Canadian Football League

Friday, May 25, 2007

Bombers and Als swap Canadian football League players

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers acquired Canadian slotback O'Neil Wilson from the Montreal Alouettes for linebacker Cory Huclack on Friday.
Wilson, a 29-year-old from Toronto, made 46 catches for 528 yards in 17 games with the Als last season. Both totals ranked fourth among Montreal receivers.
The Blue Bombers see bigger things for him, describing O'Neil as a "starting-calibre" receiver.
"O'Neil Wilson is a quality, non-import player who is just coming into his own as a receiver," Bombers GM Brendan Taman said in a release. "His addition to our receiving corps will make us significantly better."
Huclack, a 23-year-old from Winnipeg, was the Canada West defensive player of the year for the Manitoba Bisons in 2006.
The six-foot, 210-pounder led the conference with 47 defensive tackles and added two sacks, two interceptions, a forced fumble and a knockdown.
He signed with the Blue Bombers before he was traded.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Bachelor QB retires from Canadian Football League

MONTREAL — Former Giants and 49ers quarterback Jesse Palmer has retired from the Canadian Football League to pursue a broadcasting career in the United States.
The Ottawa native informed the Montreal Alouettes of his decision this week, coach and general manager Jim Popp said today.

Palmer spent the second half of last season on the Alouettes’ developmental roster after five seasons in the NFL with New York and San Francisco.Also known for his appearance on the TV reality show “The Bachelor,” Palmer has worked as a football analyst for Fox.