Now that we have basically no one to re-sign (Hargreaves and Donnely both close to re-signing) we can turn our attention to available FA'S to help the Bombers in 2010.
It's no secret that Jyles is of interest to LaPo, but would need to come VERY CHEAP as he would be as EXPENDABLE as any QB we have (LeFors, Bishop, Santos, DiMichele, Bramlet) no secret that LaPO is interested? Time will tell, but Mysteriously Jyles was in the Bomber Roster with the CFL, they say it was a glitch, but was it? :roll:
MTL has a few FA'S that we should look at including Watkins, Kerry Carter (FB) and Ferri (is he still available?) If so Ferri would be an upgrade to our LineBacking crew, Watkins would be a #1 Target with Bowman being #2 and Edwards (if healthy) being #3, if we cannot land Watkins we should go after Campbell in Edmonton!! LaPo likes an offense with a FB to block for our QB and RB'S and we need this after Reid became invisible after the BC game last year, He loved having Szarka in Sask as a compliment to there running game, same could be said for Carter, who happens to be a monster of a back and great on Special Teams as well, but with Szarka retiring (most likely) look at sask making a run at Carter. Byron Parker is a very athletic player who would compliment Jovon at CB and can also play HB, this would be a huge upgrade. After these names i really don't see many FA'S that are an improvement for the Bombers, what are your thoughts?
Next idea would be to trade for improvement, i can see Edwards being trade bait with his injuries and lack of production last year when played, who would be interested .. lol ... :roll: Never know!! With Bernard and two other young kids at RB and especially if the Bombers sign a FB (Carter) i can see Reid available for the right price, Bernard is just as good and has better hands and deserves more playing time. Other notables that may be trade bait on the BB'S roster is Perry (age will hinder any signifigant trade for him), Gavin Walls (many will argue with me here, but look at his declining stats since his rookie season) plus i like Willis and Hunt on our D-Line both are younger than Gavin!! I would say that Shabazz may be trade material, only if we land a solid replacement. Other than that i don't see anyone else i would trade away. Reid, Perry, Edwards, G.Walls, Shabazz (unlikely), all these players should bring something of value in a trade!!
Do not count out the return of Titus Ryan and Jonathon Heffney (in August anyway's) and Barrin Simpson may still return to camp (regardless of what rumours people heard, BC DID NOT sign Barrin, Yet!!), many scenerios, signings and trades can happen, let's hope Mack doesn't make any DUMB DEALS as we need improvement, if he cannot get player's which are just as good or better in a trade, don't trade them, i would be happy with most returning.
Let the FA moves begin!! oh and no rumours on this post, the above is just my opinion and in no way shall be mistaken for rumours, please let's keep this serious (MB2010) .. LOL ... J/K man, relax!!