2017 Winnipeg Blue Bombers season

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2017 Winnipeg Blue Bombers season
Head coach Mike O'Shea
General manager Kyle Walters
Home field Investors Group Field
Results
Record 2–2
Division place 4th, West
Playoff finish TBD
Uniform
CFL WPG Jersey.png

The 2017 Winnipeg Blue Bombers season is the 60th season for the team in the Canadian Football League (CFL) and their 85th season overall. This is the fourth season under head coach Mike O'Shea and the fourth full season under general manager Kyle Walters. The Blue Bombers will attempt to win their 11th Grey Cup championship.

Offseason

CFL Draft

The 2017 CFL Draft took place on May 7, 2017.[1] The Blue Bombers had eight selections in the eight-round draft after trading former starting quarterback Drew Willy for the first overall pick.[2] They lost fourth and fifth round picks in trades for quarterbacks Kevin Glenn and Matt Nichols, respectively.[2][3] The Bombers obtained another fourth round pick after trading down in the draft with the Stampeders.[4]

Round Pick Player Position School/Club Team Hometown
1 1 Faith Ekakitie DL Iowa Brampton, ON
1 8 Geoff Gray OL Manitoba Winnipeg, MB
2 15 Qadr Spooner OL McGill Brossard, QC
3 23 Abubakar Conteh DB Grambling State Winnipeg, MB
4 34 Felix Menard-Briere K Montreal Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, QC
6 50 Ian Marouf DL Guelph Fort Erie, ON
7 59 Brendon Thera-Plamondon WR Calgary St. Albert, AB
8 68 Taylor Henry WR Alberta Camrose, AB

Preseason

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results TV Venue Attendance Summary
Score Record
A Sat, June 10 8:00 p.m. CDT at Saskatchewan Roughriders T 25–25 0–0–1 None Mosaic Stadium 33,350 Recap
B Thurs, June 15 7:30 p.m. CDT vs. Edmonton Eskimos T 38–38 0–0–2 None Investors Group Field 24,934 Recap

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Regular season

Standings

Team GP W L T Pts PF PA Div Stk
Edmonton Eskimos 4 4 0 0 8 107 95 1–0 W4 Details
BC Lions 5 4 1 0 8 164 129 1–1 W4 Details
Calgary Stampeders 5 3 1 1 7 153 120 2–0 W1 Details
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 4 2 2 0 4 128 139 1–2 L1 Details
Saskatchewan Roughriders 4 1 3 0 2 103 107 0–2 L1 Details

Schedule

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results TV Venue Attendance Summary
Score Record
1 Bye
2 Sat, July 1 8:00 p.m. CDT at Saskatchewan Roughriders W 43–40 (2OT) 1–0 TSN/RDS/ESPNews Mosaic Stadium 33,350 Recap
3 Fri, July 7 7:30 p.m. CDT vs. Calgary Stampeders L 10–29 1–1 TSN/RDS Investors Group Field 30,165 Recap
4 Thurs, July 13 7:30 p.m. CDT vs. Toronto Argonauts W 33–25 2–1 TSN/RDS Investors Group Field 25,085 Recap
5 Fri, July 21 9:00 p.m. CDT at BC Lions L 42–45 2–2 TSN BC Place 21,017 Recap
6 Thurs, July 27 7:30 p.m. CDT vs. Montreal Alouettes TSN/RDS/ESPN2 Investors Group Field
7 Fri, Aug 4 6:00 p.m. CDT at Ottawa Redblacks TSN/RDS TD Place Stadium
8 Sat, Aug 12 6:30 p.m. CDT at Hamilton Tiger-Cats TSN/RDS Tim Hortons Field
9 Thurs, Aug 17 7:30 p.m. CDT vs. Edmonton Eskimos TSN Investors Group Field
10 Thurs, Aug 24 6:30 p.m. CDT at Montreal Alouettes TSN/RDS Molson Stadium
11 Sun, Sept 3 3:00 p.m. CDT at Saskatchewan Roughriders TSN Mosaic Stadium
12 Sat, Sept 9 2:00 p.m. CDT vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders TSN Investors Group Field
13 Bye
14 Fri, Sept 22 7:00 p.m. CDT vs. Ottawa Redblacks TSN/RDS Investors Group Field
15 Sat, Sept 30 8:30 p.m. CDT at Edmonton Eskimos TSN/RDS2 Commonwealth Stadium
16 Fri, Oct 6 7:30 p.m. CDT vs. Hamilton Tiger-Cats TSN Investors Group Field
17 Sat, Oct 14 3:00 p.m. CDT vs. BC Lions TSN/RDS2 Investors Group Field
18 Sat, Oct 21 3:00 p.m. CDT at Toronto Argonauts TSN/RDS BMO Field
19 Sat, Oct 28 3:00 p.m. CDT vs. BC Lions TSN/RDS2 Investors Group Field
20 Fri, Nov 3 8:30 p.m. CDT at Calgary Stampeders TSN McMahon Stadium

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Team

Roster

Winnipeg Blue Bombers roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Receivers

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

Injured List
  • Currently vacant

6-Game Injured List

  • Currently vacant

Practice Roster

Suspended

Disabled

Territorial Exemption


Italics indicate International players
Roster updated 2017-06-17
Depth ChartTransactions
50 Active, 0 Injured, 0 Six-Game Injured,
9 Practice

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Coaching staff

Winnipeg Blue Bombers Staff
Front Office
  • Owner – Community owned (non-profit corporation owned by members)
  • Chairperson of the Board of Governors – Brock Bulbuck
  • President/CEO – Wade Miller
  • General Manager of Football Operations – Kyle Walters
  • Assistant General Manager / Director of U.S. Scouting – Danny McManus
  • Assistant General Manager / Director of Player Personnel – Ted Goveia
  • National Scout - Craig Smith
  • Director of Football Operations - Dave Siddall
  • Head Equipment Manager - Brad Fotty
  • Assistant Equipment Manager - Kevin Todd
  • Assistant Equipment Manager - Jared Cronk

Head Coaches

Offensive Coaches

 

Defensive Coaches

Special Teams Coaches

  • Special Teams Coordinator – Mike O'Shea
  • Special Teams Assistant - Paul Boudreau

Coaching Staff
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References

  1. ^ Marquee moments highlight 2017 CFL schedule in Canada's 150th year
  2. ^ a b Blue Bombers ship Willy to Argos; acquire Glenn in trade with Als
  3. ^ Bound for Bomberland: Esks trade Nichols for pick
  4. ^ Round 1 Recap: Surprises, star receivers headline eventful first 9 picks
  5. ^ a b 2017 Schedule
  6. ^ Marquee moments highlight 2017 CFL schedule in Canada's 150th year
  7. ^ 2017 RDS CFL Schedule
  8. ^ CFL, ESPN unveil 2017 U.S. broadcast schedule
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