No market for mutineers
CFL teams uninterested in Bombers' Armstrong
By: Gary Lawless Winnipeg Free Press
The Bombers...have had little luck arranging a trade to date, but
appear comfortable to continue paying Armstrong
while waiting for a deal to materialize.
Checks throughout the league came back
with replies ranging from 'no interest'
to 'why trade for a guy that's going to be cut?'
I will give you three guesses as to who
would make a reply like that last one.
and the first two don't count.
One thing is certain, the team is moving on without Armstrong.
Management spoke to Armstrong on Monday and
told him they were working toward a resolution.
See the indirect dig at Armstrong in these lines
from 'Shoot from the Lip' Mike Kelly's loose mouth.
"I was very pleased with the way the 52 players
on the field practised (Monday) and we gave great effort.
Those guys have really come together as a group
and are working hard," said coach Mike Kelly,
when asked about Armstrong's absence from Monday's workout.
"I've moved on from that situation and
it's in the hands of player personnel.
I've got a football team to get ready."
He's going to be hung by his tongue
and much sooner than he thinks.
I would rather this bumbling oaf stayed around.
The Free Press has learned the Bombers have made one addition
to compensate for the imminent departure of Armstrong
by signing former Hamilton Tiger-Cat wideout Scott Mitchell.
The 6-foot-3, 222-pound product of Kentucky
showed some flashes for the Ticats last season,
pulling in 38 passes for 697 yards and two TDs
after trying out for the Montreal Alouettes in 2007.
Good for Scott. I wish him luck.