June 13, 2018 11:36 am
Updated: June 13, 2018 12:44 pm

Winnipeg Blue Bombers finalize their opening night roster

Winnipeg Blue Bombers' quarterback Matt Nichols (15) looks to pass before being sacked during the first half of CFL football action against the Saskatchewan Roughriders' in Winnipeg, Saturday, September 9, 2017.


The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have done some tinkering prior to announcing their 46 player active roster for Thursday night’s regular season home opener at Investors Group Field versus the Edmonton Eskimos.

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The Bombers have placed injured starting quarterback Matt Nichols and running back Timothy Flanders on the six-game injured list.

Players on the one game injured list include:

  • defensive Back Maurice Leggett
  • linebacker Ian Wild
  • wide receiver Kenbrell Thompkins
  • running back Kienan LaFrance
  • offensive lineman Qadr Spooner

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Receiving a promotion from the practice roster is Kyrie Wilson who is listed as the backup for Jovan Santos Knox at Will Linebacker for Thursday’s game.

The Blue Bombers will announce two healthy scratches just before the 7:30 p.m. kickoff to the 2018 CFL season.

680 CJOB’s broadcast with Bob Irving, Doug Brown and the broadcast crew gets underway at 5:30 p.m. with the pre-game show from the IGF Tail Gate area.

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