After moving on from Henoc Muamba, Bombers bring in former NFL LB

After deciding to move on from the pursuit of Canadian Henoc Muamba, the Bombers are clearly going American at the middle linebacker position.

Former NFL linebacker Quentin Gause has been signed by the Winnipeg Football Club.

The 25-year-old went unselected in the 2016 NFL draft, however, Philadelphia inked Gause to an undrafted free agent contract. He was released after training camp with the Eagles. The New England Patriots scooped him up just days later where he spent just under a month on the practice squad. Gause was brought in by the Denver Broncos and after nearly two months on the practice squad, he was promoted to the active roster, playing in three games making two tackles in 2016. The Broncos released Gause after training camp in 2017.

Gause was a two-year starter at Rutgers University where he made 168 tackles, 19 tackles for loss, three passes defended, two sacks, two fumble recoveries and one forced fumble.

At Rutgers pro day in 2016, Gause ran in the 4.60 40-yard range, 7.00 three-cone, 4.15 short shuttle, 11.53 in the 60-yard shuttle, recorded a 36-inch vertical leap and a nine-foot, nine-inch broad jump and repped 225 pounds 23 times on the bench press. Gause is clearly athletic for his size – six-foot, 243 pounds.

Jovan Santos-Knox heads into mini-camp and training camp as the likely starter in the middle, but he’ll surely be challenged by Gause.

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Justin Dunk was a five-year starter at quarterback for the University of Guelph. He covers the league for Sportsnet and 3DownNation.
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15 Comments on After moving on from Henoc Muamba, Bombers bring in former NFL LB

  1. Good headline
    3 games, 2 tackles. But he is a gamer.
    Bombers spiraling.

    • Paul Bomber // April 16, 2018 at 10:09 am //

      Spiraling? How do you come to that conclusion? Just out for a morning troll?
      The Blue had the worst MLB in the league last year (by far) yet managed to end up with one of the best regular season records (and tied for the worst playoff record, but I digress). Now, they’ve signed an “almost good enough for the NFL” player at that position, and at 25, he’s still 2-3 years away from peaking @ MLB! As a Bummer fan, this is intriguing if not actually exciting (yet).

      • MJ Bandit // April 16, 2018 at 12:21 pm //

        Hurl was easily better than Kory Jones, who the Esks had to (for some reason) trot out to replace Sherritt at MLB last season. You might also notice that Taylor Reed wasn’t able to last as a starting MLB on his 3rd CFL team/try there.

        I get that Hurl makes a fine scapegoat for some Bomber fans. They might start paying a bit more attention to their defensive coaches to understand some weak play on that side of the ball.

        • Jones- 47 tackles, 1 int, 12 games played

          Hurl- 65 tackles, 1 int, 1 sack, 18 games played.

          Does that qualify as ‘clearly better’ in your view?? Haha. Pretty clear that Hurl was worse considering he played all 18 games and still the numbers are not far off. Jones would only need to put up 3 tackles a game to match that magical pace by Hurl.

          Sucks when facts don’t support opinions , I know….

          That being said, keeping that bum Hall was a joke. The guys awful.

          • MJ Bandit // April 16, 2018 at 2:53 pm //

            Stats are one thing to go by there haha. I go mostly by my observations from the playing field – sorry bout that; “facts” – whatever chum

        • greenenvy? // April 17, 2018 at 2:36 pm //

          Hurl was a mediocre LB & not much better than Korey Jones, if at all. For the record, like Jones or not, Esks were 11-0 when he was healthy, 1-6 when he wasn’t. Neither one is going to be mistaken for an all-Star but they were still winning with Jones. But saying Hurl is at least better than someone else’s 2nd string MLB isn’t saying much. It doesn’t make him a starter unless you have no choice. Name a starting MLB who’s worse. He’s going into his 7th year & I think he can contribute as a backup for depth & ST’s so he has value. But not as a starter at MLB. That’s a problem.

          • MJ Bandit // April 17, 2018 at 4:42 pm //

            Kory Jones isn’t a starting calibre CFL MLB and the Esks still went with him last season (injury replacement or not – they could have found or tried another MLB); i didn’t see any Esks fans scapegoating Jones because they didn’t win the GC. Hurl is an easy target because he’s Canadian, and a lot of football clowns assume that an American would be automatically better and should be handed the job.

            Bomber fans need to look to their ultra iffy or questionable coaching rather than scapegoating an individual player – and I’m not saying Hurl is a good CFL MLB.

  2. MJ Bandit // April 15, 2018 at 7:41 pm //

    “Clearly going American” at MLB ? – probably – as Walters & O’Shea follow standard CFL procedure to have Americans only pencilled-in for certain positions ?

    Hurl gone at MLB and Bond gone at guard = now means a Canadian at guard and an import at MLB ? And the Bombers thinking up ways to have 7 only Canadian starters will continue. Happened in 2016 when draft pick Loffler was not starting the season at safety because they already had their 7 Canadian starters at other spots – so a mediocre import got to start at safety over Loffler.

    Lots of TC competition is a good thing, and this Gause guy has a good resume (with some good athletic testing #s) – maybe he wins the MLB job and makes a good impact. Wonder if Canadians like Shayne Gauthier (Bombers 4th round pick in 2016 – who also ran a 4.6 range forty and put up the same 23 bench reps # at Combine testing), or Thomas Miles (very impressive when he played on the Argo D as a replacement for an injured Greenwood) will get a real chance to compete for the vacant MLB job too – they both have significant CFL experience now; or is MLB reserved for Americans only there now ?

  3. Looks like a good signing. May the best man win the MLB starting job no matter what side of the border he comes from as it should be with all the other positions also.

  4. patlynch // April 16, 2018 at 7:32 am //

    Ah yes, the bible according to Jim. Welcome to the Canadian Football League where local Canadian kids get a chance to play the game they love. Yes we know Jim. You just want to make Canada great again by allowing unfettered American access to our game. Go watch the XFL, NFL Europe, the WFL, the arena football leagues if you want American football. CFL fans prefer to watch Canadian players playing “our game”! And yes, we know the aforementioned American minor leagues are dead or in the process of passing away .

  5. papazoola // April 16, 2018 at 10:39 am //

    Henoc who….This guy could make us forget all about over priced…over-rated Muamba

    • You read like a bitter old man. Had your GM not blown is load on Lafrance and Demski, he’d have had the money to sign Henoc. He panicked after losing Westerman. Sorry to stick you in the old ribs with the FACTS 🙂

  6. Kenneth Orford // April 16, 2018 at 2:16 pm //

    I watched this man play college football. Saw him several times actually. His name sticks with me because he is very good and very talented. Good pick up by the bombers.

  7. greenenvy? // April 17, 2018 at 2:39 pm //

    Pick a name, almost any name, off a CFL roster & they were great college players. Not the same thing. Don’t underestimate the CFL.

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