OLD BISONS NOW TEAMMATES
From the brown and gold to the blue and gold.
New Bombers Nic Demski and Kienan Lafrance have gone from friends and U of M Bisons teammates to CFL opponents, and now back to teammates again.
“About five minutes before he signed, he gave me a message with a couple emojis,” Demski said of Lafrance. “And I was, like, 'OK, this guy is about to sign in the same place. I can't get rid of the guy.' ”
Demski had to switch from high school running back to college receiver when he joined the Bisons because their backfield, with Lafrance, was too crowded.
That switch worked out fine, as Demski will enter training camp with one hand on a starting slotback position.
ADD ONE MORE
Winnipeg signed Canadian receiver Mitchell Baines to a two-year deal, Wednesday.
Baines (6-foot-2, 215 pounds) spent parts of last season with Saskatchewan and Hamilton, catching just four passes for 33 yards in three games with the Tiger-cats.
A day after the Bombers signed former Riders Demski and Lafrance, Saskatchewan signed Winnipeg free agents Travis
Bond (OL) and Sam Hurl (LB)
There could be more traffic between the two: The Riders late Wednesday released former Winnipeg linebacker Henoc
Muamba, and the Bombers were going to at least look at the possibility of bringing the Canadian back.
Other Bomber free agents who found homes, Wednesday, included DL Jamaal Westerman (Montreal), DB T.J. Heath
(Toronto) and REC Julian Feoli-gudino (Ottawa).