August 25, 2014 8:20 pm
Updated: August 26, 2014 9:18 am

Bombers not hot for Hall

Toronto Argonauts' quarterback Ricky Ray (15) throws against Alex Hall (96) and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers on July 19.

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WINNIPEG – Former Winnipeg defensive end Alex Hall was released by the NFL’s Carolina Panthers on Sunday, but it doesn’t look like the Blue Bombers have any plans to upgrade their defensive line by bringing back Hall.

“Where does he fit?” Blue Bombers head coach Mike O’Shea said Monday from the team’s annual golf tournament. “You never say never, but whose spot is he going to take? I like the way our guys are playing. Defensively up front I think we’re doing a good job.”

The Bombers currently have four defensive ends on the roster, including Jason Vega, Greg Peach, Kashawn Fraser and Louie Richardson, but both Vega and Richardson are currently injured.

Hall played parts of two seasons with the Bombers before getting traded to the Roughriders late last season. He was second in the CFL with 16 sacks in 2013. But it seems that O’Shea subscribes to the theory that you go with the horses that got you here.

“The thought process would be to have guys from training camp so they understand what they’re getting into.”

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