WINNIPEG – The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are looking to add a spark to their lineup for their must-win game against the B.C. Lions Saturday.
Newcomer Justin Wilson will make his CFL debut this week starting at receiver for the injured Nick Moore.
“Justin Wilson has been here for 3.5 weeks,” said Blue Bombers head coach Mike O’Shea. “He’s picked up the playbook. He shows a different type of burst. Once again I’m just looking to change things up, do things a little differently.”
Wilson joined the team’s practice roster on Sept. 30. After a five-year college career with the Delaware State Hornets, the 24-year-old went undrafted in the NFL. Wilson signed with the Green Bay Packers in August 2013 but was released just a few weeks later.
Inserting Wilson into the lineup means Aaron Kelly will be a healthy scratch once again. It’ll be the third straight game he’s been out of the lineup. In 10 games this season Kelly made 43 catches for 549 yards with three touchdowns.
“Doesn’t say Aaron Kelly is not a good receiver,” said O’Shea. “There were points in the year he was the go-to guy and scored touchdowns for us. He’s held on to the ball well. Just looking …read more
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