OLD BISONS NOW TEAM­MATES

Winnipeg Sun - - SPORTS - — Paul Friesen

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.

RI­VALRY GROWS

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).

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