The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have been very busy as they head into training camp. Not including the draft they have signed seven offensive players. The seven player consists of three offensive linemen, one running back, one full back, and one Quarterback.
Here are the new editions:
Chase Litton (QB)
Pat Allen (OL)
Tomoya Machino (OL)
Shane Simpson (RB/ST)
Keying Dixion (WR)
Konner Burtenshaw (FB)
Players to watch:
Quarterback, Chase Litton (6-5, 230, Marshall University)
Chase Litton from the Marshall university is a great pick up for the Blue Bombers. At Marshall Litton was the Big man on campus from day one. He set the Marshall freshman record with most TD in a season with 25 in 11 games played. He continued to play at elite level as he finished career with 8,332 yards(fifth in MU history) and 72 touch down passes(fourth in MU history).
Litton Declared for the 2018 NFL Draft and went on to sign with the Kansas City Chiefs as an undrafted free agent.
Litton may be able to prove his worth to the team soon with the new CFL rule that allows two quarterback to be on the filed at the same time. I am not saying that Mike O’Shae will put him in the game, but more so that he would be a viable option in case the 1st and 2nd sting QB get injured
Offensive Linemen, Tomoya Machino (6-5, 298, Kyoto University)
One of the key points in my CFL Pre Draft analysis was for the Blue Bombers to get stronger in the OL position. Even more so now, with the CFL rule changes. If they can’t protect your quarterback its going to be a long season for the Blue and Gold.
Offensive linemen Tomoya Machino could be that answer for the Blue Bombers. He was selected in the 2nd round of the 2021 Canadian football League Global draft by the Blue Bombers after outstanding performance in the CFL Global combine in Japan. He went on to sign as a practice player for the 2021 season with the Blue Bombers.