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RAW: Blue Bombers Mike O’Shea Media Briefing – May 24

May 24 2019 4:51pm Winnipeg Blue Bombers head coach Mike O’Shea takes questions after day six of training camp. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] != “object” ) { var resp = jQuery.parseJSON( jQuery.ajax({ url: “/gnca-ajax/videoshare-links/{\”id\”:\”” + svp.releaseInfo.contentId + “\”}/”, async: false }).responseText); gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] = resp; } jQuery(‘#videoContainer’).gnca_socialVideoShare(‘init’, gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] ); } }; // don’t do on IE, doesn’t work yet if ( !gNews.Common.isIE && !gNews.Common.isTrident && gNews.Common.isFlash ) { var gnca_videoShareCallbackInterval = window.setInterval( function() { //console.log(‘ !!! gnca_shareVideoCallback REGISTRATION !!! ‘); // exit if…

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Winnipeg Jets sign draft pick Leon Gawanke

The Winnipeg Jets and general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff started off what will be a busy summer by signing one of their prospects.The Jets inked defenceman Leon Gawanke to a three-year entry level contract. It will pay him an average of $810,000 US per season.READ MORE: St. James Civic Centre rink may be renamed for local hockey legendStory continues belowGawanke, 19, played the last three seasons with the QMJHL’s Cape Breton Screaming Eagles. The German-born product was third in league scoring among defenceman last season. He registered 57 points in 62…

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RAW: Blue Bombers Mike O’Shea Media Briefing – May 22

May 22 2019 5:45pm Winnipeg Blue Bombers head coach Mike O’Shea speaks after day four of training camp. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] != “object” ) { var resp = jQuery.parseJSON( jQuery.ajax({ url: “/gnca-ajax/videoshare-links/{\”id\”:\”” + svp.releaseInfo.contentId + “\”}/”, async: false }).responseText); gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] = resp; } jQuery(‘#videoContainer’).gnca_socialVideoShare(‘init’, gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] ); } }; // don’t do on IE, doesn’t work yet if ( !gNews.Common.isIE && !gNews.Common.isTrident && gNews.Common.isFlash ) { var gnca_videoShareCallbackInterval = window.setInterval( function() { //console.log(‘ !!! gnca_shareVideoCallback REGISTRATION !!! ‘); // exit if required…

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RAW: Blue Bombers Adam Bighill Interview – May 22

May 22 2019 5:34pm Winnipeg Blue Bombers linebacker Adam Bighill answers questions following the training camp session on Wednesday. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] != “object” ) { var resp = jQuery.parseJSON( jQuery.ajax({ url: “/gnca-ajax/videoshare-links/{\”id\”:\”” + svp.releaseInfo.contentId + “\”}/”, async: false }).responseText); gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] = resp; } jQuery(‘#videoContainer’).gnca_socialVideoShare(‘init’, gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] ); } }; // don’t do on IE, doesn’t work yet if ( !gNews.Common.isIE && !gNews.Common.isTrident && gNews.Common.isFlash ) { var gnca_videoShareCallbackInterval = window.setInterval( function() { //console.log(‘ !!! gnca_shareVideoCallback REGISTRATION !!! ‘); // exit if…

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CFL and the Players Association ratify new CBA, Bombers play first exhibition game May 31

The Canadian Football League and the CFL Players Association have ratified the new Three Year Collective Bargaining Agreement that was negotiated by the two sides late last week, just ahead of the start of main training camps in the nine cities.#CFLPA & #CFL ratify new Collective Bargaining Agreement.READ MORE | https://t.co/rMPfwxD6o5#TeamCFLPA— CFLPA (@CFLPA) May 22, 2019The current agreement will continue through the end of the 2021 season.READ MORE: CFL, CFL Players’ Association reach agreement on new contractCFL pre-season schedule begins on Sunday when the Edmonton Eskimos host the BC Lions…

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Blue Bombers complete the signings of their 2019 CFL draft class

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers now have all nine of their selections from the May 2 CFL Draft under contract following the signing of defensive lineman Jonathan Kongbo, who was the team’s second pick in the first round, and fifth overall.READ MORE: Winnipeg Blue Bombers GM Kyle Walters feels fortunate to have landed Kongbo in CFL draftThe 6-5, 255 pound native of Surrey, BC was considered a legitimate prospect for this year’s NFL draft until he suffered a torn MCL and ACL during a game with the University of Tennessee against…

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Winnipeg Blue Bombers kick off rookie camp without 2 top quarterbacks

Usually all of the team’s quarterbacks take part, but Matt Nichols and Chris Streveler both weren’t on the field for the start of Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ rookie camp on Wednesday.With the CFL and the CFLPA awaiting ratification of their tentative deal on a new collective bargaining agreement, the pair weren’t among the four quarterbacks practicing on day one.Story continues below“They check in with me, right,” head coach Mike O’Shea said. “They call, and let me know what’s going on. I respect their decisions as leaders.”The playing conditions were far from…

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RAW: Blue Bombers Mike O’Shea Interview

May 15 2019 7:55pm Winnipeg Blue Bombers head coach Mike O’Shea answers questions following the opening day of rookie camp on Wednesday. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] != “object” ) { var resp = jQuery.parseJSON( jQuery.ajax({ url: “/gnca-ajax/videoshare-links/{\”id\”:\”” + svp.releaseInfo.contentId + “\”}/”, async: false }).responseText); gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] = resp; } jQuery(‘#videoContainer’).gnca_socialVideoShare(‘init’, gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] ); } }; // don’t do on IE, doesn’t work yet if ( !gNews.Common.isIE && !gNews.Common.isTrident && gNews.Common.isFlash ) { var gnca_videoShareCallbackInterval = window.setInterval( function() { //console.log(‘ !!! gnca_shareVideoCallback REGISTRATION !!! ‘);…

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