Zach Collaros takes all first-team reps at Winnipeg Blue Bombers practice
It appears that quarterback Zach Collaros could debut for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers this week.
Collaros, who hasn't played since suffering a concussion in Week 1 of the season when he was a member of the Saskatchewan Roughriders, took all of the Blue Bombers first-team reps at practice on Tuesday. Chris Streveler, who has started at QB for the Bombers after Matt Nichols went down with a shoulder injury in Week 10, was seen on crutches after Winnipeg's loss last week to the Calgary Stampeders. Streveler did not practice on Tuesday.
The 31-year-old Collaros has been on quite the ride this season. The Roughriders trade him to the Toronto Argonauts on July 31, and because of the concussion he suffered in Week 1, never played a down for Toronto. The Argonauts sent Collaros to the Blue Bombers just ahead of the CFL's trade deadline going into effect on Oct. 9.
Blue Bombers head coach Mike O'Shea didn't tip his hand as to who his starting pivot will be for Friday's night's rematch against the Stampeders, but he did say that all of the team's active quarterbacks are options he'll consider.
"If given the opportunity [to get back on the field] it would mean a lot, something to reflect on after the season or when I'm done playing,” Collaros said. “We'll see what happens."
Collaros has been plagued with injuries over his eight-year career, which in in addition to Saskatchewan, includes another stint in Toronto and also time spent with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. He has passed for 16,758 yards and 92 touchdowns against 51 interceptions in his career. Collaros has also added another 956 yards and eight touchdowns on the ground.
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