THE Winnipeg Blue Bombers may be about to welcome one of their sworn arch-enemies into the fold.
Speculation has the club about to sign former Saskatchewan Roughrider nose tackle Nate Davis to beef up the interior of their defensive front. The confirmation could come later this week.
Now 33, Davis was dumped by the Riders earlier this winter in a salary-cap move. The Bombers, Montreal Alouettes and Toronto Argonauts are said to have made immediate contact with the 6-foot-5, 315-pound veteran.
Bombers general manager Brendan Taman would not confirm the signing last night, but did admit the two sides are continuing to chat. But another CFL source said Davis signing with the Bombers is essentially a done deal. If that's true, Davis will be expected to battle incumbent Ron Warner and perhaps converted guard Eric Wilson for the import nose tackle spot alongside dominant Canadian Doug Brown. He would join former teammate Andrew Greene as recent Rider castoffs now on the Bombers roster.