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Thanks again David, that was a great article from Beamish...a very impressive list of players to watch out for...exciting...


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CatsEyes wrote:Neat to see Quinn doing well. He worked for me as a server for a few months-really cool to see a local boy make good so far :)
He might want his old job back. He didn't make it to main camp.
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B.C. Lions will have one deletion prior to the start of training camp: junior punter Quinn Van Gylswyk going home after 3-day rookie camp.
Well there's still time I guess. Must've been a fun experience for him :)


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LU provides some more insight on players to watch:

Players to watch

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RB NIC GRIGSBY

There's room for at least nine new faces, counting the practice roster, on a tentative depth chart, but you'll move ahead with the Lions if you're a rookie import who can return kicks. Grigsby didn't return kicks at Arizona and as such may be this year's version of 2011 heralded camp prospect Keegan Herring of Arizona State. But at 5-foot-11 and 200 pounds, he at least fits the mould as a Stefan Logan clone and has a slight edge on fellow rookie runners of similar size with NFL experience with three clubs.

WR KIERRIE JOHNSON

B.C.'s patience last year paid off and when the Grey Cup rolled around, the diminutive rookie was productive, scoring his first CFL touchdown in the biggest game of the year. But the receiver spot generally is the place for some good battles, especially if the Lions see a better kick returner. Among those to battle Johnson: Darnell Jenkins, a 29-yearold CFL rookie from Miami.

DB JEROME DENNIS

Anthony Reddick received an offseason contract extension and Dennis, who arrived early last year from Hamilton during the Lions' early-season meltdown, did not. The Lions also have to find a spot on the field for Lin-J Shell and may not have the roster flexibility to carry two similar players, one reason perhaps why Dennis is reportedly in excellent shape for camp.

SB NICK MOORE

It's rare a player makes this list two years in a row. Moore, 25, made it through the 2011 season but was bypassed as a starter by Kierrie Johnson. Any kind of showing by Courtney Taylor, who joined the club last year, or any rookie import at camp and Moore might be in trouble.

2010 DRAFT CLASS

We'll exclude Shawn Gore, Akeem Foster and ahem, Danny Watkins, but everyone else still with the Lions in this group should know they are being watched.

DBs Cauchy Muamba and Hamid Mahmoudi, LB Joash Gessee and OL Adam Baboulas will be pushed by this year's draft class, as the Lions have said they don't want any of their picks to be cut and be lost again to their CIS schools as has too often been the case in recent years.
Have to admit I kind of forgot about Dennis but with the depth in the secondary and at nickel he will be in tough. Have to think Nick Moore's chance came and went but the fact he is even still with the team suggests the Lions still see something in him.


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The battle for starting spots on the offensive line may have ended on the first day of camp. According to LU, last year's starting guards, Jesse Newman and Dean Valli, were both carted off the field Sunday. Newman may need arthroscopic surgery on his knee. Jon Hameister-Ries can reclaim the starting left guard position just by staying healthy, which has been his biggest challenge in the past.

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Also caught this piece of bad news in another LU blog today:
The only surprise from the first practice, though it had been known to the Lions for about a week, was that LB Adam Leonard’s rehab from mid-season ACL surgery is still not complete, no surprise considering how long it took Jamall Lee to come back from the same thing last year. It means Anton McKenzie will have another backup for the forseeable future.
I guess the only good news in this is that by all accounts, the club brought in an abundance of really good linebacking prospects.


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B.C.FAN wrote:The battle for starting spots on the offensive line may have ended on the first day of camp. According to LU, last year's starting guards, Jesse Newman and Dean Valli, were both carted off the field Sunday. Newman may need arthroscopic surgery on his knee. Jon Hameister-Ries can reclaim the starting left guard position just by staying healthy, which has been his biggest challenge in the past.

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Not a good start :bang:


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B.C.FAN wrote:The battle for starting spots on the offensive line may have ended on the first day of camp. According to LU, last year's starting guards, Jesse Newman and Dean Valli, were both carted off the field Sunday. Newman may need arthroscopic surgery on his knee. Jon Hameister-Ries can reclaim the starting left guard position just by staying healthy, which has been his biggest challenge in the past.

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Not a good start :bang:
Unless you start to think that Fabien may be the recipient of a starting wage, given this unfortunate turn of events.


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David wrote:Also caught this piece of bad news in another LU blog today:
The only surprise from the first practice, though it had been known to the Lions for about a week, was that LB Adam Leonard’s rehab from mid-season ACL surgery is still not complete, no surprise considering how long it took Jamall Lee to come back from the same thing last year. It means Anton McKenzie will have another backup for the forseeable future.
I guess the only good news in this is that by all accounts, the club brought in an abundance of really good linebacking prospects.


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Shivers was on the morning show on the TEAM radio, and said that Bighill was a standout so far in TC in the MLB position. Along with that came accolades for Bell and Lawson, both very physical.


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B.C.FAN wrote:The battle for starting spots on the offensive line may have ended on the first day of camp. According to LU, last year's starting guards, Jesse Newman and Dean Valli, were both carted off the field Sunday. Newman may need arthroscopic surgery on his knee. Jon Hameister-Ries can reclaim the starting left guard position just by staying healthy, which has been his biggest challenge in the past.

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Not a good start :bang:
Unless you start to think that Fabien may be the recipient of a starting wage, given this unfortunate turn of events.
Is Fabien's agent still negotiating?


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B.C.FAN wrote:The battle for starting spots on the offensive line may have ended on the first day of camp. According to LU, last year's starting guards, Jesse Newman and Dean Valli, were both carted off the field Sunday. Newman may need arthroscopic surgery on his knee. Jon Hameister-Ries can reclaim the starting left guard position just by staying healthy, which has been his biggest challenge in the past.

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Unless you start to think that Fabien may be the recipient of a starting wage, given this unfortunate turn of events.
Is Fabien's agent still negotiating?
I have no idea, but if he was looking for starting wages, the Lions may have some coin to offer up now or at least make it more attractive for Fabien.


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Wow...let's hope both will be okay...if Newman's is fixable by arthroscopic surgery, then he will be able to return in anywhere from 2 to 6 weeks, and HR can fill in nicely...but Valli is a big one...again lets hope they are both okay!


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B.C.FAN wrote:The battle for starting spots on the offensive line may have ended on the first day of camp. According to LU, last year's starting guards, Jesse Newman and Dean Valli, were both carted off the field Sunday. Newman may need arthroscopic surgery on his knee. Jon Hameister-Ries can reclaim the starting left guard position just by staying healthy, which has been his biggest challenge in the past.

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Worse than that - if Valli's out, who does that leave as backup at centre? Angus Reid isn't getting younger.


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Coast Mountain Lion wrote:Worse than that - if Valli's out, who does that leave as backup at centre? Angus Reid isn't getting younger.
Adam Baboulas would likely become the back-up center in case something happened to Angus.

CKWX reporting that Wally is working the phones looking for non-import help on the O-line. Could be a FA like Patrick Kabongo. Valli and Newman scheduled for MRIs to determine the extent of the injuries.


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Twitter has reports of the signing of PAtrick Kabongo to add non-import depth on the O-Line.

Could be a good air-lift for us until Valli and Newman are back to health. Hopefully Valli is just a small tweak and he will be back up soon. Newman doesnt sound great at the moment... his history of knee issues might be working against him here.


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Mike Benevides on Global confirmed Kabongo has agreed to terms and is driving west today


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