Drew Willy returning to duty for Winnipeg Blue Bombers

WINNIPEG – With their season hanging by a thread, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers can at least look forward to the return of their regular starting quarterback on Saturday.

Drew Willy looked good in practice Tuesday after missing last week’s game due to injuries.

“More than that, I liked what he said,” coach Mike O’Shea said after practice. “He said he’ll be fine.”

The Blue Bombers (6-10) will try to end a seven-game losing skid on Saturday against the B.C. Lions (8-7). Winnipeg will be eliminated from playoff contention with another defeat as the Lions
are four points ahead in the race for the crossover spot in the CFL West.

Even if Winnipeg wins, the Blue Bombers would need a lot of help for a playoff spot to be possible. They would also need to beat the CFL-leading Calgary Stampeders and hope for a combination of B.C. and Toronto losses.

The Lions would need to lose their final two and the Argonauts (6-9) would have to lose two of their final three.

But first, the Bombers have to win, something they haven’t managed to do since Aug. 22.

“We know we’ve got a good B.C. team coming in here,” Willy said after practice Tuesday. “Their defence has been …read more

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Drew Willy returning to duty for Winnipeg Blue Bombers