Winnipeg – Winnipeg Blue Bombers only have two practices leading up to Friday nights rematch with the RedBlacks in Ottawa but if Tuesday’s first workout was any indication the Bombers will be resting linebacker Khalil Bass and receiver Clarence Denmark in their final regular season game. Head coach Mike O’Shea wouldn’t confirm that Bass and Denmark would sit out, but he did concede he is more likely to rest players in this game because of the upcoming semi-final playoff game on November 13th. Bass is the Bombers leading tackler with 82 while Denmark has caught 53 passes for 705 yards and 8 touchdowns in just 10 games since re-signing with the team as a free agent. Canadian Sam Hurl would likely replace Bass at middle-linebacker and that would allow Import defensive lineman Padric Scott to dress for his first game of the year.
Linebacker Ian Wild will remain on the sidelines this week but he is expected to be ready for the playoff game while offensive guard Sukh Chung is expected to remain on the sidelines for the second week in a row while he recovers from a leg injury, veteran Pat Neufeld his replacement. And Tori Gurley would draw into Denmark’s spot in the starting receiver corps. Matt Nichols got nearly all the first team action at quarterback Tuesday so O’Shea is giving little or no thought to using either Dominique Davis or Kevin Glenn at the quarterback position.