BIG BLUE DE­BUTS

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A look at the con­tri­bu­tions of some of the new Blue Bombers in Thurs­day’s win over Toronto: QB Drew Willy: Be­came the first Bomber QB in four years to throw for four TDs in a game. Fin­ished 19 of 27 for 308 yards.

RB Nic Grigsby: He bat­tled through in­juries to end train­ing camp, but was a war­rior on Thurs­day. Rushed for 122 yards on 21 car­ries and had two catches for an

WR Ju­lian Fe­oli- Gudino: Will likely step into the starter’s role with Cory Wat­son hurt again. Had four catches for 36 yards and his first ca­reer CFL TD.

SB Nick Moore: See ac­com­pa­ny­ing story. Two catches for 32 yards, but a beast block­ing.

PK Lirim Ha­jrul­lahu: They don’t get any eas­ier than an eight-yard field goal, but his kick­offs av­er­aged 68.4 yards.

DB Bruce John­son: You don’t start games with the Mi­ami Hur­ri­canes and then land a job with the New York Gi­ants as an un­drafted free agent un­less you have game. Fin­ished with six tack­les.

CB Matt Buc­knor: The Bombers traded WR Gio­vanni Aprile to Hamil­ton for Buc­knor in late Jan­uary in trade that drew a col­lec­tive shrug of the shoul­ders across the CFL. Stepped in to take the start­ing CB job when Dono­van Alexan­der was in­jured, and might not give it back.

LB EJ Kuale: A fum­ble re­cov­ery, three tack­les and brought a lot of en­ergy to the Bomber de­fence.

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