Winnipeg – Linebacker Moe Leggett and receiver Darvin Adams both were full participants as the Winnipeg Blue bombers returned to practice Tuesday from their bye week. And all signs point to both of them returning to the lineup when the Bombers host the Ottawa RedBlacks Saturday afternoon at Investors Group Field. Leggett, who is tied with teammate T.J. Heath for the CFL interception lead with 7, missed the last Bomber game in B.C. with a knee injury while Adams has been sidelined since he was hurt in the Bombers 6th game of the season July 28th in Edmonton. At the time, Adams was one of the leading receivers in the league with 36 catches for 503 yards. Head coach Mike O’Shea acknowledged that both Adams and Leggett looked good but, as always with injuries, O’Shea said he would wait until later in the week before confirming their availability for the game against Ottawa. If Adams returns, he will likely take Tori Gurley’s spot in the receiving corps while Leggett would replace Julian Posey.
Second year Canadian offensive guard Sukh Chung sat out Tuesday’s practice with a leg injury suffered in Vancouver October 14th. He is unlikely to play this weekend. Veteran Canadian Pat Neufeld, who has been on the injured list since early in the season, worked the entire practice in Neufeld’s right guard spot. As with Leggett and Adams, O’Shea said he would need another day or two before declaring Chung our or Neufeld in. And veteran linebacker Ian Wild was also a practice spectator. His status for Saturday is uncertain.
And veteran defensive back Bruce Johnson got a lot of work in the secondary ahead of rookie Kevin Fogg. Fogg struggled in the two recent games against the Lions and it’s possible he could lose his starting job, at least for one week.
Bombers can wrap up second place in the West by winning their final two games against Ottawa. But, they could clinch home field in the West semi-final this weekend, IF they beat the RedBlacks AND the B.C. Lions lose in Regina.